Zaya Nurai Island is an uninhabited natural island in the Arabian Gulf just ten minutes by boat from Saadiyat Island. And while it’s certainly one of the most luxurious beach escapes in the Middle East, you shouldn’t take our word for it – this five star resort has been voted “Best Boutique Hotel Arabia” in the International Hotel Awards and “2016’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort” in the World Travel Awards. Just 32 low-rise villas are scattered throughout the resort, each with a private pool and outdoor space with views of the Arabian Gulf. Soak up the beach club atmosphere and relax on the crescent-shaped beach, treat yourself to an invigorating treatment at Zaya Spa or hop on a boat and be in downtown Dubai in under an hour. If you’re travelling with kids, the Petit Z kids’ club caters for youngsters with special games, food and drink tailored to suit their age. No matter what fits into your idea of the “perfect island paradise”, the eventful programme of activities will have something for you – whether it’s an outdoor movie night, sunrise beach boot camp session or a sunset yoga lesson. Swimming poolKids’ clubJettyLibraryBeachLaundry facilities
Services and Facilities
Nurai SpaWater activities, from sea kayaking to kite surfing
Yoga, gym and fitness studio
Tennis lesson, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, basketball and more
Yoga and Pilates
Dusk: This colourful Mexican restaurant serves tacos to tapas. Ladies can enjoy unlimited margaritas every Tuesday.
Smokin’ Pineapple: A beach club lounge with a hammock jungle, swings bar, surf pool and pineapple-shaped pizza oven.
Frangipani: This rustic restaurant offers brunch and children under four eat free.
Ginger Mermaid: Think sliders on deep king sized day beds. Or enjoy fish and chips and cocktails from the pool bar.
Hooked: Cuisine inspired by the influences of the Levant with fresh seafood. Pick the catch of the day at the best seafood restaurant in Abu Dhabi.
The Book Cellar: Cheese and charcuterie platters at communal tables.
Romantic private dining on the beach, private BBQs, private floating sushi platters and private picnics are also available.