If you’re looking for an island getaway at an exotic locale not too far from home, Zaya Nurai Island certainly fits the bill. Situated off the coast of Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, the private island resort is the closest you can get to a slice of paradise in the UAE. Book yourself this mesmerising experience as a myconcierge member and get ready for a holiday at home. Enjoy a speedboat ride to Zaya Nurai Island from Saadiyat (with a chance of spotting dolphins along the way) and idle the day away at the beach or in the pool. When you book as a myconcierge member, you will also receive food and beverage credit to be redeemed at any restaurant on the island.
Time stands still on the island. The sight of crystal clear water pervading you everywhere you look, the calming sounds of waves breaking at shore, the cool sea breeze and carpets of green grass, paint the perfect picture for a memorable daycation. Feel free to head to the beach for a stroll along the white sands and dip your toes in the bright blue waters. Lounge by the infinity pool or take a dip if you wish, you’ll never tire of the view. And if the little ones are accompanying you, they can keep busy at their very own kids’ club.
The resort features seven restaurants, each of which is the perfect place to gather with your fellow daycationers when you’re feeling peckish. From Mexican delights, Italian fare and international favourites to a tempting assortment of desserts and a variety of creative thirst quenchers, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Our top tip: bring your camera along. You’ll want to capture every moment spent on this lush green and blue oasis that leaves you with a restless urgency to return.