Life is a series of OMGs and YOLO moments. It’s those moments that take our breath away and make us feel alive that really matters. And the breathtaking Atlantis The Palm in Dubai knows exactly how to make us feel more alive than ever. Here are the best reasons why you should not miss a once-in-a-lifetime adventure at Atlantis the Palm.
5 Reasons Why Atlantis in Dubai Should be Your Next Bucket List Destination
5. Cuddle with dolphins and sea lions.
The Dolphin Encounter allows you to play, dance and smooch with the dolphins! If that doesn’t melt your heart, I don’t know what will. Awwwwww.
And if you can’t get enough cuddles in your life, the sea lions will surely make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. It was my first time getting up close and personal with a sea lion, and it was love at first sight.
4. Hang out with sharks and rays.
Do a Discovery Dive (for first-time and licensed divers) and hang out with 65,000 marine animals in the Ambassador Lagoon of Atlantis, the largest open air aquarium in the Middle East and Africa. #Goals
Or go on an Aqua Trek (Helmet Dive) and say hi to the sharks, stingrays and thousands of beautiful fishes.
3. Experience record-breaking water slides.
Just when you think the fun part is over, Aquaventure Waterpark has got more surprises for the kid in all of us. Their Leap of Faith is a 9-story-tall, near-vertical slide that will drop you through a clear tube surrounded by sharks and rays. Because, yes, faith is all you need with this one.
The madness continues with the world’s largest water slide. Hear your family and friends scream for joy with every twist, turn and drop. Aquaventure Waterpark will keep your heart racing, and only in the best possible way.
2. Redefine waking up with a view
If you’re not the adventurous type or just don’t want to get your hair wet (totally, understandable, btw), feel the grandoise of Atlantis and stay in one of their luxurious rooms. The starting price for a Deluxe room is Php30,000 and includes free entry to Aquaventure Waterpark). But waking up with the view of The Palm? Priceless.
If you’d rather wake up to the view of the 65,000 marine inhabitants staring back at you with their non-judgy eyes, the Underwater Suite is just for you. Rumor has it JT stayed here. And for a whopping Php250,000 per night, you can get to live like JT, too. I mean, who wouldn’t want to?
1. Dine like a Celebrity
The luxury continues with Atlantis’ award-winning restaurants and celebrity hotspots. With over twenty restaurants to choose from, every craving and every budget is catered to.
Don’t miss Nobu‘ s legendary miso-marinated black cod, truffle rice, sushi and cocktails.
Dine in Yuan, Dubai’s Best Chinese Restaurant (yes, they have the awards to prove it), and cross your fingers that Kim Kardashian will drop by again. If she doesn’t, at least the food won’t leave you heartbroken. Try their Yellow Mustard Har Gau and Sweet and Sour Pork. You heard me right, pork. That’s practically gold in Dubai.
And because devouring Gordon Ramsay’s beef wellington is in every foodie’s must-eat list, make sure to drop by Bread Street Kitchen and Bar by Gordon Ramsay. That beef wellington paired with truffle mash potatoes is just how I imagined it to be every time I watch and drool on an episode of Hell’s Kitchen.
Other must-tries are the tuna tartare, king crab and apple cocktail, chicken wings, banana sticky toffee pudding and their bread and butter soft serve with toasted crumbs. YUMMMM.
You got solid-gold, hands down the best reasons to make Atlantis your next bucket list destination. Whether it’s to plummet through a tube surrounded by sharks, or to snuggle with the friendly dolphins, or to sleep with the view of tens of thousands of fishes, Atlantis the Palm will surely take you on a wondrous adventure you’ll never forget. Because, YOLO.
Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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(Photos without the When in Manila watermark are courtesy of Atlantis)