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Abu Dhabi 44235 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 staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#45 of 166 hotels in Abu Dhabi
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
Situated along the Arabian Gulf, at just 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island and 60-minute journey from downtown Dubai, Nurai is a private island home of the exclusive boutique resort Nurai Island. Each of the 32 private and elegant villas is designed to blend perfectly into the landscape of the island with private pools and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning ocean views. Guests enjoy luxurious in-room amenities, gourmet dining, high speed internet and dedicated butler service. Nurai Island offers first-class spa facilities with a wide range of treatments, as well as an exciting diving experience and water sport activities at the 5* PADI dive center. A wide range of activities and outdoor games for grown-ups and children make Nurai the perfect destination for young couples and families. Nestled among palm trees, 'Petit Z' is the island's custom designed kids' club. The island dining scene is composed of 4 bars and restaurants from a French-chic style fine dining to a relaxed pizzeria passing by a burger bistro and a rustic-chic restaurant, all guests will find something to satisfy their cravings. The Nurai Island Welcome Center is located just 10 minutes from Yas Mall, 15 minutes from the Yas links golf course and 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Filipino and 2 more

Location

Full view
44Car recommended
Grade: 44 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
1644Reviews43Q+A93Room tips
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Maram H wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I would like to share my opinion in my wonderful trip to Zaya Nurai with my husband; the villa was nice, huge and clean, also the service was exceptional, I liked that the villa has a direct access to the beach with private pool. It was my birthday and the setup was very nice and I got a complimentary cake and room decoration. Thanks to the sweetest staff and special thanks to Adel and Radwan for the great service I can not wait to visit again
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DXB20 wrote a review Sep 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions6 helpful votes
Amazing stay, very comfortable beach villa with private pool, cleanliness, great facilities, great team starting from the welcome center with Mr. Adil the duty manger who was very welcoming and very friendly, to the wonderful staff inside the island, special thanks to Radoan for his assistance during the stay and the team who prepared our room for the honeymoon, breakfast was delicious with many options, can’t say enough about the view and the location of the island. I highly recommend everyone to visit the island and I hope to visit again and again. Thanks you all.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AlessaWD wrote a review Sep 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates82 contributions59 helpful votes
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I don’t even know where to start, everything about this island is great! The villa we’ve stayed in was luxurious and classy, as well as the in-villa amenities. Of course having a private pool is a game changer for me, that’s where I’ve spent most of my days. And for pool aficionados the floating breakfast is definitely a must try! Everyone around the island was super-friendly, smiling and always ready to assist. Delicious food in all the restaurants we’ve tried, fast and attentive service, absolutely beautiful location, especially for sunset. Although, anytime of the day, there are picture opportunities around every corner. Oh and the spa! Putting aside the totally Instagrammable location, the size and decor of the treatment rooms, the signature massages performed by Melo and Amy have been dreamy! We will definitely be back! And many thanks for everyone that took care of us!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hessa M wrote a review Sep 2022
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I had the best experience in Zaya nurai, the staff was so helpful and kind I am so happy. I recommend every person to visit this beautiful place. Every time I come I get a better service. Zaya nurai is the best place to go for holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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maha a wrote a review Sep 2022
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5/5 , best service for everything & thanks for the guy in the restaurant ( maxmara ? ) he was helpful and polite , also for each one who’s working in the housekeeping & for who’s driving the gulf car, big thanks to you. I am visiting nurai from 2017.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Zohaib I wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution
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It was nice place to relax & we really enjoyed the Main Pool place . ❤️ When it comes to hospitality the best service 10/10, best restaurants. Mr.Vivek (H.K Manager) the best service from his side and his team till we leave the place also he was taking care of us and the Housekeeping team is really helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Meera wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel room is very large in size. It has a private swimming pool, the room view is beautiful. Maxwell was so friendly and welcoming! Best customer service! Definitely the best place for staycation!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Luxury lover of all things 5* wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom118 contributions87 helpful votes
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We came for a day and purchased a day pass each. We were so excited to come! However, we felt a little disappointed with the service and amenities provided. The staff working at the drop off point in the port were not welcoming at all and lacked enthusiasm. On arrival we were just dropped off on the island and not given any guidance where to go or where each thing was. We searched around for a member of staff to ask. When we came to the beach with the sea swing, the sun loungers were uncomfortable and falling apart. Same goes for the umbrella. They were both cheap looking and poor quality- I expected better from a 5* resort. The sea swing was full of mould, it was so disgusting and there was no way we were going to sit on it. Views are ruined by construction, diggers and trucks everywhere. All outside tables and chairs needed wiping down and just looked a bit dirty and over worn, especially at the round are. We had money to redeem on F&B but chose to not spend it as the food in the international restaurant was of poor quality. Chicken in the kebab was dry and inedible and the salmon poke bowl lacked sauce and elements. The coconut did not have a logo stamp like portrayed on Instagram. However, the Pimms was nice! We felt that marketing portrayed this island to be a lot better than it actually was. We enjoyed relaxing on the turtle beach and the views without construction were nice but there are definitely a lot of improvements to be made before I would come back here or recommend it to friends.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Khalifa A wrote a review Sep 2022
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It’s an Amezing moment we are spend in the villa nice Service and friendly stuff specially Zia because of him made our day from great romantic dinner also we enjoyed play Sports game and at the least thankful for arrangement our anniversary thanks
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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safi alkendi blogs wrote a review Sep 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
I came for my wife birthday to surprise her.it was 20 minutes ferry drive to island then mr stephan took us to the villa from his golf car he is the best staff and the best person i met in the island very helpful and mr francis from international restaurant best service always checking us to make sure all ok ,because of them i was able to make my wife so happy and i wish to come again.thankyou both of you and nurai (the paradise in UAE) for making our stay a wonderful one 🤩.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$893 - $1,274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Zaya Nurai Island
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nurai Island
Which popular attractions are close to Nurai Island?
Nearby attractions include Fun City (0.4 miles) and Hamilton's Gastropub (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nurai Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Nurai Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nurai Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Nurai Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nurai Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Safina Restaurant, Offside Sports Lounge, and Circle Cafe (Saadiyat Island).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nurai Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Nurai Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nurai Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Nurai Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Nurai Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nurai Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Nurai Island offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and conference facilities during their stay.