“In designing AQUAVENTURE, we challenged the best designers, creative minds and water ride technologists to work with us to take the water experience to a different level,” said Alan Leibman, president/managing director of Kerzner International. “We believe there is something innate within human beings that cause them to react to water, and water is discovered at every turn at Atlantis, The Palm.”
most charismatic animals in an unparalleled habitat. Surrounding the Ziggurat temple is a complex river ride system, with waves pushing inner tube riders through lush landscape. The river loop, called the Rapids, is a 1.6 kilometer river adventure that uses 15 million liters of fresh water to propel inner-tube riders through high-intensity rapids, wave surges and waterfalls that circumnavigate the lush tropical waterscape of AQUAVENTURE. Also along the Rapids, guests find a variety of large zero-entry pools, with spacious sun decks allowing them to easily dip-in and out of the water at their leisure. The river loop consists of a sophisticated transport system that allows guests to float along or return to the waterslides without ever having to get off their tubes, thus creating one continuous never-ending ride. The Rapids is the longest river in the region and the only river that has multiple-level rapids, making for a different experience every time.
For guests who are looking for action that will keep them at the edge of their inner-tube, there is a wave river of 700 meters, The Torrent. A wave generator simulates a wave surge that is capable of swells reaching over 1 meter high at over 94,000 liters per minute that propels riders in their inner tubes along the course of the river on the wave crests. Guests can enjoy a zero-entry beach for easy entrance to the Torrent river or for enjoying the warm Arabian sun.
Also in a tribute to the surrounding sea, designers and artists from around the world — including David Rockwell, Adam D. Tihany, Jeffrey Beers and Wilson and Associates — created a stunning array of sculptures, artwork, hand-painted murals, exquisite fountains and waterfalls, and innovative design.
“In designing AQUAVENTURE, we challenged the best designers, creative minds and water ride technologists to work with us to take the water experience to a different level,” said Alan Leibman, president/managing director of Kerzner International. “We believe there is something innate within human beings that causes them to react to water, and water is discovered at every turn at Atlantis, The Palm. We believe that the excitement of AQUAVENTURE, coupled with the unique beach experience, makes this unlike anything in the region.”
The Royal Towers Accommodation
Each of the 1,539 guestrooms and suites in the Royal Towers provide private balconies and views over The Palm or Arabian Gulf. Guests may choose from a variety of accommodation, including the indulgent Imperial Club, a “resort within a resort,” with more than 150 rooms and suites, exclusive services and private club lounge; Bridge Suite: A private lift takes guests 22 stories above Atlantis for heart- stopping views of The Palm, Dubai and The Arabian Gulf; and the Lost Chambers Suites — each three stories high with mesmerizing views directly into the Ambassador Lagoon from the master bedroom. These two suites located within The Lost Chambers create an illusion of being beneath the sea while looking directly into the heart of Atlantis.
Award-Winning Cuisine & Designer Shopping
With 17 restaurants, bars and lounges, the dining and entertainment at Atlantis is as exciting and multi-faceted as the resort itself. Three world-renowned chefs have restaurants at Atlantis, making the resort the culinary destination in Dubai:
• World-class master chef and sushi mogul Nobuyuki Matsuhisa opened Nobu with partner Robert DeNiro.
• Michelin star chef Giorgio Locatelli, one of London’s most world-renowned Italian chefs, features Ronda Locatelli.
• Parisian sensation and two-star Michelin chef Michel Rostang debuted his French Brasserie.
The specialty restaurants are located along The Avenues, a sophisticated retail promenade that is also home to the nightlife experience, Sanctuary, and over two dozen shops featuring top names in fashion, design and local artistry.