Set on the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just
8 kilometres off the coast of Jabel Dhanna,
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara
offers intrepid travellers an unforgettable
escape amid the glittering waters of the
Arabian Gulf. Home to a unique nature
reserve, the island is a paradise of free
roaming wildlife and rugged natural beauty.
While being off the beaten path is one of our
island’s best attributes, visitors to Desert Islands
Resort & Spa by Anantara will find that the
journey here is an unforgettable experience in
itself. Take a scenic f light directly to the island.
Alternatively, enjoy the 250 kilometres drive
west from Abu Dhabi to Jabel Dhanna port,
your gateway to Desert Islands and start of a
leisurely 20-minute sail through the crystal
blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. On arrival at
the island’s marina, guests will be met for the
short transfer to our secluded resort.
Getting there -
From Abu Dhabi
Proceed on the E11 in the direction of Tarif and Mirfa.
Continue straight until you pass Tarif, Mirfa and Baynoona.
Take the exit marked Al Ruwais (Exit 142) and continue until
you pass Al Ruwais, after which follow signs to the right
for Jabel Dhanna and then for Sir Bani Yas Island. Take the
second u-turn from Jabel Dhanna road and take the first
right turn. At the end of the road there will be a roundabout.
Follow the Sir Bani Yas / Desert Islands sign that will lead you
to Sir Bani Yas jetty and the boat to Sir Bani Yas Island.