Designed specifically to suit its location that being the island, The Palm Jumeirah, is Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. It is as unique a destination as the surrounding landscape it is immersed in.
The Palm Island Jumeirah is one of two man-made islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates built in the shape of palm trees topped with a crescent moon. Sitting on the eastern side of this crescent is Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. A mere 45 minute drive away from the Dubai International Airport, the resort is within easy reach of other must-do’s like the Aquaventure Water Park, Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai and Dubai Marina.
293 guest rooms and villas line a dramatic beachfront and are designed sumptuously and elegantly encompassing every modern amenity. Exclusive clusters of only four to eight guest rooms maximise privacy and 130 of these rooms boast direct access to 10,000 square metres of lagoon pools. The resort offers two bedroom beach pool villas as well which are perfect for families and friends.
But the highlight of the resort most definitely is Middle East’s first over-water-villas fitted with glass viewing panels that let the guests witness the most amazing magic of sea life all through the day.
Even during the night the spectacle of sea life can be enjoyed as the lights actually attract the fish. There is a plan to coral seed the poles whereby coral colonies could flourish and add to the guest’s delight a little more.
Surrounded by the splendid man-made beauty of this palm shaped island, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa provides its guests with an extensive variety of facilities like tennis courts, gyms, three turquoise lagoons and of course the iconic Anantara Spa.
Six specialty restaurants and bars keep the most fastidious foodie satiated; additionally a ballroom, six meeting rooms, a kids’ club and teens’ club makes it akin to a grandiose desert mirage.
Apart from being a five star leisure resort Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa is also totally attuned to holding events related to business and pleasure. The state-of-the-art facilities, flexible meeting spaces, and flawless attention to detail produce a framework that ensures success whether it is formal or informal. Choose the offer and location that best meets your area of interest, and let the resort create an unforgettable experience for your group.
Sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and dinners may be indulged in at the Crescendo, the all day dining restaurant. Mekong supplies the exotic flavours of the Far East and The Bushman’s Australian Restaurant & Bar whisks you straight to the ‘down under’ with its hearty menu full of exotic meats and seafood.
The Beach House, The Lotus Lounge, the Mai Bar and the swim-up bar are some more destinations to let one’s hair down and pander to one’s taste buds.
Under the high ceiling of the reception and lobby area of the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, the guests are further charmed by the presence of a falcon in the competent hands of a falconer. The lobby also features a Dubai heritage corner, which showcases various indigenous artefacts and relics from the times gone by.
The enthrallment of the guest is an ongoing process here and taken very seriously, so you have floating market boats gliding across the lagoons serving tropical beverages and three wheeler tuk-tuks transporting guests all around the expansive resort.
Delight in the rituals that only promise to rejuvenate you at the Anantara Spa at the resort. 16 luxurious treatment suites offer revitalising traditional Thai massages. You may even sample one of Anantara Spa’s other signature treatments, such as the indigenous Arabian massage.
For hundreds of years throughout Thailand, people would leave a jar of water outside their house to provide refreshment and extend a welcome to the passing traveller. Anantara is a Sanskrit word that means ‘without end’ and at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa this ancient tradition is perpetuated continuously, aided only by the heartfelt hospitality that lies at the core of every Anantara experience.
Text By Mala Bajaj
Photographs Anantara Hotels & Resorts