Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai is one of the world’s most luxurious resorts

Dubai is known as one of the world’s most luxurious travel destinations. Spread with spectacular skyscrapers, 5-star hotels, and golden sands, tourists from all over the world pay the city a visit to experience opulence and adventure on another level.

And nestled between the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah island, nothing provides the ultimate resort escape like the Atlantis, The Palm.

As you would expect, the ‘most ultra-luxury resort in the world’ doesn’t do anything subtle.

The resort presents world-class underwater accommodation, 32 exquisite dining venues, bars and lounges, an aquarium home to 65,000 marine animals, a 1km private beach, and the world’s largest waterpark.

Opening in September 2008 as Dubai’s first entertainment resort destination, the engineering marvel is spread over 46 hectares and themed around the myth of Atlantis with distinct Arabian elements.

Created by design firm Wimberly, Allison, Tong, and Goo, the 1,548 room main hotel is split into two accommodation wings, consisting of the East and the West Towers. Providing some of the world’s most unique suites, the Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites are two of only a handful of underwater hotel rooms around the world.

Crafted as a haven for peace and tranquillity, inside floor-to-ceiling windows frame the animal aquarium, a private elevator leads to an intimate lounge and there’s access to 24-hour private butler service.

Underwater suite bedroom
Underwater suite bedroom
Underwater suite lounge
Underwater suite lounge | Source: Atlantis

As a guest of one signature suite, there’s also access to complimentary breakfasts, evening drinks, private beach access, and a slew of luxury extras.

Fine diners will find the resort a gastronomic delight with multiple award-winning celebrity chef restaurants to choose from such as Nobu, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, and Michelin-starred Hakkasan.

Offering a full culinary experience from around the globe, there are also plenty of signature restaurants from steakhouses to Mediterranean cuisine and an enviable selection of more casual eateries serving all the regular favorites.

Gordon Ramsay restaurant Dubai | Source: Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

Guests of the luxury retreat have no shortage of entertainment and experiences with access to breathtaking resort facilities including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, ShuiQi Spa, and Aquaventure Waterpark.

The award-winning spa and fitness center provides innovative treatments and services for all areas of the body such as massages, facials, and cryotherapy as well as personal training sessions and yoga classes.

In terms of entertainment, Atlantis has it all whether you want to dance, sip drinks or go to a show. The ultimate destination regularly hosts DJs and international artists across a range of beach clubs, bars, lounges, and a warehouse.

For thrill-seekers, the world’s largest waterpark awaits with over 105 record-breaking slides, attractions, and experiences to explore. There’s something for everyone from enjoying 65,000 marine animals at the huge aquarium with dolphin and seal experiences to getting out on the open sea for exciting watersports.

If you’re searching for the ultimate luxury getaway, there’s hardly a better destination than Dubai and Atlantis, The Palm is the perfect resort to experience the very best of this world-class city.

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