Chris Grad - Dec 2, 2008

Dubai is one of those places which raise the attention of the entire planet – this financial hub of the Middle East is absolutely overwhelming with the number of ambitious construction projects which are currently under way. The Palm Jumeirah is one of the star examples of local impressive activities. Recently, a new hospitality gem was officially introduced. The Atlantis is a fairy-tale hotel bringing the concept of luxurious accommodation and customer care to a completely different level.

The opening ceremony was grand. In fact, it was so grand that the fireworks show could have been seen from space. Having been planned for months, the ceremony was undoubtedly the highlight of all glamorous events of 2008. Hundreds of honorary guests participated in the event. Celebrities like Michael Jordan, Charlize Theron, Dame Shirley Bassey, The Duchess of York, Boris Becker or the Dubai Royal Family were present. The music production introduced a magnificent performance by Kylie Minogue as well as Nawal and the Bollywood star, Priyanka Chopra.

The hotel itself is an architectonical marvel. Its 1,539 rooms range widely in terms of luxury, size, as well as design. The prices start at $800 per night and climb up to an unbelievable $25,000 per night. The hotel has many aces up its design sleeve. Rooms offer unique aqua views with a breathtaking selection of marine life, displaying some 65,000 species. There are numerous salt and fresh water attractions including an Aquaventure fun park featuring cascades and rapids, or a Ziggurat temple with seven water slides.

The hotel is a shopping haven as well as an official dining paradise. The fun opportunities are vast. After relaxing in the hotel spa or spending some quality work-out time in the fitness club, the guest are welcome to party in the Atlantis splendid night club.

The Atlantis is not only a hotel; it is another world. Those who wish to escape from reality will find this the ultimate place to go.


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