Since opening in 2008, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai has become one of the most iconic resorts on the planet. This ocean-themed escape boasts a huge range of facilities including 1,539 rooms as well as 23 restaurants and covers 110 acres (which interestingly makes it the same size as Vatican City).
We’ve put together a handy guide to let you know our top reasons to stay at this wonderful resort. Read on to discover the glamorous world of Atlantis The Palm, and step into another world.
As previously mentioned, a choice of 23 restaurants means that you will never be stuck for something delicious. Atlantis The Palm’s eateries cover a vast range of flavours with cuisine from all over the world celebrated. For a restaurant experience that will stay with you forever a visit to Ossiano is definitely highly recommended. This restaurant is bordered by a vast aquarium containing a kaleidoscope of underwater wonders drifting serenely past as you tuck into some of the freshest seafood found in Dubai.
Meanwhile at Nobu you can indulge in a range of Japanese delicacies in chic surroundings that make use of wicker panels and seductive lighting. Inspired by the traditions of Japan, the classic sushi bar found at Nobu uses only the freshest ingredients to create vibrant dishes that dance across your palette. Other tastes are well catered for at Atlantis The Palm with France, Arabia, Lebanon and many more nations represented in exquisite restaurants throughout the resort.
Swimming with dolphins has long been a feature on many a bucket list, and at Atlantis The Palm you can tick it off yours. The resort offers a comprehensive selection of packages that will see you get up close and personal with these gentle water mammals. For a more relaxed experience in shallow water you can opt for the Dolphin Experience, this package is ideal for younger children and treats you to close encounters with the dolphins via hugs, kisses and dances.
For more confident swimmers the Royal Swim is ideal. This programme takes place in the lagoon pool and is a fast paced swim that includes a dorsal tow, where two dolphins will pull you through the water to give you a demonstration of their immense power. You can also go beneath the water’s surface and SCUBA dive alongside these fascinating beasts to see how they interact and play underwater. All of the packages will allow you to learn more about dolphins with a 15 minute orientation given before each group is taken into the water.
Dubai has become a hotspot for those looking to indulge in some retail therapy and Atlantis The Palm fully embraces this. From boutiques housing some of the world’s most recognised brands to shops selling any holiday essentials that you may have left behind when packing, all of your needs are covered. For unique souvenirs of your visit, check out The Lost Chambers Boutique where marine curiosities are sure to delight the folks back home while Carrera y Carrera is a one stop shop for when you want to treat yourself to some stunning jewellery.
The spa services offered by Atlantis The Palm are amongst the most comprehensive in the world. Shiseido, one of the leaders in global spas, blends Eastern tradition with Western science to create a bespoke menu of treatments that lead to a heavenly sense of rejuvenation. ESPA meanwhile is the perfect place to treat your skin to a day of pure pampering that will have you looking as great as you feel. With other spa offerings from the likes of Medi as well as a huge range of products on offer at the Margy’s Monte Carlo shop there really is no excuse for not leaving your Dubai holiday feeling good as new.
Quite literally a world of adventure, Aquaventure water-park is a paradise of rides, fun filled play areas and plenty of pools for relaxing away the day. During your visit will you dare to challenge The Leap of Faith? This exhilarating slide plunges you down the side of the nine storey Tower of Neptune pyramid before shooting you through a perspex tube that looks out into a tank filled with sharks. Poseidon’s Revenge meanwhile is a hair-raising thrill ride that sees riders reach staggering speeds of up to 60 kilometres an hour before propelling them upside down.
Beaches and Pools
Atlantis The Palm is home to a wide array of both beaches and swimming pools. Head down to the shore and relax at the Nasimi Beach Club where you can dine by the sea and find plenty of entertainment options while enjoying the comfort of your very own reserved cabana. The resort’s main beach, Royal Beach, meanwhile offers incredible views across Dubai’s skyline and is the ideal place to try your hand at numerous watersports including canoeing and windsurfing. The zero entry pool is perfect for enjoying some water volleyball while the Royal Pool offers a relaxing environment with breathtaking views of Dubai.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Set around the mythical sunken city of Atlantis, this stunning aquarium is home to 65,000 colourful aquatic inhabitants. While gazing at the fish, you’ll learn more about the people of Atlantis, their technology and their culture via a detailed guided tour. You’ll also visit Ambassador Lagoon where you’ll have the once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with sharks! The trip is also an educational one with marine biologists and other experts filling you in with details about some of the Deep’s most whimsical inhabitants and what is being done to preserve the oceans for future generations.
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