Sleeping Under The Sea
Compiled by Robin Jay
Atlantis The Palm hotel has quickly become an icon of Dubai. Inspired by the ocean and its wondrous marine life, everything about Atlantis is larger than life. Designed to exhilarate and destined to impress, signature suites are the jewels in this hospitality crown, complete with a dedicated butler to look after guests’ every need. Bespoke guests can submerge themselves in the underwater suites – truly a unique experience where the bedroom and bathroom look into the mesmerizing Ambassador Lagoon.
The two underwater suites, Poseidon and Neptune, are perhaps our most intimate and romantic suites where guests descend into the perfect hideaway. Elegant aquatic-themed accommodation includes a large living area complete with a dining table, a separate majlis/ TV room, a beautifully appointed bedroom and en-suite bathroom. However, it is the view from the bedroom and bathroom that makes this suite so very special. With floor-to-ceiling windows into The Ambassador Lagoon, guests are simply mesmerized by the dramatic ancient ruins of the mythical lost city and its 65,000 marine inhabitants.
Enter the fascinating world of dolphins
And if sleeping with the fishes inspires you to play with them, you’ll find set within lagoons the fascinating Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins of Atlantis. Dolphin Bay is Dubai’s first mammal rescue and rehabilitation centre and focuses on education and conservation whilst offering a range of intimate and unforgettable shallow and deep-water interactions.
Qualified Marine Mammal Specialists guide guests through their memorable encounter with these playful and highly intelligent creatures. For more information, visit www.atlantisthepalm.com
DINING WITH THE FISHES AT AL MAHARA
Al Mahara, ‘The Oyster Shell’ in Arabic, located at Burj Arab Hotel in Dubai doesn’t just tantalize your palate; it’s a dining experience that will stimulate all your senses. The stunning floor to ceiling aquarium inside the restaurant sets the scene for a meal where only the best will do. Sink into the soft seats and be mesmerized by the world of colorful sea life swimming beside your table, while our team of award-winning chefs prepare you something very special.
For reservations, call +971 4 301 7600 or email BAARESTAURANTS@JUMEIRAH.COM.