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Kendall Jenner, Huda Kattan, Lojain Omran, and More: Inside Atlantis The Royal’s Grand Reveal Weekend

Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell and Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia at the after party for the Grand Reveal

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.

Beyoncé’s performance

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.”

Swedish House Mafia

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.

Atlantis The Royal

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.

Unmissable attractions

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.

Below, take a closer look at the sprawling hotel and opening weekend

Kendall Jenner


Christopher Goncalo and Huda Kattan

Chanel Ayan

Karen Wazen and Elias Bakhaazi

Lojain Omran

Mona Kattan and Hassan Elamin

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Deema Al Asadi

Chloe Bailey

Ramona Agruma and Rebel Wilson

Annabella Hilal

Mona Kattan and Hassan Elamin

Karen Wazen and Elias Bakhaazi

Atlantis The Royal

Toni-Blaze Ibekwe

Caroline Brooks

Tamaraah Al Gabbani

Jwana Karim

Noya Ariely

Hofit Golan

Mandy Bork

Rawan Bin Hussain

Shanaya Kapoor

Letitia Wright

The grand opening of Nobu By The Beach

Rebel Wilson

Abla Essofi

Bozoma Saint John

Alex Hall

Kimberly Wyatt

Michael Cinco and guests

Ashley Park

Amir Khan and a guest

Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes

Viktoria Lopyreva

Jonathan Cheban

Noya Ariely

Noy Tawil

Elena Ralph

Hala Abdallah

Leonie Hanne

Gauri Khan

Suhana Khan

Dina Saeva

Valeria Lipovetsky

Auriele Van Daelen

Alanoud Badr

Keltie Knight

Melissa Wood

Ashley Park

Kendall Jenner

Melissa Wood Tepperberg

Olympia Bellchambers

Danya Mohammad

Didi Stone

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