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Alasdair Farrimond, Travel 2
Atlantis, The Palm 1 November 2008
Atlantis, The Palm is the flagship resort on The Palm Jumeirah - the first to open its doors on Dubai's revolutionary island in September 2008. Created by Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, the stunning new 1,539-room resort boasts an enviable location atop the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah.
Atlantis, The Palm has redefined tourism in Dubai as the first fully integrated entertainment resort in the destination. Reflecting Executive Chairman Sol Kerzner's vision to transport guests into a dazzling, imaginative world, it encompasses 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, a seemingly endless stretch of beach, luxury boutiques, numerous dining choices including four celebrity chef restaurants, an exciting nightclub, a Spa and Fitness Club, and 5,600m² of meeting and function space.
"This is an exciting time for Dubai and for Kerzner International," shared Sol Kerzner, Executive Chairman, Kerzner International. "With the introduction of a new world icon in The Palm Jumeirah and our position as the flagship resort of this icon, Atlantis, The Palm is situated as the new gateway to this incredible region."
Water adventures, salt and fresh water attractions and an open-air marine habitat are the focal point of Atlantis, The Palm for both guests and day visitors:
§ AQUAVENTURE - 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 metres 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 - bringing the myth of Atlantis to life through a maze of underground tunnels offering underwater views into the boulevards of the ruins of Atlantis;
§ Dolphin Bay - a 4.5 hectare state-of-the-art dolphin education and conservation centre allowing guests the opportunity to meet and interact with one of the world's most charismatic animals in an unparalleled facility.
In a tribute to the surrounding sea, designers and artists from around the world have created the ultimate resort destination with a stunning array of sculptures, artwork, hand-painted murals, exquisite fountains and waterfalls and innovative design by some of the world's most renowned designers including David Rockwell, Adam Tihany, Jeffrey Beers and Wilson and Associates.
THE ROYAL TOWERS ACCOMMODATION
Each of the 1,539 guestrooms and suites in the Royal Towers feature private balconies and views over the Arabian Gulf or The Palm Jumeirah. With rates starting at $454 per night, guests may choose from a variety of accommodation including the indulgent:
§ Imperial Club - a ‘resort within a resort' with over 150 rooms and suites, exclusive services and private club lounge;
§ Bridge Suite - spanning the Royal Towers, a private lift takes guests 22 storeys above Atlantis for heart-stopping views of The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai and The Arabian Gulf;
§ Lost Chambers Suites - each three stories high with mesmerising views directly into the Ambassador Lagoon from the master bedroom, these two suites located within the Lost Chambers create an illusion of being beneath the sea whilst looking directly into the heart of Atlantis.
AWARD-WINNING CUISINE & DESIGNER SHOPPING
With 17 restaurants, bars and lounges to suit every taste - sophisticated seafood, innovative sushi, quick bites and foods from around the world - the dining and entertainment at Atlantis is as exciting and multi-faceted as the resort itself. Four famed celebrity chefs will debut at Atlantis, The Palm, making the resort the culinary destination in Dubai:
§ World-class master chef and sushi mogul Nobuyuki Matsuhisa opens Nobu with partner Robert DeNiro;
§ Two star Michelin chef Giorgio Locatelli, one of London's most talked about Italian chefs, features Ronda Locatelli;
§ Parisian sensation and two star Michelin chef Michel Rostang debuts his French Brasserie; and,
§ Three star Michelin chef Santi Santamaria, known as ‘The Architect of Food,' opens his first venture outside of Europe with Ossiano, a gourmet seafood restaurant.
The specialty restaurants are located along The Avenues, a sophisticated retail promenade also home to a nightclub and over two dozen shops featuring top names in fashion, design and local artistry.
From surreal sea life to heart-pounding water slides, even the youngest guest can explore Atlantis and its deep connection to water and the ocean. Specialized programmes for toddlers to teenagers feature dedicated facilities and age-appropriate activities with the interactive Atlantis Kids Club (3 to 12 years) and Club Rush, a fully supervised ‘No Adults' private club for teenagers and pre-teens. QuickZone will satisfy those looking for the ultimate gaming challenge on the latest SEGA equipment.
Atlantis, The Palm is accessed by a six-lane underwater vehicle tunnel, which surfaces next to the resort. Alternately, guests may leave their cars at the base of the trunk in a secure, dedicated parking area and board a monorail to be transported through the centre of The Palm Jumeirah directly to Atlantis, The Palm.