Dubai’s World Islands to welcome new Anantara resort

The new island resort will be the seventh Anantara in the UAE

Launching in Q4 2021, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced the launch of its latest resort in the Middle East. The Minor Hotels luxury brand already operates nine hotels and resorts in the region, including six in the United Arab Emirates.

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort is in the final stages of development in the World Islands archipelago, located in the Arabian Gulf, approximately 4km off the coast of Dubai in the UAE. The new resort is the first hotel in the South American continent of the World Islands development. The island will be completely dedicated to the resort, with guests able to reach it by boat in just 15 minutes from the jetty at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa One-bedroom Beach Pool Villa

The 70-key property comprises suites as well as beach and pool villas. Villas will have private pools, an outdoor dining area and direct access to the beach, making the resort an ideal retreat for families and couples. In-room spa treatments, a gym and a kids’ club will also be part of the new resort’s amenities.

Dining options will include a Mediterranean al fresco restaurant and an Arabic-Indian concept offering beach-side dining under the stars. In addition, a lounge will offer panoramic views of the Dubai skyline.


Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort is owned by luxury real estate and hospitality developer Seven Tides Limited. The company’s portfolio includes popular sister property, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.

Speaking about the announcement, Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier said: “Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort will be the first hotel to open on this archipelago, offering guests a truly memorable escape just off the coast of Dubai. Showcasing Anantara’s authentic luxury while maintaining a tropical island vibe, the resort is a unique proposition for this location. Guests will be able to experience the wonder of Dubai and the ambiance of an island sanctuary, all in this stunning new Anantara resort.”

Junior Suite with Beach AccessJunior Suite with Beach Access

Seven Tides Limited CEO Abdulla bin Sulayem added: “Anantara is one of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotel brands, which is already well established in Dubai and the UAE. Seven Tides and Anantara are further strengthening our relationship with this exciting new venture on the World Islands, representing a new milestone in hospitality and for the city.”

Anantara currently operates more than 40 hotels across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Indian Ocean, with a pipeline of new developments in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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