Anantara to Launch Resort on Dubai’s World Islands

The offshore retreat will have a tropical-island vibe and bamboo-built villas with direct beach access.

The Dubai skyline as seen from Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort. (All photos: Anantara)

Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai who are well-acquainted with the Anantara hospitality brand may want to keep their eyes out for the opening of its tenth property in the Middle East and seventh in the United Arab Emirates, set to happen in Q4 this year.

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort is in the final stages of development in the World Islands, located roughly four kilometers off the coast of Dubai. When it opens in the coming months, the property will be the first hotel in the South American “continent” of the man-made archipelago, accessible via a 15-minute boat ride from the jetty at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

The private-island property will feature 70 suites and villas; each of the latter come with a private pool, an outdoor dining area, and direct access to the beach. In-room spa treatments will be offered, while a gym and a kid’s club will also be part of the new resort’s amenities. Dining options include a Mediterranean alfresco restaurant and Arabian-Indian specialty venue; freshly caught seafood is set to star in regular beach barbecues. Meanwhile, a stylish bar lounge will offer guests craft cocktails and panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, with landmarks such as Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab clearly visible across the water.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, said in a statement, “Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort will be the first hotel to open on this archipelago, offering guests a truly memorable escape just off the coast of Dubai. Showcasing Anantara’s authentic luxury while maintaining a tropical-island vibe, the resort is a unique proposition for this location. Guests will be able to experience the wonder of Dubai and the ambiance of an island sanctuary, all in this stunning new Anantara resort.”

More information here.

Inside a Junior suite with beach access.

The exterior of a bamboo-built One Bedroom Beach Pool villa.

The rustic bamboo frames of the beach villas nod to Anantara’s Southeast Asian origins.

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