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Zaya Nurai Island

Abu Dhabi 44235 United Arab Emirates
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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#43 of 163 hotels in Abu Dhabi
Travellers' Choice
Situated along the Arabian Gulf, at just 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island and 60-minute journey from downtown Dubai, Nurai is a private island home of the exclusive boutique resort Zaya Nurai Island. Each of the 32 private and elegant villas is designed to blend perfectly into the landscape of the island with private pools and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning ocean views. Guests enjoy luxurious in-room amenities, gourmet dining, high speed internet and dedicated butler service. Nurai Island offers first-class spa facilities with a wide range of treatments, as well as an exciting diving experience and water sport activities at the 5* PADI dive center. A wide range of activities and outdoor games for grown-ups and children make Nurai the perfect destination for young couples and families. Nestled among palm trees, 'Petit Z' is the island's custom designed kids' club. The island dining scene is composed of 4 bars and restaurants from a French-chic style fine dining to a relaxed pizzeria passing by a burger bistro and a rustic-chic restaurant, all guests will find something to satisfy their cravings. The Zaya Nurai Island Welcome Center is located just 10 minutes from Yas Mall, 15 minutes from the Yas links golf course and 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Couples massage
24-hour security
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Lagoon View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Filipino and 1 more
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Marwa M wrote a review 1 Dec
24 contributions10 helpful votes
This place is really a piece of paradise, we enjoyed our time, the villa is spacious and unique, the room service is awesome, every member made us feel welcomed and happy. The food was excellent, and the best part we got a shisha to be delivered to our villa. Thanks Zaya Nurai Island for making this night remarkable.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Kenza E wrote a review Nov 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
Ideal for a full day! They have a great waterpark for kids! a kind of nursery and playground. Really nice, the brunch was great with a nice view on the beach and services excellent specially michael from Nigeria ! Thank you
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Felicity Ham wrote a review Nov 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions3 helpful votes
What I liked: - The hotel itself is stunning and the rooms are beautiful. - The boat ride to the hotel is an added bonus. - The staff are very friendly and keen to ensure you are having a good time. Things to consider: - If I was going to go again I would book a beach villa and not a sea view house (which we had). The layout is better and the pool is bigger in the beach villa for some reason.. - The food is not quite five star standard. We ate at Dusk and Frangipani and both were average at best. There is a stark contrast in this regard to other similar resorts owned by Marriott for example.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: The Beach villa or water villa are the best aesthetically.
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Stefan F wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
Beautiful beach resort located on a tropical island close to Abu Dhabi city! Beach villas are ideal for couples as well as for small families. Lots of privacy, excellent staff and 5 * service, big thanks to Vivek! First class breakfast and a variety of nice restaurants.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ze Romao wrote a review Nov 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates9 contributions1 helpful vote
This place it’s just stunning, with an amazing vibe Soon as you reach the island , there is someone to greet you and explain you everything about Zaya. Miss Stephanie , greeted us with an amazing energy , explained us everything , and walked us till the pool , while engaging with us which made us feel very welcome . The pool and the beach are amazing , the DJ , Mr Chino is an absolute star , gives an amazing vibe to the place . The food is very good as well and all the staff are friendly Later on we moved to Smoking Pineapple The place it’s just incredible . The view is stunning , the staff , again, are just incredible . Specially thanks to Mr Adel and all his team for being so warm welcoming and looking after us. You have countless spots to take amazing pictures either by the swing, by the surf board, or even by the bar Overall the place it’s 10/10 , mainly for the vibe the whole staff creates . Thank you so much
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Boats every hour 10:30/11:30/12:30 Be there 10min before
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USD 790 - USD 1,526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zaya Nurai Island
Which popular attractions are close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Nearby attractions include Saadiyat Beach Club (1.1 km), Fun City (0.6 km), and Hamilton's Gastropub (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zaya Nurai Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Safina Restaurant, Circle Cafe (Saadiyat Island), and Offside Sports Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Zaya Nurai Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zaya Nurai Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Zaya Nurai Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Zaya Nurai Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Zaya Nurai Island offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.