Atlantis to open in September

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Atlantis to open in September
Staff Report GULF NEWS Published: April 16, 2008, 15:19

Dubai: Atlantis, The Palm will open this September as the flagship resort on The Palm Jumeirah – the first resort to open its doors on the first of Dubai’s palm trilogy, the company said in a statement.

Created by Kerzner International Holdings, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, the new 1,539-room resort began accepting reservations on February 1.

“Already attracting interest from around the world, Atlantis anticipates Middle East residents will account for 30 per cent of all visitors, with UAE residents expected to make up a quarter of guests from the region,” the statement said.

With its enviable location atop the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah, the opening of Atlantis, The Palm will be a landmark event, redefining tourism in Dubai and the Middle East as the first truly integrated entertainment resort.

The resort will encompass a 460,000 square metre site with 170,000 square metres of water-themed amusement at Aquaventure, extensive fresh and salt-water pools and lagoon exhibits, an open-aired marine habitat, an endless stretch of beach, luxury boutiques, numerous dining choices including four celebrity chef restaurants, an exciting nightclub, a spa and fitness club, and 5,600 square metres of meeting and function space.

“This is an exciting time for the Middle East and for Kerzner International. With the introduction of a new world icon in The Palm Jumeirah and our position as the flagship resort of this icon, Atlantis, The Palm will be the new gateway to this region. Out of a vision that married the wonders of marine life with stunning elegance and sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf alongside the most exciting water playground in this part of the world, we have developed an experience within Atlantis that is truly different than the existing pleasures of Dubai. We’re proud of the final product and cannot wait to share it in September when we open our doors,” said Sol Kerzner, executive chairman, Kerzner International.

Atlantis, The Palm can be accessed by a six-lane underwater vehicle tunnel, which surfaces next to the resort. Alternately, guests may also choose to leave their cars at the base of the trunk in a secure, dedicated parking area, and board a monorail to be transported through the centre of The Palm Jumeirah directly to Atlantis, The Palm.

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