Atlantis The Palm

The ‘wow’ factor: Created by Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a developer and operator of destination resorts, the stunning 1,539-room resort at Atlantis, on the Palm development, has been operating since late 2008. It incorporates 17 hectares of water
themed amusement at its Aquaventure Waterpark, with extensive fresh and salt-water pools and lagoon exhibits, an open-air marine habitat and a seemingly endless stretch of beach. The ShuiQi Spa and Fitness centre, with its 27 treatment rooms and watery themes, is one of the world’s finest.

Did you know?: In the waterpark alone is over 18m litres of water, featuring extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves, rapids and the Mesopotamianstyled ‘Ziggurat temple’ that reaches upwards by 30m and contains seven heart-pumping water slides, two of which catapult riders through shark-filled lagoons. The first of them is The Ambassador Lagoon, which is an immense marine habitat that is home to several hundred
species of marine life, with a viewing panel looking right into the mystical ruins of Atlantis. The second is The Lost Chambers Aquarium, which brings the myth of Atlantis to life, through a maze of underground tunnels that offer underwater views into the boulevards

of the ruins of Atlantis. However, there is also a dolphin education and conservation centre, where appropriate interaction is encouraged.

Getting there: Three nights in Dubai, with Virgin Holidays, including scheduled flights with Emirates from London Heathrow direct to Dubai, accommodation at The Atlantis, on a half-board basis starts from £765, based on 2 adults travelling and sharing a standard
room, although it includes all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges. www.virginholidays.co.uk Tel: 0844 557 3859

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