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What We Love

  • Close-to-the-action location, but with a relaxed vibe
  • The sea is very safe for children, with small waves
  • Instead of golf carts for transportation, you’ll be treated to a custom-made tuk-tuk

What To Know

  • A 10 percent local tax and 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • The Anantara Spa is set to open in March 2014
  • Expert the service kinks of a new hotel; some staff members need to work on language skills and efficiency

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Brand new resort on Dubai’s Palm Islands, with a private beach, multiple restaurants and soon-to-open spa

The Look

Modern and welcoming, the brand new Anantara Dubai has its roots in Southeast Asian design, with tiered roofs, lagoons that wind around villas and an impressive stretch of private beach. Creams and browns dominate and highlight the elegant but earthy atmosphere. The resort is also home to Dubai’s only overwater villas, while lagoon-access rooms allow you to step straight from your terrace into a chilled swimming pool. Or you can head to the beachside pool, where there’s a swim-up bar and plenty of loungers.

Bed and Bath

Blending traditional Asian architecture with contemporary design, the guestrooms have enormous beds (and an accompanying pillow menu) and generous bathrooms with separate showers and huge tubs, plus ample outdoor space. Many also offer lagoon access, with steps leading from the sundeck to the pool, where the lifeguards travel by canoe. You’ll also find free WiFi, international television channels, Anantara’s own brand of toiletries and delicate design accents like hand-carved headboards.

Beyond

It’s well worth booking in advance for the resort’s signature pan-Asian restaurant, Mekong. Dine indoors in the sultry low-lit space, or choose the terrace, where private booths are fashioned from rickshaws. The duck curry is a must. Elsewhere there’s the bright, high-ceilinged Crescendo for breakfast and buffets — don’t miss the outdoor pancake station — and the Beach House, which offers seafood and Mediterranean cuisine on the shore. The Anantara Spa is due to open in March 2014.

In the Area

The resort’s location on Dubai’s legendary Palm man-made island gives you access to Aquaventure, one of the world’s most exciting water parks, while for shopping (and skiing!), Mall of the Emirates is around 15 minutes away. There’s also a skydiving center nearby, Souk Madinat for a raft of restaurants and bars, plus “Old Dubai,” near the creek, if you want to take home some souvenirs and enjoy haggling. The hotel can also arrange excursions into the desert and assist with golf reservations.

How to Get There

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent
Dubai, undefined United Arab Emirates

Reviews

Fantastic Hotel
Viviana3920

We had the change to spend one week at the Anatara The Palm. Fantastic service friendly clean just perfect we had a room with Lagoon accses it's perfect for ????‍????‍???? family. Food is great, diffrent restaurant to try happy hours is cool.
We plan to come back next year.
You all make a great job hope to see you all soon.

Family day!
DinaHazz

My parents are in town so my sister planned a full day with the entire family. The service was absolutely amazing! Waiters were so wonderful and efficient, food was delicious... overall a super pleasant experience and a lovely way to spend the weekend! ❤️

Hands down best hotel in Dubai
Dorishazzan

Honestly, the best hotel experience I've had (by miles) in Dubai!
Staff is super attentive and friendly, the facilities are incredible and the overall experience is just fantastic. Been there with both friends and family, and it works well for both!