Meet Dubai’s New Atlantis The Royal

Written by Silvana Fitzpatrick

Atlantis The Royal is the latest addition to crown Dubai’s skyline and hospitality sector on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The highly anticipated grand opening of the new ultra-luxury resort in Dubai took place last month, with great pomp and glitz. Many world celebrities arrived at the new venue to attend the exclusive grand reveal, which included a memorable performance by music icon Beyoncé.

However, the official opening date of the US$1.4 billion super hotel is set for Friday 10th of February, when the venue starts receiving bookings and opens to the public.

Read on to see just how far Dubai intends to push the future of luxury hospitality with this new resort.

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The Most Luxurious Resort in The World

Elevated and futuristic, the new resort emerges 43 floors high from the Arabian Sea, like something out of a science fiction movie. Only in Dubai, the future is always happening now, at least when it comes to the most beautifully designed buildings. Atlantis The Royal is no exception.

The resort which the world anticipated for many years, covers 63 hectares and has 795 rooms and suites on offer, as well as no less than 90 swimming pools and countless unique attractions, such as a never-seen-before sky garden concept.

The property has 44 private infinity pools attached to suites and penthouses, as well as two adult-only pools. A helipad, "fire breathing" fountains, and the world's largest aquarium of 4,000 jellyfish will also be part of the lavish resort.

The building is home to 231 luxury apartments, 693 hotel rooms, and 102 suites, all with views towards the Arabian Sea on one side, and the other side overlooking Palm island and the Dubai skyline. The 795 rooms, 44 suites, and penthouses will all display bespoke amenities from heritage brands like Frette, Graff, and Hermés.

Atlantis The Royal brings a menu of 17 fine dining venues on-site, run by celebrity chefs such as José Andrés, Nobu, Ariana Bundy, Heston Blumenthal, and José Andrés. There will also be a day-to-night entertainment venue from Tao Hospitality, complimentary access to Atlantis Explorers’ Club, an award-winning spa, and many more.

A standard room will cost you at least Dhs4,066 per night. A three-bedroom sky terrace suite costs Dh17,417 per night while a sky pool villa with a private infinity pool can cost up to AED 21,000 with half-board. The suites include a 24-hour butler, complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark, access to fitness facilities, hotel transfers, and other perks.

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A Royal Architectural Statement

This is a destination where everything has been delivered by the world's leading designers, architects, and artists determined to challenge the boundaries of imagination.

Atlantis The Royal showcases one of the most recognisable architectural designs adorning the Dubai skyline. Sleek and contemporary, the building takes the form of a stack of singular blocks playfully piled atop each other, bringing forth a futuristic form that celebrates Dubai’s progressive, modern architecture.

The building’s exterior has been designed by NYC’s Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), the creative name behind some of the world’s most famous destinations such as the Covent Garden district in London, and six of the tallest towers across the globe.

Though it appears to be a single structure, the Royal Atlantis is made of two buildings, each with its own entrance. An 80-metre tall 50-metre wide arch separates the hotel tower to the west from the residential tower to the east.


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Atlantis The Royal’s six towers are connected by a 9033-metre sky bridge, which, together with the dramatically illuminated openings between each block, creates a distinct pattern on the night skyline. The architecture of The Royal has a completely different aesthetic than its sister property, Atlantis The Palm. Massive, yet delicate, the structure curves slightly towards the sea, lending a touch of airiness to the building. While Atlantis The Palm is more regal and imposing, Atlantis The Royal is more neutral and sophisticated, adorned with elegant marble and touches of gold inside, yet glamorously understated.

Inside, everything shines. Paris-based Sybille de Margerie has expertly curated the interiors of each luxury residence, redefining the concept of luxe hospitality experiences in Dubai. Custom-made artwork can also be commissioned specifically for the residences, upon request.

It is impressive to notice how the water element prevails throughout the building, both outside and inside, as a constant celebratory theme.

The resort’s lobby opens up with an impressive sculpture called Droplets, which symbolically hints at the first drop of rain in the desert, followed by Deluge elevators immersed in water cascades. The connection with water continues with a central water feature on the ground floor showcasing a jaw-dropping fire and water fountain crafted by California-based WET design. The fountain is called Skyblaze, and it is the region’s first “water meets fire” show.

Inside The Royal Mansion

The Royal Mansion inside the hotel is a real showstopper and is where Beyoncé resided during her Dubai trip for the grand reveal show of Atlantis The Royal last month. The 12,141 square feet property is now open for bookings at $100,000 a night.

The ultra-luxurious Royal Mansion feels precisely as the name suggests. With an entirely private entrance, the two-level four-bedroom penthouse gives you endless space to roam around, complete with sky-high ceilings, a regal gold-hued foyer, and 100-year-old olive trees adorning the living spaces. The rooms are bathed in sunlight and majestic sea views, and to ensure a royal treatment, a personal butler service will cater to all your needs. The mansion is resplendent and brimming with intrinsic details, from the white-marble flooring to the wood furnishings on the terrace and sparkling chandeliers.

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Dubai’s glittering allure for luxe travellers who have an affinity for over-the-top holidays is undeniable.The city has progressed into a major destination for premium real estate and branded residences. Because of the increased demand from international buyers, we will definitely see this trend continue to dominate the market.

The luxurious 43-storey Atlantis The Royal offers 231 residential homes ranging from 1,434 to 17,088 square feet, with two, three, four, and five-bedroom residences, as well as Penthouses, and Garden Suites.

The amenities provided by this resort make it one of the most super prime developments in the world. If you require additional information about the most premium resale units within this project, we are happy to assist you.

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