Located on an island just off Abu Dhabi, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara offers a vast array of activities and facilities for a family holiday or break. This hotel is literally in the middle of no-where, but with everything you need for your family holidays here you don't really need to venture out too far. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and all rooms have sea views. The beach isn't ideal for lazing on due to the broken coral and stones, but this place is ideal for active families with tennis, cycling routes and even a safari or nature drive.


The resort is just 8km off the Abu Dhabi emirate’s western coastline and 250km from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Anantara Desert Island

What to expect

Beach nearby
Connecting rooms
Family rooms
Kids club
Kids early dinner
Outdoor pool


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Kids Club.

Babysitting service (on request; extra charge).


64 rooms, suites and villas. Interconnecting rooms available.
Deluxe rooms sleep 2 people in double bed, with space for a cot. With private balcony.
Beach Access rooms sleep 2 people in double bed, with space for a cot. On the ground floor with terrace, close to the beach.
Junior suites have separate living and bedrooms areas and kitchenette.
Beach Villas have private plunge pool, walled garden and direct beach access.

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Childcare (see above).
Outdoor pools (including infinity-edge pool).
3 restaurants.
Bird watching.
Mountain biking.
Nature and wildlife drives.
Nature and wildlife walks.
On-site shop.
Fitness Centre.
Meeting Rooms.
Tennis Court.
Anantara Spa.
Gift boutique.