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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent service,beautiful rooms with excellent view of sea The staffs are very patient and helpful in every aspect. jeep safari is recommended for animal lovers. Dont miss this hotel if you visit Abu dhabi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing to see so many wild animals in close vicinity to the hotel. Great maintenance and each of sapling / tree has irrigation system. We could see Cheetahs and giraffes and other animals from close distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice stay and great wildlife. The rooms are very spacious and internet and tv services are great. Amenities are very convenient and provided. The service staff is amazing. Ask for Delilah at the Palm restaurant, amazing lady

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for a long weekend with our two year old son. It was pure and utter relaxation with enough to do to keep the little one occupied. One of the best things were the staff who really could not do enough for us - they were so helpful and attentive and greeted us by name throughout the hotel which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for two nights and upgraded to the villa (cheaper rate as we were there in August). We loved the space for dining in on room service and the access to our private garden and plunge pool was worth it! I had trouble adjusting the aircon in our villa and when I called reception someone can... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, the staff were so friendly & attentive. We did the jeep safari which was an amazing experience! We had Janine as our safari guide, she was fantastic, she had endless information on the island & the animals. The pool area was fab, very relaxing for a wknd away.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel and room were simple and a bit run down. Rooms were not special and definitely not 5*. Most activities on the island were not available and we were not advised in advance. Flights have been cancelled 17 hours before trip. The sister hotel in UAE - Qasr Al Sarab is a much better option.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique experience at a fantastic resort. The rooms are large, comfortable and beautifully furnished. Staff helpful, breakfast will blow you away. Well worth the trip. Book a safari to really experience the island. They are doing great things in conservation.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is Sheikh Zayed's former guest house, and it is boutique - only about 60 rooms. It's a great place to relax, and the staff are very helpful. The wildlife activities in particular are great. Take closed walking shoes, as the hotels health and safety policy is fairly inflexible. Also take your own snorkeling gear, and your dive certification... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first camping experience in UAE and I truly recommend it! From start to finish the trip was very well organised and our guide, Mahmoud Shinawi, was an excellent guide with great knowledge of the area and landscape. Our stay started with mountain biking to the campsite, getting active in setting up camp collecting firewood and enjoying a... More 

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