My Father & I visited Atlantis the Palm for 3 nights in August 2009. Despite looking at reviews that said Dubai was unbearable in the heat. We arrived at around 8am thinking that they would not have our room ready for us so we would be waiting around but they had a room and we went straight up. Staff where friendly and helpful and our room was wonderful. I would recommend getting a room facing the palm not the ocean as the view is a bit boring. As we stayed we had free access to the aquarium and the waterpark which were both excellent. There is also a long private beach for only guests to enjoy. Even though it was 40 degrees and higher everyday the heat was bearable for a short trip for some sun. As long as your by the pool or at the waterpark the heat is fine but make sure you wear flip flops to the water the floor will burn your feet. The hotel is nice and cool as it is air conditioned throughout.
We didn't leave the hotel during the day and spent our time at Aqua adventure then by the pool, the water park was amazing and the staff are so friendly. The only thing is they could do with a few more water rides and finding the slides was a bit tricky. We could always get a sun bed by the pool which was also really helpful.
The only negative point is that the food is quite expensive and is a lot cheaper outside of the resort. We usually ate in the water park in Shark Bites for lunch and had dinner either in one of the many restaurants or outside at a Mall. Also it is quite expensive to go to the waterpark and if we hadn't of got in free we would have only gone the once. The other thing is that both of the pools dont get deeper than about 2 metres which was annoying.
We also did the shallow water dolphin experience which was amazing.
On our last day our flight was at 2am and we had checked out and was worrying about what we would do with our bags and what we would do about showers as we had the whole day with no room. There is a place in reception to store your luggage and a hospitality room with large lockers to keep your belongings during the day until your departure. This was extremely helpful. There are also showers for you to use so after another day by the pool there was no need to worry about not having a room.
Overall the stay was amazing, the staff where friendly and the food was good, but overpriced. I did not want to come home and I would definitely visit again.
- 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:
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