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

1,548 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 sleeping maximum 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant (or 1 adult, 2 children and 1 infant or 3 adults and 1 infant or 1 adult, 2 children and 1 infant). 

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, sleeping maximum 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant (or 1 adult, 2 children and 1 infant or 3 adults and 1 infant or 1 adult, 2 children and 1 infant). 

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, sleeping a maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child. Imperial Club King rooms can sleep maximum 2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant (or 1 adult, 2 children and 1 infant or 3 adults and 1 infant or 1 adult, 2 children and 1 infant). 

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 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • 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-1:30pm and from 2:00pm-5:00pm (lunchtime meals are charged between 1:30pm-2:00pm and pre-booking is required by 12:30pm
  • Daily access to The Zone for teens from 10:30am-6:00pm
  • Exclusive 2-for-1 offers at ShuiQi Spa (applies to treatments of AED 500 or more and excludes Medi-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 daily 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. 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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Aug 18, 2019 giangiorgi1968 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We arrived late in the night. We reserved for 3 adults an Executive suite thar was described as with wonderful views of Gulf or Dubai. We were at 2nd floor looking at the pool. The room had only 1 king bed and nothing was organized for 3rd person (03.00 am) After going back to reception, We were put on 6th floor but We had to wait until… Read more
We arrived late in the night. We reserved for 3 adults an Executive suite thar was described as with wonderful views of Gulf or Dubai. We were at 2nd floor looking at the pool. The room had only 1 king bed and nothing was organized for 3rd person (03.00 am) After going back to reception, We were put on 6th floor but We had to wait until housekeeping prepared sofa bed. Before going bed I wanted to drink something but minibar was completely empty. Overall cleaning was poor and my wife asked housekeeping assigned tp our room to well clean the room. I underlined the minibar empty but even the day after no one came to fil it We were given a bonus of 500 dirham for the problems but with a bill of 2.000 dirham at Steakhouse...... Last complain to the executive lounge: it must be something “unique”, where you want to relax and enjoy It was so crowded that We were on line to get a table..... Anyway the hotel is very nice. I would suggest the Management to decide if to be a real 5 stars hotel or going toward “a good 4 stars hotel” Money for value is very important Management Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome place for family

Aug 18, 2019 Mskalombo Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

I would like to recommend ths place esp for family a lot of kids facilities plus kids club is amazing and bus shuttle service to the mall was of help workers are well trained and of helpful all the time workers at the river side were nice too
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Aug 18, 2019 208dylanw Henlow, United Kingdom

The Hotel is amazing!! But I must mention the new imperial club lounge. It is NEXT LEVEL. I would mention that all of the staff are great but I would like to mention one particular member of staff...CEN. He is without a doubt THE most attentive waiter iv ever experienced. He knew when my wife was struggling through a wine she wasn’t that keen… Read more
The Hotel is amazing!! But I must mention the new imperial club lounge. It is NEXT LEVEL. I would mention that all of the staff are great but I would like to mention one particular member of staff...CEN. He is without a doubt THE most attentive waiter iv ever experienced. He knew when my wife was struggling through a wine she wasn’t that keen on...he replaced our drinks a second before we even thought about looking around for another. So polite. So smily. He’s what the Atlantis is all about. Customer service. He should be commended. We love CEN. 😁 we love the Atlantis. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing family friendly hotel

Aug 18, 2019 581markl581 Peterborough, United Kingdom

This hotel has everything you need for a fantastic luxurious family holiday. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by all the friendly staff working throughout the hotel. The hotel is spotless, the rooms are spacious and well equipped, the pools are great with plenty of sun beds, the choice of food and drink throughout is… Read more
This hotel has everything you need for a fantastic luxurious family holiday. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by all the friendly staff working throughout the hotel. The hotel is spotless, the rooms are spacious and well equipped, the pools are great with plenty of sun beds, the choice of food and drink throughout is first class. Waterpark is an added bonus along with the aquarium and dolphin park. Not one aspect of the hotel I could pick fault with and will be returning very soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gigantic hotel - Impressive New Years Eve!!

Aug 18, 2019 Bringyourkids

We stayed at the Atlantis the Palm over New Years, and the kids still talk about it. The water park, the party on New Years eve, the impressive hotel, we were so happy with the hotel, and had one of the new suites, which also have their own breakfast area, with less people and a lovely terrace to enjoy the food. Also booked desert safari from the… Read more
We stayed at the Atlantis the Palm over New Years, and the kids still talk about it. The water park, the party on New Years eve, the impressive hotel, we were so happy with the hotel, and had one of the new suites, which also have their own breakfast area, with less people and a lovely terrace to enjoy the food. Also booked desert safari from the concierge, it was so much fun!! Overall a fun family vacay! Read less