Most five star resorts will offer you luxurious accommodations, pools, spas, fine dining, a few in house shops, and some entertainment. However, when you stay at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, be ready to enjoy much, much more.
Atlantis hotel is a resort located in Palm Jumeirah, one of three artificially reclaimed palm shaped islands in Dubai. As its name implies, the theme of the resort is based on the mythical continent of Atlantis but with strong Arabian undertones.
Prepare to be amazed!
The Atlantis Hotel is more than just a resort; it is the Rolls Royce of all resorts, and it is a complete city within itself. Everything you need is made available in style at the Atlantis. Luxurious accommodations, food from the hands of the best chefs, entertainment at its best, amusement parks, and the very best high end products in elegant boutiques. This is the place where you can pamper yourself with the best beauty treatments and fine jewelry. Or, if you like, you can swim with the dolphins and watch sharks cavort while you dine. This is where you can enjoy the best that life has to offer for people on vacation.
The Exciting Adventure Waterpark
Atlantis can cater to your adventurous side with its 42-hectare Adventure Waterpark. Here you can enjoy going through underwater slides while sharks swim through the lagoon outside. You can have your fill of swimming or hobnob with the marine mammals that frolic at Sea Lion Point and Dolphin Bay. If you are after excitement, give the resort’s zipline a try; it is the longest zipline in the Middle East, and you will surely get an adrenaline rush as you fly through the resort. Give the 2.3 kilometer river ride a try and go through tidal waves, pools, white water chargers, and water rapids.
The Mystical Lost City of Atlantis
You will be fascinated with the resort’s recreation of the ruins of Atlantis, the continent that has been the subject of various tales and myths. You can explore the Lost Chambers Aquarium and go through mysterious underwater tunnels and mazes while thousands of marine mammals surround you and you encounter piranhas, sharks, seahorses, eels, and various sea creatures. The Lost Chambers Aquarium holds Aquatheatre shows and myth tours for its guests, but those who are ready for more action can snorkel and go on dives in this amazing water world.
Beaches, Pools, Cruises, and Boat Rides
If being in the water makes you relax, Atlantis Resort is the place for you. This haven gives you access to the best beaches and pools so you can swim to your heart’s delight. You can also charter a boat during the day or at sunset, or sail on a traditional Abra boat at the shores of the resort.
Fine Dining at its Best
At the Atlantis you can enjoy foods from the best cuisines all over the world. Treat yourself to Kaleidoscope’s international buffet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Apart from the usual sumptuous spread, the Kaleidoscope features food themes on the different days of the week. Sundays it is Viva Mexico and on Tuesdays, diners get to sample Indian heat. Wednesdays is for La Dolce Vita, a tribute to Italian food, and on Thursdays, Arabian Flavours take center stage.
While you are at the Atlantis, you might want to sample the artistry of Nobu, the great Japanese celebrity chef who is famous for the way he blends South American ingredients with traditional Japanese food. There is a Nobu restaurant at the resort, and you can indulge in the great chef’s signature Black Cod in Misu or delight yourself with a plate of Lobster Quinoa Ceviche. It goes without saying that at Nobuo you can feast on sushi, but an added bonus is, the restaurant’s chef will demonstrate how sushi is made so you can actually eat while you learn!
There are many other restaurants at the Atlantis. At Poseidon Café you can enjoy your Continental breakfast while enjoying a view of the majestic Ambassador Lagoon. At SaffronA you can enjoy Peking Duck and Chinese Szechuan spice. Have your fill of the freshest seafood and the most thrilling curries.
Shop till you drop!
What’s a vacation without a little (or a lot) of shopping? At the Atlantis you can shop for everything your heart desires right within the resort. You will find elegant boutiques that offer signature clothing, souvenirs, jewelry, sportswear, and just about everything you need for a perfect holiday.
Find the sportswear, swimwear, and sports gear you need at the Aquaventure boutique, conveniently located at the water park entrance. At the Rodeo Boutique, named after the iconic Beverly Hills fashion avenue, you can pamper yourself with fashion from Versace, Givenchy, and other top European couture houses. Apart from the usual shoes, cosmetics, and accessories, you can even get yourself some certified gold bars and coins at market price through Gold to Go, the world’s first ever automated teller machine for gold. Yes, you read it right! At the Atlantis you can get your gold through an ATM, and think of that purchase as an investment instead of an ordinary expense.
A Relaxing Spa Session
After a busy day at the Atlantis, you can rest your tired muscles and rejuvenate your skin by spending an hour or two at the ShuiQi Spa. Bask in the relaxing atmosphere of this spa while you undergo foot refoundation, a massage regimen designed to revitalize your feet and legs – from soles to knees. Or, you can spoil yourself with the spa’s beauty ritual – a therapy that includes a full body massage, a damask rose facial, and a detoxifying body wrap.
There is an endless number of things to do and places to see in the Atlantic Hotel because it is more than an ordinary resort. It is virtually a city in itself with something for everyone. Atlantis in Dubai has succeeded in combining European urbanity with the youthful fun of Disneyland, and both the sophisticate and the ingénue will find themselves having the time of their life in this truly amazing resort.