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Located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Sir Bani Yas Island Beach, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is within a 15-minute drive of Sir Bani Yas Island Pier. This 64-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. It's near the airport and also within a 15-minute drive of Arabian Wildlife Park.


Enjoy dining at The Palm, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 64 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, espresso makers, and free bottled water are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Sir Bani Yas Island Sir Bani Yas Island

Renovations & Closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 11 July 2016 to 24 August 2016 (completion date subject to change).

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Simply step outside to unwind on the hotel's beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa like a complimentary children's club and an outdoor pool.

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This luxury hotel also offers a steam room, a fitness center, and a garden.

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa has designated areas for smoking.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 64 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Poolside bar 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Conference center 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired internet access ( AED 100 per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired high-speed internet ( AED 100 per night )

Room Amenities

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers 64 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This Sir Bani Yas Island hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Espresso maker 

Where to Eat

The Palm - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Amwaj - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner.

Al Shams Restaurant and B - This poolside restaurant serves light fare only.

The Lounge - Onsite bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach, an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Game drive on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

Anantara Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 999.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 499.00 (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • Tourism fee: AED 15 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: AED 130 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): AED 100 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: AED 100 per night (rates may vary)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: AED 350 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Anantara Desert Islands
  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort
  • Anantara Desert Islands Resort Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Anantara Desert Islands Sir Bani Yas Island
  • Desert Islands Resort
  • Desert Islands Resort Anantara
  • Desert Islands Hotel
  • Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara

We should mention

Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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