Discover a Weekend Staycation to Help Get You Over Summer Holiday Blues at Anantara The Palm, Dubai

Lindsay Judge   |   19 - 08 - 2019


Dreaming of a relaxing island vacation but don’t have the time to board escape to cooler temperatures this summer? Or maybe you’ve just got back from a exotic getaway and are already wishing you had another vacation in the diary?

We have just the solution. Anantara the Palm has all the magic of Thailand in the heart of Dubai with its unique themed resort.



Inspired by the beauty of Thailand, the highlight of this resort is its tropical island feel which is creating by surrounding the resort with a huge flowing lagoon-style pool, with direct access to some of the hotel’s rooms. We tried a Lagoon View room which offered sprawling views of the serene lagoon that runs through the resort. Inspired by what you can find in Thailand, there are also Lagoon access rooms which allow the guest to enter the lagoon 24 hours a day from the privacy of their own balcony. By day you’ll be able to relax next to the waters with freshly made drinks delivered by boat and by night you can partake in a quiet evening swim.


Lagoon View and Lagoon Access Rooms


For further privacy choose one of the 15 Beach Pool Villas which come complete with their own infinity pool as well as private access to the white sandy beach. Or for complete privacy, try one of the 18 Over Water Villas – the only ones of their kind in the UAE. These villas are perfect for families and offer direct access to the sea as well as glass floor panels to give you a unique view of the underwater world. While these rooms don’t have the unique lagoon access they offer pure luxury and the perfect escape from the city. If you’ve brought the kids along with you check them into the Tuk-Tuk kids club which they will be engaged in activities including arts and crafts, painting and building sandcastles, while teens will be kept occupied by computed games and themed nights.


Over Water Villas interior


Food and Beverage

Anantara The Palm has a number of dining offerings to choose from but there were two that particularly caught our eye. Aside from the not-to-be-missed extensive breakfast buffet at all-day-dining restaurant Cresendo, our first must-visit dining destination is Asian restaurant Mekong. With its quirky interiors which includes rickshaws for chairs, this vibrant venue offers authentic Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines in a one-of-a-kind environment. As well as the regular menu you’ll find rotating Chef’s Specials which are not to be missed. But if you’re looking for something slightly different, meat lovers should head to Australian steakhouse Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar. With a traditional Ozzie twist on classic dishes the presentation of the food in this place is as good as the taste. Finish your evening with a relaxing shisha at the Beach front restaurant and lounge; Beach House.


Mekong, Anantara the Palm


Something Extra

If you want more than just a relaxing stay there are a few hidden gems at Anantara The Palm that you won’t experience anywhere else in the UAE. The first is the Anantara cooking classes. The hotel chain is famed for its unique dishes and during their stay guests are invited to discover the secrets of Thai cooking. Learn how to cook classic dishes with a step-by-step class as well as learning new cooking skills and discovering more about the ingredients in your kitchen.


Another exciting activity is to take a trip on a long tail boat. Weather permitting this traditional Thai-style boat will take you out along th coast of Palm Jumeirah for an experience like no other.


Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort – Anantara Spa – Couples Treatment Room


Spa and Wellness

If you visit the resort you can’t leave without a visit to the spa. Named the best spa in the UAE on many occasions, Palm Jumeirah, Anantara Spa is a one of a kind destination thanks to its unique setting. Surrounded by the blue lagoon waters you really will feel immersed in the Thai environment and guests can even choose to have their treatment overlooking the calm waters. Choose from a vast range of treatment options including the Anantara Signature Massage which is not to be missed.



This summer Anantara The Palm Dubai is offering an exclusive deal to visitors. Guests will receive 30% off and complimentary daily breakfast with family or friends with rates starting at AED1,995. Valid until 31st December 2019.


To book call +971 4 567 8999 or email



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