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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

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Savannah Road Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 12452 United Arab Emirates
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 hotels in Sir Bani Yas Island
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
Observe elegant gazelles and Arabian Oryx as they make their way through the lush savannah. Located on the remote island of Sir Bani Yas, Anantara Al Sahel Villas are an intimate cluster of 30 luxurious villas, inviting you to embark on an authentic wildlife experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Spa
24-hour security
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Concierge
Sun terrace
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Filipino
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Savannah Road Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 12452 United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi Intl Airport131 miSee all flights
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Kerrie M wrote a review Jun 2022
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Very yummy Greek food in lovely balcony area overlooking Esplanade in Cairns with staff who go above and beyond to be friendly and happy. Lots of share plates available and special 11 courses for $50. Be hungry!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear kerriem695 We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us following your stay at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts. . We are sure the team will be thrilled getting such a review and they, as well as the rest of the staff, will be praised for their excellent performance. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another amazing experience. Sincerely, Management Team
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sarahewi wrote a review Oct 2021
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates70 contributions53 helpful votes
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What an incredibly special place! We stayed in Al Yann villas and they looked out to the most beautiful massive expanse of beach. We had our own private pool and the room was charming with an extremely comfortable bed. The staff were super helpful. We went on a safari and our guide Mark was so knowledgeable. I have never been so close to giraffe before! Rebecca at the reception was so friendly and helpful. All the staff were. The food was delicious - we ate at the Italian and Al Shams in the other side of the hotel which also has a fabulous pool that my children enjoyed swimming in. There are animals (peacocks especially) roaming the grounds of the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel - it is a truly unique experience. I wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 5, 2021
Dear sarahewi Warm Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts Thank you for taking the time to complete the review following your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team members and we will definitely recognize their excellent job. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Sir Bani Yas in the near future for another memorable experience. Best regards, Management Team
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Vidushi J wrote a review May 2022
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We visited the property for 2 nights, 3 days and were so happy with the location, customer service and uniqueness of the stay. The island is phenomenal and rooms are super spacious. For a family of 5 we got 2 rooms and the space was great! Just outside your room you will see peacocks, gazelles and deers which we didn't get tired of 3 days later as well. The best part of the trip was not the beach, room, or activities but it was in fact the chefs that made our stay! Special shout out to chef Mbye who made us a specially curated meal to accommodate our likes and prepared his food with so much love and attention! In fact, my mom simply showed him a picture of an Ethopian dessert she had a few days ago and Mbye actually took the liberty to prepare it for us for lunch the next day! Shout out to chefs Mahmood & Khalid as well, who were so caring and very dedicated to their art. Thanks to Anantara for a great Eid break, I'd definitely recommend this property to nature and luxury lovers!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded May 12, 2022
Dear 465vidushij Warm Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts Thank you for taking the time to complete the review following your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team members, and we will recognize their excellent job. We are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Sir Bani Yas soon. Best regards, Management Team
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Hussain Alaleeli wrote a review May 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates16 contributions13 helpful votes
If you are planning for a short trip within UAE to a place far far away from the city life and away from all kind of daily life pressure. I recommend you to visit Anantara al sahel as a perfect choice for your weekend stay. You will have unique experience on this special island of Abu Dhabi.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 10, 2022
Dear HussainAlaleeli Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us after your stay. We greatly appreciate your recommendation. Your encouraging compliments are certainly appreciated and have been passed on to our team who were thrilled to learn about your great experience and appreciative comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another amazing experience. Best Regards Management Team
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MonsieurHarry wrote a review Apr 2022
West End, London29 contributions37 helpful votes
We had a frustrating time trying to change our booking with Minor staff online following a family bereavement. But as soon as we got to the hotel, the Ops Manager Amrah (apologies if I have misspelt the name) dealt with the issue quickly, calmly, sensitively and to our utmost satisfaction. He is a credit to the company and organisation. The resort itself is amazing and unique, enhanced by friendly and polite staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 13, 2022
Dear MonsieurHarry Thank you for your feedback, and we're happy to know that your concern has been resolved. This feedback will be shared with Amro and the rest of the team to continue to motivate and inspire them to provide exceptional customer service. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable or comfortable, please feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Management Team
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Laurent T wrote a review Apr 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I have no words to express our extreme satisfaction about our 3 days stay at Anantara Al Sahel Villas. Special congratulations and big THANK YOU to all the staff which is extremely polite, respectful and welcoming everywhere on the island in the resort and at the activities areas. We also really appreciated the customized and proactive service, the personalisation of our stay as well as the upgrade from desert island resort room to al sahel villas. It s been really worth the upgrade ! Thank you as well for the excellent food quality at the African restaurant and the friendliness of the staff as well. Really memorable. Like the snorkling beach at the desert island main resort where we had the chance to see 2 dolphins passing close by and multiple fishes. In brief I m really proud to be an Anentara loyal member. My family and I have been really sad to leave this beautiful place and we will definitely come back. I would conclude by saying that this exceptional quality of service is rare and deserve compliments and recognition. No doubt we will come back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 13, 2022
Dear laurentthomaslt97 Thank you for taking the time to complete the review following your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team. Your encouraging compliments are certainly appreciated and have been passed on to our team who were thrilled to learn about your great experience and appreciative comments. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. We are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts soon for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Management Team
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Yann D wrote a review Apr 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed 3 nights as a family, got a 2 bedroom villa overlooking into the wilderness. With our own private pool, it was truly peaceful. Waking up early with a slight mist and in the backdrop the deers, peacocks and the Arabian gazelles. Night sky is absolutely clear! But it is a wild land so quiet nights can be disturbed during mating season, but compared to city noises this was pleasantly different. Hotel staff were great, very attentive and professional. Although we could eat in the other hotels we decided to stay only here as the African food was just different and interesting to try out the different dishes. Very clean property but I can only imagine the difficulty for housekeeping to maintain, it is a wild nature reserve after all. We tried the safari drive, horseback riding for beginners and falconry. The safari itself was great, we were lucky (630am tour), got to see cheetahs, giraffes and plenty of gazelles. Horseback riding was also great and they took us out of the area into the dunes - so it was great for beginners. Falconry was atop a hill overlooking another hotel, amazing views.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: If taking the safari drive, take the 630am or 830am times, animals haven’t gotten into the shades...
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Responded Apr 13, 2022
Dear yannsdecaix Warm Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience following your stay with us. This is such a lovely review, Mr. Yann. We are pretty sure the team will be thrilled to receive such a glowing review, and as a management team, rest assured that your feedback will be communicated to the team and everyone will be recognized for their hard work. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and would be glad to assist with any further arrangements. Sincerely, Management Team
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Lle wrote a review Apr 2022
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I only write a review if it's terrible or outstanding. Al Sahel is very special. We came with our kids and my oldest was crying when it was time to leave... This was such a magical experience for them. Walking in the woods and spotting all the wildlife... what an adventure when you're a child. Service is impeccable and seamless transition moving from desert islands to al sahel so I recommend experiencing different resorts. For vegetarians most options at the Italian restaurant. We had 2 drives and saw different things on each drive. Guides were super. Suggestion : it would have been great to have a bonfire at night by the african restaurant. Extra points if kids can toast marshmallows. We will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: In the middle of wildlife so bring ear plugs if you don't want birds waking you up at sunrise
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Responded Apr 7, 2022
Dear Linh L We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you so much for such a lovely & touching review. We are confident that the team will be delighted. We will share this feedback with the rest of the team to motivate and inspire them. We hope to host you on our BOMA theme night in the near future. The event was closed due to the warm weather in the evening. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. We are very much looking forward to welcoming back to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts. Sincerely, Management Team
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Asma A wrote a review Mar 2022
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The place is good for a family vacation but the only reason I rated it at 4 is the weather - it was a very windy weather , so kids had no chance to swim for 2 days out of our 3 days holiday! They need to give guests heads up before they check in so we can pack extra warm clothes
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask about the weather forecast , especially the wind condition as it was a windy weather for the...
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Responded Apr 1, 2022
Dear Asma Warm Greetings from Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. We are happy to learn you had a positive experience during your stay, only the weather didn't cooperate. We are committed to providing memorable experiences with exceptional service and therefore we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel soon. Sincerely, Management Team
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Gallowstree wrote a review Feb 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Our return two night stay in a two bedroom villa with a pool could not have been a better experience. Travelling this time with parents in their seventies it was essential for us that all went to plan. We need not have worried. Duty Manager Destiny and her team thought of everything from the moment of our first telephone enquiry to the point of departure. Wonderful food, activities, amenities, and super surprises round every corner we could not have had a better time. The staff were charming without exception, and went out of their way to cater for and age range of over 60 years in our party. We will be back without hesitation.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 22, 2022
Dear Gallowstree Thank you for choosing our hotel and taking the time to share your feedback about your experience with us. We are delighted to learn that your stay was a memorable one, and we are thankful for the kind words you shared with our team. We will share this feedback with Destiny and the rest of the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to offer exceptional customer service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resort soon. Sincerely, Management Team
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PRICE RANGE
$588 - $823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiSir Bani Yas Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Savannah Grill, Olio, and Amwaj.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.