Atlantis: Best for both adults and kids

Atlantis the Palm in Dubai is internationally acclaimed as a dream hotel for families. But does it have better attractions for parents or their children? You be the judge of that

Atlantis, the Palm is a five-star luxury resort. One thing that makes it one of the most popular hotels in Dubai is a winning combination of catering for the well-being of adult guests and the sheer pleasure that awaits its younger guests.

It has a myriad of attractions, a wealth of culinary options, and diverse public spaces, and it seems the Atlantis has thought of everything as the resort also has kids’ clubs to mind your children while you enjoy a massage or some fine dining, with babysitting services to boot.

We thought we’d check out whether the Atlantis offers a better choice for parents or their children, so here are the top three attractions in each category, and you can decide for yourselves.

Top 3 attractions for parents

Culinary delights

Wish to go on a romantic date? Atlantis the Palm offers guests one of the best culinary experiences in the world. The resort boasts a variety of world-renowned chef restaurants, including Gordon Ramsey and Novo Matsuhisa.

Among the many options, you will also find the Ossiano, awarded with the title “the most romantic underwater restaurant in the world,” offering a gourmet dining experience in a breathtaking underwater setting.

Ossiano. Photo: Atlantis the Palm

Spa time

Atlantis the Palm provides guests the best relaxation for body and soul. The resort’s ShuiQi Spa offers dozens of traditional and innovative treatments, including a Couples Spa Experience, cutting-edge beauty treatments with anti-aging solutions, and Arabian Haven – a nourishing and uplifting treatment based on the passion and traditions of Arabia, including the use of unique essential oils such as Geranium & Palmarosa.

The Atlantis Spa is highly popular with visitors to Dubai, and you are well-advised to book at least a day in advance. Prices are not cheap, but they are quite compatible with what you’ll pay in Israel.

Nailology. Photo: Atlantis the Palm

Nails and cocktails

Cocktails with your manicure? Sounds like a dream combination. The hotel’s Nailology is the only nail bar in Dubai where you can enjoy mocktails and cocktails while being pampered. The menu includes a selection of grooming treatments, such as various manicures and pedicures, and a cool and photogenic drink. All materials used are organic and free of animal testing.

Top 3 attractions for kids

Aquaventure Waterpark

The Atlantis waterpark covers four acres and is considered one of the largest in the Middle East. The park offers a world of thrills for the whole family, with an artificial river for rafting, a wave pool, a beautiful beach, and more than 100 waterslides, including the world’s tallest slide and the longest family water coaster.

The park is open every day except Sundays. Admission is free for hotel guests, and outside guests can enjoy a day of adventure starting at 189 AED per person.

Aquaventure. Photo: Atlantis the Palm

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

One of Dubai’s must-visit attractions is the Aquarium at Atlantis, the Palm Hotel. Here you will find a huge variety of about 65,000 marine creatures, with thousands of different species, spectacular displays, and a colorful, unforgettable experience.

At the aquarium, you can also enjoy virtual reality activities, family shows, and even a designated area for mind-body activities such as Pilates, yoga, and meditation.

Photo: Atlantis the Palm

Swimming with dolphins

The deep waters of Atlantis, the Palm allow guests a close encounter with sea lions and dolphins. You are welcome to join one of the sweetest attractions in Dubai, taking part in the dolphins and sea lions’ daily care and training routine. As part of the session, you’ll learn about the anatomy of these sea creatures, their unique behavior, and the high standards of care they receive at the waterpark.

The activity is available for over 8-year-olds, and children under 12 need adult supervision.


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