Eid Al Adha is just around the corner and if you’ve ticked every destination in your travel bucket list this summer (lucky you), and are looking for a city break then look no further than the capital. For just an hour and a half drive from Dubai plus a 15-minute speedboat ride, you can escape the city life and head to Zaya Nurai Island in Abu Dhabi. Situated in Saadiyat Island and along the coast of the Arabian Gulf, Zaya Nurai Island is your best bet for a quick, long, and luxurious weekend beach escape – whether with a group of friends or family – for it’s Ibiza-like hippie decors and scenic stretch of beach.
It’s likely that the hotel is booked (as you normally have to make your hotel reservations two to three months in advance) especially at peak season such as Eid Al Adha, but you can still enjoy and opt to go with a day pass. Priced at AED 450 per person, Zaya Al Nurai’s day pass will give you unlimited access to the infinity pools and its white-sand beaches (but not including meals and drinks).
Don’t forget to ask for a buggy to take you to The Smoking Pineapple beach as it’s not to be missed! There are countless of water activities that can be done such as jet skis, kayaks, and paddle board rentals plus, a lot of Instagram-worthy opportunities like the rope swings out on the sea and bohemian teepees scattered along the pristine shores that are such to make your quick and affordable getaway an enviable one.
By: Camille M.