Photos of Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai - Aerial View

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    Atlantis the Palm, Dubai has a choice location on the extraordinary man-made island, The Palm aka Palm Island, in the middle-east nexus of shopping, entertainment, and luxury, Dubai.

    Luxury resort Atlantis The Palm, Dubai is "larger than life", even in the context of extravagant Dubai.

    The resort opened in 2008 and has 116 acres (47 hectares) on the man-made island, "The Palm" or "Palm Island". This giant project -- which gave Dubai 65 km of new beachfront-- is in the shape of a palm frond, framed by a crescent; Atlantis the Palm is in the center of the crescent. 

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    The Leap of Faith Waterslide

    photo Leap of Faith Waterslide, at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai has an Aquaventure Waterpark with a near-vertical waterslide. Above: The Leap of Faith waterslide plunges down from the top of the Ziggurat. The slide finishes in a clear tunnel in the shark lagoon.

    The Aquaventure area of Atlantis The Palm, Dubai covers 42 acres (17 hectares) and has a 700-metre beach.

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    Shark Attack

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    Float through a shark lagoon, at the end of the tube waterslide in the Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.

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    Splashers Play Area

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    The Splashers water playground for young kids has games, slides, climbing structures, tipping buckets, water jets. Splashers is for kids less than 43 inches -- 1.1 meters-- tall, (and for their parents too.)

    Note: Closed for renovation - scheduled to reopen Jan 2018.

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    Dolphin Bay

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    The dolphin area has seven interconnected pools and offers dolphin interactions. It is the largest dolphin habitat in the world, and gives dolphins from less-desirable habitats a home.

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    The Lost Chambers Aquarium

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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai has an area of gigantic underground aquariums with more than 65,000 marine animals that visitors can view while stepping through an Atlantis-themed maze of chambers.

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    Ambassador Lagoon

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    The Ambassador Lagoon, one of the world's largest aquariums, has over two hundred and fifty species of marine life including sharks, eels, rays, and exotic fish.

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    Kids Club

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    The Atlantis Kids Club has programs for kids age four to twelve; morning, afternoon, evening, and all-day sessions are offered. Families can choose a flexible schedule including hourly care. Fun includes a play zone with climbing walls, and shipwreck play structure for younger kids; ​an area for arts and crafts; and the latest in video and computer games. (Always check resort website for updates.)

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    Club Rush for Teens

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    "No adults" allowed in this entertainment zone (supervised by Atlantis staff). Preteens, 8 to 12, have their time in Club Rush fro 2 to 6 pm*; the night belongs to teens, ages 13 t0 17, fro 7 pm to midnight. Club Rush includes a Gaming Area, the Chill Out Lounge, Night Club with guest DJ,s and a computer room.

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    Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture

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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai has larger-than-life fantasy decor, including a glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. 3,000 pieces of hand-blown glass were shipped individually and assembled on-site.

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    Ronda Locatelli

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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai has multiple restaurants, including several with celebrity chefs, such as Nobu (Chef Nobe Matsuhisa), Bread Street Kitchen & Bar by Gordon Ramsay, and Ronda Locatelli, in partnership with Italian Giorgio Locatelli. Above: one of the wood-fired pizza ovens at Ronda Locatelli.

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    Ossiano

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    Ossiano’s current chef de cuisine is Gregoire Berger – one of the world’s top 10 chefs by the Best Chef Awards 2017 at this restaurant where diners are submerged in the fantasy of underwater Atlantis. (Surprise: seafood is the specialty.)

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    Deluxe King Room

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    One of the deluxe rooms with king beds, at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.

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    Deluxe Bathroom

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     One of the deluxe bathrooms available at this resort.

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    Underwater Suites

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    Each of the Underwater Suites has three floors, and windows in the master bedroom give views into the Ambassador Lagoon.