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Remote Outpost: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, United Arab Emirates

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Only an hour’s flight from the vertiginous towers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Anantara’s Al Sahel Villa Resort feels worlds away, thanks to its location amid the savanna-like grasslands of Sir Bani Yas Island’s famed Arabian Wildlife Park. Game drives and sunrise treks through the island’s valley offer chance encounters with native gazelles and oryx, while the 30 African- and Arab-inspired villas are fitted with private plunge pools and shaded verandas. al-sahel.anantara.com. $$$$

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Remote Outpost: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, United Arab Emirates

Only an hour’s flight from the vertiginous towers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Anantara’s Al Sahel Villa Resort feels worlds away, thanks to its location amid the savanna-like grasslands of Sir Bani Yas Island’s famed Arabian Wildlife Park. Game drives and sunrise treks through the island’s valley offer chance encounters with native gazelles and oryx, while the 30 African- and Arab-inspired villas are fitted with private plunge pools and shaded verandas. al-sahel.anantara.com. $$$$

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