Atlantis, The Palm

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Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis Palm Dubai.jpg
Hotel chainAtlantis, The Palm
General information
LocationThe Palm, Dubai
Coordinates25°07′51″N 55°07′02″E / 25.1309°N 55.1172°E / 25.1309; 55.1172Coordinates: 25°07′51″N 55°07′02″E / 25.1309°N 55.1172°E / 25.1309; 55.1172
OpeningSeptember 24, 2008
OwnerIstithmar World
ManagementKerzner International Resorts
Height93.0 m
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
DeveloperKerzner International Resorts
Other information
Number of rooms1,539[1]
Number of suitesSuites (Regal, Terrace, Executive)
Super Suites (Royal Bridge, Grand Atlantis, Underwater, Presidential)
Website
www.atlantisthepalm.com
[2][3][4]
 
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Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis Palm Dubai.jpg
Hotel chainAtlantis, The Palm
General information
LocationThe Palm, Dubai
Coordinates25°07′51″N 55°07′02″E / 25.1309°N 55.1172°E / 25.1309; 55.1172Coordinates: 25°07′51″N 55°07′02″E / 25.1309°N 55.1172°E / 25.1309; 55.1172
OpeningSeptember 24, 2008
OwnerIstithmar World
ManagementKerzner International Resorts
Height93.0 m
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
DeveloperKerzner International Resorts
Other information
Number of rooms1,539[1]
Number of suitesSuites (Regal, Terrace, Executive)
Super Suites (Royal Bridge, Grand Atlantis, Underwater, Presidential)
Website
www.atlantisthepalm.com
[2][3][4]

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 [5] includes distinct Arabian elements. The resort opened on September 24, 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar.[6]

Accommodation[edit]

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 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.

Development[edit]

The Atlantis is situated on The Palm, part one of a trilogy including the larger Palm Islands: Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira, whose construction has been put on hold since 2008.

Atlantis, The Palm, opened on 24 September 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar. In April 2012, Istithmar acquired Kerzner’s 50 percent stake in the property for USD 250 million. The property continues to be managed by Kerzner International Resorts.

Attractions[edit]

The 46 ha (110 acres) five-star resort includes attractions for children and adults.[7] 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.[8] It is an underwater exhibit with over 65,000 fish and sea creatures including The Ambassador Lagoon.[8] which is an 11-million-litre marine habitat, with a viewing panel looking into the mystical ruins of Atlantis[dubious ] that is Dolphin Bay, a 4.5- hectare dolphin education and conservation center.[8]

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.

Restaurants[edit]

Atlantis, The Palm has over 20 restaurants:

Official launch[edit]

After the construction of the hotel carried out by Laing O'Rourke it was officially opened on 24 September 2008.[9] Some guests who attended the event included Charlize Theron, Shah Rukh Khan, Robert De Niro, Janet Jackson, Lily Allen, Amit Kumar, Mischa Barton, Chris Tucker, Michael Jordan, Wesley Snipes, Andrea Colognoli, and Lindsay Lohan. Priyanka Chopra was chosen as the Goddess of Atlantis to inaugurate the resort. Australian diva Kylie Minogue performed her debut concert alongside Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoghbi at the event.

As part of the opening, a light show of moving images was illuminated onto the hotel. 100,000 fireworks, around seven times the amount that were used for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, were let off, lasting 15 minutes.

The display of spectacular fireworks across the full 5 kilometers stretch of The Palm, lit up the entire island and Atlantis, The Palm. Custom-made shells shipped in from across the globe, created a light spectacle taking off from the 716 firing locations around the island, including 400 balconies at the resort. Display creator Fireworks by Grucci claims the display set a new world record, but records curator Guinness World Records has yet to announce the status.[10]

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