Monday, January 31, 2011

Atlantis, The Palm lines up special activities at key attractions for KSA visitors during mid-term holidays from 3-18 February 2011




Atlantis, The Palm lines up special activities at key attractions for KSA visitors during mid-term holidays from 3-18 February 2011

Saudi visitors make up 46.6% of GCC visitors to Dubai


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (31st January 2011): Atlantis, The Palm, the leading entertainment resort destination in the Middle East, has announced special rates and activities to cater for Saudi visitors during the mid-term holidays from 3 to 18 February, including a special rate starting from 1368++ Saudi Riyals¹ and exclusive women-only sessions at Dolphin Bay and Splashers play area at Aquaventure, in addition to other activities in key attractions at the resort.
Saudi visitors make up 46.6 % of total GCC visitors to Dubai, making them the largest number of Arab visitors to the Emirate. In the first three quarters of 2010, 384,730 Saudi visitors visited Dubai, according to the Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing.

“Atlantis, The Palm respects the culture of Arab visitors, and this has led us to create bespoke programmes that will enable Arab families to enjoy a memorable experience at Atlantis, The Palm,” said Serge Zaalof Chief Operating Officer, Atlantis, The Palm.

Each of the 1,539 guestrooms and suites in the Royal Towers provide private balconies and views over The Palm or Arabian Gulf. Guests may choose from a variety of accommodation including the indulgent Imperial Club, a ‘resort within a resort’ with over 150 rooms and suites, exclusive services and private club lounge, Bridge Suite, spanning the Royal Towers, a private lift takes guests 22 storeys above Atlantis for heart-stopping views of The Palm, Dubai and The Arabian Gulf and Lost Chambers Suites,each three stories high with mesmerising views directly into the Ambassador Lagoon from the master bedroom, these two suites located within The Lost Chambers create an illusion of being beneath the sea whilst looking directly into the heart of Atlantis including a 50% off the interconnecting rooms of children below 12 years old when parents booking any suite.

For the first time, Dolphin Bay will feature a Ladies-only Interaction, with all-female staff, including Marine Mammal Specialists, photographers and support team. This exclusive experience will be available daily at 4.10pm, with a maximum of 20 guests per session. In addition, a special Private Lagoon experience will be available at a special rate of 15,316 Saudi Riyals — a savings of 10,200 Saudi Riyals.

Resort guests of Atlantis, The Palm will enjoy unlimited complimentary access to Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers. Especially for GCC visitors, Splashers, a water playground featuring elaborate water games, slides and structures, providing a world of thrills and lots of water spills for children less than 1.1 metres - and their parents at Aquaventure, will be reserved for female guests and male children under 8 years old from 19:30 to 21:30 from 3-18 February. Aquaventure is the region’s largest water park and a water playground of over 18 million litres of water, consisting of extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids, and the Mesopotamian-styled Ziggurat temple reaching over 30 metres into the sky and featuring seven heart-pumping water slides – two of which catapult riders through shark-filled lagoons. The Lost Chambers offers a wonderland underwater experience with over 20 marine habitats and 65,000 fish and marine life. Hotel guests can keep exploring and discovering the Lost City of Atlantis with unlimited complimentary access to The Lost Chambers.

Guests to Levantine, which offers a true taste of Arabia featuring the cuisines of the region, in a two-storey space full of intrigue and discovery, can enjoy shisha and unlimited water and soft drinks with a variety of Lebanese dishes at 266 Saudi Riyals per person. The more casual Levantine Lounge serves hot and cold mezze, and Arabic and Turkish coffees accompanied by traditional Arabic sweets. On offer at the bar, guests enjoy authentic Arabic date drinks and a variety of fresh juices.

This mid-term package coincides with the Dubai Shopping Festival, which offers great shopping bargains, and huge promotions with a chance to win mega prizes.

GCC visitors to Dubai have been on the rise, as they get to enjoy major attractions without travelling abroad. Last year, Dubai hotels witnessed a 20% increase in the number of GCC visitors during the first six months of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009, according to (DTCM) data.

ShuiQu Spa & Fitness will offer the Arabian Ritual treatment for couples at 3,063 Saudi Riyals, an Arabian journey through ancient lands steeped in thousands of years of tradition and legend. Through ancient Jordan and Oman, glamorous Dubai and mystical Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, this treatment has all the perfect ingredients from places that make this region one of the most intriguing on earth.
Kids are not forgotten in the mid term package at Atlantis at Kids Club and Kids Rush. Special activities have been designed for kids to enjoy including Arabic face painting and Henna at the Kids Club from 2pm to 6pm daily. The Atlantis Kids Club boasts two climbing walls, a theatre where the kids can get involved with producing and acting, arts and crafts sessions, and stints in the kitchen where they can learn to bake their own bread and cakes from the culinary team at Atlantis.

For the older kids, Club Rush will offer a special ladies night from 7pm – 12am where teenagers can hang out in the lounge area, watch films at the cinema, make use of the latest games and consoles, catch up on emails at the internet lounge.

After a long day of fun-filled activities and adventure, guests can enjoy a culinary journey around the 17 restaurants available at Atlantis, The Palm - from the award-winning restaurants- Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Ossiano and Rostang, the French Brasserie to the sumptuous steakhouse Seafire.

To avoid disappointment, reserve your room early at Reservations@atlantisthepalm.com, by calling +971 4 426 1000, book online at www.atlantisthepalm.com or by calling your local travel partner to enjoy this Mid-Term Holiday at Atlantis.

¹Please note that rates start from SAR 1368¹ per room (Deluxe room), per night and do not include service and authority fees.

For further information about Atlantis please call +971 4 426 1000, or visit atlantisthepalm.com

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About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai Atlantis, The Palm is a 1,539 room, ocean-themed destination resort located at the centre of the crescent of the man-made Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. This US$1.5 billion joint venture project was developed with Dubai Government owned, Istithmar. Opened in September 2008, the resort utilises the 46 hectares site with 17 hectares of water park amusement, further marine and entertainment attractions and a collection of some of the most renowned world-class chefs including Nobu, Giorgio Locatelli, Santi Santamaria and Michel Rostang. Atlantis, The Palm offers an unprecedented entertainment centre, an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops and extensive meeting and convention facilities. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with some 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis.

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