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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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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467 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere With an excellent staff who's smiling and eager to please the guests! I have been to a lot of safaris in Africa, and I am used to that safari lodges do not Accept children below 10 or 12 years. But this hotel is very familyfriendly With children of all ages. The rooms are Nice, but... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Anantara Desert Islands as a family, for my birthday :) it was the best! I strongly recommend this hotel! Everything was amazing starting from the boat trip to the very smooth hotel check-in. I have informed the hotel of my birthday and they were kind enough to put me in a room with a lovely view (as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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96 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had first visited this place about 2.5 years ago, and were looking forward to our return. Despite some hiccups, the experience was just as good. We received a call the night before we were due to make the drive from Abu Dhabi to check in at the resort. Apparently the weather in the resort's vicinity was terrible, and the... More 

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MelvinLin Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts We are delighted that your second visit to Desert Island Resort by Anantara has been another excellent experience. The team always strive to create memorable experiences to all our guests. Always looking for ways to exceed the guests expectations with their personalized service and the attention to details. I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tranquil atmosphere is amazing to relax from everything and to be away from any stress. Also the Wildlife is incredible and there are different types of activities that you can do (safari was the best one). The stuff are great,helpful and really friendly. Everything was just perfect. One of the best destination!

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear wafa b Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts The team and I would like to thank you very much for having recently visited Anantara Desert Island Resort. it is always rewarding to see that our guest have left with fond memories and that you felt that everything was just perfect. It only keeps the team motivated to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was about a 4/4.5 hour drive from Dubai to the boat crossing point but well worth it. (There are approximately 160 kms of new road being laid which, once finished, will be a huge improvement - please note there are a lot of speed cameras!) There is a car park and lounge where you can wait for the boat... More 

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear sjjdxb WOW, I guest we cannot ask for a better review. On behalf of the entire team here at Anantara Desert Island Resort I would like to thank you very much for such an excellent review. I do agree with you that the car ride from Abu Dhabi or even Dubai is well worth it if one is looking... More 

Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our highly anticipated stay for our anniversary started very poorly as staff was not prepared to handle a delay caused by fog. We understand that the fog is beyond the control of the resort and they need to obey port authority approval, yet we feel staff should have handled the situation better (as you would expect from a 5 star... More 

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear jen476 Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. Thank you very much for having chosen our resort to celebrate this very special occasion. I do appreciate your positive comments about your stay overall being good especially the wildlife drive . Rest assured this will be shared with our team. However I can imagine that the arrival experience has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Arabic tones blend with the modern in this remarkable resort, which is set on an island, with fantastic views of the azure blue waters of the arabian gulf, and every luxury conceivable for a weekend getaway. We were there for a few hours to board the desert safari jeeps that begin from this resort, but even in that short... More 

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ranjani R Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island I can see that your short day visit to our unique island was a very memorable experience and I am glad to hear that you would consider an overnight stay . We do look forward to welcome you back for you to enjoy the complete Anantara experience. Best regards Christian... More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is close to perfection. Beautiful island. Great staff take care of you during the activities. Serene, relaxed vibe. We had the greatest seafood buffet ever Friday night. And kayaked through mangrove spotting flamingo and here's the next morning. Minor comments only: pool bar menu is boring. Checkin staff bossy and not entirely polite. But otherwise all is perfect.

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Bitte C Greetings from "Paradise" It is always nice to see that our guests have enjoyed their time at our resort. our Executive Chef Nektarios and his team do appreciate very much your compliments about our Friday seafood buffet at Amwaj, maybe next time you do visit us try our African BBQ night at Boma in Al Sahel Villas.... More 

tokyo
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this island, from the ferry check-in to the return was perfect. Staff were all completely professional and friendly. Rooms tidy, and of a large size. Food at the restaurants was wonderfully fresh and enough variety to keep you interested over our two night stay. Even the drive on E11 was a new experience to get there given the... More 

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear roppongi Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. WOW, to be the "highlight" of your 10 days vacation in the UAE is for sure a remarkable achievement for us. This is for sure the best compliment one can receive. Our team is very passionate about their work and they work hard to create unique experiences for our guests... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish, our two night stay at Desert Islands was absolutely perfect. The hotel itself is a rustic type lodge with Safari feel, with added bonus of a beautiful swimming pool and bar! The room was huge, bed big enough for 6 people, and rooms furnished in character with the island. Activities were well managed and our mini... More 

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Christian G, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lara & Andy Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts Let me first thank you very much for having chosen Desert Island Resort by Anantara to celebrate your birthday . it is always a pleasure for us being part of those special occasions. I can see you had a fantastic time and that the team has done all... More 

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