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Sir Bani Yas Island,
Abu Dhabi,
12452 United Arab Emirates

Neighbourhood: Sir Baniyas Island


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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 distinctive 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. Unique amongst resorts in Abu Dhabi, we give you the chance to 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 personal 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 luxury 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, making us one of the leading eco friendly luxury resorts Abu Dhabi has to offer.
 
Designed with couples in mind, Al Sahel Villa Resort is a luxury Arabian Wildlife Park hideaway. To ensure peace for other guests, our desert savannah resort is pleased to welcome families with children aged 12 years and above.

Please note, there is a compulsory New Year's Eve Gala Dinner on 31 December 2017, for all resort guests booked over this date. Priced at AED 999 per adult, children from 4 - 12 years old will be charged at and AED 499 per child. Prices are subject to 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee and 4 % Municipality fee.

  • Business Centre
  • Dining
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pool
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Wifi
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AREA ATTRACTIONS

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offers guests a wide array of activities and excursions. Embark on journeys into the wild on land and over water, with a multitude of experiences waiting on this unique island.

Archery
Discover the fun and excitement of this timeless and highly accessible sport. Perfect for singles, couples, families or groups looking for teambuilding activities.

Kayaking
Glide through the lagoons or mangroves, depending on the tides, and see a whole new side of the island. Keep your eyes open for gazelles or even some of the wildlife sanctuary's resident flamingos.

Mountain Biking
See the island come to life with the rising sun. Take a journey through the desert salt flats and hinterlands in the cool morning light. Our experienced guide will have you back to the resort in time for breakfast and a day of relaxation.

Nature and Wildlife Drives
Sir Bani Yas is more than a sun-drenched paradise; as a functioning wildlife sanctuary, it provides a home for numerous rare and endangered species. Get an inside look at what goes into caring for cheetahs, giraffes, striped hyenas and more with the help of our knowledgeable guides.

Nature and Wildlife Walks
Get up close and personal with the island's unique beauty as one of our expert guides leads you through the winding trails of the nature reserve and bird sanctuary.

Scenic Seaplane Flights
Soar above turquoise seas and the sights of Sir Bani Yas, neighbouring islands and an ancient shipwreck, wildlife uninhibited in their natural habitat and sprawling terrain, before landing smoothly on the water's glassy surface.

Snorkelling
Experience a world of wonders lurking just beneath the waves. The pristine waters provide a safe haven to explore Abu Dhabi's aquatic treasures. Let our trained buides take you through the beautiful, newly formed reef while you gaze at exotic marine life.

Archery
Discover the fun and excitement of this timeless and highly accessible sport. Perfect for singles, couples, families or groups looking for teambuilding activities.

Kayaking
Glide through the lagoons or mangroves, depending on the tides, and see a whole new side of the island. Keep your eyes open for gazelles or even some of the wildlife sanctuary's resident flamingos.

Mountain Biking
See the island come to life with the rising sun. Take a journey through the desert salt flats and hinterlands in the cool morning light. Our experienced guide will have you back to the resort in time for breakfast and a day of relaxation.

Nature and Wildlife Drives
Sir Bani Yas is more than a sun-drenched paradise; as a functioning wildlife sanctuary, it provides a home for numerous rare and endangered species. Get an inside look at what goes into caring for cheetahs, giraffes, striped hyenas and more with the help of our knowledgeable guides.

Nature and Wildlife Walks
Get up close and personal with the island's unique beauty as one of our expert guides leads you through the winding trails of the nature reserve and bird sanctuary.

Scenic Seaplane Flights
Soar above turquoise seas and the sights of Sir Bani Yas, neighbouring islands and an ancient shipwreck, wildlife uninhibited in their natural habitat and sprawling terrain, before landing smoothly on the water's glassy surface.

Snorkelling
Experience a world of wonders lurking just beneath the waves. The pristine waters provide a safe haven to explore Abu Dhabi's aquatic treasures. Let our trained buides take you through the beautiful, newly formed reef while you gaze at exotic marine life.

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