Haute Spots: Zaya Nurai Island Is A Peerless Wonder Floating Amid The Arabian Peninsula

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Zaya Nurai Island

Elite luxury travelers from across the globe have been jetting to the opulent and incredibly secluded Zaya Nurai Island, a private resort on the island of Nurai, which is located off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The premier island retreat is everything that is haute in destination travel, flush with stunning views of endless turquoise waters, the poshest of amenities and uber-attentive staff who mind the smallest of details.

The Zaya brand and Zaya Nurai Island Resort are the conceptual brainchild of Nadia Zaal, who also designed the exclusive Dubai development Al Barari. Zaal noted that Nurai means “The Island of light” and was designed “to create a truly nurturing living space that would nourish the mind, body and spirit of each person who made their home on the island.”

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The zen-like haven of the exclusive Zaya Nurai Island is only accessible via boat or helicopter.

Photo Credit: www.zayanuraiisland.com

Positioned near Saadiyat Island, Zaya Nurai Island is only accessible via boat or helicopter. Guests visiting the island reach the shores of Zaya by route of a 10-minute speedboat ride from the welcome center on Saadiyat Island, or they can facilitate arrangements to arrive by private boat or helicopter, as Zaya Nurai Island includes a helipad. Keeping with the theme of serenity, you’ll find no cars on Zaya Nurai. Guests and residents of the first-class enclave navigate the pristine sandy pathways on foot, breathing in the sunlight and fresh air, or they opt to utilize golf buggies as transport.

Voyagers to the gilt-edged isle will doubtlessly be astounded and soothed by the clear, sparkling waters that surround Zaya Nurai. In addition to the Arabian Gulf, Zaya has 56 pools throughout the sanctuary of the island, with each residential and hotel villa boasting a private pool.

Zaya Nurai Island
Zaya Nurai Island boasts 56 pools within the exclusive destination, including this infinity hotel pool that features breathtaking views of the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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Since each aspect of Zaya Nurai Island has been meticulously planned with the most discerning of travelers in mind, it is nearly impossible to select which villa offers the ultimate encounter. Tailor-made to accommodate couples, The Beach Retreats include spacious outdoor areas and unparalleled views of the ocean, while the Beach Houses offers palatial settings that young families and couples desire. For those wishing to fully ensconce themselves into the grace of the natural environment, Bijou one-bedroom Beach Villas offer high ceilings, capacious terraces and palm-lined gardens.

Perhaps the most stunning of accommodations on Zaya Nurai Island is the Water Villa. With 10,000 square feet of living space, each of the light-filled four-bedroom manors offers matchless surroundings, as the ocean serves as the backdrop of each luxury-appointed room.

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Each four-bedroom Water Villa on Zaya Nurai Island appears to levitate over water.

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Of course, no premier destination would be complete without a full range of spa treatments. Presently guests can restore their sense of inner peace and relaxation with curative body and beauty treatments within the sanctuary of their private villas. In January of 2016, Zaya Spa will open its’ doors to reveal “zen-like private pavilions, steam rooms, saunas and footbaths with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf.”

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Guests at Zaya Nurai Island can restore their sense of inner peace and relaxation with curative body and beauty treatments within the sanctuary of their private villas.

Photo Credit: www.zayanuraiisland.com

Guests who summon the resolve to venture out of their heavenly havens will discover a host of activities available on Zaya Nurai, including yoga, scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, jogging and cycling and pétanque. Children and parents alike will be certain to enjoy the supervised fun and games that are provided to travelers on the island.

Zaya Nurai Island offers boundless dining options, including marketplaces and restaurants which range from elegant to casual. Each of the locations includes innovative meals and striking views of the ocean. Both adults and children will certainly appreciate the sumptuous menus and delicacies available.

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The most relaxing and luxurious of surroundings within the UAE can be found on Zaya Nurai Island.

Photo Credit: www.zayanuraiisland.com

If you cannot escape the hustle and bustle of your life for a few nights, Zaya Nurai Island also offers private day trips as a brief respite that is certain to rejuvinate you or provide a stunning environment in which to celebrate special days.

To secure reservations, phone Zaya Nurai at 02 506 6212 or email [email protected]

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