We spent 5 nights on the Island the week after the F1 in Abu Dhabi and, as hoped for, had a peaceful and relaxing time. It is about a 3 hour drive from AD and well worth arranging their private transfer - we had a jag and a smooth safe driver! The crossing is about 30 minutes by boat and was fine, even in relatively rougher weather coming back it was still an OK crossing...
The Villas are nice to be in and have everything you could wish for. Room service was great and very fast.
A blog by my Wife
To Sir Bani Yas Island. A Heaven away from Home
Just felt like another regular day before we started our trip from Dubai investment park towards desert islands. The only condition i kept with my better half was that we will be away from calls and social media to make this anniversary better and more communicative towards each other than with our mobiles. At that time i did not know that what i am about to experience would be something i will remember all my life and will be till date one of the best surprises my hubby arranged for me for our 5th anniversary.
We started our journey at 2 am on 26th morning.. By we i mean my hubby, mom our 3 month old son and myself... I guess the crankiest of the lot was me as i am not an early morning bird. After 4.5 hours of travel which included my extreme hunger crankiness, babies hungry cries, hubby's impatience to reach the jetty and my moms constant question 'are we there yet?' we finally arrived at the jetty area. At 7 our jetty started and there began one of the most beautiful journeys for me where even my extreme sea sickness did not seem to affect me. Of course when the boat stopped i was glad i dint mess up the water!!!We were welcomed by a staff and then escorted to our mini bus.. From there our 20 minute ride started to the hotel.
Sir Bani Yas is a natural island located 170 km away from Abu Dhabi. With the circumference being around 18km, this is the largest natural island in the United Arab Emirates. By now
- The Hotel Facilities are reasonable except the value for money is not fare (the prices are a bit higher than the return)
- One important notice is about the bad smell in the corridors and inside the rooms, this needs to conduct a root cause analysis for this problem to identify the Root Cause and hence provide a permanent solution to resolve it.
- Almost all of he staff serving members were kind and helpful
- The Breakfast was awesome
- I would recommend providing covered (shaded) car parking; as the weather is very hot the time we reached.
I stay in Al Mirfa Hotel for 2 night, It was great stay and good choice for me and my family.
- Very large rooms.
- High speed WiFi internet access.
- Cool swim pool with nice bar on side.
- Sea activities, I got fishing trip.
Traveller from Kuwait
-Mirfa hotel is set in a vast landscaped area along the magnificient coastline of the Arabian Gulf offering its guests warm …More
Pocket Guide: Abu Dhabi Emirate Western Abu Dhabi Emirate Hotels
Acting as a meeting point between the desert and the sea, the western part of the Abu Dhabi Emirate--Al Gharbia--hosts high sand dunes and natural shores. With its 7 cities, Al Gharbia is turning into a major tourist destination offering resorts overlooking the sea, festivals, and off-road trips to the desert, including trips to the oasis town of Liwa.
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