Staycation: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Featuring the UAE’s only over water villas, this Thai-style resort beckons luxury seekers


The rooms 

Set along a pristine private beach, this picturesque property will draw you in with its serene vibe. Featuring the only Over Water Villas in the emirate, with rooms that offer direct access to three chilled swimming pools, it’s the perfect retreat for those seeking an idyllic beach break within easy reach of the city. Deluxe Family Lagoon Access Rooms have a separate floor for the kids.


 The food 

Nourishment comes in the form of seven dining venues, including the swim-up Mai Bar where you can stick a straw in a coconut and feast on a fresh fruit platter. Asian restaurant Mekong is a stylish setting, with rickshaw-style seats and hand-carved wooden tables at which to taste exotic dishes. For impressive Gulf views, head to Crescendo for global fare, including Middle Eastern favourites.


 The activities

There are plenty of opportunities to take a dunk, with scenic cruises and watersports, such as thrilling banana boat rides, on tap. If you prefer to conserve your energy, head to Anantara Spa where an impressive line-up of rejuvenating treatments await. We recommend the Revitalising Citrus Drench (60 minutes), which pampers sun-damaged skin with a blend of hydrating nutrients. 


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