Atlantis The Royal: The Resort


The new iconic landmark of Dubai, Atlantis The Royal welcomes guests to an experience that will completely redefine their perspective of luxury. Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, this is a destination where everything has been designed to challenge the boundaries of imagination. Atlantis The Royal ignites the horizon with a collection of 795 elegant Rooms, Suites and Signature Penthouses. Featuring stunning views of the Dubai skyline and Arabian Sea, 44 of the Suits and Signature Penthouses have private infinity pools. The resort delivers a curated array of awe-inspiring experiences, inviting guests to swim amongst the clouds in sky pools, be dazzled by fountains that breathe fire or dine at more celebrity chef restaurants than anywhere else in the world. Guests are taken on a journey of the impossible, with artful masterpieces, iconic entertainment and beautiful craftsmanship at every turn, where the highest level of service sets a new standard in excellence.  Atlantis The Royal is the place where something incredible happens at every moment. This is Atlantis The Royal. This Is It.

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  • Size: 406,000 square metres
  • Site area: 173,210 square metres
  • Height: 43 storeys high/178 metres tall
  • Rooms: 795 Rooms, Suite and Signature Penthouses, including 693 standard Rooms, 96 Suites, and 6 Signature Penthouses 
  • Restaurants and bars: 17, including 8 by celebrity chefs
  • Beach: 2kms


  • Guest Rooms & Suites: 795
    • Accommodation floors: 83 (over 3 Towers: Sunrise, Sunlight, Sunset Tower)
    • 693 standard rooms: Seascape, Palmscape and Royal Club
    • 102 suites: Sky View, Sky Terrace, Sky Pool Villa, including Signature Penthouses
    • 6 signature Penthouse: Skyscape Penthouse, Horizon Penthouse, Panoramic Penthouse, Royal Mansion
    • 8 accessible rooms
  • Swimming pools: Over 90 property-wide (including residences)  
    • 44 Suites and Penthouses with a pool: Sky Pool Villa, Skyscape Penthouse, Horizon Penthouse, Panoramic Penthouse, Royal Mansion
    • Two adult pools: Nobu by the Beach and Cloud 22
    • Over 30 cabanas resort-wide featuring private plunge pools: Cloud 22 and Nobu by the Beach
    • Family Pool: The Royal Pool  which includes a kid’s poo
    • One lap pool: AWAKEN Wellness
  • Royal Club Lounges: Two: Royal Club Sky Lounge (Adults only) and Royal Club Sea Lounge (Family-friendly)
  • VIP Majlis and Radiance VIP Lounge
  • Royal Beach
  • One of the largest jellyfish tanks in the world: 4,000 jellyfish
  • 24-hour Reception
  • 24-hour Concierge
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • The Skyblaze Fountain: The regions’s first water meets fire show
  • Restaurants, Bars & Lounges: 17: 8 helmed by celebrity chefs
  • AWAKEN Wellness – A 5,045 square meters holistic spa and wellness area including fitness, steam and sauna facilities, and indoor and outdoor pools 
  • Aquaventure Waterpark- The world’s largest record-breaking waterpark
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Dolphin Bay
  • Sea Lion Point
  • Atlantis Explorers Club- Ages 3-12
  • Babysitting services
  • Helipad
  • Limosine services
  • Retail shopping
  • Business Centre & Meeting rooms
  • Conference & Events facilities


  • DESIGNED by one of the world’s most pre-eminent architecture firms, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates 
  • 795 rooms and suites, 44 of which offer terraces featuring private INFINITY POOLS
  • 6 SIGNATURE PENTHOUSES, offering the most exquisite stay experiences in the world
  • A curated array of bespoke ROOM AMENITIES from luxury brands including Hermès, Frette and Graff.
  • Over 90 SWIMMING POOLS including Cloud 22 infinity pool and the world-first Nobu by the Beach
  • Over 10 WATER FEATURES, AQUARIUMS AND FOUNTAINS including the region’s first fire meets water spectacle, SKYBLAZE and the largest jellyfish aquarium in the world
  • Largest privately-owned stretch of continuous BEACHFRONT in Dubai at over 2km
  • A carefully curated journey of bespoke ARTWORK across the resort, including lobby sculpture ‘Droplets’ - an original artwork at 11.5 metres tall, consisting of 5.5 tonnes of stainless steel, representing the first cool drop of rain in a dry desert
  • A total of 17 restaurants and bars, including the largest collection of CELEBRITY CHEF branded restaurants in the world
  • AWAKEN WELLNESS offers half a hectare of transformative wellness including a 6-room Hammam Sensorium and unique experiences to the region, including moon manifestations, energy alignment, sound immersion and hypno-healing
  • The world’s largest WATERPARK, Atlantis Aquaventure, which holds the 2022 Guinness World Records™ title for the Most Waterslides in a Waterpark: 50 slides
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One of the world’s most preeminent architecture firms, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), based in New York City, is the lead architectural designer on the project. Recognised for excellence and innovation and driven by design, KPF creates buildings that demonstrate an extraordinary degree of craft and detail, elevating them to the highest levels of beauty and practicality.

The design of Atlantis The Royal rethinks the conventional concept of the ‘iconic tower’ and its role in the skyline of the rapidly growing city. Rather than focus on form only, the building centres on extending the idea of indoor-outdoor living. This idea is transcended vertically into a 500-metre-long, 178-metre-tall mega structure, operating as a permeable screen porous to people, light and air. Atlantis The Royal was conceptualised as the ‘deconstruction’ of the traditional sculptural towers associated with Dubai, taking the form of a stack of individual blocks, each offering a bespoke private experience off of a single core. The individual series of blocks enhances the convenience of luxury and amenities for residents and guests, in what seemingly feels like a smaller and more intimate setting. The gaps between become outdoor courts, naturally ventilated and shaded, with incredible views over Dubai and the Gulf.


  • Operator: Kerzner International
  • Architectural Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Lead Architect: IBI Group
  • Water Features: WET Design
  • Residential Interiors: Sybille de Margerie
  • Hotel Interiors: GA Design
  • Construction: Six Construct and Ssangyong
  • Structural Engineer: Arup (Competition); WSP (Building Phases)
    MEP Engineer: Arup (Competition): WSP (Building Phases)
  • Lighting Designers: Light Touch
  • Landscape Designers: SKS Studio and 40NORTH
  • Building start date: 2016
  • Size: 406,000 square metres
  • Site area: 173,210 square metres
  • Materials used:
    • 90,000 square metres of glass (the equivalent to 10 FIFA football fields)
    • 220,000 cubic metres of concrete
    • 2,400 piles across the site, some as deep as 45 metres
    • 45,000 tonnes of steel rebar
    • 5,500 tonnes of structural steel
    • 150,000 square metres of marble


The visual identity of Atlantis The Royal mediates between the classic form of the nearby Atlantis, The Palm Resort, and the progressive architecture of Dubai, visible on the coastline running to the northeast. The building’s two terraced towers step down towards one another to meet through the sky bridge, which features dramatic views of the Gulf and Dubai skyline. The bridge is punctuated with pools, lounges, and other amenities that create a lush oasis stepping down to the tranquil Palm Island lagoon. A principal highlight of the building design is the structure’s double curvature façade. The elegant composition and stepped profile create exterior views unlike any other property in Dubai. The views northwards are an uninterrupted scene of the Arabian Gulf and the horizon beyond. Looking southwards is the breathtaking scenery of the Palm Island, expansive beaches and the Dubai skyline.  A key and central element to the design is the resort’s Sky Pool Villas. These rooms feature vast elevated terraces, each with its own private outdoor pool and architecturally landscaped gardens. The pool’s careful positioning provides maximized views both inside, underwater and outside of the pool, while still maintaining complete privacy. Similarly, each of these private pools has been carefully positioned providing maximum frontage across the balcony, giving guests an interrupted view from inside the water.

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Atlantis The Royal is home to collection of some of the most elegant hotel rooms and suites in Dubai, designed to immerse guests in absolute comfort and unparalleled luxury. Soaring 43 storeys (185 metres above sea level), the interiors represent the absolute pinnacle of modern contemporary opulence, embodying illuminating materials and hand sculpted textures, leathers and geometrics to frame walls. Guests can also enjoy a curated array of bespoke amenities from luxury brands including Hermès, Frette and Graff.


  • 795 Rooms, Suites and Signature Penthousesuites spanning three towers: Sunset Tower, Sunlight Tower and Sunrise Tower
  • 693 standard rooms: Seascape, Palmscape and Royal Club, as well as interconnecting Family Rooms
  • 96 Suites: Junior Sky View Suite, Sky Terrace Suite, Sky Terrace Family Suite, 2-bedroom Sky Terrace Suite, 3-bedroom Sky Terrace Suite and Sky Pool Villa
  • 6 Signature Penthouse: Skyscape Penthouse, Horizon Penthouse, Panoramic Penthouse, Royal Mansion
  • 44 Suites and Penthouses with a pool: Sky Pool Villa, Skyscape Penthouse, Horizon Penthouse, Panoramic Penthouse, Royal Mansion
  • 8 accessible rooms
  • Room benefits include daily complimentary access to Atlantis Aquaventure, The Lost Chambers Aquarium and Atlantis Explorers Club, pool and beach access and usage of the fitness center, steam and wet facilities
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Atlantis The Royal has gathered some of the finest chefs in the world to offer guests and visitors a dining experience like no other. Home to more celebrity chefs under one roof than anywhere in the world, as well as an incredible beverage programme and many world-first culinary experiences, Atlantis The Royal is the culinary and entertainment destination in the region.


17 restaurants and bars including:

8 celebrity chef restaurants

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Contemporary British
  • Jaleo by José Andrés Spanish Tapas
  • Ariana’s Persian Kitchen Persian
  • La Mar by Gastón Acurio Peruvian
  • Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis Greek Mediterranean
  • The Little Venice Cake Company by Mich Turner Speciality cakes and cake artistry
  • Nobu by the Beach Japanese Peruvian

1 signature restaurant

  • Malibu  90265 American

1 café

  • The Royal Tearoom Tearoom/afternoon tea

1 nightlife and entertainment

  • Cloud 22 Skypool

4 bars and lounges

  • Seascapes Beach Bar
  • Elements Cocktail Bar  
  • Resonance by Heston Blumenthal Cocktail Bar
  • House of Desserts Waffles, crepes, ice cream

1 Food hall

  • Gastronomy Food Hall (reimagined buffet)

1 Food court

  • Food Marquet International Cuisine
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The architecture, water views, context and the Atlantis brand were all inspiration source points for the design process of WET’s fountains and water features, with the location of the resort on The Palm creating a constant visual connection to water with the bay and the Gulf on either side of the property. WET aimed to make the connection to water physical so visitors feel as if they are always surrounded by water. The connection is made through a series of water fountains along the resorts main axis that guide visitors from its entry to their climactic finale, the Horizon and Skyblaze feature. The fountains highlight the power of water’s presence and its effect on us whether creating quiet, contemplative moments or the spectacular. Collectively, the combination of water and fire together in so many features in one location is something never done before anywhere else in the world.


  • Surge: Porte cochère water wall
  • Alight and Firefalls: Entrance water and fire walls
    • The only permanent fire and water feature in the Middle East
    • The first of its kind fire and water wall in the Middle East
  • Deluge: Twin lobby elevators surrounded by cascading water
    •    The only elevator of its kind in the Middle East
  • Elements: Sunken lobby lounge nestled amid the reflective waters of the Horizon Pool
    • Water Candles and the technology were designed exclusively for Atlantis The Royal
    • Atlantis The Royal is the only resort in the world with Water Candle/Fire technology
  • Horizon Pool and Skyblaze Fountain: One of the world’s most unique fire and water performance fountains
    •   First and only permanent fire and water performance fountain in the Middle East
  • Jellyfish aquarium: The aquarium is home to 4,000 Moon jellyfish (Aurelia Aurita) 
    •  Largest jellyfish aquarium in the world
  • Lobby aquariums: Three fish aquariums using unique LED screen technology
    • Only aquariums in the world to use this LED screen technology
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Atlantis The Royal has gathered some of the some of the world’s leading hospitality groups to offer an entertainment offering unlike any other.  With five hero experiences including Cloud 22, Elements, Ling Ling by Tao Group Hospitality, Nobu by the Beach and Resonance by Heston Blumenthal, Atlantis The Royal joins Atlantis, The Palm as the entertainment destination in Dubai.


5 nightlife and entertainment venues

  • Elements Cocktail Bar  
  • Ling Ling by Tao Group Hospitality- Modern Pan-Asian- Day to night venue with 180-degree panoramic views of Dubai
  • Cloud 22 Sky pool
  • Resonance by Heston Blumenthal Cocktail Bar
  • Nobu by the Beach- Japanese Peruvian- Nobu operated pool & beach club, world with an outdoor sushi bar

Unique entertainment experiences

  • Watch the regions only fire and water fountain from the terrace of Milos
  • Sip on a cocktail whilst floating in Cloud 22’s infinity pool 22 stories in the air
  • Sunbathe to live DJ’s at Nobu by the Beach, the brand’s first pool and beach club
  • Try Heston’s latest cocktail creation as you watch 4,000 jellyfish swim in the world’s largest jellyfish tank
  • Dance into the night as you look over the skyline of Dubai from Ling Ling, 23 storeys in the air
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All stays at Atlantis The Royal include complimentary access to Atlantis Aquaventure, the largest waterpark in the world. Here guests can discover excitement the entire family can enjoy – with a total of 105 slides and attractions to get the hearts racing and private cabanas for that moment of calm.


  • 22.5 hectares of waterpark
  • Guinness World Records™ title for the Most Waterslides in a Waterpark: 50 slides
  • 79 rides and attractions
  • 26 marine experiences and watersports
  • 105 total slides, attractions and experiences
  • 26 food and beverage outlets
  • 1km of private beach front
  • 1000 sun loungers available
  • 500 Ellis and Associates trained lifeguards

Unique marine experiences

  • One of the largest jellyfish tanks in the world (4,000 jellyfish)- Resonance by Heston Blumenthal
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium- The largest open-air aquarium in the region (65,000 marine animals)
  • State of the art, educational marine mammal facilities- Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point
  • Unforgettable activities, including Aquatrek, Scuba Diving, snorkelling
  • Mini, junior and master marine biology programmes
  • Fish Tales Tour and Dolphin Tales Tour to learn more about how we care for our marine mammals
  • Underwater yoga


AWAKEN Wellness aligns to each guest’s unique quest for mindfulness, health and happiness, awakening all elements of true nature – body (earth), mind (fire), emotion (water) and spirit (air). Each service is curated to unlock a spiritual alchemy and align to one’s higher self, taking guests from self-exploration to self-realisation.

Located on the Promenade level of Atlantis The Royal, AWAKEN includes both indoor and outdoor facilities consisting of 15 therapy and VIP suites and 2 specialty suites, which feature fireplaces, personal styling studios for men and women and so much more. The 6-room Hammam Sensorium showcases bathhouse culture in a new light with services inspired by the four elements and how they are linked to our bodies, making it an immersive and sensorial experience.

The Elements Retreat moves beyond the usual spa wet area by creating a purposeful experience circuit that purifies and resonates with each of the elemental bodies - Fire for the mind featuring a charcoal sauna and tepidarium, Earth for the physical body with Halotherapy Salt Rooms and grounding meditation gardens, Water for emotional release in the Hydrotherapy Pool, Charcoal Sauna or Alchemy Shower and Air to lift your spirit in the Aromatherapy Steam and air loungers.

AWAKEN Fitness gives guests the opportunity to explore both physical and mental fitness as well as spiritual and emotional fitness while on holiday. With indoor and outdoor options, guests can expect group exercise classes, a movement studio, a 25m lap pool with aquatic training and beach-camp HIIT sessions along the 2km stretch of beachfront.


  • Size: 5,045 square meters (3,344sqm indoor/1,701sqm outdoor)
  • Location: Promenade level of Atlantis The Royal
  • Treatment rooms: 15 therapy and VIP suites and 2 speciality suites  
    • 2 Specialty Suites - Hypnotherapy Suite and Fitness Recovery Suite
    • 1 VIP Therapy Suite with private access
    • 14 Single and Double Therapy Suites
  • Hammam Sensorium: 6 rooms
  • Vegan: The spa is 100% cruelty-free, plant-based and vegan
  • Partners: Dr. Barbara Sturm, 111Skin, La Sultane de Saba, Amra, Augustinus Bader and Subtle Energies
  • Unique Services:
    • The Golden Hour – 24kt gold stone massage
    • Royal Gold – 24kt golden guasha facial
    • Massages of the World
    • All therapists trained in reiki energy healing


Two unique properties anchored on the crescent of The Palm, Atlantis Dubai shake up the world of luxury MICE, transporting the meetings, events, and incentive travel market to a new league. With spaces of all sizes that lend themselves to a range of buzz-worthy events, spontaneous interactions and private meetings, every engagement is bespoke, exciting and memorable.

With its striking lobby bar home to one of the largest jellyfish tanks in the world, along with the city’s most dramatic sky pools and some of the region’s most exciting new restaurants, the diverse range of entertainment and networking spaces at Atlantis The Royal provides novelty and inspiration for all attendees. The ultimate destination to mix business with pleasure, guests, clients and delegates benefit from an all-encompassing event experience in a transformative space where doors are opened to a whole new destination. A place where extraordinary things happen, here the impossible becomes possible.


  • Diamond Ballroom 1,000 square metres (332m2 per space)/660 guests
  • Business District 6 meetings rooms (Amber, Quartz, Onyx, Sapphire, Opal and Topaz)/ 29-84 square metres /12 guests
  • Royal Majilis 80 square metres /20 guests
  • Bridal Suite 48 square metres /20 guests
  • Outdoor Event Lawn (Emerald Lawn)


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