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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Dubai
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 days in this Hotel in July 2014. The Hotel is very new, and the Eastern Mangroves are indeed very new. The decoration is very modern, the rooms are very nicely decorated. Rooms are full of large mirrors, very nice. Small balconies on the Mangrove but superb view. One of the drawbacks of the balconies is that there... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just love this hotel ...i stayed there twice ..and it was amazing. The first time we stayed in one of the 1 bedroom villas , and the second time we booked a room ... and i would say the room was so much nicer and cozier..still the villas are nice if you would like some privacy. Everything was great ..the... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Raghad B Thank you for sharing this great review, we love to learn that our guests have such a memorable experience but it is even more rewarding to know that our guests are coming back. For us this is the ultimate compliment and we have many guests the return month after month like old friends. We hope that we... More

Doha, Qatar
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Desert Islands, and we'll be returning again in the future. Top quality staff in the hotel, very high quality rooms, and surprisingly good value restaurants. The location is beautiful and you're able to join a variety of excursions to experience what the island has to offer. Highly recommended!

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ADFezzer Thank you very much the sharing this great five-star review. It is the highest of praise to have our guests return to us for another visit, we believe that there is so much to do here that only one trip is never enough. We hope we can welcome you back again for another exciting journey. Best regards Mark... More

Dubai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a restaurant!! Had a wonderful meal organized by the Manager Mr. Moath Hamdan. This guy is a professional and ensured we had the best meal and overall experience. He took the kids out into the bush, gave them torches, looked for animals and let them fetch their own ice cream. Overall a must try experience and perhaps one of... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear michaelquinndubai Thank you for this fantastic review of our Savannah Grill. viewers will be interested to know that this is the signature restaurant of Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort and spa on Sir Bani Yas Island. The restaurant itself follows the same theme of the resort being an African inspired savannah Lodge. without even more proud to share that... More

AbuDhabi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in main hotel. Other resorts around 15mins drive but there are scheduled buses for transfers. Transport available outside these for an extra fee. Other resorts are villas and a bit newer. One at beach another inland. The main hotel rooms look are very big and furniture struggles to fill the room but well maintained and looked new. We had... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ExpatscotAbuDhabi Thank you for taking the time to shave is very informative and positive review. We believe in order to experience all of this island has to offer guests would need a full week, there is literally that much to do. So we do hope to welcome you back very soon, perhaps next time staying in one of our... More

Surrey, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

You are thinking of travelling to Sir Bani Yas Island? Please stop thinking and book, this is the most beautiful place in the UAE (obviously in our opinion) and although we only stayed for one night, I feel like we had a one week holiday. A great location for a twin centre holiday two if you are travelling from further... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sabrina159 Thank you so much for this Amaaaaazing review. The team is really thrilled to read these comments and to learn that we delivered such an extraordinary experience for you. It's a shame that you only stayed one night because there is so much more to this destination. As you are quite local to the region we hope to... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

An Easter break to a Desert Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi sounds fab and it should have been. We looked at Trip Advisor and most of the negative comments seemed to be from 2009/10 and the later posts looked very good. We booked a four day trip and were pleased with the price at 1,250 per night for... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mark A Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Clearly we aim to deliver a higher standard of experience for our guests and we want you to know that we will work hard to understand and address all the various points you have raised. I'm pleased that you did note many positives from your stay and... More

dubai
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

this hotel could earn one more star quite easy as its employees are nice, polite and eager to please. there is a lovely beach and some great activities like safari, archery, biking, nature trails, kayaking etc. everything within an eco reserve and with quite a few succesfull breeding programs. seeing a cheetah and especially girafs up close and personal was... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear dinascheibye Thank you for your recent review, we appreciate the time taken to share this feedback. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the resort and the service experience from our staff. You have raised some important issues for us to address, most notably the comment about the baby Cot's and we have modified them all to ensure... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have just arrived back from an amazing 4 nights on Sir Baniyas, not only was Desert Islands a great location it was well maintained with lots of activities to occupy all the family. We visited the spa to indulge in massages, our 5 year old son enjoyed the kids club and the swimming pool got well used. We also... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear gemmajrow Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I would highly recommend that all of our guests stay for 3 to 4 nights so that they can experience the broad range of activities and dining options on this amazing island. The team is thrilled to welcome local residents from Abu Dhabi and Dubai... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Just got back from a quick weekend trip to Desert Island. My first impression was that the room was spacious (rain shower included) and the hotel grounds were beautiful. We had the full board package so we ate at The Palm restaurant everyday. The food was great (a nice variety) but I feel I must give a special shoutout to... More

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kazlinda Thank you very much for sharing your experience with Anantara. We are very happy to learn that you had a wonderful stay and that our food and beverage staff had such a lasting impression on you. We will certainly strive to achieve this in all areas when you visit us next we hope that you will make the... More

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Address: P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa 5*
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Also Known As:
Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island
Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara
Desert Islands Hotel
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Emirate Of Abu Dhabi/Sir Bani Yas Island

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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With 64 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, spacious one-bedroom villas and truly luxurious two-bedroom Royal Villas, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara invites you to live out your own Arabian nights in a destination that is anything but ordinary. 240km from Abu Dhabi City and just eight kilometers off the Abu Dhabi emirate’s western coastline, the island beckons with a mystique that is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. ... more   less 
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