Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai Set to Dazzle UK Travelers this Festive Season

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Dubai increasingly popular with UK festive revelers with Atlantis, The Palm a key draw

Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai is trending as a must-do destination for UK travelers looking to get away at Christmas and New Year. The resort’s reputation for hosting some of the world’s most memorable celebrations is encouraging visitors and the end of year festive season at Atlantis is a particular attraction for international guests. “Increasingly, we are finding travelers are looking for international destinations which provide exceptional entertainment yet with a variety of festive celebrations,” commented Serge Zaalof, President/Managing Director, Atlantis, The Palm. “Atlantis the Palm is offering the perfect place to stay for the season, as well as experiences throughout our 20 restaurants, bars and clubs for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, as well as two incredible entertainment events and an impressive firework displays to close the year.”

Christmas festivities:
For Christmas, the resort offers gourmet dining experiences with value-packed set menus available at most of the 20 restaurants throughout Atlantis, including restaurants by world-renowned Chefs including Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Rostang, as well as the incredible underwater dining experience at Ossiano. Also offering set menus are the award-winning Seafire steakhouse, Nasimi Beach, family favourite Kaleidoscope, and Time Out’s Best Brunch 2012 winner, Saffron. “Each of our restaurants offer something different so guests have choice for their Christmas celebration,” continued Zaalof. “We’ve had great feedback from guests that our menus bring the best of a traditional Christmas, as well as innovative surprises.”

Christmas cheer abounds for children at the resort with a range of special activities and opportunities to meet Santa. Atlantis Kids Club offers an Elf Tuck-In for children of all ages staying in the resort where they will be read a personalized story, tucked in bed and receive a present from one of Santa’s elves. Santa will appear throughout Atlantis’ restaurants and Kids Club, and he has also made time for photos in his sleigh in Poseidon’s Court. On Monday, 23 December, Kids Club will have a Santa-themed workshop whilst Club Rush will celebrate a traditional Christmas.

The Atlantis Christmas Shoppe will leave visitors in awe as the walls are made entirely made of gingerbread. This year it returns with new surprises. “The Christmas Shoppe will be even better and more sublime. We look forward to delighting visitors with a White Wonderland offering authentic treats from home. It’s a great place to stop in and stock for Christmas delicacies such as puddings, cakes and cookies,” commented Chef Philippe Agnes, Executive Pastry Chef and the culinary whiz that leads the team creating the Christmas decadence.

Atlantis is the perfect place to celebrate with friends and family-- rooms are available over Christmas starting from AED2752++ for guests staying a minimum of three nights.* Guests always receive unlimited complimentary access to Aquaventure, the region’s largest waterpark that offers thrilling and awe-inspiring water rides and slides and non-stop fun. Guests also have unlimited complimentary access to The Lost Chambers, where they can discover 65,000 marine animals if the mysterious underwater streets of the lost city.

Bring in the New Year at Atlantis:
The resort Dubai has been attracting leading international artists to perform at its beach side music festival, Sandance and this year is no exception. New Year’s Eve Sandance will offer the incredible line-up of London pop princess Rita Ora, singer-songwriter and UK sweetheart Ellie Goulding, globally acclaimed DJ and audio architect Paul Van Dyk, as well as festival favourite DJs Roger Sanchez and Zane Lowe will return.

Concurrent to the festival, the New Year’s Gala Dinner for families is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. “It is a truly special night in the Atlantis calendar,” continued Zaalof. “Some of the world’s most memorable fireworks displays can be witnessed from our 1.4 kilometer beach. Those who wish to ring in the New Year with thousands of revelers and top international artists attend our Sandance music festival at one end of the resort, whilst at the Gala Dinner, we offer an elegant outdoor experience with live entertainment and an exceptional view of the fireworks. Others prefer taking up one of the gold, silver or bronze dining packages at our restaurants offering exceptional value.”

Guest rooms are available on New Year’s Eve starting from AED3210++ for guests staying a minimum of five nights and purchasing a festive dining package.**

For festive room booking enquiries contact Atlantis, The Palm on +971 4 426 0000, or visit for more information.

*Please note that the rate is for room only, per room, per night and does not include service and authority fees, valid for stays relating to 25 December 2012.

**Please note that the rate is for room only, per room, per night and does not include service and authority fees, valid for stays relating to 31 December 2012.

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