Zaya Nurai Island, Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi

Sun? Check. Sand? Check. Pristine, crystal-clear waters? Check. Less than 15 minutes off Saadiyat Island’s coastline, Zaya Nurai is a little slice of Maldivian magic in Abu Dhabi.

Stunning scenery; cracking Miami-chic, Beachfront Pool Villas, four-bedroom Water Villas and two-bedroom Sea View Houses; and faultless food on a secluded, picture-perfect island only accessible by boat, seaplane, or helicopter are just for starters; and exploring the quirkier aspects of this boutique resort is all part of the fun.

From the larger-than-life sculpture of rose-tinted glasses on the beach and adult-sized inflatables in the pool, to secluded nooks where you'll find charming birdcage-style daybeds… it all adds up to our new favourite spot to unwind in the UAE.​

Lounge at the striking Book Cellar, the Nurai Spa, or the Smokin’ Pineapple’s hammock jungle; take the sunrise bootcamp or sunset yoga; skip over the water on a jet-ski (or hover over it with a jet-pack); learn to surf at the surf pool; or head out fishing. After dark, enjoy themed evenings, outdoor movies, wine and cheese nights, and the wildest island parties.

Travelling with kids? Nurai has everything covered, from cots and safety rails, to sunscreen, armbands, inflatables and babysitting – plus everything in between (all on request); and an educational range of supervised fun and games for 4-12 year-olds.​​

Star Rating
5 stars
42 Villas
Transfer from airport
25 minutes by car from Abu Dhabi Airport & 10 minutes by boat to Nurai Island
Prices from
£3475 per person - 7 nights in a Beach Villa, including breakfast
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Hotel Style

Boutique Retreat

Gorgeously-intimate hidden retreats – small but perfectly-formed – with a private and attentive personal service; an indigenous décor that's full of superb style and local charm; innovative amenities, individually-tailored experiences, and some of the best views in the world – all setting the scene to relax the most jaded of travellers. ​

Ideal for

3 stars
3 stars
Kids' Club
3 stars
3 stars
2 stars


Things to experience during your stay


    Organising the perfect family holiday takes lots of planning, so let Eden’s Kids’ Concierge arrange everything from interconnecting rooms, child-friendly restaurants and babysitting to experiences you can all enjoy together.


    This resort comes complete with a fantastic range of amenities, recreational activities and dining venues to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points…


    A breathtaking destination, and service that’s as amazing as the setting. We couldn’t get enough of the margaritas at Smokin’ Pineapple Beach (which is why we spent most of our days and nights there!). Honestly, we felt like we were back in the Maldives.