The Dubai hotel that has it all

Flamboyant, flashy and fun, there’s nothing understated about Dubai – and nowhere more so than at the opulent Atlantis The Palm. Here’s why this underwater-themed fantasy resort will give your holiday the wow factor


Suite dreams

From the spacious Deluxe Guest Rooms through to the Club Suites with their private lounge check-in and dedicated VIP team, right up to the Royal Bridge Suite – an opulent 924 square metres complete with private elevator, games and massage rooms, and your own poolside cabana – it’s safe to say the rooms at Atlantis The Palm do not disappoint.
Club tip: If you’re after a trip with a twist, book an Underwater Suite (pictured). With floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the depths of the Ambassador Lagoon, with its sunken ancient ruins and 65,000 marine inhabitants, it gives a whole new meaning to the sea bed…   


It’s gourmet gold

There are a whopping 23 restaurants to choose from, catering for every culinary whim under the sun. Fancy Japanese? The bento box at world-famous Nobu (pictured) has your name on it. Italian? Giorgio Locatelli’s Ronda Locatelli is plate-lickingly good; while Ossiano serves exquisite seafood. For more casual, bag a table at TBJ for the best burgers in town or The Shore for dreamy Tex-Mex. Whether you want to party on the beach after dinner (head to Nasimi Beach), dance to the coolest DJ sets at N’Dulge Arena or go cocktail crazy at Barazura, Atlantis The Palm has nightlife covered, too.
Club tip: Half-board offers are available and often represent the best value. 


Get spa struck

Set over two floors and with an impressive 27 (yes, 27) treatment rooms, ShuiQui Spa and Fitness sets the bar high. The award-winning spa offers a bespoke treatment menu from Shiseido, with other well-known brands such as ESPA, Aromatherapy Associates, renowned French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez, and barber shop Gentlemen’s Tonic also available. There are separate male and female relaxation areas and changing rooms, a wet area, a Medi-Spa, and hair salon. 
Club tip: If you’re not feeling too blissed out, try the state-of-the-art fitness facility with its Technogym ARTIS range, the only one of its kind in Dubai.


A family affair

This place is every kid’s dream. Start with the Aquaventure Waterpark next door, where guests get unlimited access to the adrenaline-pumping rides and record-breaking water slides, the chance to go on shark safari, and a 700-metre private beach for chill time. If that’s not enough to keep little ones wide-eyed, you can also swim with dolphins at the resort’s Dolphin Bay, meet the marine mammals at Sea Lion Point and explore the magical Lost Chambers Aquarium, which tells the story of the ancient lost city of Atlantis.
Club tip: Water adventures aside, the kids’ club is excellent, offering everything from art and crafts to treasure hunts. Teens will go crazy for the mocktail bar, internet café and games zone at Club Rush. 


Join the (Imperial) club

Fancy stepping up the luxury and really living the high life? Become a member of the Imperial Club and you’ll be privy to an array of exclusive benefits from the moment you step off the plane. We’re talking return airport transfers, private check-in and check-out, and a concierge team on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not only that, but you’ll enjoy access to the Imperial Club Lounge, with its complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks, and exclusive entry to the Imperial Club Beach.
Club tip: As an Imperial Club member, you’ll also get free use of ShuiQi Spa’s steam, sauna and jet-pool facilities, the kids’ club and complimentary entry into N’Dulge nightclub. All of which begs the question: why haven’t you signed up already? 

British Airways flies direct to Dubai from London Heathrow up to three times a day.

Don't miss out: book return flights and three nights at the 5* Atlantis the Palm from just £869pp, including a free half-board upgrade. To find out more and to book your holiday visit

Words: Harriet Cooper

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