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Playing with Dolphins at Atlantis’ Aquaventure Waterpark

Atlantis, the flagship resort on The Palm Jumeirah was the first resort to open its doors on Dubai’s revolutionary island. With an enviable location atop the crescent of The Palm, the Atlantis redefined tourism in Dubai as the first truly integrated entertainment destination resort. 

Reflecting chairman Sol Kerzner’s vision to transport guests into a dazzling, imaginative world, the resort spreads over a 46 hectare site with 17 hectares of water themed amusement at Aquaventure, extensive fresh and salt-water pools and lagoon exhibits, an open-aired marine habitat second only to Mother Nature, a seemingly endless stretch of beach, luxury boutiques, numerous dining choices including three world renowned chef restaurants, an exciting nightlife experience, ShuiQi Spa and Fitness, and 5,600 sq m of meeting and function space. 

At Aquaventure, guests can indulge in a range of water adventures including the:

The Aquaventure Waterpark, a water playground of over 18 million litres of water, consisting of extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids and the Mesopotamian-styled Ziggurat temple reaching over 30 m into the sky and featuring seven heart-pumping water slides – two of which catapult riders through shark-filled lagoons;

The Ambassador Lagoon, an 11 million litre marine habitat and underwater exhibit home to several hundred species of marine life, with a viewing panel looking right into the mystical ruins of Atlantis; The Lost Chambers that brings the myth of Atlantis to life through a maze of underground tunnels offering underwater views into the boulevards of the ruins of Atlantis; and The Dolphin Bay, a 4.5 hectare state-of-the-art dolphin education and conservation centre allows guests to meet and interact with the world’s most charismatic animals in its habitat.

Guests at the hotel have unlimited complimentary access to The Lost Chambers and Aquaventure Waterpark.

The Atlantis also offers 1,539 guestrooms and suites in the Royal Towers with private balconies and views over The Palm or Arabian Gulf. Some of these luxury options include the:

Imperial Club – a ‘resort within a resort’ with over 150 rooms and suites, exclusive services and private club lounge; Royal Bridge Suite – which spans the Royal Towers and The Underwater Suites – three-stories high with views into The Ambassador Lagoon, these two suites located within The Lost Chambers, Neptune and Poseidon create an illusion of being beneath the sea whilst looking directly into the heart of Atlantis.

The resort also features 20 restaurants, bars and lounges.  Three world-renowned chefs have restaurants at Atlantis, making the resort the culinary destination in Dubai. Among them are world-class master chef and sushi mogul Nobuyuki Matsuhisa;s Nobu, Michelin star chef Giorgio Locatelli’s Ronda Locatelli; Parisian sensation and two star Michelin chef Michel Rostang’s French Brasserie. 

The ShuiQi Spa and Fitness at Atlantis is  a two-storey, 2,400 sq m Spa in the Royal Towers, offering guests 27 treatment rooms. The Royal Spa Suite includes a private pedestal jetted tub, lounge area and terrace, all large enough to share, whilst the treatment room allows for couple therapies.

Specialised programmes are also available for toddlers to teenagers with the interactive Atlantis Kids Club (three to 12 years) and Club Rush, a fully supervised ‘No Adults’ private club for teenagers and pre-teens.  The Zone satisfies those looking for the ultimate gaming challenge on the latest Sega equipment.