Home-grown hospitality brand, Zaya Hospitality, opens its flagship resort Zaya Nurai Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi
Kick off your shoes and step into a different world
Abu Dhabi, January 13, 2014 – A stunning and extraordinary jewel, Abu Dhabi’s completely natural treasure, nestled in the glittering turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, Zaya Nurai Island has now opened. Located only a 10-minute boat ride from Saadiyat Island, Zaya Nurai Island is inviting its guests to enter the world of barefoot luxury, to relax and recharge in paradise, whether they chose to stay, dine, spa or play on the island.
The island consists of 32 ultra-luxury boutique beach villas as well as 23 residential water villas and beach estates. Each of the beach villas comes with a spacious private pool and patio with direct beach access, complimentary minibar, 24-hour stay benefit and state-of-the-art in-room facilities, as well as Aqua Di Parma Amenities. A dedicated butler will be available 24h and on hand to assist the guest throughout their stay, with the turndown service sporting inflatable chairs for the pool, flippers for the sea and picnic hampers for the beach. For those looking for even more privacy and spacious accommodation, the residential water villas and beach estates are an ideal choice, ranging from 4-bedroom to 6-bedroom villas.
“Barefoot luxury is all about leaving the world behind and stepping onto our paradise island, kicking off your shoes and just being yourself.” said Stephen Gee, Director of Operations for Zaya Nurai Island. “Throughout the island we have made sure that guests are pampered, but most of all that they really are able to relax and have fun during their time with us. Zaya Nurai Island is no ordinary retreat; it is a heavenly getaway with real personality and quirky touches.”
The food and beverage outlets on the island will include Nurai’s Terrace, a relaxing dining experience, which will serve organic, seasonal produce sourced from local farms, with a flexible menu that remains simplistic allowing the natural beauty of the produce to shine. The Pool Bar has the aim to become Abu Dhabi’s most talked about beach front venue serving al fresco food and comfort classics to suit all ages, and is an ideal venue for bonfires and moonlight tête-à-tête by the beach. Shisha Deck with its panoramic views of the ocean will be the place where jetsetters meet for an intimate conversation or an after-dinner drink, serving different flavours of shisha and an extensive list of prime beverages. Three more exciting dining concepts will be announced throughout 2015.
Zaya Nurai Island will also offer different venues ideal for events of different types; from luxurious and lavish weddings to corporate business gatherings, team building events to product launches, high profile gala dinners, to bare foot chic bonfire parties on the beach.
Zaya Nurai Island will boast a luxurious spa, opening beginning of 2015, that will appeal to highly successful and health conscious individuals who believe in striking a balance between physical, mental and emotional health. The island will also have a dedicated in-house yoga guru who will hold regular group and individual yoga classes.
The little ones won’t be let down as Petit Z Kid’s Club is a little paradise for the little “zayans”. The professional and caring team of hosts will welcome all the children on the island and organize a range of fun and educational activities including arts & crafts, nature and sporting experiences, as well as baking sessions with the chef and yoga classes.
A 5* PADI Dive Centre will also be located at Zaya Nurai Island with PADI certified dive masters and instructors, providing classrooms for dive class courses, a cylinder room, changing facilities, a boutique retail store and a fleet of dive boats to boot. An abundance of non-motorised water sports activities from stand up paddle boarding to windsurfing, from sea kayaking to kite surfing will also be available.
Born of the Arabic word 'nur' meaning 'light', Zaya Nurai Island is the flagship property of young, fresh and home-grown company Zaya Hospitality. The vision is conceived out of the desire to create and nurture intimate communities. The brand is a definition of pure design, well-articulated beauty and thoughtful attention to detail.
For reservations or additional information kindly visit www.zayanuraiisland.com or call +971 2 506 6222 and don’t be surprised if curious dolphins suddenly appear alongside your boat when you visit us!
Zaya Nurai Island
Zaya Nurai Island is the flagship development of Zaya Hospitality. 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 sets a new standard for boutique, tailored hospitality.
The ‘Nurai’ concept was conceived by Zaya Hospitality’ founder Nadia Zaal, to provide a sanctuary for those looking for extra heart and soul in their luxury hospitality experience. 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 and is conveniently accessible from all major travel ports in the UAE.