Dubai hotels are well known for offering some of the best accommodation and hospitality in the world. But has the bar just been raised even higher by stunning Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort and new Anantara World Islands Dubai? See what you think.
Discover Anantara on Palm Jumeirah and World Islands Dubai
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas offers luxurious properties all over the world which are perfect for family holidays, and Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is one of the jewels in its crown.
The property is located on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah off the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Of course, we all know what this means, right? Oodles of sun, sea and sand and countless ways to keep everyone, both big and little, very happy indeed.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort boasts 400 metres of private shoreline as well as panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. It also offers the only overwater villas in the UAE. Plus, guests can expect a relaxing spa, fabulous water sports, a top kid’s club and proximity to the thrilling city of Dubai.
Sound perfect for your family? Here’s everything you need to know about the resort along with updates on the exciting new Anantara resort at nearby World Islands Dubai. A dream for families, Anantara World Islands Dubai is the first hotel to open on World Islands Dubai and a very good reason to consider a twin-centre family holiday this year.
Anantara The Palm Dubai is the only UAE resort with overwater villas
Anantara The Palm Dubai is the only resort in the UAE to offer overwater villas, and make them family-friendly: the one bedroom Overwater Villa sleeps up to two adults and two children. Although you might find yourself tempted by the wide choice of alternative family accommodation here too.
- Premier Lagoon Access Rooms sit on the resort lagoon and feature a private balcony.
- Deluxe Family Lagoon Access Rooms incorporate a separate floor designed just for children.
- One and two bedroom Beach Pool Villas sleep up to six and come with a private pool as well as direct beach access.
- Premier and Deluxe Lagoon View Rooms feature private balconies overlooking the lagoon.
- All Overwater Villas are family-friendly, sleep up to four and feature glass viewing panels and bathtubs with views.
One of the best Dubai hotels for all round family fun
Children can make new friends and enjoy all sorts of fun at the Tuktuk Kids Club, an oasis for little explorers. On offer are a range of arts and crafts, activity programmes, colourful toys and a games room. Meanwhile, teenagers can hang out in the Chill Teens’ Club.
For something active to do as a family, there’s beach volleyball and also two outdoor tennis courts, with instructors available should you want to improve your game.
As for water sports, older kids and adults can try water-skiing, diving, wakeboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and knee-boarding. All thrilling and all set against a backdrop of the spectacular Dubai skyline.
Banana Boat Rides are another exhilarating option for families to enjoy together – just make sure you hold on tight! Or why not try a fishing trip? Just don’t get too competitive about the size of your catch.
Alternatively, hit the 50m infinity pool at the hotel itself for a splashing good time. Then relax in the jacuzzi, knowing lifeguards are present to keep a watchful eye on youngsters.
Anantara The Palm Dubai focuses on family-friendly dining
Anantara The Palm serves up an impressive choice of cuisines. Crescendo offers global and regional fare with gulf views, complete with a brunch feast on Saturday at which families can tuck into an array of delicious dishes from around the world.
Elsewhere, Bushman’s provides hearty portions of Australian food and Helios is an all-day Mediterranean restaurant offering informal oceanside dining, think homemade pasta, pizza and fresh seafood.
Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort, the most extraordinary of Dubai hotels
To really make the most of your family holiday to Dubai, why not tie your trip in with a stay at another fantastic hotel?
Accessible by boat and offering a Maldivian feel in the UAE, Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort is the first five-star resort to open in World Islands Dubai. This manmade archipelago of small islands is a close neighbour to Palm Jumeirah and already promising to be another legendary landmark. Right now, it’s a perfect island escape for an easy family getaway and Anantara World Islands offers something for everyone.
Few Dubai hotels can match Anantara World Islands for family accommodation
A thoughtful approach to design offers families plenty of accommodation options at Anantara World Islands. Choose interconnecting rooms with private balconies or terraces to give older kids a little independence. Spacious two bedroom Beach Pool Villas sleeping up to four adults and four children are perfect for larger families. And if you’re planning a multi-gen Dubai family holiday, enormous four bedroom Beach Pool Villas sleep eight adults and four kids.
- Interconnecting Ocean View or Beach Pool Rooms feature balconies or direct access to the beach.
- A range of roomy family suites offer everything from beach access to private pools.
- One, two or four bedroom villas, seconds from the beach or surrounded by Anantara’s lush gardens, work well for larger families.
An activity-packed island resort designed to delight families
As at Anantara The Palm, sporty activities here include beach volleyball, jet-skiing, banana boat rides and paddle boarding. Fishing trips from the island can also be organised.
Little ones can explore their crafty side or make new friends at the Kids Club as child-friendly activities are organised on a daily basis to keep them entertained while the adults enjoy some alone time.
Even eating is exciting for kids at Anantara World Islands Dubai
With five restaurants and bars to choose from, Anantara World Islands covers all bases when it comes to feeding families. Choose Luna for tapas and spectacular views across the Arabian Gulf to Dubai. Fresh Mediterranean flavours and an easy-going eat when you’re hungry vibe, makes Helios a firm favourite with kids. Although you may be tempted to treat them to Cinema Under The Stars. It’s a private movie night on the beach with chef-prepped popcorn, gourmet snacks, cool drinks and cosy blankets, how could you say no?
So whether you’re tucking into a smorgasbord of local delicacies, trying handstands in the pool or out exploring your wild side on a jet ski, these two Anantara hotels have something for you and the youngsters in your life. Just remember to pack the sun cream!