An iconic image of Dubai, stretching across the sand on the tip of Palm Jumeirah. Uninterrupted views over the Arabian Gulf. Endless fun in the waterpark next door. Atlantis promises an eden and if you’re 12 years old it delivers. But it’s not a luxury hotel, more like a theme park. Atlantis is absolutely enormous and you can’t expect good service when there are over 1500 rooms. Couples will find many better and more intimate options in Dubai, for a similar price. But, Atlantis will be good for families with active kids who seek a theme park-style holiday experience, because there is so much to do without leaving the resort.
For an epic uninterrupted view this is the best location in Dubai. You’re on the edge of the Palm, on the edge of Dubai, either looking out at the Arabian Sea, or looking back towards the iconic cityscape. Note that the location is actually quite remote and it’s at least a 20-minute taxi ride to go anywhere else. So Atlantis is not convenient if you plan many excursions.
Quality varies significantly between the almost countless room categories. In general, the higher the floor the better the view, plus the room will be a higher overall quality. We recommend the Imperial Club as it comes with a range of benefits that can make a difference at such a large resort, like express check-in, private beach, afternoon tea, evening drinks and more. The signature suites are very interesting, including the duplex underwater suite in the aquarium, but these certainly do not come cheap.
Who is it for
Families with active children who want to spend almost all their holiday in and around the resort.
Amenities & Activities
The world’s largest waterpark is part of the Atlantis complex and it’s a great day out, perhaps even a great few days out for the kids. Like Aquaventure, the Lost Chambers Aquarium is also a good inclusive family amenity. You’ll find a lot of swimming pools, restaurants and things to do across Atlantis. What you won’t find is much privacy or personal service.