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Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara 

Revel in the luxury of a desert island escape just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Explore the surrounding wildlife reserve and wide open wadis. 

Complimentary WiFi

Contact Details

  • P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island
  • +971 2 801 5400
  • +971 2 801 5408
Getting Here

Nestled 8 km off Abu Dhabi’s coast and a two-hour drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, Desert Islands offers lavish comforts, spectacular views and adventurous getaways. Getting here from anywhere in the world is easy either by water taxi or seaplane.


Follow the E11 highway directly from Abu Dhabi or Dubai in the direction of Tarif and Mirfa. Continue on, passing Tarif, Mirfa, Baynoona and Al Ruwais. Take exit 113 marked Sir Bani Yas Island, and at the roundabout take the Sir Bani Yas Island 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 Dhana 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 for Sir Bani Yas Island.


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


In order to get to Sir Bani Yas Island from the mainland, we offer a complimentary 15- to 20-minute water taxi transfer for all our guests. 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.

Water Taxi 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 a breathtaking bird’s eye view aboard a seaplane. For more information please contact

Please be aware 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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Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara
GDS Codes
Chain Code: OH | Amadeus: MLE442 | Galileo: 52150 | Sabre: 9123 | Worldspan: 70442 | Pegasus: 75529