Desert Islands Resort & Spa

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Sir Bani Yas Island, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, 00945, United Arab Emirates
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Similarly priced and rated as other 5 star hotels

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Good For Solo
  • Families78
  • Couples80
  • Solo100
  • Business87

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Abu Dhabi Bus passing M-10?


May I please know if there are any buses passing by Sector M-10 in Mussaffah from main city Abu Dhabi and what is its bus number? thanks!

Re: Abu Dhabi Bus passing M-10?

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Well you can download bus routes on the following URL and contact them on phone:

Good luck,

Travel Tips for Abu Dhabi

Tips: iZone Hotspots-locations in Al-Ain :-)

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

High-speed Wi-Fi internet service, enables you to wirelessly access the internet at locations across the UAE.
The method of payment can be through any of the following:
Hotspots Prepaid Cards
Etisalat Blue Card - AED 20
Credit Card
iPass Alliance
Dial Up Subscribers
Al Shamil Subscribers
GSM Subscribers
Wasel Mobile Subscribers
Hotspots Single User
Hotspots Multi User
Here is their locations in Al-Ain City:
Venue Type Location

Al Ain Mall Shopping Mall

Al Sadaqa Cafeteria & Coffee Shop Cafe

AlJawareh Coffee Shop Cafe

AlMeera Coffee Shop Cafe

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Jimmy Mall Cafe

Costa Rica Cafe Al Mada Complex

Etisalat - Al Ain HOB Office AAN

Flavor Café Cafe Synaeta Hili

Grand Café Cafe

Hut Cafe - Jimmy Mall Cafe Jimmy Mall

Hut Cafe - Khalifa Street Cafe Khalifa Street

La Brioche - Prisunic Building Cafe Prisunic Bldg, Al Jimmy Area

La Cabana Cafe

Le Mercure Grand Hotel, Jebel Hafeet Cafe

Mandarin Coffee Shop Cafe

Moonlight Coffee shop Cafe

Starbucks - Jimi Mall Cafe

Starbucks - Maha Mall Cafe Al Kuwaitat Road

Visa Prerequisites

by amna24

Visas requirement for entering the Emirates vary greatly between different nationalities and regulations should always be checked before travelling. Since the rules sometimes seem to change virtually overnight. Everyone wishing to enter to the UAE must be in possession of a valid visa, except GCC nationals (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia), Expatriate residents of the GCC,(certain nationalities and professions), and British citizens with the right of abode in the UK. British citizens are allowed to stay in the emirates for 60 days (recently increased from 30 days).

In a new ruling, nationals from no fewer than 33 countries in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim can now enter the UAE without obtaining a visa in advance (EU Countries, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New-Zealand, Canada, U.S.A.). Their passports will be stamped with a Visit Visa as they pass through Immigration on arrival.

Except for British nationals, visas cannot be obtained upon arrival, and we cannot do anything to facilitate entry of persons arriving without proper documentation. Those arriving without visas will be detained at the transit lounge, and deported on the first available flight - usually back to their point of origin.

Note: You must remember that with every visa, if you exceed your legal duration of stay, a fine of Dhs.100 is due for each day of stay + Dhs 100 exit fee (Administration work) after the legal limit. You also must note that Schlumberger has a special officer called PRO (Public Relations Officer) in each product line who will complete all the formalities for you and your family once you have given him the required documents.

There are different types of visa for entering the UAE:

Basically, there are 4 types of visas:
1. Transit visa
2. Visit visa (or Tourist visa)
3. Employment visa
4. Residence visa
In the following sections we hope to familiarize you with what the various visas are, and the necessary procedures to obtain them.

You can pargen

by amna24 about Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre

Two shopping center beside each other one has various ttype of shops and the second one is mainly for gold and furniture. The building is an Arabic Islamic style.The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre is a vast retail complex. It offer shoppers an opportunity to shop in major international and local outlets for fashion, perfumes, cosmetics, shoes, watches, electronics, cafes , etc. You can find anything from gold to textiles, electrical goods, gifts, jewellery, perfume and food items. You must use cash few shops has the credit card facility while in Gold center most of the shops has it.

Rent A Car

by Cielo_Algaeed

Renting a car when travelling overland to/from or around UAE is way too cheap than travelling by taxi (limo)

From Dubai Airport Abu Dhabi (airport) we rented a private car which only cost us 150 Dirhams for one whole day not including the gasoline.

There are other rent a car company like Hertz and Avis but it is more expensive.

We rented a 2005 Honda Civic from Fast Rent A Car.

Best Halo Halo in Abu Dhabi

by johnfrompalatineil about Oriental Korner Restaurant

Found this Filipino restaurant while looking for Gold Souq in Abu Dhabi. A lot of walking in the very hot weather gave me a strong urge for Halo Halo, an ice cream/ice dish containing macapuno (sweet coconut strips), nata de coco (cubed coconut gels), beans, ice cream and other treats in a sweet cream milk. Besides that, I was also missing my rice and Filipino food.

The restaurant was busy on a weekend night and the host was constantly taking orders on the phone. It took a while to get seated and much longer to get my order. I wasn't the only one and felt bad for the young Filipino family that couldn't wait any longer (an hour) to be served. It took an hour or more to get served but the adobo manok (chicken adobo) with rice was good and good proportion. The Halo Halo was the best I've ever had. I wanted to get another but thankfully had the discipline not to. Halo Halo, served in a large chilled glass, lots of goodies topped off with a delicious scoop of ice cream!


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 Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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Address: Sir Bani Yas Island, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, 00945, United Arab Emirates