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
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.