Desert Islands makes it special

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

MAKE the most of the summer months at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Located on Sir Bani Yas Island, just 90 minutes away from Abu Dhabi, the five-star luxury resort’s summer spectacular offer is the perfect reason to leave the city behind.

Until September 8, for midweek stays (Saturday to Wednesday), Anantara is gifting Dh300 ($81) to all guests who book a deluxe room, suite or villa at Anantara Breeze rates which include buffet breakfast and two activities per day. Guests can use the reward to indulge at the resort’s gourmet restaurant Samak, take in the delights of the themed cuisine nights at The Palm, relax with lunch by the pool at Al Shams or unwind at Anantara Spa.

For those looking for an extra story to tell, the bonus dirhams may be redeemed in return for an Arabic cooking class hosted by the resort’s master chef or for a chance to learn traditional Thai Massage from expert therapists, while little treasures are kept happily entertained with face painting and early morning swimming classes.

With two outdoor activities included in the Summer Spectacular, visitors to the unique island can discover the Arabian Wildlife Park. For the adventurous a variety of nature-based activities are available including mountain biking for all levels, hiking on the island’s rugged salt domes, kayaking through its lush mangrove reserve, home to more than 60 species of migratory bird life, and snorkelling in the marine-life rich waters off the island which are inhabited by dolphins, dugongs and sea turtles.

Rates start from Dh1299++ for a deluxe room.