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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort: Your Beachfront Paradise in Dubai

Maldives will not be the only place where you will find overwater villas. You can also experience living in a beachfront paradise right here at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Situated amidst Dubai’s vibrant energy, this luxurious retreat boasts 400 meters of private shoreline and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. Whether you’re lounging in lagoon access rooms or indulging in the UAE’s first and only overwater villas, each moment promises unparalleled comfort and tranquillity. From serene beach strolls to opulent dining experiences, immerse yourself in the epitome of luxury beachfront living. In this article, we will delve into the myriad of luxurious experiences awaiting you at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

8 Luxurious Experiences that Make Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort a Beachfront Paradise

1. Splurge on the only overwater villas in Dubai

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - overwater villas in Dubai

While the Maldives and Bali often steal the spotlight for their overwater accommodations, Dubai offers its own slice of paradise with the Middle East’s only overwater villas. Imagine waking up to breathtaking sunrises, with endless blue vistas stretching out before you. Spend your days basking in the warmth of the sun on your private terrace, suspended over the tranquil waters below. Indulge in moments of pure relaxation as you soak in a luxurious tub, with panoramic views framed by glass panels on the floor. However, do note that some villas may be on the beach, so you will likely not get the full overwater experience when the tide is low. That being said, we highly recommend that you request overwater villas that are further in the water for the best experience.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - The beautiful sea view
The beautiful sea view

At Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, your stay in the exquisite overwater villas, along with other accommodation choices, includes the dedicated service of a Villa Host, ensuring personalised concierge services throughout your visit. Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful welcome amenities, which included a delightful array of snacks and treats. Imagine our delight when we discovered that what appeared to be a jug of tea was actually crafted entirely from delicious chocolate! Additionally, a bottle of wine awaited us. We are really grateful for all the effort that the team provided to us during our stay.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - dedicated service of a Villa Host

Thank you for welcoming us so warmly!

2. Witness the perfect Dubai sunsets 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - perfect Dubai sunsets

And since Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is located on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, just off the coast of Dubai, you can only expect that the view from your overwater villa would be amazing. Gaze out across the vast expanse of the Arabian Gulf, where the horizon stretches as far as the eye can see. The view is especially surreal during sunset; we probably saw the most mesmerising sunsets during our stay here! 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Dubai sunsets from overwater villa
Dubai sunsets from our overwater villa

Moreover, the resort’s main pool offers not only a serene setting for relaxation but also serves as an ideal spot to catch breathtaking sunsets.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Dubai sunset from the resort’s main pool
Dubai sunset from the resort’s main pool

3. Experience the Arabian Gulf’s majestic waters

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Arabian Gulf majestic waters

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort invites you to luxuriate in the serenity of its 400-meter private shoreline, offering an exclusive beachfront escape just moments away from the city’s vibrant energy. With captivating views of the Arabian Gulf, each moment spent by the beach is a delightful retreat into tranquillity. 

Always a lovely family time by the beach

But then, if you ask us, you will only fully experience the Arabian Gulf’s waters if you try all their available water sports activities. From the adrenaline rush of banana boat rides to the peaceful tranquility of stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking, there is no shortage of excitement here. And for those who want to try more new things, why not cast your line on a fishing trip and reel in your own catch of the day? Whether you are seeking relaxation or exhilaration, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort offers an unforgettable experience where the wonders of the Arabian Gulf come to life.

4. Enjoy Dubai’s first longtail boat ride

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Dubai’s first longtail boat ride

Another highlight of staying at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is you can go on an unforgettable journey aboard the city’s very first Thai longtail boat. Setting sail around the magnificent Palm Jumeirah, this unique experience offers a fresh perspective on Dubai’s iconic skyline. Sit back, relax, and soak in the sights as you glide along the glistening waters, taking in the awe-inspiring architecture and engineering marvels that make Palm Jumeirah a true wonder of the modern world.

5. Explore a world of flavours in various specialty restaurants

Food at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is on a whole new level, mainly because they are home to some of the best restaurants in Dubai. From Asian fusion to Mediterranean, all the food we have tried was seriously mouthwatering and delicious!  Sharing some of the best restaurants we have tried below.

Mekong, for contemporary Thai cuisine

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Mekong

The Thai food at Mekong is a feast for the senses and reminded me of all the delicious local food we had when we were in Bangkok. It is no surprise that Anantara, a distinguished Thai luxury brand, offers the best Thai food experience in Dubai. The culinary offerings at Mekong perfectly complement the restaurant’s contemporary eclectic décor, creating a seamless fusion of flavours and ambience that ensures an exceptional dining experience.

For starters, we had the Som Tam Mala Kor Papaya Salad and the Assorted Mekong Satay in which the chicken was very tender. We also had the Tom Kah Gai Chicken Coconut Soup and the Tom Yum Goong Spicy Prawn Soup, and both soups were absolutely amazing (probably the best Thai soups we ever had!). Another winner was the Gaeng Kiew Wann Thai Green Curry, which was spicier than expected, but delicious nonetheless. Match it with some white rice and you are good to go! And let’s not forget the Roasted Beijing Duck, a hearty main course that rounded off our dining experience with a burst of savoury goodness. Every dish was really extraordinary, satisfying our cravings for authentic Asian cuisine in our Dubai adventure. 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Mekong Asian cuisine

A selection of the best Thai food in Dubai

For families travelling with little ones, Mekong offers a dedicated Kids Menu featuring an array of delightful options to please even the pickiest eaters. From bento boxes filled with a variety of rice and noodle selections to cater to young tastes, to a comprehensive vegetarian and vegan menu for those with dietary preferences, there is something to suit every member of the family.

Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, for upscale Aussie dining

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar

Whether you prefer to dine al fresco, soak in the balmy breeze of Palm Jumeirah, or cosy up indoors for a sophisticated Down Under dining experience, Bushman’s offers the perfect setting to indulge in some authentic Australian fare. Apparently, they also offer Kangaroo meat but we could not bring ourselves to order it. They said that it is a must-try though! 

What we had instead were the Carrara Australian Wagyu Rib Eye 250g (MB 4-5), boasting exquisite marbling and a perfect meat-to-fat ratio, and cooked to medium rare perfection. The Grilled Whole Lobster, served with lemon beurre blanc, was a standout with its freshness that delighted the senses. For starters, the Backyard Mushroom Soup was a flavourful delight, while the Grilled Tiger Prawns and Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallops were equally impressive. Even our little ones found joy in their meals thanks to the restaurant’s thoughtful Kids Menu offerings.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar

Our top picks from Bushman’s

To end your meal on a sweet note, we highly recommend ordering the Australian Dessert, expertly constructed by a chef right at your table. This interactive treat is sure to delight both adults and kids alike, as the chef artfully combines a medley of delicious ingredients including Pavlova meringue, velvety chocolate mousse, decadent chocolate soil and sauce, luscious chantilly cream, tangy raspberry coulis, refreshing raspberry sorbet, and freshly caramelized mango cheeks to create a visually stunning masterpiece.

Thank you chef for this amazing Australian Dessert!

Crescendo, for casual all-day dining

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Crescendo

Crescendo’s breakfast buffet offers an extensive array of cuisines from around the world, including Asian, Indian, Western, and Middle Eastern delights. The vibrant Levantine hues of the live cooking station add a colourful touch to the dining experience. We also appreciated how they offer gluten-free options and a variety of specialty milk choices such as almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, brown rice drink, and organic coconut milk, perfect for those with dietary options.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Crescendo Gluten-free breakfast selection
Gluten-free breakfast selection
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Crescendo Specialty milk options
Specialty milk options

Another thoughtful thing at Crescendo was the Kids Corner they have during breakfast. Here, children can engage in playful activities and enjoy a moment of quiet reading while parents take a well-deserved break to unwind and savour their meals.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Crescendo Kids Corner
Thoughtful Kids Corner during breakfast

6. Catch expansive views of the Arabian Gulf from The Beach House 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - views of the Arabian Gulf from The Beach House

For those seeking both delectable cuisine and stunning vistas, The Beach House is a must-visit during your stay at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. This serene beachfront restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere complemented by breathtaking bay windows that flood the interior with natural light. You can eat by the beach, too! As the sun sets, the terrace transforms into a tranquil lounge infused with the sweet aroma of shisha. Our favourites from the menu include the flavourful Calamari and the indulgent Tiramisu. 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - The Beach House

We would like to extend a special thank you to Tee (Tatenda) who served us at The Beach House for lunch. Tee’s warm hospitality and generosity truly made our day! Thank you for your kindness and for going above and beyond to ensure our dining experience was enjoyable.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - The Beach House with Tee
Thank you, Tee!

Another spot where you can grab some light bites (and afternoon tea, too!) while enjoying breathtaking views is at The Lotus Lounge. Nestled on the beach hotel’s island-style terrace, this tranquil retreat offers captivating views of the shimmering Gulf. As the sun sets, the lounge transforms into a vibrant haven, with sleek, ambient music enveloping the venue, creating a captivating ambience over the waters. The Lotus Lounge also caters to cigar connoisseurs, boasting a selection of premium tobaccos sourced from around the globe.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - The Lotus Lounge

7. Treat your little ones to a luxurious Dubai holiday

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - luxurious Dubai holiday

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is perfect for family holidays in Dubai because they make sure that even your little ones are well taken care of. Alongside the dedicated Kids menu, the resort features the vibrant Tuk-Tuk Kids Club, where children can immerse themselves in a myriad of creative activities. The club offers a delightful array of amenities, including a trampoline, ball pit, pretend cooking area, toy cars and bikes, as well as ample space for drawing, painting, and outdoor play. And for the older kids, the Chill Teens Club offers a cool hangout spot where they can unwind and make new friends.

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Tuk-Tuk Kids Club

Enjoying the Kids Club

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort also ensured that our kids were happy right after our check in to the resortl. Thank you so much for the welcome toys and colouring books! 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Welcome gifts for Ally
Welcome gifts for our little Ally!

8. Retreat to a day of indulgence at the Anantara Spa

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Anantara Spa

For those seeking relaxation, the Anantara Spa offers a luxurious retreat with an array of exclusive treatments blending ancient and modern techniques. Guests can indulge in a full day of pampering starting with hydrotherapy and a Turkish hammam ritual, followed by non-invasive cosmetic procedures and rejuvenating intravenous therapy. With 24 treatment rooms, including specialised cocoon and Ayurveda rooms, as well as five couples’ suites equipped with steam baths and whirlpools, the spa ensures a tranquil escape for all. 

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - Anantara Spa Ayurveda rooms

In conclusion, a stay at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort offers an unparalleled experience in a beachfront paradise. With its distinctive and luxurious accommodations, expansive private shoreline, top-of-the class specialty restaurants, and an array of amenities, guests are enveloped in ultimate comfort and relaxation. Every moment at Anantara blends the richness of Arabian hospitality with the sophistication of Thai luxury and the vibrant energy of Dubai.

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