Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis The Royal is an unparalleled destination located on the crescent of The Palm next to Atlantis, The Palm. A new iconic landmark, where the sea meets the sky, the 795 room resort surges 43 storeys high and combines a chic city aesthetic with the shimmering cyan waters of the Arabian Sea. Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, the resort celebrates Dubai’s contemporary heritage, where daring architecture lends itself to an upscale stay with mind-bending surprises around every corner. Crowned by a 90-metre sky pool, Atlantis The Royal takes guests on sensorial journey with dreamlike rooms, 17 world-class restaurants – including eight helmed by celebrity chefs – a 3,000 square metre wellness centre and a surreal lobby where more than 4,000 ephemeral jellyfish glide through one of the world’s largest jellyfish tanks. Guests can plunge into extraordinary pools, lap up the rays on a sun kissed private beach, decompress in a divine spa, get swept away on a culinary escapade and fling on their finest resort wear to feel the magnetic pull of the pulsating night life. Alluring. Stirring. Electrifying. Atlantis The Royal - It’s a world beyond.

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Atlantis, Dubai

Together, Atlantis, The Royal and Atlantis, The Palm will create a unique entertainment destination

  • The two properties will span roughly 63 hectares of land (that’s about 155 football pitches)
  • 46 hectares: Atlantis, The Palm (including Aquaventure)
  • 17 hectares: Atlantis The Royal
  • With over 2 kilometres of beachfront in total, it is the largest stretch of continuous, accessible privately-owned beach front in Dubai
  • Over 50 restaurants and bars in total, including 11 celebrity chef restaurants
  • One leading international beach club
  • One award-winning waterpark, Atlantis Aquaventure, voted number one in Europe and The Middle East and one of the biggest waterparks in the world
  • One of the world’s largest open-air aquariums, The Ambassador Lagoon, home to 65,000 marine animals
  • Over 92 swimming pools
  • Two spa and fitness facilities, including a total of 42 treatment rooms, two gyms and a yoga lawn

Atlantis, The Royal

  • Atlantis The Royal is an unparalleled luxury destination resort located on the crescent of The Palm next to Atlantis, The Palm
  • A new iconic landmark, where the sea meets the sky, the 795 room resort surges 43 storeys high and is one of the must-visit destinations in the region
  • Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, Atlantis The Royal is more than just a world-class building. From the moment you step inside, you feel you are entering another world. A world where impossible no longer exists
  • The resort’s architecture mediates between the classic form of the nearby Atlantis, The Palm, and the progressive architecture of Dubai. Inspired by a wave of water and the elements, the curved structure and sky gardens allow the building to offer unparalleled views over the Arabian Gulf and Palm Island
  • The destination is home to over 90 swimming pools in total, including a 25-metre lap pool, a serene and relaxing adult pool, a vibrant family pool, the dynamic infinity pool at Cloud 22, 44 suite infinity pools and private resident pools
  • Guests can relax on the largest privately-owned beachfront in Dubai at over 2km
  • Guests can travel thousands of miles without leaving their table with 17 restaurants and bars featuring eight celebrity chefs, including Heston Blumenthal and José Andrés 
  • The resort is an unparalleled entertainment destination where fountains breath fire, original sculptures and artwork feature at every turn, the lobby is home to 4,000 jellyfish and the world’s leading DJ’s gather as guests dance in the clouds
  • Guests can enjoy a world-class holistic spa and wellbeing experience, including a Hammam Sensorium, hypnotherapy treatments, halotherapy salt caves and snow sauna
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  • ICD: Owner
  • Operator: Kerzner International
  • Architectural Designer: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • 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)
  • 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

Concept Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

One of the world’s most preeminent architecture firms, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), based in New York City, is the lead architect 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.

Architecture Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

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 are the resort’s Skypool Suites. 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, under water 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.

Interior design Sybille de Margerie

The luxury interiors of Atlantis The Royal are designed by Sybille de Margerie, one of the world’s leading interior architects. Her ambition was to modernise the traditional, make technology attractive and design for harmony and comfort. Her goal was to provide a different luxury experience that is refined and timeless. Five women were selected to handcraft original aspects of the interior design including porcelain, embroidery, fabric and textiles. Their mastery of craftsmanship and hands have become instruments of their imaginations for drawing, sculpting, engraving, inlaying, and creating an array of objects and precious finishings.With luminous metalworks mixing glass pearls and metal mesh, gilded walls with 22-carat gold wave silhouettes and hand-crafted textiles adding curves and geometric dimensions, the design options are fascinating and fabulous.

Fountains and water features WET Design

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 felt as if they were 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.

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Atlantis The Royal is home to 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 sculptured textures, leathers and geometrics to frame walls.

  • 795 rooms and suites spanning three towers: Sunset Tower, Sunlight Tower and Sunrise Tower
  • 693 standard rooms: Seascape, Palmscape and Royal Club
  • 96 suites: Sky View, Sky Terrace, Sky Pool, Sky Court
  • 6 signature suites: Skyscape, Horizon, Panoramic, Royal Mansion
  • 44 suites with a private infinity pool: Sky Pool Suite, Skyscape Penthouse, Horizon Penthouse, Panoramic Penthouse
  • 8 accessible rooms
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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. With 17 restaurants and bars in total, including eight by celebrity chefs, guests can also enjoy unforgettable entertainment at the likes of Cloud 22 Sky Pool and Ling Ling. Atlantis The Royal joins Atlantis, The Palm as the culinary destination in Dubai.

5 celebrity chef restaurants

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Contemporary British- Modern dishes inspired by a gastronomic insight from Medieval (c.1300) to Victorian (c.1800)
  • Jaleo by José Andrés Spanish Tapas- Traditional and cutting-edge nuevo tastes of Spain
  • Ariana’s Persian Kitchen Persian- Fresh, modern take on Iranian cuisine
  • La Mar by Gastón Acurio Modern Peruvian- The first traditional cevichería in Dubai
  • Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis Mediterranean- Vibrant flavours of Greece with fountain views

3 speciality restaurants

  • Ling Ling by the Hakkasan Group- Modern Cantonese- Day to night venue with 180-degree panoramic views of Dubai
  • Kasai
  • Lobby Cocktail Bar

1 all-day dining restaurant

  • Gastronomy

2 casual restaurants

  • Malibu 90265
  • House of Desserts

5 cafes and bars

  • Little Venice Cake Company by Mich Turner- Patisseries, breads and bakery-Baker to royalty and global celebrities
  • The Royal Tearoom and lounge
  • Cloud 22
  • Seascapes
  • Pool bar

1 outdoor restaurant

  • Food Marquet
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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 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 Centre 6 meetings rooms (Amber, Opal, Quartz, Onyx, Sapphire and Emerald)/ 29-84 square metres /12 guests

Diamond VIP Lounge 80 square metres /20 guests

Diamond Bridal Lounge 48 square metres /20 guests

Outdoor Event Lawn 4 event lawns (Residence, Fountain, Conference and Spa lawn)