From delectable five-star dining to diving with sharks, the iconic resort Atlantis, The Palm has a wealth of experiences to keep you entertained this summer.
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, watersports enthusiast or fancy yourself as a foodie, there’s never been a better time to tick off your bucket list, and where better to do it than at Atlantis, The Palm. With an abundance of experiences across the resort, here is a round-up of some of the top ‘must-do bucket list activities.
Aquatrek Xtreme: An underwater walking tour of one of the biggest open-air aquariums in the world
Those looking for the ultimate underwater experience should definitely try out the latest state-of-the-art water thrill, Aquatrek Xtreme, which is the deepest in the world. Intrepid explorers descend a ladder 10 metres to the bottom of The Ambassador Lagoon whilst wearing an Aquatrek helmet, which receives a continuous supply of oxygen so your head stays completely dry. Once you reach the bottom, embark on a guided 20 minute underwater walking tour of one of the biggest open-air aquariums in the world, coming face-to-face with 65,000 marine animals including sharks, stingrays, and schools of multi-coloured fish.
Relax with an underwater yoga or pilates class
Enjoy a unique yoga or pilates class immersed in the serenity of the underwater world at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Set against the ultimate backdrop of 65,000 colourful marine animals, prioritise self-care and partake in an hour-long class of either discipline, in one of the most tranquil settings in Dubai. On the last Friday of every month, the yoga session is followed by a 30-minute Tibetan singing bowls meditation for a longer switch-off from the outside world. Yogis and pilates-goers must be 16 or over and bring their own towels and mats as per government Covid-19 guidelines.
Swim with dolphins and play with sea lions
Swim out to the depths of the dolphin lagoon and interact with Atlantis, The Palm’s resident bottlenose dolphins. A truly exhilarating experience, you’ll have the chance to be part of the dolphins’ exercise routine as you get to swim and glide alongside these majestic marine mammals.
Or why not get close to the resort’s incredible resident sea lions in waist-deep water? Learn all about these animals’ anatomy and behaviours during daily enrichment sessions with the resort’s expert team of marine mammal specialists, who will also explain how the high standards of care they provide to the animals is the teams’ top priority.
Ride some of the world’s tallest and longest slides at the world’s largest waterpark, Aquaventure
Thanks to the addition of Trident Tower which was opened earlier this year, Aquaventure is now home to several record-breaking slides and firsts in the region, making it the ultimate thrill-seeking experience. Daredevils can enjoy Odyssey of Terror; the world’s tallest waterslide with a Double TornadoWAVE®, Shockwave; the longest family rafting water coaster in the world, Medusa’s Lair; the first dueling PIPElineBLAST® Water Coaster slide in the region and Immortal Falls; the first Cliff jumping in the region.
Dive with sharks in one of the world’s biggest open-air aquariums
Certified divers can descend into the world-famous Ambassador Lagoon for an out-of-this-world experience and hand-feed up to 11 different species of sharks and rays amongst 65,000 marine animals. And even if you’re not a certified diver, you can still enjoy the aquarium with the Atlantis Dive Discovery package. This experience is an introductory diving experience designed specifically for non-certified divers giving new divers a basic skill session before a 20-minute dive where you’ll meet our sharks, napoleon wrasse, colourful angelfish and butterflies amidst the ruins of Atlantis; a fantastic starting point to the full PADI diving certification.
Enjoy an underwater dining experience at Ossiano
Dubbed as Dubai’s most romantic underwater restaurant, the award-winning Ossiano hosts unforgettable immersive, underwater dining experiences. With views of gliding stingrays, sharks and fish, diners are invited to explore the Ossiano Kitchen special menu, a range of delectable, modern tapas from globally renowned foods that have been revisited through the chef’s creative lens.
Enjoy the ultimate staycation in an underwater suite
Stay in a renowned Underwater Suite loved by honeymooners and celebrities alike seeking a once in a lifetime experience. With floor-to-ceiling views from the master bedroom directly into The Ambassador Lagoon aquarium, the suites create an illusion of being beneath the sea – and it truly is a stay like no other.
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