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What we love

You could easily be forgiven for thinking that Zaya Nurai was located in one of the the exotic archipelagos of The Seychelles or the Maldives.  Yet you are in fact just a 10 minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi, making the island a great choice for UK travellers looking for a mid haul slice of paradise

The Property

Designed as a sanctuary for discerning individuals, Zaya Nurai island is a one of a kind concept in Abu Dhabi. 

The ethos of the island is to encourage guests to relax in a truly nurturing living space that will nourish the mind body and soul, thus helping one to feel totally relaxed and at ease. Zaya Nurai also prides itself on taking a fresh approach to hospitality, offering an eclectic boutique hotel experience within the island paradise of Nurai.  

Living Space

There are 32 one bedroom Beach Villas, 12 Over Water Villas and a small selection of Beach Estate Villas, which have 6 bedrooms, private beach and  undisturbed ocean views. 

Around the Resort you have a selection of bars and restaurants

Nurai's Terrace

Terrace is a French-style restaurant with a rustic-chic vibe, offers organic and seasonal produce sourced from local farms. The flexible menu is elegantly simple, with many of the dishes made for sharing among friends. 


The one-page menu at this modern restaurant boasts Mediterranean-influenced specialties such as Chateaubriand steak, lobster soufflé and duck foie gras amidst a sophisticated space. Cooling olive and brass tones and neat bonsai trees are reminiscent of the beauty of nature.

Beach Burger

The Beach Burger bistro has a fun and relaxed vibe, ideal for family meals. Among the choice of mouth-watering, organic burgers is ‘The Big Burger’, made with Wagyu beef and globally sourced extras. A selection of innovative salads is also on the menu.

Pool Bar

Relax and chill out by the side of the island’s infinity pool and get your groove on to the sounds of the hottest international DJs. 

Shisha Deck

Watch the sunset from the deck or a discreet sunken pod while enjoying the finest selection of quality shisha flavors and an exclusive cigar collection. Our chefs have prepared a special tapas and mezzeh menu featuring Mediterranean and local favorites to accompany our exclusive selection of premium beverages.


Zaya Spa

The Zaya Spa embodies quiet luxury amidst a dynamic, fast-paced world and believes in achieving balance between modern living and traditional heritage. It adapts to its local environment and integrates cultural elements while staying true to its contemporary and holistic approach to wellness. It appeals to highly successful and health conscious individuals who believe in striking a balance between physical, mental and emotional health.

Petit Z Kids Club

The kids club, nestled among palm trees and just a step away from the beach is a little Paradise for children. An expert and caring team of Hosts welcome children little Zayans and offer a fun and educational range of arts & crafts, nature and sporting experiences that are sure to open the little ones up to new discoveries and friendships. The Petit Z Kids club is open for children from 4 to 12 years old.

Nurai Dive Center

A 5* PADI Dive Centre is located on the south west coast of Nurai Island, with PADI certified dive masters and instructors, classrooms for dive class courses, a cylinder room, changing facilities, a boutique retail store and a fleet of dive boats to boot.

 Aquasport activities

An abundance of water sports activities are available at two locations on Zaya Nurai Island; Nurai Island Dive and North Beach, adjacent to the pool bar. Both locations are the destinations for all your non-motorised water sports activities, from stand up paddle boarding and windsurfing, to sea kayaking and kite surfing. Fitness, Gym & Yoga: Our state of the art gym is equipped with the latest cardiovascular equipment with a resident sport and fitness instructor on hand to put you through your paces, and offer you 1:1 personal training. In addition, an in-house Yoga guru will help you work on your body, mind and spirit to achieve balance and transformation through group or personalized sessions.


Zaya Nurai Island is situated along the pristine waters of the Arabaian Gulf in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi, UAE


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