The very first resort on the Palm! The very distinctive Atlantis stands majestically at the top of the crescent of the Palm. It was the first resort to open its doors on the Palm in 2008 and since then, it has welcomed Dubai visitors from all over the world. With over 1500 rooms, it is one of the largest hotels in the world. It also has a number of Suites and Super Suites. There are more than 5000 people working for Atlantis with 82 different nationalities speaking 68 languages.
Even if you are not staying there, Atlantis houses a few major attractions worth visiting like Aquaventure waterpark and the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Ambassador lagoon in the aquarium holds 11 million litres of water and is home to over 65 000 marine animals and over 250 species of fish. Even though this resort is already large scale, apparently, it’s not big enough! The expansion plans are currently in the process of being built. These will include hotel and residential properties and an even bigger Aquarium.
It can get busy around Atlantis depending on what time of year you visit, and the traffic on the Palm can be a bit congested reach it. If you are keen to get a good look at Atlantis without fighting the crowds, the ocean is the best angle to view it from. On the Signature HERO Boat Tour we travel alongside the Palm and stop right outside the front of Atlantis. Here, our Guide shares interesting facts and anecdotes about the attraction and also gives you a great opportunity to get epic photographs with Atlantis in the background.