Dubai continues to push the boundaries of architecture, luxury and imagination, and all three cocktail at Atlantis The Royal.
Set on Palm Jumeirah, the famous palm-tree-shaped man-made island, this 795-room (yep, you read that right) resort opened in February and is an unparalleled oasis of over-the-top opulence in the UAE that’s become the coveted retreat for A-list celebrities, VIPs and globally recognized influencers alike.
Previously exclusive for guests staying at the ultra-luxury experiential resort, the breathtaking Cloud 22 sky pool and bar will now open to outside guests (with reservations) beginning today, Monday 4 December 2023, which means you can book a sun bed, cabana or pool villa, and take a dip in the insanely Instagrammable infinity pool perched high above the Arabian Sea, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai’s captivating skyline.
About Cloud 22
Located on the 22nd floor, offering panoramic views, Cloud 22 is the ultimate lofty experience. Soaring 96 metres above The Palm and spanning 90 metres in length, Cloud 22 features an endless infinity pool with a swim up bar and floating beds, 11 cabanas with a private plunge pool as well as a two-storey VVIP cabana, which comes with a private pool and floating infinity pool on the second storey.
With lively music and a sophisticated ambiance, guests can enjoy a menu of delicious bites and sharing dishes, paired with an extensive selection of cocktails and beverages.
Atlantis The Royal’s Unrivaled Accommodations
The architecture, designed by NYC.’s Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, (KPF) is eye-catching with its geometric boxes stacked one on top of another against a shimmering turquoise sea,
KPF has designed six of the 12 tallest towers in the world, from the Shanghai World Financial Center to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. The firm is is no stranger to luxury hotel design either and claims Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental and Rosewood Bangkok on its CV of upscale projects.
Featuring 795 guest rooms, suites, and signature penthouses, and 231 private homes, Atlantis The Royal offers every amenity under the Dubai sun for visitors and longterm guests. Among its accommodation crown jewels is the 1115-square-metre (12,000-square-foot Royal Mansion duplex penthouse, where luminaries like Beyoncé have reveled in the grandeur.
The resort boasts over 90 swimming pools, including the ethereal Cloud 22—a sky-high oasis with infinity bi-level pool villas, floating beds, and cabanas offering mesmerizing vistas of Palm Jumeriah.
Atlantis The Royal has gathered some of the finest chefs in the world to offer guests and visitors a dining experience like no other. Home to more celebrity chef restaurants under one roof than anywhere in the world, Atlantis The Royal is the culinary and entertainment destination in Dubai. At Atlantis the Royal, you’ll find 17 restaurants and bars including:
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Contemporary British
- Jaleo by José Andrés Spanish Tapas
- Ariana’s Persian Kitchen Persian
- La Mar by Gastón Acurio Peruvian
- Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis Greek Mediterranean
- The Little Venice Cake Company by Mich Turner Speciality cakes and cake artistry
- Nobu by the Beach Japanese Peruvian
Atlantis The Royal Experiences
Atlantis The Royal is more than a resort; it is a curated collection of awe-inspiring experiences. The resort’s Skyblaze Fountain, the region’s first water-meets-fire show, leaves guests spellbound.
The holistic spa and wellbeing haven, AWAKEN Wellness, sprawls over half a hectare, offering transformative experiences unique to the region, including sound immersion, deep breath work and hypnotic suggestion ease the mind, cleanse the body, and stir the spirit.
Amenities & Services
The resort’s offerings extend beyond the ordinary with Royal Club Lounges, including the adults-only Royal Club Sky Lounge and the family-friendly Royal Club Sea Lounge. Dive into one of the world’s largest jellyfish tanks, home to 4,000 mesmerizing jellyfish.
VIP Majlis, Radiance VIP Lounge, Royal Beach, and exclusive services like babysitting, limousine, and helipad add to the allure. Atlantis The Royal also features retail shopping, business centers, meeting rooms, conference and events facilities, and 24-hour concierge and room service.
Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects, and artists, Atlantis The Royal challenges the boundaries of imagination, setting a new standard in excellence for luxury resorts worldwide. For more information, please visit www.atlantis.com/atlantis-the-royal.
To make a reservation at Cloud 22, log onto www.atlantis.com/dubai/dining/cloud22 or call +04 462700.
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