Anantara to open resort in Dubai’s World Islands

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the upcoming launch of a new resort in Dubai’s World Islands.

The island resort will be the brand’s seventh property in the United Arab Emirates and the first hotel to open within the World Islands archipelago, a collection of man-made islands located approximately four kilometres off the coast of Dubai.

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort is in the final stages of development and is scheduled to open in Q4 this year.

Guests will be able to access the resort by taking a 15-minute boat ride from the jetty at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

The property will feature 70 suites and beach and pool villas. Villas will have a private pool, outdoor dining area and direct access to the beach. 

Resort amenities will include in-room spa treatments, a gym and a kids' club.

Dining options will feature a Mediterranean al fresco restaurant and an Arabic-Indian speciality eatery. There will also be a bar lounge offering panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and sunset. 

Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive of Anantara’s parent company Minor Hotels, said: “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.”

Abdulla bin Sulayem, chief executive of luxury real estate and hospitality developer Seven Tides Limited, which owns the property, added: “Anantara is one of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotel brands, which is already well established in Dubai and the UAE. Seven Tides and Anantara are further strengthening our relationship with this exciting new venture on the World Islands, representing a new milestone in hospitality and for the city.”

Anantara currently operates more than 40 hotels across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Indian Ocean, with a pipeline of new developments in the Middle East region, Europe and Asia.

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