Zaya Nurai Island Resort
Time Out Says
This place is pure luxury. A 15-minute boat ride from Saadiyat Island, you’ll arrive in style and stay in style at this favourite of celebs from around the world.
The boutique resort takes over the whole island, with villas, a spa, restaurants and bars sprawled across the white sands and green lawns.
There aren’t many rooms on the island, in fact there are none – this is villa territory, and whether you’re with a group of people who want a five-bedroom place or there’s two of you and you want some seclusion, there is something to suit you. Maybe you’re reading this and fancy hiring the whole island.
Well, that’s possible, too.
With refreshing light blues and whites throughout the resort, the sense of wellbeing is present from the accomodation to the restaurants and the public spaces. The food is excellent here, especially at the Mexican Dusk, and Levantine seafood joint Hooked. Poolside venue Ginger Mermaid offers fresh Asian bites and the beach bar Smokin’ Pineapple serves some of the best pizzas in the capital.
As you might imagine there are water sports aplenty to try, and activities for kids, including a water park. Grown-ups who want to look after themsleves can take part in yoga classes or visit the gym or incredible Nurai Spa.
This place is pretty special.
By Time Out staff | 21 Oct 2019
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Families can stay for less until 2021
Pool and beach access, plus discounted spa treatments and more
Get Dhs100 back to spend on food and drinks
Family-friendly offers and more
It's Dhs45 for kids and runs until the end of September