Anantara to Open New Resort on Dubai’s World Islands

A villa at the Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

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A villa at the Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

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South America in Dubai

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced it will open a resort on the World Islands man-made archipelago in the Arabian Gulf. The new resort is the first hotel in the so-called 'South American continent' of the World Islands development, off the coast of Dubai, the luxury hotel operator said in a statement. Launched in 2003, World Islands is a collection of artificial islands shaped like a miniature world map. Anantara Hotels said the island will be dedicated to the resort, which guests can access by boat in 15 minutes from the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Its newest addition will launch in the last three months of this year.

Unique proposition

The property will feature 70 rooms – a mix of suites, beach and pool villas. Villas will have a private pool, an outdoor dining area and direct access to the beach. "Showcasing Anantara’s authentic luxury while maintaining a tropical island vibe, the resort is a unique proposition for this location," said Dillip Rajakarier, the CEO of Minor Hotels, Anantara's parent company. "Anantara guests will be able to experience the wonder of Dubai and the ambiance of an island sanctuary, all in this stunning new Anantara resort.” The World Islands development has had its problems, including the fall-out from the 2008 financial crash, which saw work halted. 

The view from a junior suite at the World Islands Dubai Resort.

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