Revel in royal luxury at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, an island haven designed to captivate the mind and relieve the body. With views over the Arabian Gulf’s shimmering waters, fall under the spell of centuries of evocative Middle Eastern legends. Explore majestic hilltops created between five and ten million years ago. Discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting this unique offshore island retreat, long known for its natural and rugged beauty.
Set on the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is regarded as one of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi resorts offering intrepid travellers an unforgettable island escape in one of the region’s most spectacular destinations. Our Abu Dhabi resort boasts luxury accommodation that taps into the country’s opulent Arabic spirit to form this exemplary Middle East hotel. Now accessible by scheduled regional jet service from Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, exotic wildlife and sublime island relaxation can be yours in just 25 minutes.
Be inspired by the range of activities on offer both inside and outside the resort that make for the perfect exotic vacation. Explore nature and wildlife whether walking, kayaking or simply lie back and enjoy Anantara Spa, a shoreline infinity-edge swimming pool and The Workout Room. Several premium hotel restaurants serving both local and international cuisine complete the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara experience.
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara key features:
64 rooms and suites
Infinity-edge swimming pool
The Palm (buffet breakfast and international a la carte cuisine)
Samak (beachside seafood grill)
Nature and wildlife walks
Teens & Kids’ Club
The Lounge (quality coffees, loose-leaf teas, aperitifs and cocktails)
Nature and wildlife drives
Desert Islands implements its commitment to protecting the environment and preserving local culture through education, innovation and empowerment in our adherence to the requirements of Green Globe standards
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is constantly reinforcing our commitment towards environmental,
social and cultural conservation in our adherence to the requirements of Green Globe standards.
We minimise water consumption in all areas of the resort through the combined efforts of guests and
associates by implementing a number of initiatives. The installation of sink aerators as well as low flow
showers and toilets lessens the amount of wasted water. We use a minimally efficient amount of water
when cleaning. We are also mindful that every drop counts, knowing that small steps, such as turning
off taps when brushing teeth, will accumulate into an even greater saving.
We reduce energy consumption by at least 10% annually in line with Anantara Group requirements.
We make energy saving investments; buying the most energy efficient equipment available, placing
energy efficient lighting around the resort, turning off all unnecessary lights, as well as computers and
other electronic appliances when not being used, and using air conditioners mindfully.
We combat pollution through reducing, reusing and recycling solid waste which impacts landfills, and
by cooperating with a local waste management company. In support of our new waste management
direction, we have a composting programme, and purchase products which are durable, repairable and
able to be recycled.
Health and Safety
We maintain the health and safety of our guests and associates alike by identifying and monitoring all
potential risks and hazards on a regular basis, and by implementing improved practice when risks are
identified, in addition to creating awareness through specific training programmes and related campaigns.
We ensure the hotel’s sustainability performance and commitment is continually improving by measuring
our guests’ satisfaction based on corporate standards, setting a high priority on the development and
training of our associates, nurturing excellence amongst us, and creating regular property maintenance
We work in partnership with the local community as part of our social involvement programme by
offering opportunities for local artisans and performers within our hotel. We also promote local cultural
awareness amongst our guests and integrate indigenous culture into everyday experiences. Special
consideration is further given to employing and empowering local people, and whenever possible,
environmentally and culturally sustainable products and services are sourced locally.
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara will continue to comply with all relevant regulations and to
meet international best practices. We ensure the implementation of environmental, social and cultural
sustainability programmes by monitoring processes and progress, as well as inviting and encouraging
our guests, suppliers and the local community to participate in our efforts.
Social & Cultural
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