I stayed at the Atlantis in September 2010 with my 11 year old son. We booked on Half Board basis through Thomas Cook Signature, which gave us excellent value for money, being able to eat in both the large buffet restaurants and 2 of the speciality restaurants.
We arrived on the overnight flight and arrived at the Atlantis at 1000 am but were checked into our room immediately. The hotel upgraded us FOC to the 12th floor. The rooms were large and spacious, having two double beds - if you can get a room facing the Palm for better views. (Although the Arabian Gulf side is quieter).
Best things were the quality of food (my son is still recovering from the chocolate fountain at breakfast!) and service, being able to swim at midnight in the hotel pool, and the excellent service we received in all departments.
I can highly recommend the sushi and seafood in the Saffron Restaurant, the breakfasts there were excellent too.
Our favourite trip was the ride on the helicoptor from the Atlantis - we did the 15 minute tour which allowed us to see the majority of Dubai from the air - and to see the Palm Jumeirah properly, and the World Islands which are under construction.
It was extremely humid from late afternoon, and we headed towards the water park, which is included in the cost for hotel guests, although you do have to pay a supplement for lckers. Take towels from the poolside at the hotel.
The Lost Chambers were amazing - fantastic exhibits - take time to talk to the guides around the aquariums as their knowledge of the marine life and the legends of Atlantis is extremely good.
My son loved the fact that you couldn't get to enter the hotel unless you were a guest showing your pass - he felt like a VIP!! I had been told before we stayed that tourists would be in the hotel and around the pool taking photographs but this was not the case.
We loved Dubai, it is modern, dramatic and everything works! Do a tour of the city and make sure to visit the souks, and cross the Creek by traditional boat.
Would recommend Dubai and the Atlantis to anyone - but esp to people travelling with children as the Lost Chambers are magical, and the water park excellent fun and great to be able to go in for a couple of hours every afternoon.
- 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