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

Located within the celebrated Arabian Wildlife Park, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offers an incomparable glimpse of natural beauty up close. Take guided treks to nearby salt-domed hilltops, pausing to admire the splendour of free-roaming animals. Cherish cosy evenings at the Savannah Grill, feasting on the freshest produce and succulent grilled meats.

Set amid the unique beauty of the desert, Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort is an elegant oasis effortlessly ensconced within the island’s rugged environment. From your private villa, catch rare glimpses of grazing gazelles and other island inhabitants. Explore the savannah on nature and wildlife walks and marvel at views over the Gulf. Savour aperitifs infused with Arabian herbs, and spend evening hours unwinding in the warm waters of your private plunge pool beneath the stars.

Situated on Sir Bani Yas Island at the near foot of salt-domed hilltops and the open plains of the 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park, the 30 private villas offer five-star amenities with a traditional and authentic touch. Sustainably designed and run, Al Sahel shares its island home with over 10,000 free-roaming animals and harmoniously co-exists within this haven of natural wildlife. Featuring traditional thatch-roofed design and high levels of elegance and comfort, the Al Sahel Villa Resort and facilities create private, luxury spaces amid unparalleled natural wonder.

Location and Transfers

Located on Sir Bani Yas Island, 8km off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
The journey from Abu Dhabi Inetrnational Airport to Jebel Dhana Jetty takes approximately 2 hours, followed by a short 10-15 minute water taxi ride to the island.
Guests may also choose to arrive by regional jet service from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, which takes 40 minutes or, by a seaplane flight from Dubai, which takes 1 hour 25 minutes.


Villas at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offer modern spaces and panoramic views, one of the few properties in the region where the wonders of the Arabian Wildlife Park can be admired from within private villas. Each villa is designed to blend seamlessly with nature, combining local tones and materials to create understated luxury havens set in the wildlife park itself.

One Bedroom Villa – offers 50sqm of living space and a private plunge pool

One Bedroom Pool Villa – features 70sqm of living space, a private plunge pool and separate living and dining areas

Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa – offers 150sqm of living space, a private plunge pool, 2 bedrooms and separate living and dining areas


African inspired grills, South Asian snacks enjoyed poolside, savannah picnics under the stars. Discover a world of culinary delights all at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort.

Facilities and Activities

Spa – massages are offered at the Al Sahel Spa Villa or, indulge in an assortment of invigorating rituals and modern-day spa treatments at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara
Swimming Pool
Sir Bani Yas Stables – at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, explore the stunning natural beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island on horseback
Retail Shop – at Desert Islands Resort & Spa
Water Sports Centre – at the Desert Islands Resort & Spa, offers scuba diving, including diving courses for beginners and guided dives for the experienced and snorkelling
Prayer Room
Monastery – visit the eastern side of Sir Bani Yas Island and discover the remains of an early Christian monastery site, dating back to the late 6th century AD

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