Stay at the Zaha Nuhai Island Resort and wake up to magic.

A small, previously uninhabited natural island close on the coast of Abu Dhabi, offering well-equipped beach villas, private pools, obliging service, an excellent choice of restaurants and boat transfers, near Saadiyat Island. Great for families: young children are welcome and there is a kids’ club.

The Island has been developed as both an upscale resort and an exclusive real estate development. The resort is mostly clustered on the North Eastern side of the Island, where a 32 one bedroom villa line a crescent shaped beach.

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The Maldives of the Middle East

Nurai Island is a small, previously uninhabited natural island close to Saadiyat Island on Abu Dhabi’s coast. The island has been enlarged and works have taken place to shore up the development, but it still looks natural. To reach the island, visitors arrive at a small, smart welcome centre on Saadiyat Island, a 10-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi. From there it’s a 10-minute speedboat ride on a fairly large boat (carrying around 20 people) and departures are every hour on the half hour. Guests can make arrangements to arrive by private boat and there's also a helipad. It’s about a 90-minute drive from Dubai Airport.

The color of the water is to die for

When the flip flops match with the lounge


Ending up on the hammock

Is it time for dessert already?

It's always time to indulge at Frangipani Restaurant

It is the perfect time to pamper yourself at the Nurai Spa

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Enjoy signature drinks at Smokin pineapple

A true delicacy

When visiting hooked be sure to try the fatteh shrimps

Friday brunch at Frangipani

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