Atlantis The Royal, Dubai

On 10th February 2023, Atlantis The Royal, the latest addition to the iconic Atlantis brand, had its grand opening, which lasted over three days.
The ultra-luxury resort prepared an itinerary for exclusive selected guests that included performances by globally renowned artists, gastronomic delights crafted by Michelin-starred chefs, extravagant light displays, and other attractions. The highlight of the opening was an ultra-private show given by the superstar, Beyoncé.

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Boasting a unique design, world-class amenities, and unparalleled experiences, Atlantis The Royal established itself as the most ultra-luxury experiential resort in the world. Crafted by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), a renowned global architectural firm celebrated for its pioneering and iconic creations, the structure’s exterior showcases an array of “SkyCourts” and “SkyPools,” establishing a dynamic and remarkable silhouette amidst the Dubai skyline.
Located in the heart of the Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis The Royal boasts 795 guest rooms and suites, as well as 231 luxury residences.

“Atlantis The Royal welcomes you to an experience that will completely redefine your perspective of luxury. Where the highest level of service sets a new standard of excellence. This is the place where something incredible happens at every moment of your stay.”

This is Atlantis The Royal
(source: Atlantis The Royal Website)

As soon as you step into the entrance of Atlantis, The Royal, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of unparalleled elegance and sophistication.

The first thing that catches everyone’s attention is the impressive walls with water and moving flames, a breathtaking introduction to the opulence that awaits within this legendary resort.
Inside the lobby, towering ceilings adorned with intricate chandeliers cast a warm glow over the expansive space, while marble floors and lavish furnishings exude an air of timeless luxury.
Mesmerizing aquariums are also part of the space, along with two transparent golden elevators that lead to the Michelin-star restaurant, offering a truly memorable entrance.

Exquisite Design:
Upon entering the Seascape Club Room, you will be welcomed by a meticulously designed space that aims to create a feeling of peace and luxury. The room features elegant furniture, comfortable bedding, and stylish decor, all contributing to a sanctuary of comfort and sophistication. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, every corner of the Seascape Club Room exudes an air of understated luxury, whether you’re relaxing in the seating area or indulging in the opulent bathroom.

Exclusive Club Benefits:
As a guest of the Seascape Club Room, you will enjoy a variety of exclusive club benefits designed to enhance your stay. These include personalized concierge service, priority check-in, complimentary access to the private club lounge, and exclusive dining experiences. Additionally, you can indulge in daily breakfast spreads, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails, all served in an elegant and exclusive setting.

Luxurious Amenities: In addition to its stunning design and exclusive club benefits, the Seascape Club Room offers a range of luxurious amenities to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. From plush bathrobes and slippers to premium bath products and Nespresso coffee machines, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to enhance your experience. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing soak in the oversized bathtub or catching up on emails at the spacious work desk, you’ll find everything you need for a perfect stay at Atlantis, The Royal. The room’s gold amenities, including combs, toothbrushes, nail clippers, razors, and bath brushes, are all covered in gold, adding a touch of extravagance and opulence that we’ve never seen before anywhere in the world.

The Royal Club Lounge at Atlantis, The Royal, is a luxurious sanctuary that offers exclusive privileges and impeccable service. It is reserved exclusively for guests staying in Club rooms and Suites,
Upon arrival, dedicated staff members are ready to attend to your every need, providing VIP check-in. Each aspect of your experience is customized to your preferences, ensuring maximum comfort and convenience during your stay.

Throughout the day, the Royal Club Lounge offers a delectable selection of culinary delights exclusively for its guests. From gourmet breakfasts to afternoon tea and evening hors d’oeuvres, each dish is carefully crafted using the finest globally sourced ingredients. In the evenings from 6 to 8 pm, an elegant buffet is set up, featuring a changing selection of dishes. On our first evening, we enjoyed fresh oysters, caviar served on salmon blinis, fresh truffles, a variety of cheeses and cold cuts, and a made-to-order main course. The dessert selection was equally delicious. The experience was further enhanced by a free-flowing selection of top-quality wines, champagne, and cocktails.

The Royal Club Lounge unlocks an array of exclusive benefits that include:

-Daily breakfast from 7:00am-11:00am
-Daily afternoon tea from 3:00pm-5:00pm
-Evening cocktails from 6:00pm-8:00pm
-All-day refreshments from 7:00am-10:00pm
-E-Butler Services
-Daily access to the Atlantis Explorers Club (ages 3-12)

Perched majestically atop the glittering skyline of Atlantis, The Royal’s Cloud 22 Pool stands as a beacon of luxury and serenity amidst the vibrant cityscape of Dubai. This exclusive rooftop oasis offers a haven of tranquility and indulgence, inviting guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the city below and immerse themselves in a world of unparalleled beauty and relaxation with astonishing views.

Credit : Atlantis, The Royal Website

The Ultimate Fusion: Dolce and Gabbana Takeover at Cloud 22, Atlantis The Royal :
A few days before our stay, Dolce and Gabbana began an exclusive collaboration with the iconic rooftop destination. We were impressed to see the entire place transformed into an even more chic and vibrant space, where every detail – from the décor to the menu – reflects the distinctive style and flair of the renowned fashion brand. The blue tones and patterns of the brand bring a classy and unforgettable style and offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of fashion.

Cloud 22 not only offers breathtaking views but also provides an unforgettable culinary experience that excites the senses and pleases the palate. The menu is a masterpiece of culinary creativity, featuring a fusion of flavors and techniques that honor both local and international influences. From lively Middle Eastern spices to classic European ingredients, each dish is carefully crafted to highlight the freshest seasonal produce and the highest quality ingredients. Prepare to be impressed by innovative flavor combinations and artistic presentations that take traditional dishes to new levels.

Cloud 22 offers a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails and fine wines designed to perfectly complement the menu’s flavors. You can enjoy expertly mixed cocktails with exotic flavors and premium spirits, or indulge in a glass of wine from the restaurant’s carefully curated list, featuring vintages from around the world. Whether you’re marking a special occasion or simply having a relaxed meal with friends, Cloud 22’s beverage options add an extra touch of elegance to the dining experience.

Important notice: Cloud 22, which used to be reserved for Atlantis, The Royal guests only, is now open to everyone as of January 2023. You can now book double-day beds, single loungers, luxury cabanas, and even an exclusive duplex suite. Make sure you book in advance as the place is always fully booked all year long…


Nobu by the Beach comprises two distinct venues within Atlantis, The Royal: The Beach Club and The Restaurant. Both are open to external guests, and reservations can be made for either the restaurant or the beach club, or both.

The pool at Nobu by the beach is a stunning lagoon pool surrounded by numerous palm trees, with Atlantis, The Royal on one side, and views of the beach and skyline on the other. While some loungers are set up on the beach, most people prefer to stay around the pool. Here, there are several sun loungers, private double-day beds, and luxurious air-conditioned cabanas for those wishing to escape the heat.

You can enjoy your lunch by the pool or visit the Nobu By The Beach restaurant, which offers a menu showcasing Chef Nobu’s innovative fusion of traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian influences.

From signature dishes like Black Cod Miso to Yellowtail Jalapeño, each creation tantalizes the palate with its harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Nobu aims to use the freshest, highest-quality ingredients sourced locally and globally. Whether it’s the melt-in-your-mouth sashimi or the perfectly grilled Wagyu beef, every dish is a testament to the restaurant’s dedication to culinary excellence, all within a contemporary Japanese elegant décor.

Nobu by the Beach at Atlantis, The Royal
Beach club (Credit: Noby by the Beach website) – Restaurant (Credit: Nobu by the Beach website)


The Royal Pool and beach are exclusively for in-house guests. The pool is a stunning example of design, with large dimensions and clear turquoise waters, perfect for a refreshing swim or lounging in the sun.
Whether you’re swimming or relaxing on a luxurious daybed, the Royal Pool is an opportunity to unwind and escape from everyday stresses. For those looking for ultimate relaxation, the Royal Pool offers a variety of luxurious amenities to enhance your experience.
You can enjoy poolside service from attentive staff, ready to cater to your every need with refreshing drinks, delicious snacks, and personalized attention.

Guests who want to swim in the beautiful clear waters of the Arabian Gulf can take advantage of Dubai’s largest continuous stretch of private beach with white sand and stunning views of the glittering skyline.

Atlantis, Dubai is known for its exceptional dining experiences, boasting a large number of restaurants to cater to every palate and preference. With 17 world-class restaurants, including 8 celebrity chef establishments and one Michelin-starred venue, Atlantis, The Royal establishes itself as Dubai’s premier culinary destination alongside Atlantis, The Palm.

Each restaurant within the resort offers a diverse range of cuisines, including international fare, Mediterranean delights, Asian specialties, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, indulgent steaks, authentic Italian pasta, or exotic flavors from the Far East, Atlantis, Dubai has a dining venue to satisfy every craving and create unforgettable culinary memories for guests. Both resorts are connected with a luxury shuttle, making it easy for guests to move between Atlantis the Royal and Atlantis the Palm to explore all the dining options.

During our stay, we had the chance to try different restaurants located on the premises of Atlantis the Royal like :


Estiatorio Milos offers vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean from the Greek islands and received an honorable mention in Dubai’s second edition of the Michelin 2023 guide. The restaurant combines simplicity and sophistication with family-style sharing dishes, the freshest catches of the day displayed on ice, and a raw bar offering a selection of oysters and raw fish options.

The expansive terrace provides one of the best views of the dazzling fountain show that occurs every half hour. It’s a relaxing spot for lunch and an even better spot at night as the fountains light up. Estiatorio Milos offers an unparalleled fusion of Greek cuisine in Dubai, accompanied by a breathtaking view.


The lounge terrace features large, comfortable sunken seating as well as individual tables with enchanting views of the fire and water fountains at Atlantis the Royal. It’s the perfect spot for pre-or post-dinner drinks and shishas. They also offer a menu of small bites to enjoy. The atmosphere here is lively and we enjoyed beginning our evening there.


La Mar by Gastón Acurio is known for its acclaimed cuisine crafted by Chef Gastón Acurio. The restaurant invites diners to explore the vibrant and diverse flavors of Peruvian gastronomy. Located against the backdrop of Palm Island and the Dubai skyline, the restaurant offers an atmospheric dining experience. Its contemporary design serves as the perfect canvas for showcasing La Mar’s signature cebiches, freshly grilled anticuchos, and specialty dishes and cocktails.

With a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, including a lively Cebiche bar, La Mar offers a distinctive culinary adventure. The menu features classic Peruvian dishes like Lomo Saltado and charcoal-braised whole fish, as well as traditional seafood ceviche. Guests are welcome to embark on an authentic voyage across Peru, savoring every bite with recipes passed down through generations. During Dubai’s second edition of the Michelin Guide, Tomislav Lokvicic, General Manager of La Mar, was honored with the Service of the Year award. Additionally, La Mar received an honorable mention in the 2023 guide, solidifying its status as an award-winning destination for Peruvian cuisine in Dubai.


Under the visionary direction of Chef José Andrés and his talented team, the esteemed Jaleo brings the essence and flavors of Spain to life, showcasing the vast regional diversity of Spanish cuisine. From honoring traditional dishes to pioneering new culinary experiences, Jaleo invites guests to savor the essence of Spain within a lively, chic, and relaxed setting.

Established in downtown Washington, DC in 1993, Jaleo has evolved into a beacon of modern Spanish dining. With expansions in Las Vegas, Disney Springs, and Chicago, each location honors its local community while staying true to its essence: providing a welcoming space to immerse oneself in the essence of Spain. Consistently recognized as a top dining destination in Washington, DC, Jaleo has been honored with a Bib Gourmand in every edition of the Michelin Guide to Washington, DC since its launch in 2017.
In the 2023 edition of Dubai’s Michelin Guide, Jaleo received an honorable mention, further solidifying its reputation as a purveyor of exceptional Spanish cuisine.


Step into the captivating realm of aromatic Persian delights at Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, a groundbreaking culinary venture conceived by the renowned Iranian-American chef, Ariana Bundy. Here, guests are transported into a mystical world where the rich flavors of fruits, nuts, and fragrant herbs blend harmoniously with meats, grains, and vegetables. Indulge in an enchanting culinary journey enhanced by imaginative libations and authentic Persian tea, perfectly paired with decadent baklava. Set amidst the opulent ambiance inspired by Ariana’s historic home in Kashan, the dining experience at Ariana’s Persian Kitchen is a symphony of vibrant colors, intricate flavors, and captivating aesthetics. Recognized as the standout Opening of the Year during Dubai’s prestigious Michelin Guide, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen continues to garner acclaim, earning a well-deserved honorable mention in the 2023 edition.

In conclusion, a luxury stay at Atlantis, The Royal is an experience beyond compare. From the moment you step into this iconic resort, you are greeted with opulence and grandeur at every turn. From the lavish accommodations to the world-class dining options, every aspect of your stay is meticulously curated to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation at the luxurious spa, immerse yourself in the breathtaking aquatic wonders of The Lost Chambers Aquarium, or enjoy thrilling adventures at Aquaventure Waterpark. With an array of amenities and activities catering to every whim and desire, Atlantis, The Royal ensures that every moment of your stay is filled with unforgettable memories.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or simply a retreat to indulge in luxury, Atlantis, The Royal offers an unparalleled experience that leaves a lasting impression. So, why wait? Treat yourself to the pinnacle of luxury and embark on a journey of indulgence at Atlantis, The Royal. Your ultimate escape awaits