You won’t want to leave the hotel after checking in to this quintessential Arabian five-star hotel that’s a little off the beaten track. Nestled among the Arabian Gulf on Sir Bani Yas Island, Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara is surrounded by a pristine beach with warm waters, and offers splendorous views and lavish comforts, along with adventurous getaways.
Travel to the island in style, either by ferry, seaplane, or through the luxury of a jet. On arrival you’ll gaze out upon vistas of Arab Gulf waters and desert wildlife, all while immersing yourself in the striking indigenous fabrics and original artwork in your hotel room.
Experience culinary delights from all parts of the world: try the King Crabs sauteed in Oyster Mushroom Sauce at Samak – an outdoor, romantically lit, poolside restaurant with an abundance of seafood dishes, prepared to your taste on an open grill. Or enjoy complete customisation of your dining experience with Dining by Design. Indulge in a culinary treat while watching the sunset from your private balcony – you’re only limited by your imagination.
To satisfy your adventurous side, discover kayaking, mountain biking, snorkeling, deep sea fishing or pearl diving. Try your hand at archery, a long-cherished, Arabian tradition, or explore the natural rugged beauty of the Sir Bani Yas Island on horseback. After a long day, wind down with treatments inspired by ancient Bedouin culture and desert traditions at the Anantara spa.
Desert Islands, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 801 5400
Words: Laura Cordero