IN THE HEART OF THE PALMS: ATLANTIS

Image credits: LEILA MEDIA

For the second part of my trip in Dubai, I decided to get away from the bustle of the downtown to really explore the beach side of the Arabian sea. From the glass blown Chihuly sculpture in the center of the lobby, to the magnificent views of the Dubai skyline, its safe to say that the Atlantis Hotel Palm Dubai has an unparalleled level of leisure and luxury while also being a family resort. And the best part is, you can visit and enjoy much of the attractions and restaurants without being a guest! 

Upon arriving to Atlantis the Palm Hotel, you're welcomed by the grandeur architecture of the hotel in and out. We were staying in the Executive Club Suite, which was EXTREMELY roomy compared to most metropolitan city hotels (ex. NYC). I had several photoshoots during my stay at the hotel, so the room was amazingly convenient for outfit changes, and having visitors in and out. The closet space was enormous, as was the bathroom, which is honestly more essential than the room itself for most girls (do you hear me!?). 

Here are some of my top things to do at Atlantis Palm Hotel Dubai! 

"Ayamna" Restaurant | Images via Trip Advisor

Breakfast: "Kaleidoscope": This is the most amazing buffet with unlimited options from all around the world. My favorite item is the zaatar and cheese manaeesh (flatbreads). 

Lunch: "Ayamna": Authentic Lebanese Cuisine in a dreamy arabesque seating area.  My favorite was the kibbeh. 

Dining: "Ossiano Seafood Restaurant": Such a stunning luxury experience while by the aquariums. Read about the award winning restaurant here.

Shu Qi Spa: The most relaxing thing I did throughout my stay in Dubai. Their ladies lounge is perfect after a treatment (it includes a jacuzzi inside).

Aquaventure Waterpark: The weather was a bit chilly on the days we were there, otherwise the waterparks looked SO exciting! Next time for sure!

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The weather in Dubai this time around was a-m-a-z-i-n-g, which is why I'm in an orange knit sweater & pleated skirt. This took place at the Atlantis's beach side restaurant area. You can shop a similar look below: 

Honestly, the Atlantis Palm Hotel Dubai is one of the most extravagant family resorts I've been to. My mother and I absolutely loved spending time at the resort, and even after a few days, we were not able to finish nearly half of the things to do. If you are considering visiting Dubai sometime soon whether with friends, as a couple, or with your family, this is definitely a treasure of the city that is not to be missed. 

I remember the first time I came to Dubai in 2014, I felt so claustrophobic in the middle of the cities enormous skyscrapers and highway systems. After this visit (which was much longer than the previous 48 hour trip I took), I'm really glad to have seen a completely different side of what the city has to offer, and I definitely appreciate all the facets of Dubai in its metropolitan, desert and coastal features. 

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Much love,