Zaya Nurai Island is a dream destination trumpeted to be one of the world’s most romantic destinations. This boutique hotel is situated on its own private island and boasts 32 modern beach villas supplied with their own pools and beach access.
A glamourous venue, perfect for wedding celebrations, guests can enjoy on their own private island escape, make a trip to relish their BBQ brunch and fantastic facilities. Clients need to travel via boat from Saadiyat Island and discover the serenity and luxury. After a short 12-minute boat ride from the mainland, Zaya Nurai Island is a heavenly destination that amplifies the beauty of nature, ensures comfort and showcases unique style as soon as the clients come ashore. Each villa has its own reserved infinity edge pool, spacious veranda and beach access; with massive floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can lounge in bed and still enjoy unobstructed views of the turquoise waters outside. Each guest is offered a mocktail by the staff member and is similar to arriving at a resort in the Maldives, with clear, turquoise water with fish around the jetty and staff proffering cold towels.
Nurai is a small natural island that has been enlarged and turned into a high-end residential and hotel property. The large villas, can accommodate 12 people, and guests can walk around the whole island in under an hour. With no cars, these landscaped areas showcase a pleasant rustic feel, with sandy tracks. There’s a helipad and clients can arrive with their own boats by prior arrangement. The resort and brand Zaya has been created and developed by Nadia Zaal, who has inspired Al Barari in Dubai.
The outdoor dining area has steps down to a shared beach area. Although, the main beach on the other side of the island, by the main pool and restaurants, is perfect for swimming. The property is all white, with minimal look and is very attractive at night. With reproductions of vintage Abu Dhabi, the Zaya Nurai Island presents photographs and a separate sitting area with a TV, sofa, coffee table and many books.
The terrace blends between two restaurants and faces the sea, is a fun place to be. The food is delicious at Olive, the hotel’s fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant. Guests have enjoyed crab soup, scallop salad, seafood stew and crème brûlée and other preparations. The seafood stew is a must-try. The resort offers a great choice of breakfast with shakshouka, halloumi, foul and vegetables. All the juices and coffee served at the resort are fantastic. The service is very attentive and the resort’s architecture and design creates a relaxing atmosphere. Guests can visit and enjoy the fresh air and vast spaces.
Zaya Nurai Island
Sheikh Khalifah Bin Zayed
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 2 506 6222
Photo courtesy: www.zayanuraiisland.com
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