Atlantis Hotel Dubai
The Atlantis Hotel Dubai is a 5-Star hotel sitting on the crescent of the man-made island, The Palm Jumeirah. It is a dream destination for many tourists as this luxurious 22 stories hotel is unique of its kind and has a lot to offer. This lavish hotel is so massive in size that it is said to be equivalent to 64 Wembley football pitches! The Atlantis Hotel Dubai has 1,539 rooms and 7 suites. Estimating the cost of the project at $1.5 billion. The construction of this incredible hotel began in 2006 and ended in 2008 with a Grand opening ceremony. The Grand opening ceremony had a spectacular 100,000 fireworks display with 2000 guests including famous celebrities.
Dale Chihuly Sculpture
The 5-Star hotel welcomes guests with a stunning sculpture entitled the “Dale Chihuly sculpture”. It is an 18-meter high sculpture which is created using 3000 hand-blown pieces of coloured glass that were individually placed by hand in order to create a centrepiece at the entrance of the hotel. It took almost 2 years to finish this masterpiece and it surely is worth taking a glimpse at.
Atlantis is Dubai’s largest hotel resort. The hotel staff speaks 68 languages and serves around 4.4 million dining guests per year. Also, 1.5 million visitors come every year to experience the marine and waterpark activities. The front desk is so busy that the team checks in and out more than 800 guests a day. The Royal Bridge Suite is the most expensive room to book in the hotel costing $27,000 a night! This luxury penthouse comes with 3 bedrooms which spread over an area of 924 square meters, a personal butler and a private spa. The Royal Bridge Suite is so-called because it links two towers of the hotel, offering breathtaking views of the Palm and the Arabian Gulf.
The Atlantis also has 2 aquariums, The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers. The Ambassador Lagoon is one of the world’s largest aquariums, holding over 11 million litres of water. The viewing pane is 10m long and 75 cm thick, which offers stunning views of the marine life inside. The Ambassador Lagoons and The Lost Chamber combined feature over 250 species of fish and more than 65,000 marine animals. The marine life living in these aquariums are fed more than 400 kilos of high-quality seafood every day. There are also breeding programs that successfully breed jellyfish, sharks, rays, and seahorses, then release them in the Arabian Gulf.
Aquaventure Atlantis Hotel Dubai
Aquaventure is a waterpark which has over 18 million litres of water. Featuring over 10,000 single inflatable tubes and 1,400 double inflatable tubes, the guests can float on the Lazy River. The Rapid is the longest waterpark river in The Middle East being 1.6 kilometres long river, which uses 15 million litres of freshwater and consists of high-intensity rapids, waterfalls and wave surges.
Aquaventure also holds many other records such as:
- World’s largest circumference water ride.
- World’s First twin racing tube rides.
- The only waterpark in Africa and the Middle East to have 700m of white sand beach.
- World’s first timed double slide within a slide.
- World’s first zip line joined into a waterslide and the longest zip line circuit in the Middle East.
Restaurants in Atlantis Hotel Dubai
When it comes to the dining experience, Atlantis makes sure to offer the best experience for its guests as it has a range of cuisine. Atlantis has more than 20 restaurants which also include 3 celebrity chef outlets and they are Nobu Matsuhisa, Gordon Ramsay and Giorgio Locatelli. Overall, Atlantis is one of the best places to visit, as it has many attractions for its visitors giving them an experience they have never had before.