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Inside the latest World Islands resort to open in Dubai

Anantara World Islands has opened in the South American section of the World Islands project.

Dubai has welcomed a new resort to its World Islands project, with the opening of Anantara World Islands.

The World Islands is an archipelago of man made islands in the Persian Gulf located around four kilometres off the coast of Dubai. The project consists of seven sets of islands, representing Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Antarctica and Oceania, which have been constructed in the shape of a world map. The project has been almost 20 years in the making.

Anantara Worlds Island has now opened on the South American continent, accessible via a 15 minute speedboat ride from the jetty at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

Inside a one-bedroom Beach Pool Villa at Anantara World Islands resort.

The resort boasts 70 suites, beach and pool villas, including 40 private pool villas with direct access to the beach. Larger groups can be accommodated in two- and four-bedroom villas for eight or 12 guests respectively.

Away from the buzz of the city, Anantara Worlds Island Resort has been able to incorporate amenities of a more tranquil nature, such as Cinema under the Stars and beachside dining to the sound of lapping waves.

Anantara has committed itself to a sustainable build and more than 4,000 plants have been set on the beachfront and throughout the landscaped gardens, attracting a rich birdlife including a family of peacocks who have taken up residence in the resort. Anantara has also added a large on-site greenhouse to the build, supplying the resort’s restaurants with hydroponic and organic fruit and veggies. The resort has also eliminated the need for plastic water bottles with its own desalination plant and glass bottling plant.

Relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city at World Islands Dubai.

Thermodynamic solar water heaters, treated and recycled sewage water for irrigation and energy efficient heat-pumps to warm the resort’s pools are further examples of the ecologically sympathetic construction.

Later this month Anantara World Islands will open an Anantara Spa, with six treatment rooms and beachside spa cabanas offering Island Lava Shell Massage, Thai massage and other spa and wellness services.

City views in the distance from the resort's outdoor dining terrace.

Anantara World Islands is also the only hotel in Dubai where guests can relax in a floating lounge room, ‘Hamacland’, with hammocks and food and drinks.

There are plenty of water sports available if you’re looking for something a little more active, including kayaks and paddle boards as well as regular yoga classes. Luxury boat cruises can be arranged for guests to explore the surrounding ‘world islands’.

Prices at Anantara World Island Resort start at US$440 per night for two including breakfast in a Junior Ocean View Suite.

More new resort openings

This luxury all-suite resort has just opened in Krabi with special offers for longer stays.

Mandarin Oriental has announced it will be opening a three-island resort in the Maldives.


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