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Bringing Aegean luxury to the shores of the United Arab Emirates, Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat has opened its doors to guests.


Bringing Aegean luxury to the shores of the United Arab Emirates, Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat has opened its doors to guests.

Category: Middle East - United Arab Emirates - Industry economy - Hotel opening
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2024-02-28

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat - Fira Sea View Terrace Room

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat - Fira Sea View Terrace Room
Photo credit © Minor Hotels

Located on the coast, approximately halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the intimate adult-only property offers 22 luxurious guest rooms and suites in coastal tranquillity, with an effortless grace inspired by the eponymous Greek island.

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat is poised to redefine the concept of a UAE escape, a haven where every detail has been thoughtfully crafted to elevate the senses.

Captivating views of the Gulf stretch from each spacious room, suite, and sun-soaked terrace, inviting guests to become immersed in the splendid azure waters of the infinity pool and sea.

The accommodation boasts soft furnishings in neutral colours in a soothing style which is reflected throughout the public areas of the resort.

The retreat’s architecture mirrors the timeless design of its namesake island, with low-lying white buildings blending into the beach.

A curated experience is offered for groups, combining privacy, modern comforts and traditional Anantara hospitality, complemented by a 24-hour butler service.

The resort is available for exclusive buy-out, ideal for intimate group getaways, team retreats or bijou celebrations with an unspoilt backdrop.

Indulgent culinary experiences are available at Anantara Santorini’s two signature restaurants. Oia Oasis is a celebration of Arabic cuisine, from fragrant morning coffee and sweet pastries to afternoon and evening banquets of tapas and mezze.

Offering an elegant dining space, including a sea-facing terrace, at Oia Oasis ordering off-menu is not just permitted, but encouraged. In a sophisticated and flowing venue perched overlooking the sea, Thalassa ensconces diners in the refined beauty and joyful hospitality of the Mediterranean.

Classic dishes from Greece and beyond are conjured from the freshest fish, mouthwatering meats, and colourful farm-to-fork produce as gentle harmonies float through the natural space.

Beyond the restaurants, Anantara Santorini guests are invited to savour unforgettable moments at private and personally curated Dining by Design occasions with a choice of spectacular resort locations, or to enjoy the finest foods delivered directly to their door with 24-hour gourmet in-room dining.

Inside the property, a serene infinity pool and lavish facilities offer perfect distractions, in addition to pampering therapies at Anantara Spa.

In this blissful wellness sanctuary, wisdom from the East and West is fused to create a menu of traditional rituals and cutting-edge treatments, alongside a plunge pool, a Himalayan salt sauna, a Moroccan hammam and a spa bath designed for total relaxation.

Anantara Santorini is an idyllic escape for groups seeking serenity between two emirates. For exclusive gatherings, however, it is unrivalled.

Combining the beauty of the Mediterranean with the guaranteed heat of the Middle East means events hosts can say “I do” to any occasion and know the setting will be immaculate from the warmth of the waves to the spotless sky, while flawless Anantara service will make every event not only memorable, but magical.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, parent company of Anantara, and Group CEO of Minor International, commented,We are delighted to redefine the concept of graceful luxury in the UAE with the launch of our new Anantara. This unique retreat represents another groundbreaking step in the continued growth of the brand in the region and in affirming the position of the UAE as an unparalleled luxury destination.

Opening offer rates for buy now, stay now at Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat start from USD 735++ including breakfast for two people.

For more information and reservations, call +971 4567 8666, email or visit

About Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 50 hotels and resorts across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, with a pipeline of future properties. The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of eight luxurious club resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.

Anantara is part of the DISCOVERY loyalty programme.

About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 540 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH Hotels, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South America and North America.With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat - Lobby Lounge

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat - Lobby Lounge
Photo credit © Minor Hotels

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat - Exterior Pool Beach View
Photo credit © Minor Hotels

Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi Retreat - View from ocean
Photo credit © Minor Hotels

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