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Elusive & Exclusive: Nurai Island Resort

Just east of the Abu Dhabi city coastline, located in the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf, you will find the beautiful Nurai Island. Once uninhabited, the natural island is now home to the Zaya Nurai Island boutique resort. Inspired by the Arabic word ‘nur’, meaning ‘light’, Nurai Island is a perfect retreat for guests seeking a slice of something special for an upcoming event.

There are several ways to reach the island including private boat or helicopter transfers and with such close proximity to mainland Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Nurai Island is an ideal location to hold your next event.

With unparalleled sea views, the Zaya resort is an events venue with a luxurious edge. It’s perfect for private dinners, corporate meetings or events. The Pure Arabia team recently held a client dinner at Nurai Island and the fantastic facilities and location certainly did not disappoint.

If staying overnight, guests can choose to stay in one of the resort’s bijou beach houses or grand water villas with beautiful views out to sea. The 32 luxurious one-bedroom houses all have their own private garden with pool, walk-in rainfall showers and elegant lounge area.

There are plenty of delicious dining options at Zaya Nurai Island for guests to enjoy, from modern Mexican restaurants, fresh seafood platters and even sushi and cocktails at the Ginger Mermaid beach bar. For a more relaxed evening, the Book Cellar offers a variety of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, bookshelves stacked with novels, games and plenty of chill out.

The resort opens itself up for an array of customisable and open activities including the Nurai Spa, yoga and fitness, stargazing and watersports.

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