Marvel at the spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and discover exotic species of local wildlife during your stay at Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa, nestled on the stunning isle of Sir Bani Yas. Take refreshing dips in the shoreline infinity-edge swimming pool, enjoy scenic walks, kayaking and mountain biking, and feast on a variety of mouth-watering local and international delicacies. Whether you are visiting with family, on a soothing spa break or a romantic couple’s getaway you are sure to cherish your time spent at this luxurious Abu Dhabi resort.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

There are 64 elegantly appointed rooms and suites at this 5 star island hotel, each one decorated to reflect the exotic Arabian location, using local artworks and indigenous fabrics.
  • Deluxe Sea View Room

    Reserve a Deluxe Sea View Room and drink in spectacular vistas of soft white sand and azure sea from your very own private balcony before retreating into the air-conditioned interior, with its range of luxury amenities. As well as plush king-size or twin beds, these rooms feature a flat-screen satellite TV, rain shower, free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station, as well as individually controlled air conditioning – a must in the desert heat.
  • Deluxe Garden Room

    Measuring 52 sq. m. the Deluxe Garden Room offers contemporary Arabian interiors matched with modern amenities and garden views, which can be thoroughly enjoyed on the private terrace, set just moments from the resort’s lush infinity pool. Room amenities include marble bathroom fittings, king size bed, hardwood furnishings, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning, rain shower, Nespresso coffee machine, Wi-Fi and a mini bar.
  • Anantara Suite

    More opulent accommodation can be enjoyed courtesy of the Anantara Suite, a sumptuous 80sqm oasis of understated grandeur composed of terracotta, marble and carefully chosen hardwood furnishings. This exquisite suite comes complete with a separate living area and king-size master bedroom, not to mention a kitchenette and lavish bathroom with rain shower and deep terrazzo tub.
  • Premier Sea View Room

    The 52 sq. m. Premier Sea View Room can accommodate up to 3 adults and features uninterrupted Ocean views. Hosting a range of opulent amenities including satellite TV, air conditioning, rain shower, Anantara bathroom amenities, Nespresso coffee machine, work station, mini bar and Wi-Fi.
  • One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

    Measuring 120 sq. m. the One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa is set separately from the hotel and faces the lush turquoise ocean and offers direct beach access. Villa amenities include a private pool with loungers, king size bed, living area, kitchenette, dining area, terrazzo tub and shower satellite TV, Nespresso machine, work station, Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
  • Two Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa

    Families visiting the resort may want to reserve its most lavish form of accommodation, the Two Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa. A palatial 200sqm in size, these villas comprise 1 king and 1 twin bedroom, a separate living room, kitchenette and dining area, while outdoors you will find a pristine private pool and rain shower in a pretty walled garden. There is also an outdoor shower and you benefit from direct beach access – what more could you want for the perfect Abu Dhabi family holiday?
  • One Bedroom Villa

    This lavish one bedroom villa offers 68 sq. m. of living pace with an 18 sq. m. terrace area with mangrove lagoon views. Room amenities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, in-villa safe, mini bar and refreshment cabinet, flat screen TV, rain shower and free-standing tub, bathroom amenities, Nespresso coffee machine and a work station.
  • One Bedroom Pool Villa

    Overlooking the saltwater lagoon, mangroves and wild flamingos, the one bedroom pool villa offers 76 sq. m. of living space with a personal plunge pool, a 20 sq. m. terrace, separate living room with dining area, Wi-Fi, in-villa safe, mini bar and refreshment cabinet, flat screen TV, rain shower and free-standing tub, Nespresso coffee machine and workstation.
  • One Bedroom Beach Villa

    Enjoy 50 sq. m. of living space and 18 sq. m. of terrace area in the one bedroom beach villa with all the modern facilities you would expect in this opulent accommodation. Villa amenities include beach views, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat screen TV, mini bar and refreshment cabinet, workstation, bathroom amenities, Nespresso coffee machine and a luxury bathroom with rain shower and free-standing tub.
  • Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

    The Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa offers 159 sq. m. of indoor living space with the 70 sq. m. terrace features a lavish plunge pool with mangrove lagoon or beach views. Villa amenities include a separate bedroom and living space with dining area, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, in-villa safe, mini bar and refreshment cabinet, flat screen TV, rain shower, free-standing tub, bathroom amenities, Nespresso coffee machine and a work station.


Of course there is more than one way to indulge yourself…. During your stay at the resort be sure to book a pampering spa treatment at the signature Anantara Spa, which boasts an extensive menu of exotic therapies ranging from Traditional Thai Massage to an Exotic Lime and Ginger Body Scrub and, for couples, the rejuvenating Togetherness treatment.

Then again there are plenty of more action-packed ways to enjoy yourself on the island. Horses have been an integral part of Arabian culture for hundreds of years, and the resort offers you the chance to savour an exotic riding experience at the Sir Bani Yas Stables. Experienced riders can opt for an exhilarating Mangrove Lagoon Ride, while beginners can develop their confidence with a riding lesson in the arena or a pleasant loop ride by lead rein.

Some of the other leisure facilities at Desert Islands include the likes of a fully-equipped fitness centre, boutique shop, library, tennis court and free-form infinity edge swimming pool. For younger guests there is a Kids Club which offers activities for children and teens, while corporate guests can take advantage of the hotel’s Meeting Rooms.

A variety of fun-filled island activities are available, from nature drives and wildlife walks to snorkelling, deep sea fishing and even archery.


All of the facilities at Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa are outstanding, so it’s no surprise that the resort’s 4 eateries are of an exceptionally high standard and offer a charming range of dining opportunities.
  • The Palm

    For resplendent breakfasts and equally mouth-watering dinners make your way to The Palm, a bright airy restaurant decorated in a contemporary Arabian style. Meals here are served buffet style and feature a variety of international and Middle Eastern dishes, with the occasional theme night in the evenings.
  • Amwaj

    If you would like to enjoy an exotic lunch or dinner of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, head to Amwaj, which offers stunning views, comfy over-sized chairs in which to relax and a delicious menu featuring a selection of Arabian favourites.
  • Al Shams

    Al Shams is a poolside restaurant and bar serving daytime snacks and sun-downer cocktails by night.
  • Olio

    Olio features dishes from Italy from fresh crisp salads, exotic desserts and tempting main courses, you can enjoy Italian delicacies come breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Savannah Grill & Lounge

    Succulent steaks and western favourites can be devoured at Savannah Grill & Lounge, with an African inspired menu designed to tantalise all of your senses.


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