Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

Dubai Beach, Dubai

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

One Bedroom Sunset 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 breakfast and dinner). Helios (Mediterranean, lunch and dinner). 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 Outstanding food and the best service at Qamar restaurant

May 28, 2024 Dahlia K

The Qamar restaurant is amazing. We were served by Joy, Dikshu and Hussein for dinner and Isha in the morning for breakfast. The food is incredible. We ordered mainly from the tandoor section and the meat is excellent quality and the seafood is so fresh. The staff are so helpful and we will miss seeing them everyday. If you’re thinking of… Read more
The Qamar restaurant is amazing. We were served by Joy, Dikshu and Hussein for dinner and Isha in the morning for breakfast. The food is incredible. We ordered mainly from the tandoor section and the meat is excellent quality and the seafood is so fresh. The staff are so helpful and we will miss seeing them everyday. If you’re thinking of taking the time to stay on the island, head to Qamar and order the tiger prawns!! Read less
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May 28, 2024 MUCRhino Aschheim, Germany

We had a fantastic dinner for my wife's birthday tonight at Qamar restaurant. We were welcomed very warmly. The food was fantastic and we got a nice decoration, a cake, and some other extras to celebrate the birthday. I would like tobpoint out the great service we got from Joy Hussein and Alex Chanki as well as the rest of the team. It was also… Read more
We had a fantastic dinner for my wife's birthday tonight at Qamar restaurant. We were welcomed very warmly. The food was fantastic and we got a nice decoration, a cake, and some other extras to celebrate the birthday. I would like tobpoint out the great service we got from Joy Hussein and Alex Chanki as well as the rest of the team. It was also nice to meet the main chef who cooked the perfect mix of Indian and Arabian dishes. Overall, I highly recommend visiting the restaurant. Make sure to sit outside unless it is too hot to enjoy the great views of Dubai and the gentle breeze. Read less
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May 26, 2024 Daydream16011605400 Seoul, South Korea

The memory in Anantara remains a very beautiful memory even now that it's been two months. Even though I traveled far away from Korea, I relieved all my fatigue while staying here. Especially Yoon, who was in charge of us, is so kind. She is the best employee Shanaka gave us the best view as a gift. I will definitely visit you again next time.… Read more
The memory in Anantara remains a very beautiful memory even now that it's been two months. Even though I traveled far away from Korea, I relieved all my fatigue while staying here. Especially Yoon, who was in charge of us, is so kind. She is the best employee Shanaka gave us the best view as a gift. I will definitely visit you again next time. Thank you ! Read less
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May 21, 2024 Relax721282

The whole experience was surreal, the staff @aziza @moe and service were on point. The food across restaurants was delicious. Room was super large and all facing the beach. Perhaps the boat cost should have been included in the room cost. Definitely will return!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing except spa

May 19, 2024 Sebastian J

I stayed here 4 days in the beautiful resort. Staff is so friendly and helpfull. I took spa treatment the treatment is amazing, but while in the reception one lady name Lashanthi explained about the treatment and she said performing facial using magnesium coffee scrub, it will helpful for glowing the skin, but later i checked in google about the… Read more
I stayed here 4 days in the beautiful resort. Staff is so friendly and helpfull. I took spa treatment the treatment is amazing, but while in the reception one lady name Lashanthi explained about the treatment and she said performing facial using magnesium coffee scrub, it will helpful for glowing the skin, but later i checked in google about the product, this product is actually using for the body only.... For the management i want to say do something other wise company will lose the valuable guest.... Her behavior also not professional... I can give spa 4/10.... Read less