We first had doubts when we had booked a two week stay at the Atlantis during August and during Ramadan with so many negative comments..... Well can only sum this holiday up as AMAZING. Yes it was hot, but you do get use to it, and the fantastic watermark soon sorts that out. The hotel staff totally look after all needs and you couldn't fault a thing. At the hotel you wouldn't have known it was Ramadan as everything continues as normal. We ate in almost all of the restaurants as we had he benefit of having half board when we booked. Although the steak and Japenese restaurants don't fall into the half board categories is still a must, expensive but well worth it. We went out most evenings after sunset. The taxis are so cheap and an excellent source for information.
The hotel is immaculately clean and our room was serviced twice a day. The staff at the concierge are the font of all knowledge within Dubai and will provide you with the best tips to get round and what you should do, especially if it's your first trip there.
The Dubai Malls are something else and were open until 1am!! Try your hand in the Dubai Ski, that was great although you'll be glad of a bit of heat when you come out. Don't forget to take some gloves it's the only thing they don't provide. We also went out on a Sun Downer jeep safari trip in the desert - an absolute must, it was one of our best days and got some fantastic family photos. From the 4x4's, hawk show, camel rides to a brilliant BBQ prepared out in the middle of the desert star gazing.
The kids club is also brilliant and very entertaining. Our daughter went a few times and loved it. Unless you're staying in the Imperial Suites where you receive complementary entry, it can be expensive using it daily.
There is generally so much going on at the hotel, you really don't feel the need to go anywhere else. We met so many nice people, and as I said before the staff no matter where you are around the hotel, waterpark, restaurants even to the guys who run the little golf buggy's transporting people all day long can not do enough to make you feel welcome.
We will definitely come back to the Atlantis and I can't recommend it enough. We will even go back during August (best sun tan by far). Please don't listen to the minor few who have to complain, this hotel is brilliant. I am already scanning through for 2013.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atlantis is the majestic resort in Dubai situated on The Palm, a man-made island that has captured the world’s imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity.From the moment you arrive, you will be immersed in a dazzling world of imagination, pleasure and 5 star luxury. The resort offers relaxation and thrills for couples and families alike, including a landmark hotel, unique marine habitats, an exhilarating water park, pristine white beaches, world-class cuisine, indulgent spa and cosmopolitan boutiques. To stay or visit is to live out your dreams amidst warm Arabian seas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantis The Palm Dubai
- Atlantis The Palm Hotel Dubai