Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai Beach, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Wow – the legend of Atlantis comes to life in Dubai and it more than lives up to the myth! This lavish marine-themed resort combines luxury with a whole host of incredible attractions that will keep you and the kids awe-struck from the first day of your holiday right through to the last. Rooms come with full or partial views of the tranquil Arabian Sea or the iconic Palm Island. These unique rooms accommodate families on holiday, or the those seeking a couple’s getaway. If you crave a little touch of luxury, then upgrade to the Imperial Club where you’ll have access to the Imperial Club Lounge serving complimentary daily breakfast, snacks, drinks, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, and enjoy complimentary access to Atlantis Kids Club and The Zone for Teens. When you’re not drinking in your wonderful surrounds, wander through the passageways and tunnels of The Lost Chambers Aquarium and marvel at over 65,000 marine animals at the Ambassador Lagoon, or endure record-breaking thrills at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark – the region’s best-rated waterpark – completely free to guests throughout their stay! Being the resort of choice for a-list stars, it’s not uncommon to see celebrities enjoying a break or TV shows and movies being filmed at this iconic resort. You’ll feel like a star too as you settle in, being pampered at the award-winning ShuiQi Spa or perhaps donning your tracksuit for a stint at the state-of-the-art fitness centre. If you’ve kids with you, point them in the direction of the Atlantis Kids Club or The Zone for teens - with something exciting on the agenda every day, from underwater theatre to playing chef – they’ll thank you for it! When it comes to drinks and eats, there is something for every taste and craving. Fancy a bit of celebrity-chef dining? Head to Nobu, for Japanese dishes with a South American twist by the acclaimed Nobu Matsuhisa. If somewhere more casual appeals, kick-back at Kaleidoscope; sumptuous family-friendly buffet fare to entice even the pickiest of eaters.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Families
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On Dubai's iconic Palm Island on 46 hectares of its Crescent, overlooking the Dubai Marina skyline. Atlantis, The Palm is just a 25-minute drive from the centre of Dubai and a 15-minute drive to Dubai Marina. There is also a monorail to the mainland. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

1,539 generously proportioned rooms including 168 suites. All with air-conditioning, cable TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Ocean King Rooms offer views of the Arabian Sea with 1 king-size bed and, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Platinum Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner. Meals can be redeemend in Kaleidoscope (breakfast and dinner), Saffron (breakfast and dinner), Ayamna (breakfast and dinner), Nasimi Beach (dinner), The Edge (dinner), The Shore (dinner), Wavehouse (dinner. A supplement charge of AED 85 per adult applies and AED 42.50 per child applies), Bread Street Kitchen (dinner. A supplement charge of AED 85 per adult and AED 42.50 per child applies)) and Ronda Locatelli (dinner. A supplement charge of AED 85 per adult and AED 42.50 per child applies). Selection of unlimited house wines and beers including soft drinks can be enjoyed during dinner only. Alcoholic drinks package (ages 21+) only, soft drinks package applicable to 20 years and under only.

Please note: all guests in the room must be on the same meal plan. Black out dates apply (22 Dec-5 Jan '20).

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner. Meals can be redeemed in Kaleidoscope (breakfast and dinner), Saffron (breakfast and dinner), Ayamna (breakfast and dinner), The Shore (dinner), Nasimi Beach (dinner), The Edge (dinner), The Burger Joint (dinner), Asia Republic (dinner), Shawafel (dinner), Ronda Locatelli (dinner. A supplement charge of AED 85 per adult and AED 42.50 per child applies), Bread Street Kitchen & Bar (a supplement charge of AED 85 per adult and AED 42.50 per child applies), Seafire Steakhouse & Bar (breakfast and dinner. A supplement charge of AED 210 per adult and AED 40 per child applies), Ossiano (dinner. A supplement charge of AED 540 per person applies. Ages 10 and above only for dinner), Nobu (dinner. A supplement charge of AED 420 per person applies. Ages 10 and above only for dinner), Hakkasan (dinner. A supplement of AED 150 per person and AED 75 per child applies. Ages 10 and above only), Plato's (dinner). Wavehouse (dinner. A supplement charge of AED 85 per adult applies and AED 42.50 per child applies).

Please note: Half Board is not available during Christmas and New Year, and cannot be redeemed at brunches or special events. Supplements apply to select restaurants and at select periods. Restaurants are subject to change without notice.

Palm King Rooms as above but with palm views.

Ocean Queen Rooms are ideal for familes, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children

Palm Queen Rooms as above but with palm views.

Those looking to add a bit of luxury to their stay can book an Imperial Club Room. Imperial Club guests enjoy exclusive benefits such as a dedicated concierge, breakfast, afternoon tea and happy hour at the Imperial Club Lounge, a private beach and more. Imperial Club Rooms offer luxurious surroundings with stunning views, 1 king-size or 2 queen-sized bed types, and sleep a maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.

Guests staying in Imperial Club Rooms or any of the Suites can enjoy the following exclusive  benefits:

  • Dedicated lounge for check in and check out Imperial Club Lounge access (7:00am-11:00pm daily)
  • Continental breakfast in the Imperial Club Lounge
  • Afternoon tea in the Imperial Club Lounge from 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Beverages and canapes from 5:00pm-7:00pm daily in the Imperial Club Lounge
  • Light snacks throughout the day including juice, tea/coffee and soft drinks in the Imperial Club Lounge
  • Daily access to Atlantis Kids Club from 10:30am-5:00pm (not including lunchtime meals)
  • Daily access to The Zone for teens, from 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Exclusive 2-for-1 offers at ShuiQi Spa
  • Access to the Imperial Club serviced beach

1-Bedroom Terrace Suites have a bedroom, separate living room, dining table and desk, luxurious double vanity bathroom, and spacious balcony with sun loungers, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Executive Suites have a bedroom, separate living room, dining table and desk, luxurious double vanity bathroom, and balcony with dining area, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Regal Suites are larger and have a bedroom, spacious living room, dining table for 6, luxurious double vanity bathroom with free standing bath, and a balcony with sun loungers, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Terrace Suites have 2 bedrooms, separate living room, dining table and desk, luxurious double vanity bathroom, and spacious balcony with sun loungers, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 1 infant cot (maximum occupancy of 6 can be a combination of adults and children).

2-Bedroom Executive Suites have 2 bedrooms, separate living room, dining table and desk, luxurious double vanity bathroom, and balcony with dining area, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 1 infant cot (maximum occupancy of 6 can be a combination of adults and children).

2-Bedroom Regal Suites spacious living room, dining table for 6, luxurious double vanity bathroom with free standing bath, and a balcony with sun loungers, sleeping maximum 6 adults + 1 infant cot (maximum occupancy of 6 can be a combination of adults and children.

Guests staying in a Club Suite enjoy the benefits mentioned above as well as the following exclusive benefits:

  • One complimentary 30-minute personal training session per stay
  • Exclusive rates for cabana rentals
  • Beverages and snacks in either Seafire Steakhouse & Bar or Barazura from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Atlantis, The Palm is constantly evolving with new experiences and adventures. No two visits are exactly the same

Amazing array of unbelievable facilities including the No. 1 water park in the Middle East and Europe - Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, where guests enjoy free unlimited entry during their stay

Numerous dining options meaning the Half Board meal plan option offers fantastic value-for-money at award-winning restaurants.

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • v-hub lounge at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Over 20 restaurants and bars including celebrity chef dining and award-winning restaurants. Experience fine dining underwater at Ossiano, the freshest sushi at Nobu, trattoria -style dining at Ronda Locatelli and delicious British European cuisine at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. New for 2019 Wavehouse (a dining and entertainment venue combining live entertainment, gaming zones and dining options). Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark spans 17 hectares, with 700 metres of exclusive beach, 2.5 km of water adventures including river rapids, world-record breaking rides and Splashers Island for children. The Lost Chambers Aquarium brings the myth of Atlantis to life, featuring a maze of underground tunnels and uninterrupted underwater vistas into the ruins of the fabled Atlantis. Dolphin Bay*. Sea Lion Point*. Tennis*. ShuiQi Spa* and fitness centre*. Atlantis Kids' Club* (ages 3-12 years, potty trained only, open daily 10:30am-8:30pm) with non-stop action and adventure, including arts and crafts, computer and games console area, underwater movie theatre, themed evenings and much more. The Zone* for teens ages 13-17 years with a gaming lounge and theatre, Internet cafe, entertainment and music lounge. Babysitting and nanny services*. Exclusive Virgin Holidays v-hub lounge. Complimentary WiFi access throughout the resort.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

7 nights between 26 Dec–2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: children are welcome to dine in all restaurants during the mornings and afternoons. In the evenings, dining policies apply for children at all bars and in Nobu and Ossiano (both minimum age 10 years).

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel and brilliant staff!

Jul 22, 2019 fayonagordon Aberdeen, United Kingdom

We visited Atlantis last week as a family group of six. The hotel was amazing and spotless! Despite the hotel being at near or full capacity it never felt crowded and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. They are great with kids especially the resort staff in the pool area who played basketball and other activities in the pool. Although we didn’t… Read more
We visited Atlantis last week as a family group of six. The hotel was amazing and spotless! Despite the hotel being at near or full capacity it never felt crowded and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. They are great with kids especially the resort staff in the pool area who played basketball and other activities in the pool. Although we didn’t use the kids club we saw them out and about with the kids club staff and it looked fun. The fact that you also have free access to the water park and aquarium is a great bonus and we were at the water park most days. It does tend to get busy in the afternoon though. The included trip to a Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park is a great addiction and we chose Motiongate. As it is out of season it was extremely quiet and we didn’t have to queue for any rides. We tried various restaurants and bars at the hotel- Saffron, Kaleidoscope, BSK, The Shore, Ronda Locatelli, Plato’s and The Burger Joint. All were lovely and had a great selection. Ronda Locatelli and Bread Street Kitchen were the favourites with Kaleidoscope the best option for a varied buffet supper. Top tips - you won’t need lunch as the breakfast buffet at Saffron is huge! The Shore has happy hour from 5pm to 7pm with 50% off certain beers, wines and cocktails. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Atlantis The Palm - Simply Paradise

Jul 22, 2019 Flyer483107

On arrival we saw a mass of people that instantly thought OMG this is going to be a holiday nightmare!. The Atlantis The Palm was so well organised and prepared that it was the only time we thought that. Everyday after that was paradise. In terms of clean, it cannot be faulted. The pools were pristine, the rooms were immaculate. The service… Read more
On arrival we saw a mass of people that instantly thought OMG this is going to be a holiday nightmare!. The Atlantis The Palm was so well organised and prepared that it was the only time we thought that. Everyday after that was paradise. In terms of clean, it cannot be faulted. The pools were pristine, the rooms were immaculate. The service beyond any expectation. Highly recommend. Cannot wait to go back. Read less
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Jul 22, 2019 282saurabh

Excellent place to stay and spend your vacation. Excellent hospitality. but good for 2 days max with kids, they can enjoy in adventure park and lost chamber and beach ( not great). ask for ocean facing rooms.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay for family vacation

Jul 22, 2019 rezolutionfilms Gold Coast, Australia

We enjoyed our stay here, drinks are way over priced but the staff were really friendly everywhere around the resort. We really enjoyed the seafood and the Indian buffet nights we will recommend to friends
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Jul 22, 2019 trevor3773 dublin

Stayed in Atlantis the Palm for 2nights in July 2019 Was our first time in Dubai not knowing what to expect.on arrival at the hotel waiting to check in realized I had left my bag with passports in it in the taxi .was in a panic but the staff were so calm and reassured us that this was not a problem. Within 20 minutes they had taken the number… Read more
Stayed in Atlantis the Palm for 2nights in July 2019 Was our first time in Dubai not knowing what to expect.on arrival at the hotel waiting to check in realized I had left my bag with passports in it in the taxi .was in a panic but the staff were so calm and reassured us that this was not a problem. Within 20 minutes they had taken the number plate details from the camera surveillance at the hotel been in touch with the taxi company and the taxi was back at our hotel with the bag and contents intact we were so grateful and impressed with the way this problem was handled. It made our stay all the better for us. Was very impressed with the hotel was spotless clean you had people cleaning all day long without being intrusive Great selection of places to eat though can be a bit pricey Staff were lovely and very helpful nothing was a problem We will definitely be back had a fantastic time. Offer better deals for over 60s the golden oldies would be a good idea Read less