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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
Al Ruwais, Da‘sah – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Tennis Court, Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Cycling, Diving, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Water Sports Facilities (on site), Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Private Beach Area, Bicycle Rental, Game Room, Library, Playground
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Shuttle Service (free), 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Souvenir/Gift Shop, VIP Room Facilities
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Designated Smoking Area
Filipino, Romanian, Japanese, French, English, Greek, German, Arabic
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! One child under 4 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged AED 350 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Please check your visa requirements before you travel.
Please note that the hotel will be closed from June 24, 2014 until July 27, 2014 due to renovations.
Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability.
There is a mandatory New Year gala dinner on December 31, 2014 that costs AED 1,150 per adult and AED 575 per child 4-12 years old.
The resort is on an island and water taxis are available to get to the resort. Guests are requested to check the boat schedule:
- Water taxi departure times from Jebel Dhana jetty:
10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm and 10:30 pm.
- Water taxi departure times from Sir Bani Yas Island jetty:
8 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm and 10 pm.
Please contact the resort for more information.
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I tried many hotels but Anantara is different and from now on it will be my preferred hotel wherever I go :)
The room service takes long.
Food was extremely pricey
Excellent Front of House Staff and Manager. Very Peaceful Setting.
Limited Food and Beverage Offerings. Intermittent Wifi. Poor Air Con in Common Areas and certain restaurants.
Staff Were Excellent and Totally Accommodating. Food in Samak Restaurant Amazing. Island Very Peaceful and Relaxing.
Limited Day Time Food Offerings due to being Low Occupancy in Summer Months. Wifi Intermittent in Common Areas
Staff, Service ,Location of the island , faceleties
nothing specific or nothing at all
The room & food & swimimg pool
The activity too much expensive.
It´s my hobby to find in hotels things that could be made/organized better :) In this place everything was excellent. Very welcoming staff, stylish facilities, wonderful breakfast. The trip with water taxi was smooth and lasted around 30 minutes. It was free of charge. The nature and animal tour (1,5h) was lovely. We saw the giraffes :) that was our goal. The fee for the tour was (2 adults one child) a bit over 600 Dirhams. The value for money was good.
The display of AC regulationsystem in our room was not good readable on daylight.
Excellent location of an island with beautiful safari and natural land.
Under staffed, lack of staff training, lack of transportation for dining areas lack of security or supervision of housekeeping staff
We enjoy our stay in the hotel. The activates in the Island was Amazing.
The location and property is pretty good. Check in process was fast and we got our rooms as requested.
Very few options for eating considering that guest rely on choices on their property. No prior notice is given to us that restuarants require reservation so when we approach we come to know its fully booked. The staff is polite but very disorganized and unprofessional. We faced few inconvenineces during our stay and were totally relying on the island staff as you don't have other options. Activities are quite ok and over priced. Booked Kayaking only to know last minute got cancelled due to bad weather. If we were told in advance that can get cancelled we would book some other activity which would not get cancelled. Overall the place is good for its location but they need to improve on their service.
Amazing staff and location, the boat experience is an added value to our vacation. The mountain bike (advanced track was excellent).
We were around 80 guests leaving the island in the same time but the boat capacity was only 60. There was another boat but the captain was not available. We waited around an hour and a half to solve this issue. A bit of miss organization on the transportation level.
people were super good
Room AC was not working probably
Food, setting, facilities, room, staff, transfers, all excellent, as were the activities we tried (nature drive & horse riding).
Amwaj restaurant having a staff meeting whilst we were dining. Plus, 3 mains on menu not available on one occasion. Some of the sun longer mattresses by the main pool were threadbare and split, not very becoming of a 5 star hotel.
Location, Comfort in room, Swimming pool Safari trip
Food expensive for what you got. Transport to and from island inefficient. Service in cocktail bar slow.
Loved the pool and activities provided.
No piña colada :( and the pillows were terrible! I have had a sore neck since - and I swapped pillows repeatedly!
The Activities, the friendliness of the staff, the atmosphere, the island overall!
The choices for dinner were limited for a longer stay, the quality (Amwaj) and variation (the dinner buffet of The Palm) below expectation sometimes. All in all not at the same level as Qasr Al Sarab e.g. The hotel beach itself was unfinished/under construction?
I liked the location of the hotel and the food
the location and view
it is too far to reach the pick point, i came from dubai in booking there was no option for sea plane, long drive just to reach the pick point.
We had a most wonderful visit, whilst a long way from Australia, it was well worth it. Celebrating my wife's birthday was made even more special, with a surprise birthday cake. Thank you to all the staff for your attention to detail, and quality service from the front desk team, to the restaurants and pool staff. Will definitely be recommending to our fellow travel friends. Flying over is also the most convenient mode of transport. Also a pleasure to meet the General Manager, fellow Australian!
We really liked the peace of mind and calmness that we felt at the resort !!
It was a bit overpriced especially with the taxes on everything.
Amazing location, very nice staff.
The staff were the best staff I have encountered in a long time. They assisted us with our every need. Outstanding!
Bad beach option Few restaurants available (only 2 when we were there) Activities are highly expensive for a low end result
lots of options for exploring the island and wildlife and watersports. excellent Elemis spa.
we had to ask staff a couple of times to be served at the pool or restaurant. sevice was very slow although staff was very friendly and willing to help. Having to ask for nearly everything spoilt our vacation a little. no freebies fir example kayaking in the sea for a certain amount if time. every activity beeded to be paid extra which added up to a nassive bill.
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