Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai Beach, Dubai Beaches and beyond

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 22662 reviews

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

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.

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 185 per adult and AED 92.50 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 420 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).

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.

Platinum Half Board: book by 29 Jan '19 for stays completed between 6 Jan–21 Dec '19 and receive free Platinum Half Board including breakfast, dinner and a selection of unlimited house wines, beers and soft drinks (carbonated only) during dinner in selected restaurants. This offer also includes children sharing the room..

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
  • Free Platinum Half Board: book by 29 Jan '19 for stays completed between 6 Jan–21 Dec '19 and receive free Platinum Half Board. 

    Platinum Half Board includes breakfast and dinner in selected restaurants. In addition, a selection of unlimited house wines and beers (over 21 years only) and soft drinks (carbonated) can be enjoyed during dinner in the following restaurants: Kaleidoscope; Saffron; Ayamna; Nasimi Beach; The Edge; The Shore; Wavehouse; Bread Street Kitchen; Ronda Locatelli. (Dinner supplements apply at certain restaurants).

    Free Platinum Half Board is valid for 2 adults and up to 2 children sharing the room only. Additional adult in the room is chargeable.

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 - 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 Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Concierge lounge on-site

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). 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).

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 22662 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating BAD IN SERVICE

Jan 21, 2019 Safari01460545143

very crowded. not enough staff to handle guest and their luggage. went on asking the bell desk for luggage but at last we ourself bought the luggage back from our rooms. food quality is also very average. not up to standard for what we pay
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful & world class

Jan 21, 2019 Mobile37212974745 Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

Each & every moment which we have spend there was wonderful we all feel that the period of our stay there should be longer so that we can enjoy there each & every thing available in hotel thanks a lot to make our stay wonderful
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice but expensive

Jan 21, 2019 Mafalda0702

We had a great stay at The Atlantis Dubai. Though our room had too big beds, the policy is that only two adults and one child could stay at the room, so we had to book two rooms and that raised the price of our stay... maybe you could fit more people per room and charge and extra...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little too pricy for the service and ambience which were just mediocre

Jan 20, 2019 Connector46289695625 Melbourne, Australia

Atlantis, The Palm was not what I visualised that it is a place of heaven where I could relax and enjoy the facilities. It was over crowded and just over commercialised. People every where and you could not have the privacy which I thought for the hotel guest.
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Jan 20, 2019 tommeylee Sion, Switzerland

A beautiful and lovely family hotel. A must visit/stay if you want to have the ultimate in family relaxation. The facility is such a masterpiece from in and out and I am told it is clearly visible from space.