Now being called the world’s most ultra-luxury resort, Atlantis The Royal opened its doors officially this weekend with an unforgettable weekend full of celebrations, including a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Beyoncé, a series of lavish meals, and the launch of the latest line from Adidas x Ivy Park.
Visited by over a thousand celebrities and special guests this weekend—including Kendall Jenner, Lojain Omran, Huda and Mona Kattan, Rebel Wilson, and singers Chloe x Halle—Atlantis The Royal embodies luxurious living like no other hotel. The Grand Reveal Weekend began with once-in-a-lifetime epicurean dining adventure to toast the opening of Atlantis The Royal’s eight brand-new celebrity chef restaurants, which featured a host of live cooking stations serving up a treasure trove of culinary masterpieces from around the world. On the ‘Feast of Dreams’ menu were delectable creations including blue lobster from Peruvian restaurant La Mar, Wagyu pizza, a selection of fresh sushi from The Seven Seas, and much more.
Soon after, it was time for guests to be dazzled by Beyoncé’s much-awaited performance—her first in the past four years. The superstar’s exclusive one hour performance included some of her greatest hits like “Halo” and “Crazy in Love”, and also brought together musical heavyweights like Firdaus, and a 48-person all-female orchestra mentored by Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman. Lebanese dance group Mayyas, who won Season 17 of America’s Got Talent, also joined Beyoncé on stage for a hypnotizing stage performance choreographed by Emmy-nominated Fatima Robinson.
Paying homage to the region, Queen Bey appeared on stage in not one, but regal ensembles by Arab designers, namely Atelier Zuhra and Nicolas Jebran. Closing the special evening was a spectacular display of fireworks that lit up the Dubai sky, with none other than Swedish House Mafia taking the stage and performing global hits like “One” and “Don’t You Worry Child.”
A closer look at Atlantis The Royal
Home to 17 world-class restaurants and bars, the hotel doesn’t just offer unmatched gastronomic experiences to its guests, it also boasts must-visit destinations including Cloud 22, an outdoor entertainment space complete with a swim up-bar and a glittering head-shaped DJ booth, and the modern Pan-Asian restaurant Ling Ling. Eight years in the making, Atlantis The Royal serves a jewel in the Dubai skyline thanks to its unconventional, modern yet grand exteriors. And its interiors are just as—if not more—impressive.
Greeted by a spectacular display of water and fire, guests step into the sprawling Atlantis The Royal to a gorgeous metallic sculpture, unbelievably high ceilings, glossy marble detailing, and for an extra layer of indulgence, floor-to-ceiling aquariums that dot the lobby. Crafted meticulously by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, the hotel is home to countless designer stores, multiple pools, captivating fountain shows, and much more.
Inside the rooms of Atlantis The Royal
At 43 storeys high, Atlantis The Royal offers guests a range of gorgeous rooms spanning from classics to suites and signature penthouses, all of which come with stunning views of Dubai. Illuminating materials and sculpted textures in each room give the space a contemporary touch, and guests can even opt for privatizing entire floors during their visits. Exclusively crafted by Graff and Frette, the amenities available here are nothing short of extraordinary. Don’t miss the hand-stitched mattresses by Hypnos, luxurious walk-in wardrobes, stand-alone tubs and dressing rooms.
Wellness experiences to be cherished
What’s luxury without an indulgent spa experience? Say hello to Awaken Wellness, Atlantis The Royal’s most-loved spot for all things zen. The holistic spa has been designed to cleanse the body, clear the mind and stir the spirit with first-of-its-kind holistic therapies and treatments, all of which use modern technologies for impeccable results. Expect to be treated to exclusive treatment rooms, an outdoor pool and meditation pavilion, Hammam Sensorium, personal styling salons, an aesthetic wellness clinic and state-of-the-art Fitness Centre.
Despite being secluded from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Dubai, Atlantis The Royal is a hub of exciting activities. Make sure to check out Atlantis Aquaventure, the world’s largest waterpark, home to over 105 record-breaking slides and attractions during your visit, and spend quality time with Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and South African fur seals at Atlas Village.