First-Look Images Of Atlantis The Royal, Dubai’s Newest Icon Are Released, As 2023 Bookings Open For The Ultra-Luxury Resort


·       Exclusive first-look images have been captured showing the newest and most luxurious resort to shape the Dubai skyline.

·       From butlers providing mini-pillow menus to suites with private infinity pools and a world-class club that sits among the clouds, Atlantis The Royal is set to reshape ultra-luxury stays.

·       Bookings for the ultra-luxury resort open today (31st October), with stays available from 2023.

The much-anticipated first-look images of Dubai’s newest icon are released, as bookings open today (31st October) for guests who want to enjoy their own slice of ultra-luxury.

The images capture, for the very first time, the scale, grandeur and ambition of this ultra-luxurious Dubai resort, which includes 44 suites with their own private infinity pools, a stylish infinity pool on the 22nd floor with spectacular views out over the Palm Island, the largest jellyfish aquarium in the world, a water fountain show that breathes fire, and an unrivalled collection of celebrity chef restaurants and bars. As these new images show, Atlantis The Royal is the pinnacle of luxury, offering guests an experience like no other, uniquely tailored to their every desire.

Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, guests are taken on a journey of discovery and adventure, with artful masterpieces, iconic entertainment, and beautiful craftsmanship at every turn, where the highest level of service will set a new standard in excellence.

Rooms & Stays:

  • The 795-room resort surges 43 storeys high with unparalleled views over the Arabian Sea and Palm Island. 44 of the resort’s luxury Suites and Signature Penthouses offer private infinity pools, inviting guests to swim amongst the clouds.
  • All Rooms, Suites and Signature Penthouses deliver show-stopping ultra-luxury touches, including a bespoke selection of amenities from luxury brands, including Hermès, Frette and Graff.
  • All guests staying in Suites or Signature Penthouses can enjoy an elite butler service, offering a supreme standard of service and luxury, where every need is anticipated. Services include unpacking luggage, pillow selection, clothes pressing, a private resort orientation and setting up exclusive experiences.
  • Guests staying in a Suite or Signature Penthouse will be offered a mini pillow sample menu by their butler, enabling them to curate their own sleep experience. The unique amenity features miniature versions of every pillow, enabling guests to review the shape, touch and feel of the pillows before making their choice. The pillow menu consists of seven different types of pillows, including cool down, memory foam for head, memory foam for feet, buckwheat, pregnancy and a body pillow option.
  • All Rooms are Connected, allowing guests to control their room’s thermostat, lighting, television and other amenities via their mobile phones. Guests will also be able to personalize their room with technology that loads the most popular streaming media and other accounts to in-room TVs.


  • The dining options at Atlantis The Royal combine pioneering chefs with show-stopping experiences across 17 restaurants and bars. Signature restaurants from culinary icons include Gaston Acurio, Ariana Bundy, Costas Spiliadis and Jose Andres, while Nobu will be opening their first ever pool and beach club and Heston Blumenthal will introduce Dinner, as well as his debut bar, Resonance.
  • Sitting adjacent to Cloud 22 on the 22nd floor is Ling Ling, a day-to-night destination lounge and dining experience featuring Asian-inspired cuisine from Tao Group Hospitality. Featuring 180-degree views of the glittering Dubai skyline, guests can expect a culturally rich, multi-sensory, dining and late-night party experience.

Entertainment & Nightlife:

  • The six towers that make up Atlantis The Royal are brought together by a 90-metre long Skypool on the 22nd floor, which forms part of an outdoor entertainment experience called Cloud 22. Featuring VIP cabanas with private plunge pools, a swim up-bar and a glittering head-shaped DJ booth, this venue is the jewel in Atlantis The Royal’s crown. Set to become the iconic entertainment and nightlife destination in Dubai, revellers can dance away the day, into night to the world’s best DJ’s whist overlooking the glittering Dubai skyline.
  • Atlantis The Royal will also be home to Heston Blumenthal’s inaugural cocktail bar, which is set to feature a 6.5m high jellyfish aquarium, housing 4,000 moon jellies. Titled Resonance by Heston Blumenthal, this entirely new and unique concept will offer memorable culinary experiences through considered, meticulously crafted and complex cocktails, food, and purposeful theatre. 
  • The resort is home to a vast array of fountains and water installations designed by the world’s authority on water features, WET Design. This includes the magnificent Skyblaze; a fountain that breathes fire and the first and only permanent fire and water performance fountain in the Middle East.

Before opening to guests, Atlantis The Royal will hold a spectacular Grand Reveal in January with a star-studded line up in attendance and an event that promises to match the ambition of the new resort. This will echo the spectacular launch of Atlantis The Palm in 2008, where guests included Robert DeNiro, Gerard Butler, Kylie Minogue and Priyanka Chopra, with a firework display that could be seen from space.

Tim Kelly, Managing Director of Atlantis Dubai says “This is it. Our moment is finally here to reveal Atlantis The Royal as the world’s most ultra-luxury entertainment resort. Openings of resorts like this one only come around once or twice in a decade, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.  As these new images demonstrate, this is a resort like no other and the building itself will become an instantly recognisable icon of the Dubai skyline. We are excited to begin welcoming guests next year and treat them to an experience they’ll never forget.”

To be one of the first to stay at Atlantis The Royal, guests can make a reservation at  www.atlantistheroyal.com. Reservations will open from 31st October 2022, for stays from 2023 onwards.


  • Image 1 - First images of Atlantis The Royal in Dubai have been revealed, displaying its grandeur with 6 towers adjoined by a 90 metre long sky pool on the 22nd floor. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)
  • Image 2 - The sun sets over the new ultra-luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal, in Dubai, which houses 795 rooms and dominates the skyline at 43 stories high at just under a million square foot. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)
  • Image 3 - At 11.5 metres tall and consisting of 5.5 tonnes of stainless steel, Droplets is the focal piece of the lobby at the world’s newest ultra-luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal, in Dubai. (Photo by Cedric Riberio/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)
  • Image 4 - One of the interior hallways of the ultra-luxury and exclusive Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai, featuring marble staircases and impressive architectural design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (New York). (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)
  • Image 5  - One of 44 Sky Pool Villa Suites which come with private infinity pools, inviting guests to swim among the clouds. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai) 
  • Image 6 -  One of the signature suites at Atlantis The Royal, featuring interiors by GA Design (London). (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)
  • Image 7 - An en suite at the new Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai, complete with a standalone bath and marble floor and walls for utmost luxury and relaxation. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)
  • Image 8 -  A range of pillows for every physical need is provided to each room in the new Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai, ensuring guests comfort comes first. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)
  • Image 9 -  Ultra-luxury hotel Atlantis The Royal is set to be the most exclusive hotel in Dubai, featuring a 90 metre rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of the Persian Gulf. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Atlantis Dubai)

Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences and innovative entertainment and gaming experiences. Kerzner’s flagship brand Atlantis includes Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai and Atlantis, Sanya Hainan in China; and in development, Atlantis, The Royal Resort & Residences in Dubai. Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner manages some of the most top-rated ultra-luxury resorts in the world, located in Montenegro, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa, Dubai, Rwanda, Malaysia, and Australia. Upcoming immersive lifestyle brand, SIRO is the newest hospitality experience from Kerzner, focusing on holistic health and wellness. Additionally, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, mazaganbeachresort.com, a 500-room destination golf and casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner. For more information on our brands, please visit: atlantis.com, oneandonlyresorts.com, or sirohotels.com. For more information on Kerzner International, please visit Kerzner.com.