Thursday, 29 December 2011

The Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai

We had high expectations of the Palm Jumeirah but it is very hard to see the shape and structure of the artificial island and beach. From the ground you can not really grasp the greatness of this amazing project. To visit the Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis hotel, we recommend taking the metro to Nakheel (Red line) and than a bit further, you can take the Palm Monorail to the Atlantis hotel. On the monorail ride you get an impression of the curved beach line of each arm of the palm tree. There are still many parts of the island under construction and the main trunk of the palm tree contains enormous apartment blocks. On paper it looks a lot better than in reality but this doesn’t reduce anything of the fantastic concept and incredible engineering of the Palm Jumeirah.

The Atlantis Hotel has a high lobby with super art pieces, everything is in the theme of the sea. The luxury hotel seems excellent but was too expensive for our wallet. In the hotel you find the Lost Chambers with great fish tanks. They also have the most famous water park in Dubai called Aquaventure. In this hotel you can even swim with Dolphins.

We hadden hoge verwachtingen van het Jumeirah Palm eiland maar het was zeer moeilijk de vorm en structuur van het kunstmatige eiland en strand te zien. Van op de grond kan je de grootsheid van dit project niet waarnemen. Om de Palm en het Atlantis hotel te bezoeken, raden we aan de rode metrolijn te nemen tot aan Nakheel. Een beetje verder kan je de Palm Monorail nemen naar het Atlantis Hotel. Van op de monorail krijg je een indruk van de ronde strand armen van de palmboom. Er zijn nog vele plaatsen van het Palm eiland waar er gebouwd wordt en de stam van de palmboom is bebouwd met enorme appartementsblokken. Op papier ziet alles er beter uit dan in de realiteit maar dit verminderd niets aan het fantastische concept en de ongelooflijke ingenieursprestaties op de Jumeirah Palm.

Het Atlantis Hotel met zijn hoge lobby bevat super kunstwerken, alles in het thema van de zee. Het luxe hotel ziet er uitstekend uit maar te duur voor onze portemonnee. In het hotel vind je de Lost Chambers, of de verloren kamers, met zijn grote aquaria. Hier hebben ze ook het meest beroemde waterpretpark van Dubai, Aquaventure. In dit hotel kan je tevens zwemmen met dolfijnen..

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Shape of Palm Jumeirah from Google Maps

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12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful hotel. Thank you for sharing it. It would be wonderful even a visit to that hotel, let alone to live ..

    The daughter of my sister and her family is living in Dubai for many years, and my son with family is going to there tomorrow for two weeks. But they do not live in that kind magnificent hotel, but they have a apartment, because they have 3 children.

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  2. That's amazing. I like picture number 10, but all pictures are fantastic.
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  3. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!!!! What is that tall blue tree like thing? Is it lights? Is that fog in the next to last picture? The water is man made, where does it come from, it is so beautiful!!! These pictures almost take my breath away, you show us the most beautiful and exotic and amazing things!!!

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  4. @Ginny,

    This tree like thing is like an enormous vase. It is so beautiful and extragavant. In Dubai you have a lot of fog. It is there in the morning and early afternoon, it is because of a combination of the desert and the sun or heat. If you go to an oberservation deck you need to go between 14:00 and 16:00. That's the best time because of the fog.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. This is truly magnificently breath taking hotel. Must cost a fortune to stay there =/

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