Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, the Palm is a hotel resort at Palm Jumeirah in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates. It is a joint venture betweenKerzner International Limited and Istithmar PSJC and was opened on 24 September 2008. The resort is modelled after theAtlantis, Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas.[5] Almost everything in it is underwater themed.



The resort has two accommodation wings, East Tower and West Tower linked by a bridge, with a total of 1,539 rooms. There are two monorail stations connecting the resort to the main section of the Palm Jumeirah islands.

In April 2012, Istithmar acquired Kerzner’s 50% stake in the property for US$250m. The property continues to be managed by Kerzner International Resorts. Mr. Tom Dsilva was the developer of the resort.



Atlantis Hotel in May, 2008

The 5 star resort also includes the 16 ha (40 acres) Aquaventure theme water park, a 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft) conference center, and 1,900 m2 (20,000 sq ft) of retail space. The resort also has a Dolphin Bay in which guests can swim and interact with dolphins at Atlantis.[6]The Palm Jumeirah itself is one part of a trilogy including the larger Palms Jebel Ali and Deira, which are still under construction.[citation needed]

The Resort kept a young female whaleshark named Sammy in its 11-million litre aquarium.[7] Sammy gained public attention when gulfnewspublished her story, which started campaigns to have Sammy released back into the ocean. Experts pointed to various signs which showed that Sammy was vulnerable in the aquarium.[8] She was released in March 2010.

LocationPalm JumeirahDubai

Atlantis, The Palm
Hotel chain Atlantis The Palm
Coordinates 25.1309°N 55.1172°ECoordinates25.1309°N 55.1172°E
Opening date 2008
Developer Nakheel
Management Kerzner International Resorts
Owner Istithmar World
Kerzner International Resorts
Rooms 1,539[1]
Suites Suites (Regal, Terrace, Executive)
Super Suites (Bridge, Royal, Lost Chambers, Presidential)
Restaurants (13) Ossiano, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Plato’s, Kaleidoscope, Saffron, The Edge The Shore, Shark Bites, Splashers and Waves, SeaFire Steakhouse, Levantine, Nasimi Beach
Floors 23
Total height 93.0 m