Discover Atlantis, The Palm – Dubai’s iconic five-star hotel and luxury resort. Explore some intriguing hotel facts and interesting trivia about the size of Atlantis, its Signature Suites, Atlantis restaurants, Aquaventure Waterpark, and the marine life at The Lost Chambers.
The Grand Opening
Atlantis was the first resort to open its doors on Dubai’s revolutionary manmade island, The Palm. As the world’s largest artificial islands, The Palm is composed of Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. The world saw the Island’s first ever resort, Atlantis, The Palm open its doors to the public in late 2008. The ultra-modern luxury resort and a five-star hotel in Dubai harmoniously blend both magnificence and Arabian ingenuity and is themed around the mystical city of Atlantis.
Any thoughts on the resort’s size? Well, it is not difficult to imagine just how huge Atlantis is. If you want to feel small and get an idea of the overwhelming scale of the resort, it is roughly the size of 64 Wembley football pitches.
The Rise Of Poseidon
The Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis is a 11 million litre marine habitat and one of the top ten largest aquariums in the world! A visit to the Ambassador Lagoon is the perfect way to take your aquarium experience to a whole new level. It is also known as the largest open-air aquarium in the Middle East and is home to exotic salt and freshwater marine ecosystem.
A suite more coveted than any other in the region is Atlantis’ Royal Bridge Suite. It measures in at 924 square meters and costs USD $27,000 per night! The ultra-luxury penthouse links the resort’s two towers and offers a personal butler at your beck and call, private spa treatment room, bespoke furnishings, three spaciously luxurious bedrooms with sweeping views of the Palm and the Arabian Gulf. What more could you wish for?
Atlantis sets a welcoming tone for its guests with several decorative articles and details. The priceless Dale Chihuly sculpture in the grand lobby of Atlantis was created using 3000 hand-blown pieces of glass that were individually placed by hand to create the 10-metre-high entry centrepiece. Designed by renowned American glass sculptor, the towering glass centrepiece is intricate, yet whimsical to look at.
The viewing pane into the Ambassador Lagoon is 10 meters long and 70cm thick. If all the water was drained from The Ambassador Lagoon it would fill 4.5 Olympic sized swimming pools! The aquarium is home to exotic marine beauties of all colours and kinds, and the 10-meter-long viewing pane gives ample views of the marine ecosystem inside.
Atlantis houses 23 of the best restaurants in Dubai including three outlets by exemplary celebrity chefs, Nobu Matsuhisa, Giorgio Locatelli and the multi-Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. You can savour the best of Dubai’s multicultural dining scene at Atlantis restaurants thanks to the culinary mark left by the movers and shakers of the food world.
Aquaventure is a water playground of over 18 million litres of water consisting of extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids! One of the first things to do in Dubai while holidaying at the resort, is to enjoy some splashing fun at Aquaventure Waterpark. It is the best waterpark in Dubai and the only waterpark in the Middle East to offer marine animal experiences including, Shark Safari and Cownose Ray Feeding along with a range of thrilling water slides, rapids and river rides.
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