Atlantis: Dubai’s underwater hotel

A boutique hotel it ain’t

The 1,539-room, $1.8 billion megaplex is situated on the The Palm, an artficial sand island shaped like a palm tree.

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Poseidon suite
The hotel’s Lost Chambers suites provide views from both the bedroom and the bathroom windows into a lagoon filled with 65,000 marine animals. So you can relax on your bed and watch giant manta rays float slowly by.

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Poseidon suite bathroom
…or admire sharks while relaxing in the bath.

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Grand lobby
Plato’s legend has Atlantis being submerged as a divine punishment for greed and decadence. We think it might have been for truly appalling taste…

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The ‘Lost’ Chambers
Apparently the Lost Chambers at Atlantis give ‘underwater insights into how the citizens of Atlantis may have lived and worked’. If they had actually existed, that is.

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Ossiano restaurant
At Ossiano restaurant, you can look up from the fish on your plate to see its bereaved relatives staring mournfully through the windows at you.

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The Leap of Faith waterslide
Atlantis’ waterpark is known as Aquaventure, and features high-tech waterslides built to look like ancient monuments. The highest of them, the Leap of Faith, is over 27 metres high.

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Shark-infested lagoon (er, tank)
After being catapaulted down the Leap of Faith, Aquaventurers bob in inner tubes through a ‘shark-infested lagoon’. Fortunately the sharks are safely on the other side of a pane of glass.

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Dolphin Bay
The resort’s Dolphin Bay allows ‘shallow-water interaction’ with some ever-obliging cetaeceans, flown in from the Solomon Islands for the purpose.

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Ambassador Lagoon
The hotel’s Ambassador Lagoon is filled with 65,000 marine animals, looked after by nearly 200 marine experts.

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10 comments on “Atlantis: Dubai’s underwater hotel

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