Experience boutique luxury at its best at Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

Offering a breezy beach getaway within a stellar view of the Burj Khalifa, Anantara’s latest property on Dubai’s World Islands is your doorway to boutique luxury.

One of the most ambitious projects in Dubai, World Islands is now home to its first luxury resort. Merely four kilometres off the coast of Dubai, the brand new Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort unfurls like a sprawling island dream rising from the Arabian Gulf.

The island sanctuary by Anantara Resorts offers guests boutique luxury close enough to enjoy the renowned glitz and glamour of the ‘City of Gold’ yet secluded enough for one to feel ensconced in privacy. The first resort in the South American part of the World Islands archipelago, the 70-key resort lets you pick from a variety of views of the iconic cityscape, including the famous landmarks of Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab, or a combination of island and sea vistas.

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Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort opens its door to luxury travellers. Image: Courtesy Anantara Resorts.

Each of the suites, beach- and pool-villas at Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort comes with a balcony, deck, or terrace, making sure you have plenty of space to unwind at your own pace. The 40 private pool villas have an outdoor dining area and direct access to the beach, with the two- and four-bedroom pool villas offering an abundance of space and able to accommodate up to eight or 12 guests respectively. Expect decent interiors with a light contemporary feel, rattan detailing, and turquoise accents.  For the ultimate island experience, inviting outdoor bathtubs are freestanding amongst lush surroundings.

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One of the private pool villas at the resort. Image: Courtesy Anantara Resorts.

Dining options at the resort include Qamar, an Arabic-Indian restaurant with a large southwest facing deck, perfect for sundowners and sheesha. 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 cafe 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.

The resort’s unique location on the archipelago also brings complete tranquillity to the guest experiences. Enjoy ‘Cinema under the Stars‘ in total peace and privacy, at the end of a sandbar, whilst Anantara’s signature Dining by Design has a special home in a bubble on the shoreline, with candle-lit romance set to a soundtrack of lapping waves. Relax on your very own luxurious HamacLand, a unique floating lounge with hammocks, and be pampered to your every whim. To explore the surrounding islands of ‘The World’, get onboard on one of the luxury boat cruises arranged by Antara.

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Qamar, the Arabic-Indian restaurant, has a large deck perfect for sundowners. Image: Courtesy Anantara Resorts.

With six treatment rooms and cabanas, the Antara Spa on the beach offers a range of holistic wellness therapies, including traditional Thai healing treatments, and the signature Island Lava Shell Massage that relaxes the muscles and boosts blood circulation. Products are brought in from marine plants-based brand Phytomer and magnesium-rich Of the Islands. For the more active, a well-equipped gym and yoga studio with skyline views makes for a great work out session. The resort also offers a wide range of water sports including kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

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Pick Anantara’s unique ‘Dining by Design’ experience for a romantic evening. Image: Courtesy Anantara Resorts.

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, offering farm-to-fork experiences across the resort’s restaurants. 

Commitment to sustainability in the construction of the resort includes a ‘food waste-to-kitchen gas’ converter, a 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. Prices start from USD440 plus taxes per night for two with complimentary breakfast in a Junior Ocean View Suite.

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