Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

The 5-star, uber luxurious, Atlantis The Palm occupies an exclusive position on the legendary Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai. This palatial, almost Disney-like hotel,  which towers above its neighbours, offers a calibre of facilities rarely imagined, let alone seen. A stay at Atlantis The Palm, isn’t just a holiday, it’s an unforgettable experience. 

All lavishly decorated, air conditioned rooms come with private bathroom, towels, bathrobes, toiletries and hairdryer. Each has free WiFi, flat-screen TV, sofa-bed, tea and coffee making facilities, slippers, safety deposit box and a balcony, with outdoor furniture. From where you’ll enjoy superb views of the Arabian Gulf.

There’re two swimming pools, surrounded by sun terraces lined with sun loungers and parasols. Naturally, there’re poolside bars, too. Infact, the resort offers 23 bars in total, plus a nightclub. Restaurants, of which there were 17 at last count, include the finest Japanese fusion cuisine, the Seafire Steakhouse and the Kaleidoscope buffet restaurant, to name but a few. And all served up by some of the best chefs in Dubai.

The list of activities here is almost limitless, from an extensive spa and state-of-the-art fitness studio to swimming with dolphins, The Lost Chambers Aquarium and the Aquaventure Waterpark. Then, of course, there’s the beautiful sandy shores wrapping themselves around the resort, where you’ll find all manner of watersports, diving and boat trips.