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How to spend one perfect day at Atlantis Dubai

Mon, June 12, 2023

There's so much to do at Atlantis, The Palm from waterparks to fine dining. Here's just one way to spend a full day at this Palm Jumeirah resort.

There's so much to do at Atlantis, The Palm from waterparks to fine dining. Here's just one way to spend a full day at this Palm Jumeirah resort.

7am: Breakfast at Kaleidoscope


Enjoy a delicious breakfast at one of Atlantis, The Palm’s most popular buffet restaurants. The chefs go all out to satisfy every craving, with a full spread of Arabic, Asian and continental favourites – just make sure to save room for fluffy pancakes drizzled in sticky sweet syrup at the end. Whatever you choose to eat, you'll be fuelling up for an unforgettable exercise session next.

Price: Breakfast buffet AED170 per person, if not included in hotel package.
Timings: Breakfast 7am-11:30am daily.

8am: Yoga at The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Underwater Yoga at Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis

A completely unique yoga experience, take a hatha class in the shimmering light of the sun shining through the Atlantis-themed waters of The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Everything from the yoga mat to complimentary water is included, so you can exclusively focus on your form. Be soothed by the gentle motion of the fish, and get warmed up for epic thrills.

Price: AED160 per person.
Timings: From 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. Advance booking required.

10am: Thrills at Aquaventure Waterpark


One of the highlights of any stay at Atlantis is a trip to Aquaventure, with free access for all hotel guests. The waterpark boasts some of the most thrilling waterslides in the world, including the Leap of Faith, a near-vertical drop down through a clear tube surrounded by sharks and rays. Or try the less shark-filled – but even scarier – Poseidon’s Revenge, tricked out with trapdoors, twists and turns. With a zipline, the region's first cliff jumping experience, more shark-inclusive adventures and a tidal wave river among many of its attractions, one session at Aquaventure Waterpark will almost certainly not be enough.

Price: Free for hotel guests. From AED240 per person for non-guests.
Timings: 9:45am-6:30pm daily.

1pm: Lunch at Bread Street Kitchen

Bread Street Kitchen's Beef Wellington in Dubai

Recharge after your waterpark adventures at one of the best British restaurants in the city, run by television star and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay. Enjoy his signature beef wellington, fish and chips and elevated roasts, making sure you finish off with decadent sticky toffee pudding. With terrace tables in the sunshine and even a dedicated area for kids, you'll love lunchtime.

Timings: Lunch from 12pm onwards.

2:30pm: Take time to shop or spa


After lunch, why not browse Atlantis’ collection of world-class boutiques, including fresh and funky designs at Via Rodeo, fine European fashion at Rodeo Drive or American chic at Rag Cie. If you have a sweet tooth, sample the finest dates in the world at Bateel, or delicious Lebanese chocolates from Patchi. If you’re not in the mood to shop, head to AWAKEN Wellness for a pampering session. With couples' rooms and a curated selection of massages, facials and body treatments, the spa’s talented therapists will help you to look and feel your best.

Price: Treatments start from AED560.
Timings: 9am-9pm daily.

5pm: Relax on the beach


What is a visit to a world-famous beach resort without some time on the sand? While Atlantis' Aquaventure has its own beach, for a more exclusive experience, make your way to the Royal Beach’s calmer sands. Or for an upbeat vibe, head to WHITE Beach and soak up the sun to the sound of relaxed beats, with refreshments on hand if desired. Stick around to enjoy a beverage as the sun sets over the horizon. Then it’s time to freshen up because an unforgettable deep dive awaits...

Price: WHITE Beach access from AED200 per person.
Timings: 10am-8pm daily (restaurant 12pm-5pm daily).

7pm: Aquatrek diving by night


You’ve seen them during yoga, and now it’s time to get up close and personal with the marine life of The Lost Chambers Aquarium by taking a dusk dive into their world. The unique Aquatrek system means you don’t need any previous diving experience, and the Aquatrek helmet offers much better visibility than a standard diving mask. Dusk is the time when many sea creatures become more active and, lit only by the last of the sun and your handheld torches, the experience is phenomenal.

Price: From AED610 per person.
Timings: Dives operate from 10am-9pm.

9pm till late: Dinner and drinks

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After your underwater adventure, it’s time for dinner at Nobu, one of Atlantis’ award-winning eateries. Bringing the creations of chef Nobu Matsuhisa to Dubai, the restaurant presents his signature blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines in a stylish setting. Sample the best sushi in the city, wagyu beef or Nobu’s acclaimed black cod miso – and then sit back and relax at the Kanpai lounge. If the night is still young, make your way over to Wavehouse, where the good times can keep going. A mighty blend of food and entertainment, this industrial destination stays lively into the early hours.

Nobu timings: Dinner 6pm-1am Sunday to Thursday, 6pm-2am Friday and Saturday.
Wavehouse timings: 12pm-1am daily.

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