Monday, September 6, 2010

Atlantis, the Palm – A byword for luxury

Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai is one of the largest man-made island resorts never fails to impress visitors with its size, scale and magnificence. Inaugurated in November 2008, with a multi-million dollar ceremony compeered by Kylie Minogue; the Atlantis is a US$1.5 billion joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings limited and Istithmar, an entity wholly-owned by the Dubai Government. Kerzner International Holdings Limited is one of the prominent real-estate developers in the Gulf and specializes in developing resorts, casinos and luxury hotels all across the world. After the stupendous success of its first venture in Palm Jumeirah, it now plans to extend the ‘Atlantis’ brand globally by developing similar such properties all across the globe.

For a unique holiday to Dubai, hotels do play an important role. Atlantis, the Palm is one of the most unique hotels in Dubai and tourists who come to spend their holidays here often choose the Atlantis for the astounding luxury that it offers. In terms of accommodation options, Atlantis is a class apart. Located on the man made Palm Jumeirha Island, the hotel is in close vicinity of the Emirates Mall and Dubai City Centre which are only 15 and 25 minutes drive respectively from the hotel.

Each of its 1,373 spacious guest rooms and 166 suites possess understated oceanic and Arabic influences and are complimented with delightfully appointed bathrooms, dining areas and in-room amenities. Add to this the spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and you are in for an experience of a lifetime. With 17 restaurants, bars and lounges managed by world renowned chefs like Nobu, Giorgio Locatelli, Santi Santamaria and Michel Rostang; Atlantis offers a veritable culinary tour of the world.

Besides the famed Aquaventure theme park, the Atlantis also offers its patrons numerous luxury boutiques, shops, extensive meeting and convention facilities. The resort is also home to the famous Dolphin Bay where guests get to play and interact with dolphin’s first-hand. The Lost Chambers, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways is another important attraction of this resort that is considered as one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with some 65,000 marine creatures in lagoons and displays.

The Atlantis Dive Centre offers a great opportunity for the scuba diving enthusiasts who can enjoy a range of activities under the waters including exploration of man-made reefs and the shipwrecks marooned off the coast. A dive trip to the magnificent Musandam is sure to enthral one and all. Quite interestingly there are diving courses that can be planned as per your holiday and even kids (above 8 years) can enjoy the experience with instructors and certified divers.

Keeping in mind the high demand for Atlantis, the Palm hotel, some Dubai specialist travel agents are offering great discounts on tour packages for Atlantis. The all inclusive deal which includes return flights can be grabbed for as low as £589 for 3 nights per person.

So why not treat yourself this time with a lot of luxury, thrill and adventure instead of booking the usual cheap hotels in Dubai. Atlantis experience is so addictive that we are sure it will have you back in Dubai soon.

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