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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice location, but freedom to do activities with out paying for a guide is limited. Bad bad experience in sea food restaurant one night food over cooked and not good value for money. Pool side pleasant. Overall ambience is nice. Visited during Ramadan and drinking out doors was prohibited

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply amazing place to stay with your family. Superb location on the island but little far from Dubai. One shouldn't miss the recreational activities, like wildlife safari, cycling, horse riding etc.One of the best resort for couples.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best weekend getaway we've had in a long time. Traveled with my partner, mother and close friend and had an absolute ball. The staff truly made the visit for us and we felt right at home. They were all extremely knowledgeable and took pride in their hotel. I would recommend staying on the ground floor and the easy access to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite simply, a paradise away from home. Service and facilities well and truly exceeded expectations. They made the guests feel special. You are away from the city of course, so if you want an urban accommodation this is not the place. But if you want to relax in a holiday resort, then this is highly recommended.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent weekend in Anantara Desert Island and it was just wonderful. One of the best experience I have ever had. It started just when we entered jetty. The lounge where you can relax after long drive and have a rest before you get on the boat. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Rachid (Front Office Manager) who arranged our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you search for a calm place to stay and to relax, this is the perfect hotel. Good and very friendly service! The pool is well cooled also if the air temperature is quite high. Ice cooled bottled water is served frequently free of charge. The rooms are large and comfortable. I like the rooms in the fourth floor!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All experience from leaving car next to ferry to coming back there is well thought. This is definitely what I would expect from Anatara brand. Staff and tour guides are exceptionally friendly and everyone makes extra step to satisfy guests. Only experience where we were not completely satisfied was dining, but still it was at least OK.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At arrival at the small land side reception the small bar was being painted and the smell was quite strong. As the boat only sails every two hours we were stuck in the paint smell. At arrival it was questioned whether my business partner had in fact made the booking and whether we ware in fact eligible for the room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a little over price, but this is a sacrifice for going with your family or loved ones to have a goodtime and get away. We enjoyed being there, the breakfast was excellent. We just wish that more restaurants are introduced. Most restaurants were closed when we were there, so we were kind of limited. The beach is great,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely weekend on the Island. 3,5 hour drive from Dubai, 20 min of boat and around 20 minutes of bus upon arrival. The Island itself is incredible, fantastic atmosphere with a deep respect in the environment and the animals. The Anantara Resort is nice but not magnificent. It’s crying for a renovation. The room was very big... More 

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