Oozing boho barefoot chic, this boutique resort on a private island in Abu Dhabi offers villas with private pools and fire-pits for special family moments, as well as an out-of-the-ordinary kids' club that stands out for its treehouse, zipline, cinema and climbing wall, and activities including water sports, cycling and shell painting. Meanwhile, there's a wonderful spa to which parents can slope off for some restorative Ayurveda or other treatments. 

Much of the food at the Zaya Nurai Island is home-grown and organic; cuisine ranges from zingy modern Mexican to the freshest of seafood in the spectacular waterside Hooked, wooden oven-fired pizza in Smokin' Pineapple with its live music, and sashimi platters, scallops, and carpaccio in Ginger Mermaid.

With options sleeping up to 14, Zaya Nurai Island is the perfect place for multi-generational holidays with grandparents and for holidays with other families.



Zaya Nurai Island is a 30min road transfer then a 15min boat ride from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Zaya Nurai Island

What to expect

Private Pools
Great for school-aged kids
Beach < 1km
Fitness Suite
Kids club
Kids pool


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Petit Z Kids' club (ages 4–12; daily; ages under 4 years with adult accompaniment) 

Babysitting (by advance request; extra charge)


52 villas with private plunge or infinity swimming pools, fire-pits and butler service. Extra beds/cots and baby/todder equipment (swim nappies, baby monitors, black-out blinds, bottle-sterilisers, changing mats, socket covers, stairgates) available. Some villas have beachfront locations and the largest sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms.

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Childcare (see above)

2 outdoor heated infinity pools; surf pool; kids' water park

4 restaurants with kids' dishes; bar; in-villa dining

Outdoor cinema

Spa; gym; personal training and Pilates and yoga tuition

Water sports (diving; kayaking; sea-bobbing; snorkelling; wind-surfing; kite-surfing; jet-skiing; inflatable rides)

Lands sports (tennis; table tennis; volleyball; croquet; badminton; golf driving range)

Fishing trips