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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi

Why We Love This Hotel :

History:This modern, eco-friendly resort is surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and salt-domed hilltops that began to form as long as 600 million years ago during the Cambrian Period and can still be admired today.

Location:Situated on the beautiful island of Sir Bani Yas and surrounded by the glittering waters of the Arabian Gulf, this unique resort sits in the center of a 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park.

Service:An impeccable five-star service is offered throughout each guest’s stay from the moment they arrive to their departure as well as exclusive access to all luxury amenities within the resort. 


Despite being located within vast desert surroundings, Al Sahel Villa Resort has a number of five-star facilities for its guests to enjoy, as well as an array of outdoor activities to really connect with the natural concept this resort promotes. 


Al Sahel Spa Villa is the ultimate spot for indulging into one of the popular Anantara signature treatments. Make an appointment for a massage, for yourself or both you and your significant other, and unwind after a day full of exploration. Alternatively, head over to the north of the island for ultimate wellness-oriented Anantara Spa programs for the body, mind and soul.

Swimming Pool

Perfect for the morning swim or lazy afternoons on the deck while sipping on refreshing concoctions, the resort’s pool area is the place to be. Open in the evenings so that you can watch the stars, allow the soft breeze and unique setting and views to enchant you.


Al Sahel Villa Resort encompasses the ‘feel’ of the environment with its extensive array of dining options, whether guests opt for a picnic beneath the Arabian stars, delicious African-inspired grilled meat or perhaps a South Asian bite, the choices are endless.

Al Shams

This convenient poolside bar provides quick and easy gourmet snacks but with a luxurious touch. Guests can relax at the pool on a sunlounger, while devouring a beef quesadilla sandwich or for lighter bites, a tuna nicoise salad might be more suitable. After the sun sets, shisha is also ideal to complement the soothing atmosphere and is available in a range of contrasting flavors.

Dining by Design

The name says it all! Anantara’s Dining by Design allows guests to specially select their set menu for the evening and then the venue is entirely up to the guest. The expert staff can recommend the most idyllic spots across the island and allow guests to take part in a truly unique and memorable dining experience. 


For those who love Italian, Olio is the perfect restaurant to enjoy an array of culinary delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner, whilst absorbing the breathtaking surrounding sea views. Highly recommended are the roasted black cod fillet with vegetarian adriatic bouillon and roasted fennel and of course the traditional Italian favorite - Tiramisu. 

The Palm

The Palm awakens early in the morning to suit hungry guests returning from their dawn safari. This lively restaurant provides a delicious menu filled with international and Middle Eastern treats and the breakfast buffet is a must. The restaurant is decorated with an ornate, contemporary Arabic theme, making it the perfect venue for the occasional themed night taking place at the resort. 

The Savannah Grill & Lounge

The Savannah Grill & Lounge provides guests with a real taste of Africa to mirror their safari experience with a varied menu of delicious tastes and delicacies from the continent itself. Highly recommended are the succulent steaks for meat-eaters or for those with a sweet tooth, try the traditional warm malva pudding.



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