Nurai Island

5* out of 5 stars

One of the ‘World’s 22 Most Incredible Private Islands’ (as voted by CondeNast Traveller UK) invites you to a new level of luxury for your holiday to Abu Dhabi. Surround yourself with the sound of the calming waves and embark on a serene journey through Nurai Island’s decadent amenities.

Dining at Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi

Experience a postcard-perfect island in the Arabian Gulf, encompassed by turquoise waters and fringed by white sands. It’s a place where the design embraces the island’s nature, creating what feels like a personal nirvana for guests of all tastes. And speaking of taste, there are seven dining options for foodies to explore, from the vibrant 'Ginger Mermaid' to the laid-back ‘Book Cellar’ where you can select from a range of bestsellers, magazines and board games as you enjoy a freshly brewed beverage accompanied by a selection of artisanal cheeses.

Things to do at Nurai Island

Take advantage of island life and hit the sea with a range of watersports, including stand-up paddle board, beach snorkelling, pedalo boats and sea kayaking. Or sink into sanctuary at Nurai Spa where you can stargaze in the therapeutic treatment centre. For fitness fanatics, there’s a state-of-the-art gym, plus classes which include yoga, pilates and outdoor conditioning classes. Whatever you choose, you’re bound to feel refreshed.

At Nurai Island, there’s something for everyone. Described as a ‘family-friendly fun land,’ this exquisite resort provides curated activities your young ones will love, including learn-through-play and supervised activities especially for the kids. If your dream escape involves living in a tropical paradise on a luxury private island, booking Nurai Island will bring that vision to life. This is a resort that caters to everybody.

Know before you go

If you’d like to go out for the day, speedboat transfers to and from Saadiyat are included with bookings at Nurai Island. Speedboat transfers are provided on the condition that guests purchase transfers to/from the airport to Saadiyat where the boat departure point is.



Beach Villa

Bijou one-bedroom Beach Villas have been designed to blend into the landscape, reflecting the surrounding beauty of the natural environment. High ceilings and sharp lines are the height of elegance, while spacious terraces and palm-fringed gardens bring tranquility and light.

Two Bedroom Sea View House

Design with families in mind with 2 bedrooms and a living room. Sea View House have large 18 square metre pools and great sea views. Inviting interiors feature designer decor that mixes contemporary luxury state of the art technology to create the most exclusive of space. Access to the beach is a 2-minute walk from your villa.

Two Bedroom Beach House

Nurai Island’s Beach Houses were made with young families and couples in mind. A private pool surrounded by decking and palm trees is perfect for quality family time or watching the sunset over the ocean. Inviting interiors feature designer décor that mixes contemporary luxury with state-of-the-art technology to create the most exclusive of spaces.

Water Villa

Imagine a space that seems to levitate over water. Each four-bedroom Water Villa provides a generous 10,000 square feet of light- filled living space. The turquoise ocean is your private backyard.

Estate Villa

The Beach Estates are tucked under sweeping grass canopies dotted around the perimeter of the island, each with its own private beach and undisturbed ocean views. Each one has 18,000 square feet of living space. Sunbathing patios, outdoor dining areas and al fresco showers ensure complete immersion with the landscape.



Food & Drink


Sunset cocktails perched at Dusk are an experience not to miss while experiencing the warmth of the Mexican flavors. Colorful, quirky and playful, Dusk is the perfect place to spend an evening with your friends over innovative tapas of Parmesan cheese cup, dynamite guacamole tacos or indulge in a refined ceviche.


Rustic-chic vibe and a flexible, elegantly simple menu, this is what Frangipani is all about. Relax amongst neutral tones and brass accents representing artisanal and organic trade. Lunch and dinner is by design while diners are encouraged to appeal to their own sense of satisfaction by selecting the centerpiece of their meal and accompaniments they favour.

Ginger Mermaid

Vibe with friends on a king size day bed as you banter over a Hendricks infused popsicle and a wasabi beef & rocket slider. If your sense of community is strong share some tempura fish and chips served in butchers paper and revel in a team cocktail created by our craft barmen. Inventive, thirst-quenching concoctions are served large enough to share, encouraging entertainment under the Island sun.


A cuisine inspired by the coastal influences of the Levant, using the freshest ingredients to offer the best seafood experience. Pick your catch of the day and let your chef prepare it to your liking for an unforgettable experience.

Smoking Pineapple Beach Club

Explore amazing food, relaxing afternoons on the beach, or the wildest island parties.

The Book Cellar

The Book Cellar is your home library and the go to destination for games, relaxed conversation or quiet reflection. The communal table is built to nourish laughter, friendships and indulgence. Premium thirst quencher, and a variety of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie are designed to make your experience remarkable.