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8.4
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9.3
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  • Saadiyat Beach8.4 km
  • Saadiyat Beach Golf Club8.89 km
  • Saadiyat Island9.95 km
  • Al Jaber Sadiyat Clinic10.97 km
  • Port Zayed14.37 km
  • Al-Dhafra15.41 km
  • The Galleria on Al Maryah Island15.44 km
  • Aster Medical Centre Br116.06 km
  • Ocean Diving Centre16.21 km
  • Khalifa Centre16.39 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Zaya Nurai Island Resort

    Zaya Nurai Island, Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 44235 - See map

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    "Wonderful staff."
    Iman - May 13, 2016
    Exceptional comfort
    9.8 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.1 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    Cheaper than 63% of all properties in Abu Dhabi in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 254 Abu Dhabi properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Room comfort score
    9.8/10
    Review score - United States
    10.0/10
    Location score
    9.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.1/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Abu Dhabi properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Abu Dhabi properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Abu Dhabi properties
    Better than
    91
    %
    of Abu Dhabi properties
    Value for money7.0
    Distance to city center10km
    Location rating9.3
    Nearest airportAl Bateen Executive Airport (AZI)
    Distance to airport21.0 km

    Rooms available at Zaya Nurai Island Resort

    9.8
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    4 Bedroom Villa
    4 Bedroom Villa
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    • Sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed & 2 single...
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    5 Bedroom Villa
    5 Bedroom Villa
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    • Sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed & 2 single...
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    Beach Villa
    Beach Villa
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    • Room size: 250 m²/2691 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 super king bed & 1 double...
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    2 Bedroom Sea View
    2 Bedroom Sea View
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    • Sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed & 2 double...
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    2 Bedroom Villa
    2 Bedroom Villa
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    • Beach view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed & 1 super ...
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    DOUBLE BEACH RETREAT
    DOUBLE BEACH RETREAT
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    • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
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    HOUSE ONE BEDROOM BEACH
    HOUSE ONE BEDROOM BEACH
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    • Room size: 180 m²/1938 ft²
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    VILLA FOUR BEDROOM WATER
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      Villa Six Bedrooms With Private Pool
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        Standard With View Twin Beds
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          What people love about Zaya Nurai Island Resort

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "Amazing swimming pool in the middle of a paradise."

            Romain

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            July 4, 2016

          • 8.8
            Excellent

            "it's an amazing place and great weekend away."

            Zainab

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            June 3, 2018

          • 8.0
            Very good

            "The resort is very nice, quite and private."

            Essa

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            August 21, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent

          "It is really perfect ,perfect location ,perfect view,my advi..."

          Nayef

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          August 20, 2017

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          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining
          4 mentions
          Swimming Pool
          3 mentions
          Beach
          3 mentions
          Housekeeping
          2 mentions

          What they offer

          8.8
          Excellent

          "We had an amazing time there, the island is magical"

          Ali

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          August 7, 2017

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          Food and dining

          Breakfast options

          American
          Asian
          Continental
          Halal
          Vegetarian
          Vegan
          Full English/Irish
          Gluten-free

          Restaurants on site

          Frangipani
          Cuisine:International
          Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
          Dusk
          Cuisine:Mexican
          Menu:Buffet
          Hooked
          Cuisine:Seafood, Middle Eastern
          Menu:Buffet
          Smokin Pinapple
          Cuisine:Pizza
          Menu:Buffet
          Ginger Mermaid
          No additional information available
          Book Cellar
          No additional information available
          Private Floating Sushi Platter
          Cuisine:Sushi
          Menu:Buffet
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          Most helpful reviews for Zaya Nurai Island Resort
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019
          Beach Villa
          Excellent8.4
          Love the place .. but...I really had a great stay everything was good so far, but when I checked out I received a bill of damages items cost around 700 dirham , when I asked they told me miss used one towel and duvet with a stain that we couldn’t remove , I’ve been in a hundred hotels and luxurious resorts none of them did such let me pay for a stain.. like if they want I will recommend to use Ariel to clean sheet instead of let the customers pay for stains.
          aliaafrom KuwaitReviewed June 28, 2019
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2019
          Villa
          Excellent8.8
          Amazing rooms with private pool and review The room was one of the best we have stayed in with beautiful view from the private pool. Attentive staff. Pizza at smokin pineapple was great. Other restaurants were good but pricey and not exceptional.
          Karenfrom United Arab EmiratesReviewed March 07, 2019
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
          Beach Villa
          Exceptional9.6
          Fantastic Great thanks to the hotel staff for their quick response to anything the guest need. Specious villa with high quality furniture along with comfortable bed. The design of the villa is amazing with clear view from the floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the outside. overall it was great time I had there. At the time I was there, I had some issue I didn't like it at all. The UAE government booked some villas for private event (around 80% of the resort) and during the event time one Resturant was able to serve us while other denied the access. The most bad thing happened that the helicopter brought some guests and they cross the resorts above the villas without considering the privacy for the guests (they should fly around the resorts to the H point). I strongly complain to the hotel about that, and suggested if they have special guests and they'll close some major area for them to tell the guests before booking or to close the resort for their special one.
          Jasimfrom KuwaitReviewed February 19, 2019
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019
          Beach Villa
          Excellent8.4
          Bad experienceBeautiful island, fantastic construction. Terrible experience. This is not my first trip. On check in at 4pm we were taken to a room with no beach, specifically booked a beach villa. After a lot of noise and aggravation, moved to a villa with beach. The pool temp was heated to 94 Fahrenheit, called and complained, very unceremoniously were told they will shut off the pool heat. Guess what the water temperature was next morning, yup 94 degrees Terrible experience, not gonna go back
          zulfaqqarfrom United Arab EmiratesReviewed April 10, 2019
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in December 2015
          Beach Villa
          Exceptional10.0
          Best Hotel on Earth!!what can i say, private villa with private pool on the beach. Best hospitality by staff. the most luxurious hotel i have ever booked (and i tried some very fancy ones in the far east, but nothing tops Zaya Nurai. Its a bit expensive but definitely value for money.
          Waelfrom EgyptReviewed June 01, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
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          Cleanliness9.1
          Facilities8.4
          Location9.3
          Room comfort and quality9.8
          Service8.4
          Value for money7.0
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          8.4
          Excellent
          aliaa from Kuwait
          Family with young children
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

          Love the place .. but...”

          I really had a great stay everything was good so far, but when I checked out I received a bill of damages items cost around 700 dirham , when I asked they told me miss used one towel and duvet with a stain that we couldn’t remove , I’ve been in a hundred hotels and luxurious resorts none of them did such let me pay for a stain.. like if they want I will recommend to use Ariel to clean sheet instead of let the customers pay for stains.

          Reviewed June 28, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Karen from United Arab Emirates
          Couple
          Villa
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

          Amazing rooms with private pool and review ”

          The room was one of the best we have stayed in with beautiful view from the private pool. Attentive staff. Pizza at smokin pineapple was great. Other restaurants were good but pricey and not exceptional.

          Reviewed March 07, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jasim from Kuwait
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

          Fantastic ”

          Great thanks to the hotel staff for their quick response to anything the guest need. Specious villa with high quality furniture along with comfortable bed. The design of the villa is amazing with clear view from the floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the outside. overall it was great time I had there. At the time I was there, I had some issue I didn't like it at all. The UAE government booked some villas for private event (around 80% of the resort) and during the event time one Resturant was able to serve us while other denied the access. The most bad thing happened that the helicopter brought some guests and they cross the resorts above the villas without considering the privacy for the guests (they should fly around the resorts to the H point). I strongly complain to the hotel about that, and suggested if they have special guests and they'll close some major area for them to tell the guests before booking or to close the resort for their special one.

          Reviewed February 19, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          zulfaqqar from United Arab Emirates
          Group
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Bad experience”

          Beautiful island, fantastic construction. Terrible experience. This is not my first trip. On check in at 4pm we were taken to a room with no beach, specifically booked a beach villa. After a lot of noise and aggravation, moved to a villa with beach. The pool temp was heated to 94 Fahrenheit, called and complained, very unceremoniously were told they will shut off the pool heat. Guess what the water temperature was next morning, yup 94 degrees Terrible experience, not gonna go back

          Reviewed April 10, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Wael from Egypt
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in December 2015

          Best Hotel on Earth!!”

          what can i say, private villa with private pool on the beach. Best hospitality by staff. the most luxurious hotel i have ever booked (and i tried some very fancy ones in the far east, but nothing tops Zaya Nurai. Its a bit expensive but definitely value for money.

          Reviewed June 01, 2016
          7.2
          Very good
          Hamda from United Arab Emirates
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Husband’s birthday”

          I have sent an email to ask for bedroom arrangement for birthday because it was a surprise for him and they replied that they have complementary towels and cake and it will be ready and prepared, 1-one day earlier i have sent another email as reminder and called as well 2-we reached there was nothing prepared and i felt so bad they ruined my surprise 3- they got the cake after we reached and my husband recieved it which was not nice 4- after i talked to reception they mentioned that they are having packages for arrangement that was not mentioned by them earlier ! 5- 2 guyz with jetskie who was not staying in the hotel came and stopped infront of our villa and refused to move until my husband called the hotel 6- the hotel checkout is 12 and the boat moves 12 ! Which supposed to leave room eariorr 7- hotel was very nice and quite but as a muslim people and country i believe villas privacy needs to be improved by putting a moving partition that can be opened or closed

          Reviewed June 10, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          Essa from Kuwait
          Family with young children
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

          Very good resort but needs some improvements. ”

          The resort is very nice, quite and private. I do recommend this resort for families. But unfortunately there are 2 major problems here. First is the food (room service and restaurant) the quality and variety of the food is below average although very high in price and exaggerated. Second is the staff. Too many of them are not professional at all and some of them are rude and disrespectful, they don’t qualify to serve in high end resorts. I wish next time I visit this resort things will be improved because it is a big loss to have such a fantastic place with this kind of staff (some of them not all) and this low dining quality.

          Reviewed August 21, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Anood
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018

          Very good”

          My worst experience ever i choose zaya nurai to celebrate my husband birthday.. I request early check in 2 time but they do nothing about it while the resort was not fully booked..second they keep my cake in the sun too much time until they bring it to the room and when they bring it was melted and its look a horrible..and its the first time in a 5 star hotel they didnt even bring a small complimentary cake ..while they are the reason for ruining my cake which i brought it!!!..Also the food was very expensive and really not good and no taste at all even we can’t eat it we request to cook it again but still we can’t eat it ..every year when we go to any hotel we find a such nice welcoming and offers for our birthday but here they offer nothing its just like you are coming for a normal day not a very special occasion

          Reviewed July 08, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Zainab from United Arab Emirates
          Group
          2 Bedroom Sea View
          Stayed 1 night in June 2018

          Fab staycation ”

          Great villa with a private pool but it was not a sea view more of a look at other villas view. Hidden costs as they charhe you for the boat ride, not said when booked. Could do with a nice shower on the beach when you can have some privacy. Apart from that it's an amazing place and great weekend away. I will be going again

          Reviewed June 03, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Rinad
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          Very good”

          Everything was pleasant except the following: welcome club was in a bad condition, lebanese restaurant had noisy iraqi songs waiter wasnt cooperative, food wasn’t good in general, alao all staff must learn to be more friendly and client oriented.

          Reviewed December 18, 2017
          6.4
          Good
          Foekad from United Arab Emirates
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Good”

          Amazing place to spend relaxing time...only lack of professionality. They need to work on the staff and management...staff are friendly but not professional at all. It’s too messy and you see and feel there is no guideline. I hope they will work on the staff and train them wellllll

          Reviewed February 15, 2019
          6.8
          Good
          Rugayah
          Family with young children
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018

          Sudden cancellation ”

          The hotel canceled my booking just night before I arrive!! Even though I've payed for it! Because the was fully booked !! Thanks to agoda the contacted the hotel and then they confirmed it and still i did pay for the tax and the boat transportation!! Which is 150 Drs At the end i want to thank agoda for their amazing customer service and for the fast replies and help!!!

          Reviewed September 18, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Amal
          Family with young children
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Amazing”

          المكان رائع بمعنى الكلمة 🤩

          Reviewed April 12, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Natalie from United Arab Emirates
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in May 2017

          Couldn't fault it, just a little expensive.”

          Absolutely incredible place! Real desert retreat!

          Reviewed May 28, 2017
          9.0
          Exceptional
          ABDULAZIZ from Kuwait
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

          Best for Couples”

          Privacy,Relaxing and fun

          Fantastic

          Reviewed August 19, 2015
          6.0
          Marc from United Arab Emirates
          Family with young children
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

          Above average”

          The hotel is over priced compared to what is offered, starting from the welcoming area in Abu Dhabi, which was a disaster not even one person to help with the luggage, restaurants food quality is below average and very expensive, a lot of flies in some of the restaurants. i think a lot of effort is needed to make things right.

          Reviewed November 18, 2017
          6.8
          Good
          Naif from Saudi Arabia
          Family with teens
          2 Bedroom Sea View
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Disappointed ”

          We were 6 adults and I booked two villas each with two bedrooms beachfront. But when we go to the island they give us villas houses on the back side which are very far from the beach and when I asked them they said sorry we don't have any beachfront villa avaliable!!!

          Reviewed November 18, 2016
          4.4
          Badria from United Arab Emirates
          Solo traveler
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016

          Not very happy traveler”

          The service is bad and most of the stuff are not helpful and if u called the reception they don't answer ur call immediately, u have to call 3 times so they will pick up ur call. The food is average and very expensive !

          Reviewed May 14, 2016
          6.8
          Good
          Rayan from Saudi Arabia
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

          Good, needs time to be great ”

          The place is amazing but still poor in term of the following: 1- Final Finishing: to can see there are lots of empty spaces/ ungreen areas and lots & lots of construction. 2- Things to do: there is absolutely nothing to do out there but the movies night (which is a 2 hours activity). there is a huge potential to gather and do lots of night activity. 3- Food is a supper issue: they have an amazing chef with a very small menu !!! adding to that, the international food is not completely available (such as Pizza - regular cheese burger - shawarma...etc) 4- No laundry in the island: which mean it you have to wait for more than 24 hours to get it back. I think this place has a big potential and will be supper great in couple of years if they focused on enhancing the service.

          Reviewed April 14, 2016
          3.2
          Hind from United Arab Emirates
          Couple
          Beach Villa
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Place is nice but room service is bad ”

          Room service is slow plus you have to pay for everything even if u are an in guest, and prices are exaggerated

          Reviewed October 27, 2018
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