Known as “The City of Gold” it is no question that Dubai holds some of the world’s most extravagant hotels and resorts. Today we are happy to highlight two of our favorite resorts based on our personal experience. If you would like an experience that spares no luxury and provides world-class hospitality, then look no further than Anantara’s The Palm and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. 

Anantara The Palm 


Photo courtesy of Anantara the Palm

Anantara’s Dubai resort, The Palm, is located on the world-famous stretch of coastline Palm Jumeirah. The location provides easy access to their serene private beach as well as being just minutes away from the bustling city of Dubai. Travelers are drawn to the resort’s Thailand theme that is consistently held throughout the hotel’s design and experience. Anantara The Palm welcomes you with pagoda roofs and low-rise architecture. Make your way around the resort on longtail boats and on-call Tuk-Tuks.  



The Palm is home to the only over-water villas in the United Arab Emirates. Savor the exclusive experience of stepping out of your front door to be immediately greeted by the Arabian Gulf and an impeccable view of the iconic Dubai skyline. 


Photo courtesy of Anantara the Palm

If over-water villas are not your style, you can make yourself at home in one of the pool villas. These spacious villas come with direct lagoon access and offer the same gorgeous views of blue waters and a distant skyline. You will not want to check out without treating yourself to an afternoon at the Anantara Spa. 


Jumeirah Beach Hotel 


Step inside a world of simple elegance at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Upon entry be greeted by the upscale architecture with undeniable attention to detail. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel will ensure one of the most fulfilling stays you can find during your visit to Dubai. 


Photo courtesy of Nick Fewings


Rest and recharge in your own space with gracious service. Each room has a guaranteed sea view to make it your perfect sanctuary. The Hotel’s sleek design continues from the common areas into each room, holding consistent beauty inside and out. 

Indulge in an extensive variety of culinary offerings with your choice of 8 different restaurants and lounges within the hotel. Their signature restaurants include anything from a bright and airy gastropub at Dhow and Anchor to a health-conscious hub at Fika. For ultimate relaxation, rejuvenate in the luxury award-winning Talise Spa. Care for your body in complete tranquility with one of their signature massages, a traditional hammam ritual, and many more revitalizing treatments. 



Our President Jacky recently went back to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and shares her experience with us: 

Our hotel – Jumeirah Beach Hotel – looked at one of the most stunning sites in Dubai, the beautiful Burj al Arab, from its exquisite sandy beach. 

The hotel is unique with everything from the most extensive buffet breakfast in the world to an English pub and delicious Italian restaurant. 

Unlike some of the giant resorts, everything is very accessible and there are even golf carts to take you around the property and other venues along the beachfront. 

The rooms are beautiful with spacious verandahs, gorgeous bathrooms, and some of the best service around. 

We visited this past April [2021] and their pandemic precautions were discreetly in place where Covid tests before returning home were conducted in your room. 

The beach staff always make sure towels, chairs, tubs of bottled water (or favorite adult beverage) are on hand and the lifeguards patrol the waters paddling in kayaks. 

Of course, there is a lot to see in Dubai. Visit the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque, the Dubai Museum, and cross the Creek to the gold and spice souks. Not afraid of heights? Venture up the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. 

Tour the extensive fish market early morning and ride dune buggies in the desert before an evening of music and dance. After your stay in Dubai, a few nights at Al Maha in the Arabian desert, complete with camels, Oryx and Falconry will make your stay exciting and educational! 

Our partners will be ready to welcome you and Emirates Airlines will take you there from many US gateway cities.” 


These modern and luxurious resorts look forward to hosting you and your loved ones with warm hospitable service. As Jacky says: 

 “Now is the time to spoil yourselves with a true adventure in a very happy place.” 

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