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Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara 

Revel in the luxury of an island escape just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Explore wildlife reserve, savannah, beach, mangroves and the Arabian Gulf surrounding.

Complimentary WiFi

Contact Details

  • P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island
  • +971 2 801 5400
  • +971 2 801 5408
  • dirs@anantara.com
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.

BY CAR

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. 

BY LIMOUSINE

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. 

BY WATER TAXI

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 dirs@anantara.com

BY SEAPLANE

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 seawings@anantara.info

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

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GDS Codes
Chain Code: OH | Amadeus: MLE442 | Galileo: 52150 | Sabre: 9123 | Worldspan: 70442 | Pegasus: 75529