This 5-star resort will have all big and little kids jumping for joy: home to a 42 acre waterpark, dolphin conservation centre, and huge marine park, there’s no end to the fun you’ll have. Situated on the Palm Jumeirah, you’ll also have the privilege of staying on one of Dubai’s most iconic artificial islands.
Aquaventure, Dubai’s most fun and most furious waterpark, contains 12 water slides, and a 2.3km river ride with rapids, tidal waves and cascades. Climb up one of two Mesopotamian-styled temples, and choose your way down: one water slide that shoots you to the bottom, and another that sends you through shark-infested waters (inside a clear plastic tube though, don’t worry!). With a private beach, a Splashland for younger children, and a huge zip-line, there’s no way you’ll run out of fun!
While you’re in Atlantis, visit The Secret Chambers, an 11-million litre marine tank, and marvel at over 65,000 sea creatures! Next up is Sea Lion Point, where these gorgeous animals are waiting to meet you for a splash, a kiss and a photo. The South African Fur Seals are available to swim with and have a photo alongside, and you’ll learn exactly what makes these marine animals so special.
If you want something more exhilarating, why not don a scuba diving kit, and submerge yourself in Atlantis’ marine worlds. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find something to suit your skills – and even take a certified PADI course while you’re there! Take to the open waters surrounding Dubai with Al Boom Diving, who’ll take you to awesome shipwrecks, teeming with tropical marine life. For those who prefer being on top of the water to underneath it, hop on a large speedboat from Atlantis and head out into the Arabian Gulf at sunset, for beautiful views and breath-taking colours.
Atlantis is the ideal place for making memories: whether that’s shooting through shark filled waters, or diving with them, your heart will be racing from start to finish!