If Burj Al Arab, the icon of luxury and Dubai’s best known landmark, has been your only cynosure till now, the recently-launched Atlantis Hotel spread over 46 hectares, will surpass your fantasies of luxury. Everything about Atlantis is big. From its size to what it has to offer to the luxury starved visitor. Located on the famed Palm Jumeirah island, Atlantis has 1,539 rooms. Its theme is based on ocean and aquatic life. Charming its guests with lavishness, its spa has 27 rooms with an assortment of rituals – soothing body wraps, cooling facials, exfoliation, massages. If relaxing at the spa gets boring, drop by at Arabian coffee house, in-house nightclub or indulge in some adventure. Adventure at Atlantis could range from sand-boarding to deep sea fishing and moonlight dhow cruises. If escapades into opulence are not enough, try a session with professional percussionists, learn meditation or self-hypnosis, or even take a class in mixology, for better bartending.
The super luxe hotel has four and half hectares for Dolphin Bay, Dubai’s first marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center. Marine Mammal specialists educate visitors, allow them to fondle and feed dolphins. About 165 marine specialists manage the eco-system having 65,000 mammals.
A string of luxury boutiques offer designer labels and exclusive local products alike. As for the cuisines, dining at Atlantis is worth a treat too. It has dishes made by world class chefs. A stay at Atlantis would start at $ 500 a night. A stay at the hotel’s prided Regal Suite would cost, not less than $ 1,700.