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Real Estate on Nurai Island

Hailed as the Maldives of the UAE, Nurai Island is a beautiful natural island, located northeast of Abu Dhabi city center, near the northernmost tip of Saadiyat Island. The AED 3B (USD 816.7M) project was launched back in 2008 by Zaya Company and has since become one of the most exclusive private communities in the region, thanks to an array of limited-edition beachfront estates and boutique amenities. The concept of the island, which was completed in 2014, was designed by the prestigious Dutch company, Van Oord, who is responsible for the construction of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands in Dubai.


About Nurai Island

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Nurai Island

Those visiting the island have the option to reach its shores by a 10-minute speedboat ride from the welcome center on Saadiyat Island. There is also the possibility of arranging a trip by a private boat or a helicopter, as Nurai Island houses a helipad. Following the theme of serenity, no cars are allowed on the island and guests and residents here are encouraged to walk on foot or use golf buggies as transport. Speaking of sustainability, Nurai Island is rightfully considered to be one of the greenest resorts in the UAE, as it has its own sewage irrigation system, solar energy system and a system of food processing connected to the irrigation system.

The ultra-refined beach resort houses 32 luxury boutique villas, in addition to 23 residential water villas and beach estates. There are plenty of water activities that Nurai Island has to offer, including water skiing, sea kayaking, boat cruise trips, snorkelling, surfing and much more. In addition, guests and residents of the stunning island can spend an unforgettable time playing football, basketball, tennis, pool table and more.

Economic Appeal

Upon the opening of Nurai Island back in 2014, all properties here sold out. This is due to the fact that the island is known to be one of the most luxurious destinations in the UAE, serving high-net worth individuals. One can find a variety of bespoke 5-star amenities set against the backdrop of crystal waters and beautiful landscaped gardens. The amenities are as follows:

  • 6 F&B concept venues: Dusk, Frangipani, Smokin' Pineapple, Ginger Mermaid, Hooked and The Book Cellar
  • Children's club
  • Children's waterpark with 4 slides, a water bucket and a splash pool
  • Gym
  • Beachfront cinemas
  • Private individual yoga pavilions
  • Nurai Spa
  • Snow room
Nurai Island Water Villa is a piece of paradise in Arabian Gulf. Nurai Island has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best private islands in the world. The developer of this project was Zaya, which is known for its other two projects in Dubai — Hameni Tower at Jumeirah Village Circle and Five at Palm Jumeirah.

Popular Properties

Nurai Sunset Villas come in 4-bedroom configurations, with a plot area ranging from 14,959 sq. ft to 28,997 sq. ft. At the same time, the BUA area in both cases covers 5,857 sq. ft. For the utmost convenience of homeowners, the layouts include

  • 2 outdoor decks
  • 2 guest rooms
  • Butler's room
  • Dressing rooms
  • Living/dining room
  • Jacuzzis
  • Sunken garden seating
  • Private beach
  • Infinity swimming pool

Beach Villas of 2,690 sq. ft boast layouts with 1 bedroom and are complemented by high ceilings, spacious terraces and palm-framed gardens. Residents of these villas will have access to the following amenities within their homes:

  • Outdoor shower
  • Swimming pool of 369 sq. ft
  • Access to the Beach Villa private beach
  • Bose speakers
  • Walk-in rainfall shower
  • Freestanding bathtub with seaview
  • Gourmet minibar
  • Loft style living room

Two-bedroom Houses of 1,937 sq. ft come in 2 options: Sea View Houses with endless ocean views and Beach Houses located directly on the beach. These are perfect for young families and couples, and offer:

  • 2 pools of 369 sq. ft each
  • Option of king-sized beds or twin beds
  • Infinity edge pool
  • Outdoor terrace with private dining
  • Bose speakers
  • 48" TV in each room
  • Central shower with indoor garden
  • Oversized bathtub
  • Gourmet minibar
  • Separate living room with a king size sofa bed

Water Villas have a huge 10,000 sq. ft area and are ideal for larger families who want more space and a more luxurious lifestyle. The following amenities are included:

  • Electronic safe
  • Rooftop drinking and barbecue area
  • Infinity-edge pool of 1,291 sq. ft
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Polk speakers
  • 48" TV in each room
  • Walk-in rainfall showers
  • Oversized bathtubs
  • Gourmet fridges
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen
  • 5 bathrooms

Estate Villas have 5 and 6-bedroom layout options, with a generously-sized living space of 18,000 sq. ft. Their guests are treated to:

  • Private gardens
  • Private beach
  • Electronic safe
  • Private sauna and steam rooms
  • Infinity-edge pool of 968 sq. ft
  • Private patio and sun deck
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Polk speakers
  • Cinema room
  • 48" TV in each room
  • Oversized bathtubs
  • Gourmet fridge
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • 7 bathrooms

For more information on property prices, please contact our real estate agents.


Nurai Spa is the ultimate award-winning destination to relax one's body and mind. The spa houses an outdoor lounge, a Yoga Pavilion, a Thai massage treatment room, 6 standalone treatment pavilions, as well as steam, sauna and fitness facilities.

Petit Z is a world-class children's club, with a dedicated arts and crafts room, as well as a game and book corner. For unforgettable memories, each day of the week the club offers interactive, educational and recreational experiences from the Indoor Game and Afternoon Movie, to Art Attack and Finger Painting, among other activities.