Zaya Nurai Island

‘Boutique Island Resort, Outdoor Cinema, Great Sports’

On a small private island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Zaya Nurai Island is a boutique resort populated by contemporary villas that blend into the natural landscape. Each upscale villa offers a pool, terrace area and plentiful living space and some are located over-water. You’ll find beach-inspired restaurants, bars, a library and open-air cinema. Guests can enjoy a wide range of land and water sports, particularly on the beach with volleyball and football.

In Our Opinion

‘Both child and couple friendly, Zaya Nurai Island’s has the excellent facilities of a larger hotel refined into an intimate boutique setting’

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  • 48’ TV
  • Bose speakers
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar

Four Bedroom Water Villa

Providing a generous helping of space, the Four Bedroom Water Villa features a rooftop dining and barbecue area, a private patio and sundeck and a huge infinity edge pool.


  • 950sqm
  • Total of four bedrooms, each with the choice of one king size bed, or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 8 persons
  • 5 bathrooms with oversized bathtub and/or rainfall showers
  • Rooftop dining and barbecue area
  • Private patio and sun deck
  • 120sqm infinity edge pool

One Bedroom Beach Villa

Designed to complement the surrounding environment, the One Bedroom Beach Villa features a 25sqm infinity-edge pool, an outdoor lounge with a private dining area and a loft-style living area.


  • 250sqm
  • One bedroom with one king-size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children
  • Bathroom with freestanding bathtub and walk-in rainfall shower
  • Infinity-edge pool - 25sqm
  • Outdoor shower
  • Loft-style living room
  • Outdoor lounge with private dining area

Two Bedroom Beach House

Designed for families in mind, the Two Bedroom Beach House offers two pools surrounded by decking and a separate living room.


  • 180sqm
  • Total of two bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults and 2 children
  • Bathroom with oversized bathtub and shower
  • Two 25sqm pools
  • Separate living room
  • Private pool with decking

Two Bedroom Seaview Villa

Just 2 minutes away from the beach, the Two Bedroom Seaview Villa features an 18sqm pool, separate living room and outdoor terrace.


  • 180sqm
  • Total of two bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with one king size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults and 2 children
  • Bathroom with oversized bathtub and central shower
  • Separate living room
  • Outdoor terrace with private dining area
  • 18sqm pool
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Sea views


• Swimming pool
• Yoga
• Pilates
• Outdoor cinema


• Gentlemen’s barber

Land Sports

• Tennis
• Darts
• Table tennis
• Badminton
• Volleyball
• Basketball
• Petanque
• Foosball
• Beach football
• Pool
• Board games
• Beach golf

Water Sports

• Snorkelling
• Jet ski
• Wakeboarding
• Water-skiing
• Kite surfing
• Fly boarding
• Banana ride
• Stand-up paddle
• Surf pool


A sanctuary by the sea, the spa at Zaya Nurai Island offers thorough treatments, therapies and facilities designed to improve your body and mind.

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Bed & breakfast
• To be taken in Frangipani Restaurant
Smokin Pineapple


A Mexican themed restaurant serving quirky dishes and sunset cocktails. Indulge in tapas, tacos or ceviche. Open 17:00 – 01:00.


In a rustic setting overlooking the sea, Frangipani serves lunch and dinner. The restaurant also serves a children’s buffet and menu. Open 07:30 – 22:30.

Private BBQ

Enjoy marinated barbecue favourites.


Seafood restaurant. Diners can pick their own catch of the day. Food served 12:00 – 16:00 and 19:00 – 01:00.

Smokin’ Pineapple

Tuck into wood oven fired pizza and cocktails in a hammock. Open 10:00 – 22:00.

Ginger Mermaid

A hotspot for friends, Ginger Mermaid is by the pool, serving cocktails and dishes including fish and chips and wasabi beef. Open 10:00 – 19:00.

Book Cellar

The go-to locale for games, books and a quiet snack. Open 10:00 – 19:00.
Zaya Nurai Island is north-west of mainland Abu Dhabi, just ten minutes by speedboat.

Zaya Nurai Island welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

• Baby cots/safety rails/nappies/bottle warmers/sterilisers
• Sand toys/sunscreen/arm bands/swimming toys

• Frangipani Restaurant operates a children’s menu and buffet

Kids Club
• 4 – 12

• Games, crafts and sports

• Babysitting service is available for children at an hourly fee
• 24-hour notice is recommended
• A babysitter can watch a maximum of 2 children at a time


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