5* ATLANTIS THE PALM
3 Nights Half Board from £619pp
Atlantis, The Palm Dubai is the second ocean-themed destination resort created by the renowned developer and operator, Kerzner International. The flagship resort, at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah's Crescent covers 113 acres and is home to the largest open-air marine habitats in the Middle East marine. The resort offers many unique features including the fascinating Lost Chambers, where guests can experience the marine life close up through glass underground passageways and the thrilling 42 acre waterpark, Aquaventure, where you can slide into a tube through a shark tank. Guests can also meet and interact with. The guest rooms are contained within the magnificent Royal Towers featuring towering arches, arabesque domes and ornate spires which will make it a new land mark in Dubai. All 1539 guest rooms and suites are spacious and well equipped with amazing views of the Palm, pools or the private beach. Guests are spoilt for choice with the 17 restaurants within the resort including the prestigious Nobu. There is a wealth of entertainment on offer with the ulta chic nightclub and an exciting entertainment.
Opened in the Autumn of 2008 to thunderous acclaim and modelled on its sister hotel in the Bahamas, Atlantis, The Palm offers a fantasy holiday experience for adults and children alike. Located on the outer fringe of The Palm Jumeirah, linked to the mainland by bridge and monorail, the airport is 40 minutes drive away, Dubai city 30 minutes. Atlantis, The Palm offers a total of 1,539 spacious rooms and opulently furnished suites, with views over Palm Jumeirah and towards the Dubai skyline or uninterrupted views out to sea. Facilities are truly extensive, with numerous restaurants and bars, tennis courts, a selection of beach activities, fitness club, spa, shopping arcade, kid's club and teens club. There are also several unique features including the “Aquaventure” water park (free for hotel guests) where you can take a body slide into a tube and through the Shark Tank, and the “Lost Chambers” aquarium where you can see an exotic array of sea creatures. Atlantis, The Palm is the first property to be opened on The Palm Jumeirah, which is still in development so expect to see some construction work.
5* Le Royal Meridien Beach
3 Nights Half Board From £529 pp
Located on a pristine stretch of beach, overlooking the clear blue water of the Arabian Gulf, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for business or pleasure. The hotel's 501 rooms and suites cater for every type of traveler and with 14 international restaurants and bars, the hotel offers guests the world on a plate. Whatever, or wherever you choose to eat, the food, service and ambience is always the product of passion, care and imagination. The resort blends a modern edge with ancient influences, and its famous spa - Caracalla - showcases this implicitly. This Roman-themed spa and fitness centre is designed with a by-gone civilisation in mind whilst providing the utmost in modern function. With five hammam pools, sauna and steam, whirlpool and fully equipped gym it is an idyllic getaway for the mind and the body. Meanwhile gaze into Le Royal Meridien’s gorgeous landscaped gardens set against the Arabian Sea backdrop as you work out. The activity-hungry can also indulge in watersports and beach games in and around the hotel's perfect beach or three heated outside pools, as well as making use of the tennis and squash courts. Of course, Dubai is also known for its golf, and only five minutes away you will find the Emirates Golf Club. The only floodlit course in the region, Nad Al Sheba, is just 20 minutes, and the famously challenging Dubai Creek Golf Club a mere 30 minutes away.
Deluxe Room - Beautifully furnished to offer optimum comfort and style, Deluxe Rooms are decorated in cool pastel greens with lightly shaded solid wood furniture. All rooms provide the finest of beds including a choice of king or twin-size, each topped off with an assortment of exceptionally plump pillows and soft duvets. Interconnecting rooms are available upon request.
Club Room - With over 35 square meters of luxury at their disposal the Club Rooms offer guests the ultimate in space, comfort and style. The Club Rooms boast classically inspired furnishings finished in warm red and gold tones to make you feel instantly at home. Plasma televisions and DVD players blend effortlessly into the room setting, whilst elaborately pleated draperies-in rich shades of burgundy frame the spectacular views of the hotel grounds.
Tower Room - With stunning views over the turquoise Arabian Gulf, Tower Rooms are designed to instill a feeling of tranquility. Once inside, guests find a haven of relaxation where they can unwind amongst the soft sumptuous furnishing, rendering any daily stress to the past.
Deluxe Suite - Combining splendor and luxury the 74 square metre Deluxe Suites are a truly magical experience. All suites are furnished with lightly shaded wood furniture to compliment the beautiful neutral décor. Heavenly luxurious pillows and lavish duvets adorn the bed inciting guests in to a peaceful slumber.