Atlantis, The Palm is a UAE hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis but includes distinct Arabian elements. The resort opened on September 24, 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar.
The 1,500 room nautically themed resort has two accommodation wings, also referred to as the Royal Towers, consisting of the East and the West Tower, both linked together by the Royal Bridge Suite. It is complemented by the Aquaventure water park and the locally popular Nasimi Beach which frequently plays host to concerts and other events.
The 46 ha (110 acres) five-star resort includes attractions for children and adults.The main attraction is Aquaventure, a 17 ha (42 acres) water park with twelve water slides and a 2.3-kilometre (1.4 mi) river ride with cascades, tidal waves and rapids. There are two Mesopotamian-styled ziggurat temples reaching over 30 m (98 ft) into the sky and featuring water slides two of which catapult riders in clear tubes through a shark-filled lagoon. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is an aquarium exhibit with 65,000 fish and sea creatures including the Ambassador Lagoon, which is an 11,500,000-litre (3,000,000 US gal) marine habitat.The lagoon can be viewed at the base of the East Tower through a ten metre long, seventy centimetre thick viewing panel which looks into a representation of the ruins of Atlantis.
Across the Aquaventure water park is Dolphin Bay, a 4.5 ha (11 acres) dolphinarium.
The resort has a stretch of beach facing the Dubai skyline. The beach has over 700 sun beds.
The hotel has 1,900 m2 (20,000 sq ft) of retail space including 'The Avenues', as well as a spa and fitness centre, meeting rooms, a conference centre and over 20 restaurants. The Kalideoscope is one of the most attracting hotel for south east cuisines. In the Dolphin Bay a number of activities will be done.