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0:00 Atlantis, The Palm
0:9 Aquaventure Waterpark
00:24 Hotel Reception
1:12 Room View to dubai Palm
2:16 Atlantis Restaurants Ossiano
2:44 Aquarium
3:44 Swimming Pool
4:05 Breakfast
4:32 Wavehouse games
4:42 The lost chamber

Nestled between the calm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline, Atlantis, The Palm is the crown of the world-famous Palm Island in Dubai. Whether you’re staying in our world-renowned resort, dining in one of our award-winning celebrity chef restaurants or feeling the rush at Aquaventure Waterpark, experience a world away from your everyday at Atlantis, The Palm.
Atlantis, The Palm is a luxury hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis[1] but includes distinct Arabian elements. The resort opened on September 24, 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar World.[2]

Atlantis, The Palm

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Hotel chain Atlantis, The Palm
General information
Location Jumeirah Palm, Dubai
Construction started 2006[3]
Opening September 24, 2008
Management Kerzner International Resorts
Height 93.0 m (305.1 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Developer Kerzner International Resorts
Other information
Number of rooms 1,548[4]
Number of suites Suites (Regal, Terrace, Executive)
Super Suites (Royal Bridge, Grand Atlantis, Underwater, Presidential)
Website
www.atlantis.com/dubai/atlantis-the-palm

The 1,548 room nautically themed resort has two accommodation wings, consisting of the East and the West Tower. It is complemented by the Aquaventure water park and the Lost Chambers Aquarium, home to over 65,000 marine animals.

Underwater rooms
The Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites at Atlantis The Palm are two of only a tiny handful of underwater hotel rooms around the world, and regularly appear in lists of the world’s most unique accommodation.

Measuring 165 m2 (1,780 sq ft) in total, the upper, entrance floor is at ground level while the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom are submerged. The almost floor to ceiling windows in both the bedroom and bathroom face out on to the resort’s Ambassador Lagoon, home to a multitude of exotic sea creatures.[8]

Development
Atlantis The Palm, opened on 24 September 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar World. In April 2012, Istithmar World acquired Kerzner’s 50-percent stake in the property for US$250 million. The property continues to be managed by Kerzner International Resorts. The Conceptual Design Architects were Northpoint-South Africa. The architect of record was design firm Wimberly, Allison, Tong and Goo (WATG) an international firm specializing in Luxury Hotels. The principal contract for the project was awarded to Laing O’Rourke,[9] a multinational construction firm based in United Kingdom. Laing O’Rourke was responsible for the design and construction phases of the 23-story hotel and water park.

Official launch
After the construction of the hotel carried out by Laing O’Rourke it was officially opened on 24 September 2008.[10]

As part of the opening, a light show of moving images was illuminated onto the hotel. 100,000 fireworks, around seven times the amount that were used for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, were let off, lasting 15 minutes. The display of fireworks across the full 5 km (3.1 mi) stretch of The Palm lit up the entire island and Atlantis, The Palm. Custom-made shells shipped in from across the globe created a light spectacle taking off from the 716 firing locations around the island, including 400 balconies at the resort. Display creator Fireworks by Grucci claims the display set a new world record, but records curator Guinness World Records has yet to announce the status.[14] The launch party costed an estimated £15m in total, with Kylie Minogue earning £2m for a 60-minute performance for the hotel’s 2,000 guests.[15][16]

Dolphin controversy
In October 2007, the hotel received a shipment of 28 bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands, to be used as part of their aquarium exhibit, called Dolphin Bay. The move was decried by several environmental groups, particularly for the fact that the export of dolphins had earlier been banned by the Solomon Islands government (after a similar controversial shipment to Mexico). Hotel managers have said that though the dolphins are being trained to interact with visitors, they will not appear in any sort of show or circus-like performance. They have also stated that the health of the dolphins is paramount; because the bottlenose is not an endangered species, their shipment did not pose a problem.