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Zaya Nurai Island

Abu Dhabi 44235 United Arab Emirates
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#62 of 153 hotels in Abu Dhabi
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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 Zaya 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 Zaya 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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Couples massage
24-hour security
Currency exchange
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
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Hindi
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Kewpie wrote a review Yesterday
Weston, Florida11 contributions
Wow wow wow... What a hidden gems in Abu Dhabi. Beach front, private pool and beach front villa is a dream comes true kind of vacation. You really feel like you are vacation at a tropical island. All the staff are so nice and welcome especially Dhoni. Thank you Zaya Nuria Island for this unforgettable vacation.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Rey G wrote a review Yesterday
Miami, Florida11 contributions1 helpful vote
The room is romantic and very clean. We Got our own infinity pool. The bathtub view is amazing. When you are sitting outside the villa, it doesn’t feel like you are in Abu Dhabi. We feel like we are in paradise. Definitely recommended and we will be coming back indeed.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Abdulaziz Y wrote a review Apr 18
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Overall, the management are very accomodating and you do feel that they care about you and they are ready to elevate your experience. Everything was fine really including the villa, accomodation and food. We wish we had the chance to try the breakfast, but it was the first time of Ramadan so we were compensated with a suhor which was simple and fine notihing special about it. I would definately go again and again whenever I get the chance. The following are feeback for improvement and not at all negative comments: - provide shaded parking. - The villa had some plumping sounds which sometimes but very minorly disturbed the quite mood.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Ashley B wrote a review Apr 14
Dubai, United Arab Emirates91 contributions87 helpful votes
This was our second stay at Zaya Nurai and it was as great as we remembered it to be. We stayed again in one of the 5 beach villas which are at the far end of the island which means you get to stay far away from the day-passers and brunch crowd. The housekeeping team remains as wonderful as ever, always taking special care of us and going the extra mile. Special mention goes to Rabi and his team - Ishanlea, Ronald, Bahadur, and Vishnu! The Smokin’ Pineapple is still our favorite place with its chill beach vibe and great pizzas, as well as good salads, burgers and drinks. The team there is fantastic and provide great service every time! We tried the Ginger Mermaid as we were hoping for a nice sushi afternoon, yet it was just a pool side restaurant that pretty much had the same menu as room service, but with a sushi boat listed. It was a bit disappointing and if fixed, could be a huge hit with guests. We also went to Dusk, the Mexican restaurant, and while the food was good (albeit expensive), the service leaves a lot to be desired and the atmosphere outside isn’t great. They have some great tables by the water but we weren’t able to sit there for dinner as that was for drinks only. Room service was always a winner and they have a great selection. We had feedback on one dish one evening and both Chefs Samer & Chef Praveen came to our villa personally to discuss the feedback - now THAT is service!! It was 5 days well spent and we’re looking forward to the next trip already. It’s Maldives but without the flying, and it’s paradise in the UAE. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Mashael A wrote a review Apr 13
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
We were a family with 3 kids.. They loved zaya.. We stayed at the beach house 2 bedroom for the first night and i didnt like the view at all but its very private.. I then asked the hotel to change it to the beach access 2 bedroom villa and they did
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$790 - $1,526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zaya Nurai Island
Which popular attractions are close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Nearby attractions include Saadiyat Beach Club (0.7 miles), Fun City (0.4 miles), and Hamilton's Gastropub (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zaya Nurai Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Safina Restaurant, Offside Sports Lounge, and Layali Al Sham Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Zaya Nurai Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zaya Nurai Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Zaya Nurai Island offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zaya Nurai Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Hindi, and Arabic.