An indulgent long weekend whether you're looking for a spot of R&R and a blast of sunshine to break up the winter months, or perhaps somewhere for the kids to let off steam for a few days between school terms. Either way, there is plenty to suit. Head for the shopping malls for retail therapy, the desert or waterparks for fun and adventure or relax on the beach and take advantage of the excellent Anantara Spa if you simply need a bit of time and space. Though truly international, there's a hint of the Orient as you'd expect from the Anantara brand. The architecture fuses Thai architecture with contemporary Middle East whilst the restaurants and bars have a distinctly southeast Asian flavour, though there is also an unexpected Australian eaterie.


  • Excellent choice of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.
  • Kids and Teens Clubs.
  • Spice Spoons - a Thai Cookery Class.
  • Convenient access to activities in Dubai.
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Destination Expert Mel Matthews


Middle East Specialist


  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Dubai

    Arrive in Dubai where your chauffeur will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. The resort is set on the eastern side of the Palm Jumeirah crescent just 45 minutes away from Dubai International Airport. Combining traditional Thai architecture with contemporary Middle Eastern flair, the resort is family friendly, suiting those seeking a little R&R as well as thrill seekers attracted to Dubai's glittering towers and malls. Choose from eight accommodation categories, including rooms and villas, all with views. We recommend the unique Over Water Villas which sit over the Arabian Sea, with clear glass viewing panels in the lounge floor.

    Overnight: Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

  3. Day 2 - 4 Dubai

    Staying close to home, choose from a range of land and lagoon based activities: There is a fully-equipped gym and three beautiful pools to choose from, as well as tennis courts, beach volleyball and a private beach. Two Kids Clubs cater for young children and teenagers: Tuk Tuk looks after younger children, with activities such as painting, sand castle building, kayaking and arts & crafts whilst Chill Teens Club is a perfect meeting point for older children, with football, air hockey, billiards on offer, amongst other activities. Venture a little further o explore the dunes of the desert by quad bike, dune buggies, camel or 4 x 4. Take the 'Leap of Faith' at the Aquaventure Water Park, a near vertical drop into a transparent tunnel through a lagoon (with sharks), or try out rides such as Tantrum Alley, Wipeout or Riptide Flowriders at Wild Wadi Water Park. Ride to the level 124 at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building for a unique perspective or try sky-diving for an alternative view. The Dubai Mall is the ultimate in retail therapy, famously housing 1,200 outlets in Fashion Avenue, the Gold Souk and the Grove to name just a few. The Mall is also famous for its underwater zoo and aquarium and the Dubai Fountain. For therapy of another type, relax at the resort's Anantara Spa, where Middle Eastern, Moroccan and Thai inspired treatments settle the soul. There is an excellent choice of dining: Crescendo offers international cuisine with views from the outdoor terrace complemented by meals prepared at cooking 'stations'; Mekong's specialities hail from Thailand, Vietnam and China with 'rickshaw' style seating; The Beach House serves Mediterranean cuisine both indoors and outdoors on the terrace - in the evenings, the terrace becomes a lounge with shisha and chill out music by the resident DJ; informal light snacks are served throughout the day at The Lotus Lounge, as well as sundowners as the sun falls into the Arabian Sea.

    Overnight: Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

  4. Day 5 Depart

    Check out of the resort and transfer privately to Dubai International Airport for your return flight home.

  5. Depart


Low £ 949 $ 1,289
Mid £ 1,092 $ 1,483
High £ 1,310 $ 1,779


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees to local attractions
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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