This is a great child friendly hotel situated on the Palm in Dubai.
There are so many things to do for kids here.
The big attraction for me was the attached Aquaadventure Water Park. This has free entry for all hotel guests. It is also a large attraction for other tourists so it is best to get up early when the watter park is quiet. The park has lots of slides and lazy rivers. One of the slides takes you through a clear tube into a pool full of sharks (don’t worry,they cant get to you)
There is also Dolphin Bay here where you can swim with the dolphins.
If you are not staying at The Atlantis you can still come and buy a day pass for the Waterpark by clicking here.
Lost Chambers Dubai
The hotel has a massive aquarium called The Lost Chambers. When you walk into the hotel you will see the massive Aquarium which has all kinds of fish and sharks. Some hotel rooms even look into the Aquarium,rather than have windows so you can wake up in the morning eye to eye with a shark.
The are two massive pools, and a large beach. Here’s a hint for you. We went in October and although the sea looked shallow and warm, there were lots of Jellyfish and I saw 3 people get stung. If I were you I would stay on the beach. Im not sure if the jellyfish are around all year or not!
There are lots of shops in the hotel, I prefered the ones in Aquaadventure as they sold more toys and things for kids.
Exciting things to do
There are lots of activities for kids to try out in Dubai. Some of my favourites are the Desert Safari’s, Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi and sledging in Ski Dubai (yes there is snow in Dubai!). A list of excursions can be found by clicking here
The hotel has the following for kids
A kids club for up to 12 year olds
A command center with Xbox, Playstations and Apple Computers
A play zone with climbing walls
A creation zone for making things (such as cookies)
An underwater theatre where you can view the aquarium.
There are also area’s where 13-18 year old’s can hang out including life like bars and disco’s (obviously no alcohol), theatre, internet cafe and games zone with various game consoles and Apple Pc’s.
Don’t miss the Coldstone ice cream parlour, where you pick the ingrediants before they make you the desert from heaven!
For Atlantis hotel prices please click here
There are many other family orientated hotels in Dubai, for a comprehensive listing click here
For a selection of discounted flights click here
The hotel is situated on the Palm which is fairly isolated from the rest of the city. Taxis are not expensive and once in the City (about a 10 minute journey to Dubai Marina) there are many excursions to go on and attractions to see.
I’ve put a link to some accessories that you may find useful for your trip below: