The lost city of Atlantis in Dubai

A new entertainment resort in Dubai offers all these and more.

Atlantis, The Palm, the flagship resort of Palm Jumeirah, one of the three palm-shaped artificial islands off the coast of Dubai, opened its doors to guests and day visitors last week.

Dubbed the first integrated entertainment resort in this metropolis on the Gulf coast, it is offering a whole range of entertainment and leisure activities themed around marine life apart from regular hotel facilities.

The 1,539 guest rooms and suites in the Royal Towers featuring private balconies and views over the Arabian Gulf or The Palm Jumeirah come at a price.

Rates start from 2,900 dirhams (USD 789) a night for a guest room at the Royal Towers and go up to 92,000 dirhams ($25,056) if you want to stay in one of three-bedroom Bridge Suites.