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Zaya Nurai Island

Abu Dhabi 44235 United Arab Emirates
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#63 of 159 hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Situated along the Arabian Gulf, at just 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island and 60-minute journey from downtown Dubai, Nurai is a private island home of the exclusive boutique resort Zaya Nurai Island. Each of the 32 private and elegant villas is designed to blend perfectly into the landscape of the island with private pools and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning ocean views. Guests enjoy luxurious in-room amenities, gourmet dining, high speed internet and dedicated butler service. Nurai Island offers first-class spa facilities with a wide range of treatments, as well as an exciting diving experience and water sport activities at the 5* PADI dive center. A wide range of activities and outdoor games for grown-ups and children make Nurai the perfect destination for young couples and families. Nestled among palm trees, 'Petit Z' is the island's custom designed kids' club. The island dining scene is composed of 4 bars and restaurants from a French-chic style fine dining to a relaxed pizzeria passing by a burger bistro and a rustic-chic restaurant, all guests will find something to satisfy their cravings. The Zaya Nurai Island Welcome Center is located just 10 minutes from Yas Mall, 15 minutes from the Yas links golf course and 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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DF wrote a review 15 Sep
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Good: Staff were very lovely - especially our main housekeeping staff Bishal; Beds were comfy; Room service delivery was quick; Buggy's were easy to order; Fun to have bikes per villa; Dusk restaurant was delicious. Complimentary water and fruit. Beach access was convenient. View was nice. Having a private pool was AMAZING! Needs improvement: Lack of info on boat timings and arrival procedure - had to call to figure this out. I would hope that this info would be part of the follow up welcome email after booking. Boat fee of 210 AED was a surprise - this should be included in the price; Waiting area for the boats was very small and cramped; Villa was spacious but the decor felt like Ikea and the layout was very odd - so much wasted space, it was very strange; The TV is super small, for a room that size it should be twice the size; No way to connect personal devices to the TV which is common at many luxury resorts these days; Bathroom is super open! Toilet is enclosed but shower is not. Not much privacy which we didn't know in advance so it was a bit of a surprise; In that giant bathroom there was only one towel bar and one hook - nowhere to hang toiletry kit or additional towels or anything; Nowhere to hang swimsuits to dry; Planters around the poolside were unkempt with lots of dead leaves and overgrowth; Tons of ants around the pool; Very loud family of birds hung out all day (from dawn!!) outside our villa and delivered dead rotting fish to our poolside daily (staff were very apologetic and removed the fish quickly); Sliding doors to the pool were the only working doors despite there being numerous other doors that were all locked. The sliding doors were SOOO HEAVY and needed lubricant or maintenance or something; Most days the pool was very HOT - had to call several times to ask the temp to be adjusted and it would cool down for a bit and then temp would rise back up. Not refreshing on hot August days; There were no reading lights at the bed, so unless you pack your own travel light you can expect to go to bed at the same time as everyone else because it's all lights or no lights... No late night reading: The "Bose" speaker that is mentioned on the room features online was not plugged in. It was only after we noticed the terrible sound on the tv when there's a giant speaker attached did we troubleshoot and find the issue. This speaker should be on when the guest arrives. Overall: Nice place, cool vibe, great staff, but value for money was lacking. For the price we paid there weren't enough perks! Need to include breakfast in that price at the very least!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Naveen T wrote a review 5 Sep
1 contribution1 helpful vote
So, we visited this beautiful property on 2 Sep 2021 for two day. My experience at the property was so amazing, that i plan to visit again next month. The vibe of this resort, is completely mesmerizing and will stay with you forever. I would say if you plan to visit the island you should look for Amandeep he was like a tourist guide to us and most helpful person there and he was simply amazing . He showed us around the island, helped us with everything very promptly. Please visit this property and make beautiful memories for lifetime. Every little thing is detailed and flawless.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Noha M wrote a review 4 Sep
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates108 contributions46 helpful votes
Phenomenal experience; we enjoyed every second during our stay in Nurai. The service was amazing, whenever we needed a buggy to to anywhere it was provided with almost no wait time at all. There are multiple restaurants for dinner. The villa was perfectly maintained and clean, the pool is temperature controlled to our liking. We cant wait to come back again. As per my husband everyone should do Nurai at least once in their life.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Villa 118 is the perfect spot.
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Mouza wrote a review 4 Sep
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
The staff was nice Mr. Aman so kind and helpful he deserve better.. The clean was great but the decor 60/100 The food fabulous.. The cleaner perfect My experience Over all, was very good I’m happy in my vacation. I’ll visit again to see something new
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Amit S wrote a review Aug 2021
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A truly beautiful island with white sand and a tranquil vibe. The rooms are furnished to a high standard, very spacious and the views overlooking the sea are breathtaking. The staff are incredibly polite and helpful- Amandeep in particular treated us like family. He is a star. Spa facilities are also superb. We came for our wedding anniversary and it was the best decision we made. Thoroughly recommend this hidden gem.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zaya Nurai Island
Which popular attractions are close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Nearby attractions include Saadiyat Beach Club (1.1 km), Fun City (0.6 km), and Hamilton's Gastropub (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zaya Nurai Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Safina Restaurant, Circle Cafe (Saadiyat Island), and Offside Sports Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Zaya Nurai Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zaya Nurai Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Zaya Nurai Island offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zaya Nurai Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, and Filipino.