And there are few better places from which to gaze back towards the city, in particular the Marina-area skyline, and out towards the Atlantis and ocean beyond.
The resort’s significant stretch of beach is an immaculate perch from which to take in some of the mansions on The Palm’s frond edges, as well as grab a calming dip.
This large dining area is where breakfast and the evening buffet are served. It also hosts an extensive Friday brunch called Fork & Cork, which boasts a vast array of food choices, even by Dubai brunch standards, and is very family friendly thanks to an area dedicated to keeping the kids entertained while parents indulge the cuisine and refreshments.
Two dining choices flank the front of the five-star property. Mekong serves Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese food while a ‘salt guru’ accompanies the luscious meats and fish at the lively Aussie-themed Bushman’s, to assist with the native seasoning your choice. Look out for the theatre of a table-prepared deconstructed Pavlova, the restaurant’s signature dessert.
If that still hasn’t teased out the festive stress then you could to head to the Anantara Spa.
One of the aspects this hospitality group is renowned for, it offers a range of wellness traditions from Arabia and across Asia, as well as advanced Western techniques.
And if you crave a trip on the water, the resort boasts the city's only Thai long-tail boat.
Shipped all the way from Thailand, the authentic vessel sails from Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa's private jetty to Dubai Marina and back, taking up to 10 people per trip at various times between 10.15am and 5.30pm.
For fitness and activities, there are tennis courts, two gyms and waters sports, including diving, available.
The resort has a children’s play area, Tuk Tuk Kids Club with games room and Chill Teens Club.
For prices and availability, visit www.anantara.com or call 04 567 8888