The Visit 5: The Atlantis in Palm JumeirahJanuary 8, 2014 at 12:13 am | Posted in IMPORTANT PEOPLE | 4 Comments
Tags: Atlantis, Atlantis Dubai, Dubai Resorts, Guiness World Records, New Year's Eve fireworks, Palm Jumeirah, The Palm
Another Dubai landmark we visited as part of the city tour for my visiting folks, is the ATLANTIS located in Palm Jumeirah.
Atlantis, The Palm is a resort located on Dubai’s reclaimed artificial island The Palm. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is based on the myth of Atlantis includes distinct Arabian elements. The resort opened on September 24, 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar.
The resort has two accommodation wings, also referred to as the Royal Towers, consisting of the East and the West Tower, both linked together by the Royal Bridge Suite. The resort’s comprises 1,500 guestrooms and suites with private balconies and views over The Palm and the Persian Gulf. The Imperial Club has over 150 rooms and suites with exclusive services and a private club lounge and views of the Arabian Sea or The Palm and Dubai skyline.The Royal Bridge Suite, spanning the Royal Towers, is 22 stories up with views of The Palm, Dubai and the Persian Gulf. The two Underwater Suites are each three stories high with views directly into the Ambassador Lagoon.
The 46 ha (110 acres) five-star resort includes attractions for children and adults. The entire attraction is a 17 ha (42 acres) water park with seven water slides and a 2.3-kilometre river ride consisting of rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids, and the Mesopotamian-styled Ziggurat temple reaching over 30 metres into the sky and featuring seven water slides two of which catapult riders through shark filled lagoons, which is called as The Lost Chambers. It is an underwater exhibit with over 65,000 fish and sea creatures including The Ambassador Lagoon which is an 11-million-litre marine habitat, with a viewing panel looking into the mystical ruins of Atlantis that is Dolphin Bay, a 4.5- hectare dolphin education and conservation center allows guests the opportunity to meet and interact with dolphins. The resort has a stretch of beach, 1,900 m2 (20,000 sq ft) of retail space with boutiques, spa, fitness, meeting, and function spaces. (details from wikipedia)
Last New Year’s eve the skies above Atlantis ignited in a symphony of lights, the likes of which the world has never seen before, as Dubai broke the world record for the biggest fireworks display in history. More than 400,000 fireworks were launched in a six minute spectacular display to welcome in the New Year. Check out this video –