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NewsUnited Arab Emirates • 2012-12-05

Select the country and object's type DESERT ISLANDS RESORT & SPA BY ANANTARA

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

Mountain biking


Anantara Spa

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.

Water Conservation

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.

Energy Conservation

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.

Waste Management

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


Social Culture

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

Sustainability Policy


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