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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

Escape to lush savannah in a wildlife sanctuary where gazelle roams free. Anantara Al Sahel offers you one of a kind experiences out of the many luxury Abu Dhabi hotels which are located on Sir Bani Yas Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

For reservations please contact;

+971 2 895 8700
Complimentary WiFi

Contact Details

  • P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island
  • +971 2 801 4300
  • +971 2 801 4308
Getting Here

Desert Islands is 8 km off the coast of Jebel Dhanna (two hours' drive from downtown Abu Dhabi), accessible by complimentary water taxi or private seaplane.


Follow the E11 highway directly from Abu Dhabi or Dubai in the direction of Tarif and Mirfa.  Passing Tarif, Mirfa, Baynoona and Al Ruwais, take exit 113 marked Sir Bani Yas Island, and at the roundabout take the Sir Bani Yas exit. At the next roundabout, take the second exit. Follow the road until the third roundabout and take the exit for Sir Bani Yas and Jebel Dhanna Jetty. At the fourth roundabout, take the first exit marked Sir Bani Yas Island. 

At the jetty, you can park your car in a safe, covered area before boarding the complimentary water taxi. 


Our luxury limousine service transports guests from Abu Dhabi or Dubai to Jebel Dhana Jetty. From there, guests board the water taxi for Sir Bani Yas Island. Please contact +971 (0) 2 801 5400 to book your journey. A 48-hour advance booking is required. 


We offer a complimentary 15- to 20-minute water taxi transfer for all our guests to and from the island. This service operates 4-5 times daily and must be booked 24 hours in advance. Please note that the water taxi transfer schedule is subject to weather conditions and coastguard approval.

Operating Schedule   From Mainland  From Sir Bani Yas Island  
Daily  12.00 noon 9.00 am 
Daily 3.00 pm 1.00 pm 
Daily 6.00 pm 4.00 pm 
Daily 11.00 pm 8.00 pm

For enquiries or to reserve your crossing, please contact Guest Services at +971 (0) 2 801 5400 or email


Travel to Sir Bani Yas Island is swift and seamless with Seawings' flight services. Soar over island beauty and the Arabian Gulf. For more information contact

Please note that these flight services are operated and managed by a third party, and that the operator’s terms and conditions apply.

Our team would be happy to assist you with any enquiries. Please note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
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  • +971 2 895 8700

    NO DRONE POLICY: Due to privacy and safety concerns, please note that Al Sahel Villa Resort Resort strictly prohibits the operation of drones by guests within the entire premises of the resort.
GDS Codes
Chain Code: OH | Amadeus: AUHSAH | Galileo: 56684 | Sabre: 176629 | Worldspan: ADALS | Pegasus: 75451