If luxury had an address, Atlantis, The Palm would definitely be it. This iconic five-star resort situated at the very top of the Palm Jumeirah island has been riding the wave of the best holiday destinations in the world since it opened its doors in 2008 with no sign of stopping any time soon.
A world in itself, it is surrounded by stunning views of the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf and, in true Dubai fashion, houses two of the grandest underwater suites in the world. Atlantis, The Palm is the epitome of beachside holiday extravagance and is an ideal getaway not only for individuals or couples but also for families. There is something for everyone here, from beach lovers to adrenaline junkies and young children, so that every member of the family can have a memorable vacation experience.
All you have to do is kick back, relax and enjoy the best of what Dubai has to offer.
Staying at Atlantis, The Palm
The hotel has 1,548 rooms, divided into single rooms, suites, and signature suites. Rooms come with either one king-size or two queen-size beds and 24-hour room service. Visitors can fall asleep to views of Dubai’s glittering skyline and the Palm Jumeirah itself or if they fancy the beach, ocean view rooms with picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf are also available.
The rooms are nautical-themed and are decked out with all amenities one could possibly think of. No longer do you have to worry about last-minute packing fails. These rooms have got you covered from hairdryers and irons, to minibars and all the ingredients you need to make a killer cup of coffee or tea.
The suites are on the same level, if not more, of opulence as the rooms and are more appropriate for families with multiple members, owing to the space. The Executive Suite is for those who can’t quite leave their work in the office as it comes with a separate dining area and workspace.
As the name suggests, the Terrace Suite is popular for its massive terrace in where visitors can indulge in al fresco dining, stargazing, and witnessing beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Perfect for families who prefer to enjoy their time together in privacy, it offers incredible views of the Dubai skyline, the Palm Jumeirah, and the Arabian Gulf.
Staying in the Regal Suite is a truly royal experience with its own majlis seating area and lavish marble flooring. Bathed in Arabian colours and themes, this suite is the most expansive and takes the cake in terms of luxury.
All suites come with either one or two bedrooms and feature a lounge and a sprawling balcony. Visitors who stay in suites get to enjoy a long list of exclusive benefits and services like in-house breakfast, a daily newspaper delivered to your suite, priority restaurant reservations, access to complimentary fitness classes, spa treatments, and the Atlantis Kids Club, and return trips to the airport when you depart.
If you really want to go all out, the signature suites are for you. The Royal Bridge Suite comes with three bedrooms, a private library, a media and games room, and a 16-person dining room. Besides this, you’ll have your own guarded entrance and a private elevator which you can use to meet a team of chefs and butlers, specially dedicated to you so that you get the complete royal treatment.
The stars of the hotel—the Underwater Suites, namely the Poseidon and Neptune Underwater suites—feature master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms submerged into a 3-million-gallon aquarium. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls give you a full view of the waters of the Ambassador Lagoon and the 65,000 exotic sea animals that dwell in it. You can truly sleep with the fishes and then use your private elevator to come to the ground level whenever you want.
Other suites include the Presidential Suite and the Grand Atlantis Suite that feature private jacuzzis, multiple balconies, 24-hour butler service, exclusive cabanas, and a chance to swim with dolphins.
A day at Atlantis, The Palm
There is never a dull moment at Atlantis, The Palm. The best way to spend your vacation days is to head to Aquaventure Waterpark, the world’s largest water park. If thrills are what you seek, that is. Guaranteed to satisfy even the most daring adrenaline junkies, this water park features more than 30 thrilling rides for adults and kids alike.
If insane roller coasters and water slides aren’t your thing, then you can relax, sunbathe and take a refreshing swim at the 1 km long private beach or dive deep into the shark lagoon for a unique Shark Safari.
Kids aren’t left out either as the park also boasts an impressive list of rides and attractions built specifically to suit their requirements. The Splashers Cove and Lagoon and the Aquaventure Academy offer fun educational programs where kids can interact with marine life and learn more about being a marine biologist on the Aquaventure team to ensure that your children are always entertained.
Another fascinating attraction is the Lost Chambers Aquarium featuring 21 exhibits and a once-in-a-lifetime virtual reality experience. Visitors can take a walk through, dive into the waters to see thriving marine life up close, or take the Fish Tales tour, an exclusive look into the behind-the-scenes of what goes into taking care of 65,000 sea creatures.
The Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point, the habitats of UAE’s bottlenose dolphins and sea lions, give its visitors a chance to interact with the friendly dolphins and sea lions via a range of experiences, including dives and swims.
A night at Atlantis, The Palm
Your action-packed day comes to a close. By this point, you’ve swum with the dolphins, played with a sea lion, ridden a mind-numbing roller coaster and seen fishes you didn’t even know existed. It’s time to dress up and grab some grub. At Atlantis, The Palm, the choice of dining is endless and only the very best that the world has to offer.
The names on this list of celebrity chefs who have opened their world-renowned franchise branches here will blow your mind and include star chefs like Gordan Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Giorgio Locatelli, to name a few.
The hotel also has a number of resident signature and buffet restaurants that offer a wide array of cuisines to satisfy anyone’s palette. Whether you’re looking for casual dining, a romantic dinner, or an outdoor meal, you will not be disappointed.
Atlantis The Royal Resort, Dubai’s upcoming fine dining hotspot will feature creations by Michelin-star chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Jose Andres for the most exquisite dining experience. The world’s best flavours will be available right here, at your table.
Happy hours at the Wavehouse, WHITE Beach, and The Shore last from 5 to 8 PM every day and offer discounted prices on a variety of drinks. You can grab one and enjoy some live music, chill by the pool, or relax in one of the many lounges at restaurants like Nobu or Plato’s Lounge, a chic and elegant lounge that also serves as a bar.
Wavehouse is the place to be if you’re looking for family entertainment. Not only does it have an in-house restaurant but it also has a bowling alley, an arcade, and a wave machine where you can enjoy unlimited surfing. The terrace and bar are ideal for a relaxed evening full of good food, drink and live performances by bands and the DJ.
Exclusive experiences at Atlantis, The Palm
Being on holiday doesn’t mean you have to compromise on self-care. Atlantis, The Palm has many options for you to keep up your fitness and grooming. The Shuiqi Spa offers visitors a multitude of experiences including spa treatments and workout and underwater yoga classes, surrounded by the marine life of the aquarium.
The Shuiqi Salon and Nailology, the hotel’s resident nail bar, will take care of your salon needs and ensure that you stay looking your best throughout your vacation.
A range of activities for children and teens are also available. The Atlantis Kids Club keeps children engaged through marine educational programs, a play zone, a creation zone, an underwater theatre, and an arcade with video games. The Zone for teenagers is a great place to spend some time in an adult-free area and connect with other teenagers through dance and games.
Child supervision services like babysitting in the suites and also around the resort help parents get some alone time while their children are safe with extremely capable, first aid trained babysitters.
The Imperial Club is an exclusive service that can be booked during your stay in the resort and comes with members-only perks such as access to the Imperial Club Lounge and other premium benefits.
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