Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
On iconic Palm Jumeirah island in the Arabian Gulf, this posh resort is 14 km from Wild Wadi Water Park and 15 km from the upscale shops in the Mall of the Emirates.
Cozy rooms have minibars, flat-screens and free Wi-Fi, as well as gulf or island views. Suites offer sitting areas; some include terraces, whirlpool baths and/or living rooms. Upgraded suites are set in the water tank of an aquarium, and have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of marine life. Room service is available 24/7.
There are 23 restaurants, plus a spa, a gym & a water park. Other amenities include an aquarium and a dolphin pool, along with a kids’ club and a nightclub.
Atlantis The Palm, opened on 24 September 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar. In April 2012, Istithmar acquired Kerzner’s 50-percent stake in the property for US$250 million.