Thursday, June 11, 2015



Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June 2015: The Middle East Hotel Awards, the prestigious event that seeks to identify, highlight and reward excellence across the region’s hotel industry, have recognised Atlantis, The Palm’s Aquaventure in the ‘Best Recreation Facilities’ category, reinforcing its status as a must-visit international destination.

Aquaventure, the ideal family attraction, is the largest and most excitement-packed water-themed experience attraction in Dubai and the No. 1 waterpark in Middle East and Europe. An icon of the Dubai tourism scene, guests at Atlantis, The Palm receive unlimited access to the waterpark with each visit.
“Two years ago, Aquaventure underwent a massive expansion, strengthening its position as the finest waterpark in Middle East and Europe,” says Scott Deisley, Vice President, Aquaventure Operations at Atlantis, The Palm. “We are extremely proud to be recognised at The Middle East Hotel Awards in the ‘Best Recreation Facilities’ category. We will continue to exceed the expectations of our guests, offering them a fun-filled adventurous summer experience this year.”

Rising from the Arabian Gulf, Aquaventure contains 18 million litres of fresh water that is used to power 11 thrilling waterslides and a 2.3 km river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. The waterpark includes awe inspiring water rides, a record breaking zipline circuit and non-stop water play, the signature elements of Aquaventure Waterpark.  It spans 17 beachfront hectares along the apex of The Palm’s crescent, and two enormous towers packed with rides including Poseidon’s Revenge which offers the most extreme thrills with two trapdoors, a terrifying 20 metre drop and the first duel racing loops in the world, and Slitherine, the world’s first ever dual waterslides within a waterslide allowing competitive friends to race all the way to the bottom with a timer system displaying scores at the end. In addition to Aquaconda and Zoomerango are thrilling six person rafting adventures.  Aquaconda is the world’s largest waterslide and offers fun careening while Zoomerango has a huge near vertical drop before riders hit a massive vertical wall that allows them to experience weightlessness. Atlantean Flyers which is the longest zipline circuit in the Middle East and offers a thrilling treetop view of the park, beach and The Palm Island.

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai earlier launched its summer packages that include, in addition unlimited access to Aquaventure, daily breakfast and lunch or dinner for every night of stay, along with unlimited access to the mythical Lost Chambers Aquarium boasting over 65,000 marine animals. Added extras also include free entrance to Atlantis Kids Club or Club Rush per child per day, preferential rates of up to 30% off retail price when swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay or meeting the sea lions at Sealion Point as well as a 2 for 1 head, neck and shoulder massage at ShuiQi Spa.

This year’s edition of The Middle East Hotel Awards attracted record number of entries. 50 hotels were shortlisted in 21 categories, out of a total of 400 entries.

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About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46 hectare site. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with over 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Aquaventure features 18 million litres of fresh water used to power thrilling waterslides, a 2.3 kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. Dolphin Bay, the unparalleled dolphin conservation and education habitat, and Sea Lion Point were created to provide guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about one of nature’s most friendly mammals.  Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renowned restaurants including Nobu and Ronda Locatelli. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities.
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