Dubai
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

A perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Dubai, the Anantara is a pretty, Thai inspired resort clustered around lagoon swimming pools and set on a pristine stretch of beach.

With impeccable and friendly service, 4 swimming pools, excellent restaurants, an impressive spa and the only overwater villas in the Dubai, the Anantara The Palm offers a luxurious escape for the whole family.

Facilities & Activities

If you need to cool down in the heat of the day at the Anantara you truly are spoilt for choice. The resort’s pristine 400 metre private beach is the perfect place to take a dip in the Arabian Sea or relax on a sun lounger taking in the beautiful view with a refreshing drink. Just steps away a 50-metre-long infinity pool with swim up bar awaits with pool attendants are on hand to offer cold towels, dates and cucumber slices for tired eyes. Alternatively, you could relax by the 3 lagoon pools that encircle the Premier and Deluxe Lagoon Rooms and listen to the birds in the surrounding tropical gardens.

Should you want to get your adrenaline pumping the resort boasts 2 floodlit tennis courts, a fitness centre, beach volleyball and a vast array of water-sports including water skiing, wakeboarding and knee-boarding, banana boat rides, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, boat cruises and fishing trips. A Thai long tail boat also offers 4 daily return trips to the Dubai Marina (charges apply).

The Anantara Spa is a wonderful Asian inspired sanctuary offering an impressive 24 treatment rooms including a Thai massage suite, holistic cocoon room, Ayurveda room and 5 couple suites with experience showers and steam or sauna.

Outside the resort the many attractions of Dubai are a short drive away including the largest water park in the Middle East (on Palm Island itself), dune safaris, world class shopping, Ski Dubai, Skydive Dubai and Emirates Golf Club.

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Dining

The resort has 4 excellent restaurants offering fantastic choice and quality. The Crescendo is a buffet-style restaurant with an extensive choice of dishes – we particularly recommend their wonderful breakfasts. The spacious outdoor terrace overlooks the infinity pool with fabulous views of the coast.

For a casual dining experience try the super chic Beach House for Mediterranean inspired dishes both indoors and out on the terrace. Evenings see the outdoor terrace transform into a lounge with a chilled-out vibe offering shisha and tunes from the resident DJ.

The Mekong restaurant serves wonderful Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese Cuisine and meat lovers will particularly enjoy Bushman’s Australian steak restaurant.

The Lotus Lounge is a lively day and night spot where you can enjoy coffees, cakes and afternoon teas during the days and sun downers in the evening.

Rooms

The resort boasts a total of 293 luxurious rooms and villas, each tastefully designed with exceptional amenities – including particularly comfortable beds and refreshing rain showers.

You can relax to the views of tropical gardens and stunning lagoons in one of the Lagoon View Rooms or swim straight into the lagoon from your balcony from a Lagoon Access Room. These rooms are clustered into units of 4-8 to allow guests a sense of privacy. The villas do face each other across the water however so for ultimate privacy you may wish to book a Beach Villa.

There are 12 Beach Pool Villas (some with 1 bedroom, some with 2) with private infinity pools and 18 ultra-chic Overwater Villas – the only over water villas in Dubai – poised over the Arabian Gulf. Most have a clear glass viewing panel in the floor.

In a spectacular property adjacent to the resort there are also a number of One- and Two-bedroom Apartments – the Anantara Residences. These offer the freedom of self-catering should you wish to thanks to their integral kitchens and dining rooms while you can still enjoy all the resort amenities.

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Family

The resort is extremely family friendly for children of all ages. Youngsters will love the many opportunities to swim – there is even a dedicated children’s pool – and there are several lifeguards patrolling the infinity pool and lagoons for parental peace of mind. There is also a children’s play area and whole host of waters sports to enjoy from the beach.

The resort’s Tuk Tuk children’s club offers a range of activities including arts and craft, sand castle building and kayak relays. The club has its own games room, TV, PlayStation and large selection of toys. Teenagers will delight in their own dedicated club – the Chill Teens Club. They can socialise with other teenagers here, enjoy a game of foosball, air hockey, PlayStation or billiards or take part in theme nights.

Accommodation-wise there are several fantastic options for families. The Deluxe Family Lagoon Access Rooms are an excellent choice. Set over 2 levels and featuring a king size bed and twin beds. We also particularly recommend the resort’s fabulous Two-bedroom Beach Pool Villas as you have space, privacy and your own pool. The Anantara Residences based in a separate property adjacent to the resort are also a wonderful choice for families as these have their own kitchens and dining areas offering the freedom to self-cater if desired.

Sustainability

Anantara Hotel & Resorts have a strong focus on sustainability and strive to operate in a way that is beneficial to the local communities. Anantara The Palm is working on reducing its plastic consumption: first to go were plastic key cards – guests now access their rooms by paper cards – as well as plastic stirrers and straws for drinks. The staff and guests are also encouraged to reduce their plastic consumption so the hotel can reach their goal of 0% disposable plastic across the resort.

These efforts have been recognised with an award from the Dubai Sustainable Tourism initiative who set targets for the city’s hotels and hold annual Sustainability Awards to recognise top achievers.

Location

Set on the Eastern Crescent of the man-made Palm Island, Anantara the Palm is a 40-minute drive from Dubai Airport.

It is also a short distance for a day trip to the island’s Aquaventure waterpark, the largest water park in the Middle East, and within easy reach of Dubai’s main attractions including the Emirates Mall, Ski Dubai and Dubai Marina.

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