Zaya Nurai Island is the flagship development of Zaya Retreats. A haven conceived out of the desire to create and nurture intimate communities, Zaya Nurai Island is the definition of pure design, well-articulated beauty and thoughtful attention to detail. The ultra-low density island, which features a 32 villa ultra-luxury boutique retreat, 23 residential water villas and a range of food and beverage outlets, sets a new standard for boutique, tailored hospitality.
The 'Nurai' concept derived from the Arabic word Nur, meaning light, was conceived by Zaya Retreats' founder Nadia Zaal, to provide a sanctuary for those looking for extra heart and soul in their luxury escape. True luxury isn't about what is seen and touched; it's about how space, pace and place inspire feelings. True emotional luxury is something each guest will experience at Zaya Nurai Island and something that will stay in their memories forever.
Zaya Nurai Island is situated along the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Just a 10-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island and a 60-minute journey from Downtown Dubai, the secluded island is conveniently accessible from all major travel ports in the UAE.
With the philosophy to serve local, authentic produce that's fresh from farm to fork, each of Nurai's dining destinations feature highly personalized service and a menu with a strong focus on authenticity, health and simplicity. Leisure facilities include a large infinity pool with sundeck, kids club, spa, gymnasium, yoga studio, tennis court, helipad and non-motorised water sports centre.