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Anantara opens the first luxury resort on Dubai’s World Islands

With a unique location on the amazing World Islands in Dubai, this new resort is sure to be an incredible destination to visit this year.

By LLM Reporters  |  March 15, 2022
Anantara World Islands Dubai

Anantara has opened the first luxury resort on Dubai’s World Islands archipelago. Located in the Arabian Gulf, approximately four kilometres off the coast of Dubai, the new island resort offers guests a new luxury destination and a unique perspective on the city.

The resort’s unique location on the World Islands also brings complete tranquillity to the guest experiences. Cinema under the Stars can be enjoyed in total peace and privacy, at the end of a sandbar, whilst Anantara’s signature Dining by Design offers private candlelit dinners in a bubble on the shoreline.

A trendsetting destination in Dubai, Anantara World Island Resort offers guests boutique luxury close enough to enjoy the renowned glamour of the city

For experiences on the water, Anantara World Islands is the only hotel in Dubai where guests can relax on their own luxurious HamacLand, a unique floating lounge with hammocks and VIP food and drink service for guests to recline and enjoy a new perspective on the city. To explore the surrounding islands of ‘The World’, luxury boat cruises can also be arranged.

Dining options at the resort include Qamar, an Arabic-Indian restaurant with a large southwest facing deck, perfect for sundowners and shisha. Helios is a casual Mediterranean restaurant open daily for breakfast and beachside dining. Offering elevated panoramic views of the Dubai skyline is Luna, a stylish bar lounge for cocktails and light bites inspired by South American cuisine. Grand House is a lobby café serving coffee, cake and sandwiches throughout the day, overlooking the resort’s main swimming pool and deck. Freshly caught seafood is central to the culinary experience throughout the resort.

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The new island resort offers guests a new luxury destination and a unique perspective on the city

Opening in March, the Anantara Spa, with six treatment rooms and spa cabanas on the beach, will offer a range of spa and wellness therapies, including the signature Island Lava Shell Massage, with hot lava shells to relax the muscles and boost blood circulation, and traditional Thai healing treatments including Thai massage, a nod to Anantara’s Thai roots. Products used will include marine plants-based brand Phytomer and magnesium-rich Of the Islands.

For the more active, a well-equipped gym with skyline views makes for a great workout. The resort also offers a wide range of water sports including kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and yoga classes taking place in a studio with skyline views. 

More than 4,000 plants, including over 1,000 coconut palms, have been planted in the resort on the beachfront and throughout the landscaped gardens, attracting rich birdlife passing through. A family of peacocks also call the resort home. A large on-site greenhouse is growing hydroponic and organic fruit and vegetables, for use across the resort’s restaurants.   

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Prices start from USD 440 per night excluding tax for two sharing with breakfast in a Junior Ocean View Suite

Commitment to sustainability in the construction of the resort includes a food waste to kitchen gas converter, its own water desalination plant and a washable glass water bottling plant, ensuring no use of plastic water bottles. The resort’s water system uses thermodynamic solar water heaters, variable frequency drive (VFD) pumps, and low flow sanitary fixtures. Sewage water is treated and recycled for irrigation, and energy-efficient heat pumps are used for all resort pools.

A trendsetting destination in Dubai, Anantara World Island Resort offers guests boutique luxury close enough to enjoy the renowned glamour of the city yet secluded enough for one to feel ensconced in privacy. Prices start from USD 440 per night excluding tax for two sharing with breakfast in a Junior Ocean View Suite.

For all enquiries regarding Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort call +971 4 567 8777 or email worldislands@anantara.com.