Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Atlantis The Royal
An Impossible Marvel
Atlantis The Royal's opening is planned for March 2023.
What it is
A new 795 room megaresort on the Arabian gulf with a 22nd-floor infinity pool, hammam, and a whopping 17 restaurants, most by celeb chefs.
What it isn't
Standard-issue. That infinity pool we mentioned? It’s almost 300 feet long, and slung like a cloud between two towers that look as if they’re made of glass-clear legos sprung to life.
What we think
Atlantis is known for being over the top. But their Dubai property, set to open in 2021, takes it to another level, literally. In the skyscraping towers’ lobby alone, you’ll see a 32-foot-tall waterfall art feature and the biggest jellyfish tank in the world. Hungry? Choose from 17 bars and restaurants, many of them by bold-faced names in the food world—among them Jose Andres, Heston Blumenthal, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Iranian star Ariana Bundy. Of course, guest rooms are everything you’ve come to expect from Atlantis (i.e. absolutely jaw-dropping). In the Residences, you’ll find sleek glass-walled private pools that look like art installations and perfectly manicured secret gardens, just for you.
You're here because
You’ll have insider access at Atlantis, The Palm, and it’s seemingly bottomless thrills, including the top-ranked waterpark in the Middle East and an aquarium stocked with 65,000 marine animals.
All those dreams you’ve had about flying were made real today in the sky pool, when you swam—free bird!—22 floors above the world. The only thing making the experience even better? Knowing you’ll be sipping whatever tipple you choose the second you’re back in your daybed.
Restaurants & Bars
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - A rare gem for seasoned gastronomes and connoisseurs, this unique and stunning restaurant takes you on a delightful promenade through the kitchens of medieval Britain through contemporary eyes.
Milos - Estiatorio Milos by acclaimed Chef Costas Spiliadis introduces gourmands to high-end Hellenic food, wine and hospitality that is infused with a philosophy of simplicity.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio - An experimental Latin American restaurant that offers diners the chance to explore the authentic and diverse flavors of Peruvian gastronomy.
Jaleo by Jose Andres - Created by Chef José Andrés, the only chef globally to have a two Michelin-star restaurant and four Bib Gourmands, Jaleo highlights the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine, recreating his favorite childhood dishes with finesse.
Adriana's Persian Kitchen - Get swept away into a world of perfumed Persian delights at Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, where fruits, nuts and floral fragrances merge with meats, grains and vegetables, evoking the aromas of a traditional Persian home.
Little Venice Cake Company - From Downton Abbey to Buckingham Palace, Little Venice Cake Company has created cakes for celebrities and international royalty including Her Majesty The Queen, Pierce Brosnan, Sir Paul McCartney, Emma Thompson, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham.
Ling Ling - Ling Ling Dubai is more than a dining experience it’s also a destination lounge which leads you from the day, into the evening, and then into the late night through signature tastes, sights and sounds.
A glimmering stretch of Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island formed in the shape of a palm tree. Just a few minutes away: Dolphin Bay, where you can have supervised swim sessions with the noble mammals in glass-clear lagoons.