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Welcome to the next level of luxury in Dubai! Atlantis The Royal is the brand new ultra-luxury sister property to Atlantis The Palm, Dubai’s most iconic hotel. This new resort is a fusion of modernity, outstanding architecture and magnificence. But read more about it in my hotel review of Atlantis The Royal.

My Review of the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai

Location & Check In

Atlantis The Royal is located at the far end of Palm Jumeirah, the artificial island with palm shape. Right next door to Atlantis The Palm and Aquaventure Waterpark, to which all Atlantis guests (of both Resorts) have free access! This means the resort offers breathtaking views of the entire Palm Jumeirah, the Marina skyline and the unique shape of Atlantis The Palm. Especially if you stay in a room on a higher floor or visit the pool on the 22nd floor. There is just one downside of this location on the Palm, as it means that you’ll always need at least a 20-minute taxi ride to get to other parts of the city. Luckily, taxis in Dubai are very affordable & always waiting in front of the resort. And honestly – we didn’t leave the resort once during our stay as you will find EVERYTHING you need right on the property! Including shops, restaurants, etc.

view from sky pool villa at Atlantis The Royal in Dubai

Already from the outside, the building of the Atlantis The Royal is unique. It looks like a modern interpretation of the castle-like building of the Atlantis, The Palm. The individual cuboids that make up the complex seem to float and seem to be only held together by magic. Despite its size, the building appears light as a feather. When we entered the lobby, we could hardly believe our eyes. It is overwhelming – yet not overloaded – with water and fire effects, huge artworks and an elegant bar. At check-in, we were warmly welcomed and escorted to our villa by our butler.

the beautiful architecture of the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai at night
the lobby of the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai

Our Villa at the Atlantis The Royal

We got to stay in one of the most beautiful rooms in all of the Atlantis The Royal: Our Sky Pool Villa was located on the 42nd floor with incredible views of the sunset as well as the Palm Jumeirah & the Marina.
When we first stepped into the villa, we were just speechless! Through a small hallway with access to the guest bathroom and kitchen, it leads directly into the beautiful living room. It is completely windowed, allowing the room to be flooded with light throughout the day. Behind it is the cozy bedroom with sea view and balcony, and the spacious white marble bathroom with a freestanding bathtub. We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw the full size bath amenities from Hermes! Not only shampoo, shower gel and conditioner but also a full size body butter and perfume!

But now to the absolute highlight: The terrace with sun loungers, shower and our own infinity pool with probably the most incredible view in all of Dubai! The pool and the entire terrace are completely glazed so that you can admire the view from every angle – simply unbelievably beautiful!

The Sky Pool Villa at Atlantis The Royal is without a doubt one of the most beautiful suites we have ever stayed in and one of the most luxurious places in Dubai.

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view from sky pool villa at Atlantis The Royal in Dubai, overlooking the Palm Jumeirah
Sunset view from the terrace at the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai with tow sun beds

Pool & Beach

The Royal Pool & Beach

The main pool at the Atlantis is the Royal Pool, which is located right on the resort’s beach. There are quiet loungers as well as family-friendly spots at the shallow pool. The highlight is without a doubt the view of Atlantis The Royal with the unique design of the building! No matter how many times I had already marveled at it, I still could never take my eye off of it.

You can also use the sunbeds and umbrellas by the beach. The beach staff also takes care of drink requests and cabanas can be booked as well. The access to the sea is very shallow and consists of fine sand, which makes it suitable for children.

main pool with the with the building of the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai in the background
beach with with the building of the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai in the background

Nobu by the Beach

If you want to enjoy an afternoon in the special Nobu setting with good music and fantastic food and cocktails, you will love Nobu By The Beach! Both the pool, the cabanas and sun loungers have a very tropical feel to them, as they are surrounded by numerous green and flowering plants, which not only make for a great ambience, but also for privacy. For me, it’s one of the most photogenic spots at the resort overlooking the striking main building. A great place to just unwind and spend a carefree day with friends. However, the sunbeds at Nobu By The Beach must be reserved!

the pool of the Nobu by the Beach with the building of the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai in the background
the pool of the Nobu by the Beach with the building of the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai in the background

Cloud 22

Now to my personal highlight of the Atlantis The Royal. The Cloud 22 Pool Lounge and Bar, located on the 22nd floor with the probably most dreamlike view in Dubai: A seemingly endless infinity pool, which overlooks the entire Palm Jumeirah, the skyline of the Marina and the Atlantis The Palm, which suddenly seems very small from up here. Next to the pool, gorgeous cabanas and sun loungers surrounded by water, as well as a cloud-like bar, entice guests to relax in the sun. The selection of food as well as drinks was incredibly tasty and fresh. Perfect for a light lunch. Currently (as of summer 2023) Cloud 22, including the bar and pool, is open strictly to hotel guests, making it one of the most exclusive places in Dubai.

rooftop infinity pool at the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai

Breakfast & Restaurants

The selection of dining options and bars at Atlantis The Royal leaves nothing to be desired. In all, there are eight restaurants at The Royal. Among them are fine dining options, but also casual restaurants like a USA West Coast-inspired diner. At the same time, thanks to the close proximity and a free shuttle, you can also use all the restaurants and bars at Atlantis The Palm!

These are my highlights, which we were able to test ourselves at the Atlantis The Royal:

Breakfast at “Gastronomy”

The large buffet restaurant “Gastronomy” offers without a doubt the largest breakfast selection I have ever experienced in a hotel. The restaurant is divided into different areas, which all have a certain theme and individually each have the size of a hotel buffet. So there is the Bakery, with daily fresh baked goods, an area with Asian cuisine, as well as a corner with a pizza oven, The Grill, Seafood and much more… my favorite was “The Orchard” with the focus on healthy dishes from fresh ingredients such as juices, smoothies, avocado toast, salad, … An eye-catcher here is the huge face of Neptune made of different vegetables! But also ice cream or even a chocolate fountain can be found on the buffet. The restaurant is also open in the evening where it offers freshly prepared dishes from different worldwide cuisines!

Jaleo

Modern Spanish cuisine in a casual setting reminiscent of a Madrid bodega. The signature dish at Jaleo are paellas made fresh over the fire. But their tapas and homemade croquettes are also heavenly! Both vegetarians and meat lovers will get their money’s worth here. Thanks to the authentic food and olive trees on the terrace, you feel like you’re actually in Spain!

Milos

The best location is the Milos Restaurant. It is located in its own building, opposite of the fountain of Atlantis The Royal. In the evening, spectacular shows with water, fire, music and light take place here every 15 minutes, which can best be observed from the terrace of Milos. As the name suggests, Greek cuisine awaits you here, but with a modern twist. The focus is on fish and seafood, but they also offer high-quality steaks and plenty of vegetarian options. My favorites were fava, Greek salad, and baked eggplant and zucchini with tzaziki – these classics were incredibly well executed and my favorite dinners at Atlantis The Royal!

Elements

On the other side of the fountain, adjacent to the lobby of Atlantis The Royal, is the Elements bar. The tables are located in sunken areas surrounded by water, from which small flames emerge. This is because, as the name suggests, all four natural elements are meant to be combined here. The signature cocktails are rather special and adventurous in taste, but classics and wines can also be ordered. In addition, there are small snacks in the evening, as well as modern shishas. It’s a great place to end the evening, with a view of the water and fire show.

fountain show at night at the Atlantis The Royal in Dubai

Ling Ling

The best view is offered by the modern Asian Bar & Restaurant Ling Ling. The terrace looks out over the Palm Jumeirah illuminated at night as well as the Dubai skyline, while fresh cocktails and light Asian cuisine such as sushi, dumplings & co. can be enjoyed.

Résumé of my Hotel Review about the Atlantis The Royal

Privacy or seeing and being seen, tranquility or action, … at Atlantis The Royal everyone will find what they are looking for. But one thing is certainly never missed: luxury and the feeling of experiencing something very special. Both the design and the entire concept of the resort is thought out to the smallest detail and thoroughly well implemented, making every guest feel welcome and valued. Especially the Sky Pool Villas and the pool of Cloud 22 are “out of this world” and can’t be compared to anything we have seen so far. The price category of the resort is very upscale, but those looking for an unforgettable stay with outstanding service and unique details will love the Atlantis The Royal!

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We had a sponsored stay at the Atlantis The Royal which doesn’t influence my opinion in this Hotel Review!

Comments:

  • 7. June 2023

    After reading this captivating hotel review of The Atlantis, The Royal in Dubai, I’m left in awe of the sheer grandeur and opulence that awaits guests at this iconic property. The author’s detailed descriptions and stunning visuals have transported me to a world of luxury and indulgence. From the magnificent architecture to the impressive array of amenities, The Atlantis, The Royal truly offers an unforgettable experience. I appreciate the insights into the various dining options and the range of activities available for guests to enjoy. It’s no wonder this hotel is considered a symbol of Dubai’s glamour and sophistication. I’m already dreaming of my next visit to this extraordinary destination.

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