We were commissioned as the Architects to design the Sir Baniyas Yas Island Destination with two individual resorts comprising of two distinct Arabian island experiences. The Al Yumm Villa Resort – “The Flamingo Resort” – set within the mangrove lagoon amongst the flock of flamingos along the shore – the Resort has been designed to resemble a traditional Arabic fishing village with the Shoreline barasti villas flanking the shore. The Al Sahel Villa Resort – “Savannah Resort” – was designed as a wildlife retreat – a private sanctuary – where guests get to live out the romance of a wildlife adventure from Rustic lodge luxury in the heart of the island’s vast Arabian nature Park. Each Villa has been conceptualized to take on a rustic chic design have been equipped with a personal outdoor plunge pool.
Each of these resorts have been master planned around a Main Central Reception Building together with the public facilities, spa, restaurant, BOMA and pool facilities. The resorts together comprise 60 luxury Villas, 5 Restaurants, Meeting and Events Facilities, a Watersports and Diving center, the Anantara Signature Spa and the Island Marina Docking Jetty and Welcome Centre.
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