Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

Dubai Beach, Dubai Beaches and beyond

Virgin rating

The hotel

Ever feel like you want to escape to a private island far, far away – well here’s your chance. This is the first resort to open on Dubai’s astonishing archipelago, and they’ve not done things by half. Arrive at Anantara The Palm Dubai and jump onboard your boat transfer across to this luxury, secluded island and leave the city behind. You won’t need to pack many pairs of shoes for this trip, as you’ll find yourself with the sand between your toes for the majority of the time, whether it’s stepping our from your beachfront room, taking part in the watersports, or watching a movie under the stars. You’ll feel far away from Dubai city but you can enjoy spectacular views of it whilst dining on tapas and wine at Luna, a cool island haunt with chilled vibes. Speaking of chilled, why not take part in one of the beach yoga classes to start your day? Whilst there is an air of relaxation around the place, little ones will enjoy the activities on offer at the kids’ club and there’s beach volleyball available should you wish to exert a bit more energy. And why not upgrade to a pool villa for that added privacy, complete with sparkling ocean views from your own private pool.  

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Yoga
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Situated approximately ten minutes from Palm Jumeirah by boat, which guests can board at Anantara the Palm Dubai. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: Approximately 40 minutes. 

Hotel information

70 rooms, suites, and villas, all with private balcony or terrace, air-conditoning, complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen TV, minibar*, coffee/tea making facilities, hairdryer, and safe.

Ocean View Rooms with views of Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumierah, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Beach Pool Rooms feaure direct beach access, with a private plunge pool, outdoor bath rub, and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Ocean View Junior Suites are located on upper floors with skyline or ocean views, and feature a separate living space and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Beach Access Junior Suites are on the ground floor, with direct beach access from the terrace, and feature a separate living space and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

One Bedroom Garden Pool Villa feature a private garden and large terrace with swimming pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa are located directly on the beach, featuring a private swimming pool on the terrace, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Qamar (Arabic and Indian dishes served oceanside, open for dinner). Helios (Mediterranean all-day dining). Grand House (casual lobby café, serving drinks and snacks). Luna (bar and lounge serving tapas and wine). Dining by Design (private dining for special occasions, advance booking only). 

Swimming pool. Private beach. Tuk Tuk kid’s club. Anantara spa* (in-room treatments available). Gym. Yoga classes*. Beach volleyball. Watersports* including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, banana boats, and jet skiing. Fishing*. Cinema under the stars*. Cocktail mixology classes*. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry service*. 24-hour room service*. 

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful family holiday

Aug 18, 2022 minhajthajudeen Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Thank you once again for the awesome hospitality and excellent service. We felt like home.It was amazing to come back again and this time with my kids. They told me that they felt sad leaving the hotel that everyone here is very friendly and kind. We had a very relaxing stay and made so many memories as a family. As my kids said everyone in the… Read more
Thank you once again for the awesome hospitality and excellent service. We felt like home.It was amazing to come back again and this time with my kids. They told me that they felt sad leaving the hotel that everyone here is very friendly and kind. We had a very relaxing stay and made so many memories as a family. As my kids said everyone in the hotel are very kind and do their best to make it a beautiful stay. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Anantara worlds Island but some went above and beyond to make our stay extra special and they are. Rusiru and Shanaka at the reception made the check in process smooth and assisted us until we reached the boat. Tony and Mondher always greet us with their beautiful smile and ready to help us. Khairul Umami and Mohamed Raiz were always ready to tidy up our room and it was a beautiful feeling to come back to clean room. Ashara and Sajith were amazing at the helios restaurant and patiently took our orders and made sure to check if the food was as per our liking. Dsefire at the Qamar restaurant helped us to order and was very friendly with the kids. Chandrika at the TukTuk kids club was amazing and my kids had a wonderful time there. They couldnt stop talking about all the fun activities they did with her. Jagdish went above and beyond in helping us in so many ways..Its always a pleasure to meet him around the hotel. He is very friendly and has so many fun stories to share. We enjoyed our little holiday in this beautiful Island and really appreciate all your efforts. Thank you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing experience with Ronda!

Aug 18, 2022 shahrzad c Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you get the chance to go to this wonderful place, make sure to get in touch with Ronda. She was the one that greeted us when we arrived and made sure myself and sister had the best time possible. She showed us around, took time to explain and speak about everything on the island and what is to come still! She was absolutely amazing!
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Aug 17, 2022 MouzaAli

It was a wonderful stay to celebrate my birthday, everything was perfect starting from the check-in until the checkout. I told them that it is my birthday and they prepared everything perfectly! Thanks for Dev our villa host, he is the best! Of course it won’t be my last visit :D
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Aug 17, 2022 aliaR8804HX

My kids had a great experience with the super friendly staff Chandrika and Bavin at the Tuktuk kids club; thanks a lot. They played arts and crafts and played football; they played with the slide and swings.
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Aug 17, 2022 EjderGolukcetin

maldives at Dubai, late due to covid but at last we had the chance to experience this unique place. got a villa with pool to celebrate our anniversary. Giacomo and Katy Lee doing the best to lead team make your stay unforgettable. journey starts with a whatsappp welcome even before your arrival, our Ahmed was always online through whatsapp and… Read more
maldives at Dubai, late due to covid but at last we had the chance to experience this unique place. got a villa with pool to celebrate our anniversary. Giacomo and Katy Lee doing the best to lead team make your stay unforgettable. journey starts with a whatsappp welcome even before your arrival, our Ahmed was always online through whatsapp and taking care of all our requests right away; all team welcomes you at marina and you are offered a welcome drink before tuning into your dream room. premises are great, kitchen and team is perfect and all everyone is caring. hope to visit again Read less