A day at Atlantis, The Palm

If I say Dubai and the Palm, it is highly likely that you picture the Atlantis. This majestic hotel stands tall at the end of the man-made island, and is quite a sight as you approach it on the island Monorail. Atlantis, the Palm opened in 2008, and boasts magnificent views of the Dubai Skyline, shops and restaurants, and Aquarium in the style of the Lost World of Atlantis, and most importantly – the Aquaventure Water Park!

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

We booked our tickets just the evening before, and headed straight out the next morning – GoPro in hand! Our tickets included the Lost Chambers Aquarium in addition to the water park, and at the end of the day we had dinner in one of the hotel restaurants, followed by a Bellini (or two) at Nobu.

Atlantis Aquaventure

Getting that GoPro is still my favourite purchase of 2015, and bringing it on the rides was hilarious! We had so much fun with it, and ended up with some great photos!

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

Our favourite part of the Aquaventure was definitely the Lazy River – if you can even call it that! Around every bend there was a rapid or a flat escalator taking us to another level, and the whole thing was a proper maze. I don’t think we ever made it all the way around, but we had so much fun either way! The photo above is from the ‘Lazy’ River, if you can believe it!

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

More Lazy River photos, all though in all fairness – they call it the The Rapids, which is far more appropriate for it.

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

We also spend some time on the hotel beach, swimming and playing around in the water – and also trying to get some good shots of the Dubai Skyline and the Burj Al-Arab in the background. I’ll save those photos for another day, if you’re lucky.

Atlantis Aquaventure slide

All in all, we had an amazing day playing around the Atlantis Aquaventure, and it is something I would recommend to any visitor of Dubai! Atlantis Aquaventure slide

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  • I love this place. Been a few times now. Specially love the slide that go through the aquariums

    Leonie β™₯ Lo On The Go

    • Ah, I’m jealous! I absolutely loved it, but only had one day to spend there, unfortunately! Do you mean the really steep one or the one on tubes? I chickened out on the drop, haha – but LOVED the tube one, and the rapids πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting, Leonie πŸ™‚

      • At least you got to do it, that the main thing. I chickened out on the steep one the first time but made myself do it this time round. So quick though, you dont get to see ats much as the tube one. x

        • True! I’m such a sissy when it comes to scary rides, but I usually love anything with water! πŸ™‚ x

  • This looks like so much fun! And what great photos!

    • Really captures the mood of your day SO MUCH FUN!

      • We had such a great time, I’m glad you can tell πŸ™‚ Thanks again, Sarah!

    • Thank you, Sarah! It really was such a great day!

  • Alli Smith

    That looks like so much fun! I’m sitting her shivering in the cold and wishing I was there.

    • I am currently in freezing Norway and I’m wishing the same! Can’t wait to go back one day.. πŸ™‚

  • I would love to take the kids here on our next vacation! We are supposed to be getting more snow today but I would rather be packing my bags and headed here that’s for darn sure. I could use a fruity beverage pool side to warm me up!

    • I’m sure they would love it! There were loads of kids running around and playing in the water πŸ™‚ I would sure rather be there too! πŸ™‚

  • This is so awesome! I know a lot of people who have gone there, but now I want to go! <3

    • It is such a fun place to spend a day (or 5, haha)! If you go, you’ll have to let me know – I’d meet you there!

  • I love the pictures you captured. That’s a great camera! It looks like you had a lot of fun at that resort. I’d love to visit!

    • Thank you, Jenn! I used my GoPro, and I’m so happy with it πŸ™‚ I loved that we could bring it on the slides as well – made my day!

  • That place looks like so much fun! There is an Atlantis resort in the Bahamas too and we walked around there when our cruise stopped. It is beautiful!

    • I never went to the Bahamas one when I went on the Disney Cruise, but I wish I did! It’s the original, and I’ve always dreamt of staying there! πŸ™‚

  • This is so cool! Those rides seem super exciting. I would definitely have to go on “The Rapids.”

    • The Rapids was the best ride, in my opinion! Nothing like your regular lazy river, haha πŸ™‚

  • I have actually never heard of something like Atlantis being in Dubai. Looks like it would be a really fun time.

    • The original is in the Bahamas πŸ™‚ It was so much fun!

  • Travel Blogger

    This looks so awesome! I think this would be great for our next family vacation.

    • It’s definitely one to put on your list! πŸ™‚

  • This looks like so much fun. I got Babe a Go Pro at least five years ago. Now I need to get one of my own, so I can capture my own footage. Great pictures.

    • It really was, and I LOVED bringing my GoPro! πŸ™‚ I loved that they let you use it on rides, not all waterparks do πŸ™‚

  • Michelle F.

    Those are some fun pictures. It is awesome that you got to capture it all. I went once and it was so beautiful.

    • I’m so happy with the photos, I only wish I had noticed the drop of water on the lens, haha πŸ™‚

  • WendyK

    Love waterparks! This one look fantastic! Would love to get there one of these days.

    • I’m the same, absolutely love them! The Atlantis has to be one of my favourites!

  • omg this looks like so much fun!!! i’m definitely adding this to the travel wish list!

    • You should, it was such an amazing time! So much fun! πŸ™‚

  • Miles Basilio

    I would love to visit this place. I could see through your photos the fun and excitement you experienced.

    • We were so excited, I’m glad that shines through πŸ™‚

  • Oh wow!! This hotel looks amazing!! I have always wanted to go the Atlantis and I also love your water park pics!! So fun!!

    • It really was! It’s been on my bucket list for so long to stay at the one in the Bahamas, but this was near good enough πŸ˜€ LOVED the waterpark!

  • I’m jealous! That resort looks amazing! We’ve been to quite a few resorts, but this one looks really fun!

    • It really was! I’ve been to several as well, but never one with a waterpark and an Aquarium! πŸ™‚

  • Christy Hoov

    Woah! This is a lot of fun! I do love slide, I wanna try it with my friends.

    • I’m sure you’d all love it! πŸ™‚

  • April Decheine

    I have never been there, looks like a fabulous time! The water and the slide looks so fun!

    • It was so much fun, and time flew by so fast! πŸ™‚

  • Face Natural

    I’ve never been to that part of the world but it looks like an amazing place to visit.

    • I absolutely fell in love with Dubai, and can’t wait to visit again! πŸ™‚

  • That water park looks amazing…and those selfies are classic!!! lol!

    • Haha, I love my mini selfie stick and GoPro! Thank you! πŸ˜€

  • polarbelle

    It’s so beautiful there!! Dubai is one place I’d love to see but can’t imagine ever getting the chance to go.

    • You never know! All of a sudden you’ll be on that plane πŸ™‚ I never thought I’d end up going to the Philippines either, but all of a sudden a prolonged lay-over made it happen! πŸ™‚