Thursday, June 9, 2011

[ welcome to atlantis ]

IN HONOUR OF our anniversary, we spoiled ourselves with an incredible dinner at Atlantis, The Palm. What a place!

Atlantis is a six-star resort located at the tip of The Palm, the manmade island in the Arabian Gulf. With over 1500 rooms, a dolphin bay for guests to swim with the dolphins, gigantic aquarium, restaurants, shops, and Aquaventure water park (which appeared in The Amazing Race), it is definitely a place to see.



Just pulling up in the taxi was an exciting event since we had to take an underwater tunnel to reach it. And stepping inside was like setting foot inside a jewelry box. The floors are exquisite and the ceilings so intricate. I love the handblown glass sculptures and light fixtures.


The aquarium is absolutely enormous, with many of the guest rooms having an entire wall facing it.


There are pretty shops and boutiques, many of them out of my budget but fun to browse through...

And a familiar place to get a cool treat...


We chose Seafire Steakhouse for our romantic anniversary dinner and it didn't disappoint. The decor was warm and moody, the food incredible. What a perfect night with my sweetie.

lisa


17 comments:

Tonia said...

Stunning hotel! The glass chandelier is jaw-dropping it's so beautiful.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Amazing place....gonna be hard to top that one next year!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great pictures! Atlantis looks like a great place to spend your anniversary! ~Val

Meeling said...

What a place Lisa...looks incredible!!

Pinecone Camp said...

Dubai sounds like such a magical place. I can barely wrap my head around your pics and what you're describing! We'll have to check it out one of these years! Happy to hear you had a lovely anniversary.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

What an amazing place. It looks like a fantasy. How lucky you are girl!!

All things nice... said...

Wow that's like a whole different world from here. Glad you have a lovely time

All things nice...

Privet and Holly said...

I still can't
believe that THIS
is your new reality,
but I'm sure glad
that I get to come
along for the ride!
Happy Anniversary!!
xx Suzanne

Marcus Design said...

Wow, this truly looks amazing! I hope to make it there one day. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us Lisa, it is so neat to see!!
Nancy xo

flowers on my table said...

Happy Anniversary, looks like you had a ball, what an amazing place! Have a great weekend, love Linda x

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Happy Anniversary, it looks like a great time. We visited the Atlantis in the Bahamas last year and it was equally spectacular.

Sherri Cassara said...

I'm speechless! WOW WOW WOW.
Happy Anniversary!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I have a lot of friends that went there for Spring Break - thank you so much for the trip!! Hope you had a great anniversary ;) XOL

Love, Lucy said...

wow the aquarium looks amazing!!!

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Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I have heard so much about this place, so much fun to see your photos! The images with the aquarium are amazing! You are truly experiencing quite the adventure...enjoy! Janell

SHERRY HART said...

Holy Christmas! I have seen some pictures of this place but you go to see it in person! Lucky you! Hope your night was special :)

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Great pictures!
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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