Known for lively nightlife and exquisite shopping, Dubai is a haven for all things luxury. Many are lured into this coastal city in the United Arab Emirates simply for its beauty and ultra-lavish exterior. There’s no shortage of incredible stays when embarking on your next vacation to Dubai. But suddenly, there may be more heightened competition. Atlantis has constructed a new gem in the luxury hospitality space that’s set to open to the public next month, and it’s one to watch.
Soaring 43 stories high, Atlantis the Royal boasts spectacular curb appeal – architectural perfection that closely resembles a game of Jenga, it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring. But the view from the penthouse is just as memorable, if not more alluring. It faces a distant view of the Arabian Sea and Palm Island from such great heights you might feel like you’re in heaven or at the very least, soaring above the clouds.
Upon entry, this impressive resort will greet you with some of the world’s finest design. Polished pebble-shaped structures made of 5.5 tonnes of stainless steel are artfully stacked to draw your attention toward the vast ceilings which complement architecture by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Other structures include Skyblaze fountain, a fire and water experience that brings a touch of Las Vegas to the middle east, and Cloud 22, a spectacular infinity pool located on the roof with an elegant chandelier centerpiece.
The mega resort flaunts 795 rooms that start at $850 per night. The spacious guest quarters are clad in minimalist decor by London-based GA Designs with dreamy, seaside hues that are welcoming and artistic with a brushstroke pattern that will have you feeling exceptionally relaxed once you slip on the included Frette bathrobe. Guests can choose the Palmscape room (with views to Palm Island) or the Seascape room with even more heartstopping views of the Arabian sea. But for an even more decadent experience, you can book a majestic suite or penthouse with a panoramic visual of the Dubai skyline.
Once you’ve rested, culinary entertainment delights with access to nearly 17 restaurants and bars on property. Ling Ling – which offers a mix between a lounge club and a hip eatery – is located on the 23rd floor of the resort. Signature tastes accompany an electrifying atmosphere. If day parties are more your style, check out Nobu by the beach with VIP cabana rentals and plenty of fresh cocktails. To escape the rays, step inside to acclaimed chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s dining concept to indulge in Japanese-Peruvian nourishment between dips.
Other exceptional entertainment on property include Heston Blumenthal’s first-ever cocktail bar, and for nature enthusiasts, one of the world’s largest jellyfish aquariums.
Reservations for Atlantis the Royal are currently being accepted for bookings in February.