Aquadventure at The Palm Dubai. Photo credit: The Palm Dubai.
Iain Miller wrote this guest post about The Palm Dubai.
There is nowhere in the world quite like the The Palm Dubai, not even Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, on which it was modeled.
The word ‘hotel’ does not do it justice. It is far more than that: a water park, leisure resort, shops, restaurants, bars: a complete holiday experience.
Let’s start with the basics. The Palm Hotel is located at Palm Jumeirah, a human-made archipelago just off the coast of Dubai which, impressively, is shaped like a palm tree.
The Palm Dubai. Photo credit: The Palm Dubai.
With its dome-shaped central archway and awe-inspiring fountains, the hotel building itself is like a palace from the Arabian Nights. There are over 1,500 guest bedrooms.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium, which forms part of the hotel complex, is the largest aquarium in the Middle East, containing over 65,000 marine animals. There’s also the wonderful Dolphin Bay, where guests can have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming and playing with dolphins.
Whether you’re an experienced diver, or a beginner who would just like to try it out, you will be welcome at the Atlantis Dive Centre. The centre offers courses and programs for both children and adults, plus the ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ experience which is perfect for people who would like to see whether it’s for them. There are even specialty courses on things like wreck diving and deep diving, for those who want to take their underwater hobby to the next step.
If diving isn’t for you, enjoy a boat cruise instead, which takes you around Dubai’s best and most famous landmarks. Go at sunset for the most spectacular views.
For pure unadulterated fun, visit Aquadventure, the water theme park which is yet another part of the hotel complex. There are water slides and river rides, or if you’d rather take it easy, access to an exclusive private beach is included. And for the youngest visitors, there’s Splashers Play Area, designed for children under 1.2 metres in height.
Alternatively, make time to relax and unwind in the Shuiqi Spa and Fitness centre. A perfect mixture of opulence and tranquility, indulge in a personalized face or body treatment, or work out at the luxury fitness centre, with its state-of-the-art machines. There are windows on every side, giving you wonderful 360 degree views of the beach.
What about nightlife? The exclusive N’Dulge Nightclub is far more than just a venue for music and dancing. Eat mouth-watering Japanese dishes in the N’Dulge Lounge, or if you’re lucky enough to visit at a weekend, enjoy a spectacular show including circus acts, magic, actors and dancers in the N’Dulge Arena.
For teens aged 13-18, there’s Club Rush, with its Internet cafe, game zone, and Sugar Rush Bar serving snacks and mocktails.
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