What is not to love about Atlantis The Palm hotel in Dubai? Its prime location at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah treats guests (except those staying at the underwater suites) to daily scenic vistas of the ocean and the palm-shaped island stretching out into the Persian Gulf.
An eye-catching design reflecting the myth of the Lost City of Atlantis adds character to the hotel. At the same time, rooms feature big open spaces, Arabian & Oceanic themed décor, and chic en-suite amenities like walk-in/rain showers, jetted bathtubs, etc. To top it all up, guests of the hotel do not have to go very far to come across dining facilities and activities to indulge in during their stay.
The only disappointment regarding Atlantis the Palm is that the resort eeps it very tight-lipped regarding how much a stay typically costs. However, after some in-depth research, we were able to come up with some figures.
So, how much are rooms at Atlantis Dubai? Well, this depends on the type of accommodation that you choose. The cost of staying at the guest rooms ranges from AED 900 to AED 2,200 per night, whereas prices for suites average AED 2,200 on the low side and AED 4,000 on the high side. On the other hand, signature suites are quite expensive. Prices start at over AED 11,000 a night, with the Royal Bridge Suite costing as much as AED 56,000 (sometimes rising to over AED 100,000) per night.
Read on to discover what the rooms are like, how much they cost, and what your budget can afford for a stay at this luxurious resort.
How Much are Rooms at Atlantis Dubai?
One of the reasons why it is hard to pinpoint the actual cost of staying at Atlantis The Palm is because the hotel does not have year-round fixed room prices. The cost of staying at the hotel changes with high peak tourism months (November through April) and popular holiday months like December fetching the highest prices. During these times, you can expect to pay at least AED 2,000 for guest rooms, AED 4,000 for suites, and between AED 11,000 to over AED 50,000 a night for the signature suites.
The cheapest time to stay at the hotel is during Dubai’s hottest months of June to August and off-peak tourism months, which extend from late April to October. You can save as much as 40% to 50% on accommodation during these months. Guest rooms charge under AED 900, suites are available at under AED 3,000, with the most expensive signature suite – the Royal Bridge Suite lowering prices down to around AED 40,000 a night.
What Rooms are on Offer?
There are 1,539 rooms at Atlantis the Palm, spread over 7 signature suites, 158 standard suites, and 328 imperial clubrooms. The various room options bring something different to the table, with some offering spacious comfort, others luxurious living, and a few going all out on elegance and grandeur. Below we will be looking at the different types of rooms available plus their features and costs.
Guest Rooms – Perfect for Budget Travelers
Guest rooms are the least flashy and most affordable of the Atlantis Palm rooms, but they are in no way mediocre. With these rooms, guests can enjoy a comfortable living space of 45-47 sq meters with the inclusion of a French-style balcony and large bathroom with shower and separate bathtub.
The generous size of the room is big enough to fit 1 king bed or 2 queen beds, making it an ideal option for both couples and families. The rooms also have connecting doors that allow those traveling in a large group or family to stay close together.
The highlight of the guest rooms is the view. The rooms offer the hotel’s most breath-taking panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the palm-part of the Jumeirah Islands. Based on the scenic view provided, the guest rooms come in 2 options of:
#1. Palm View Rooms
A stay at a Palm View guest room includes the amazing experience of getting soothed to sleep by sights of Dubai’s glittering skyline and waking up to a partial or full view of the palm island. You also get to choose between a Palm King and Queen Room with a king room offering enough space for two adults and a child or three adults. For the palm queen room, occupancy stands at two adults and two children or three adults and a child.
As far as prices go, you can expect to pay around AED 1,455 room only, AED 1,695 bed & breakfast, and AED 1,955 on half-board for a Palm King Room. During low hotel rates, the prices can look something like AED 914 room only, AED 1,075 bed & breakfast, and AED 1,315 on half-board.
The Palm Queen Room is a little costlier featuring prices of AED 1,660 room only, AED 1,900 bed & breakfast, and AED 2,160 half-board on the high side and AED 999 room only, AED 1,175 bed &breakfast, and AED 1,415 half-board on the low side.
#2. Ocean View Rooms
Oceanview guest rooms are a carbon copy of the palm view rooms ranging from the décor and room set up, to the occupancy capacity and types included (i.e., king and queen rooms). The only difference is that the ocean view rooms overlook the Arabian Sea offering partial or full views of the glistening water.
Prices are also quite similar to Ocean King Rooms charging around AED 1,400 room-only, AED 1,640 bed & breakfast, and AED 1,900 half-board during high peak seasons and AED 876 advance purchase offer, AED 1,030 room only, and AED 1,270 bed & breakfast at off-peak seasons.
With the Ocean Queen Room, costs are AED 1,560 room-only, AED 1,800 bed & breakfast, and AED 2,060 half-board, or AED 956 room only, AED 1,125 bed & breakfast, and AED 1,365 half-board.
Guest Room Amenities: The list of amenities for all guest rooms include an iron, hairdryer, mini bar, 24-hour room service, internet access with Wi-Fi connectivity, and TV with the option of satellite or cable.
Imperial Club Rooms – Provide Extra Comfort and a host of Privileges
If you are looking to enjoy a little bit of luxury, you can upgrade your stay to an Imperial Club Room, which comes with free daily access to the high-end Imperial Club Lounge. The lounge remains open all day serving guests complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea with snacks, and evening cocktails and canapés.
At full capacity, the lounge can seat 128 people on an outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean and 359 people within the club lounge area. It is believed that a stay at the imperial club rooms saves guests roughly AED 3,000 a day on meals and exclusive perks, one of which is complimentary luxury airport transfers.
Imperial Club Room Setup: Imperial club rooms have the same set up as guest rooms with the living space allowing for a single king bed or two queen beds. A balcony plus bathroom with separate shower and bath make up the rest of the room.
Included Amenities: Air conditioning, hairdryer, iron, internet access, mini-bar, pillow menu, satellite TV, and in-room safe.
Imperial club rooms also come in king and queen options. At the most, Imperial Club King and Queen Rooms go for prices of AED 2,015 room-only. On the affordable end, room prices can include AED 1,403 room only, AED 1,650 bed & breakfast, and AED 1,828 half-board.
Suites/Club Suites – A Nice way to Add a Touch of Luxury to your Stay
If you are going to stay in a luxury 5-star hotel, why not get the most out of your money? The suites at the Atlantis Palm are huge, extra comfy, tastefully decorated, and best of all, allow you to enjoy the luxuries of the hotel without spending too much.
The suites are also referred to as Club Suites since they come with access to the imperial club lounge. Other bonuses of staying at the suites include VIP treatment during check-in & check-out, return airport transfers, exclusive cabana rates at the pool, beach, & Aquaventure, daily newspaper delivery, and getting priority for resort restaurant reservations.
For suites, room options include:
#1. Terrace Suite
At 94 sq m, the terrace suite is double the size of the guest rooms. The suite features the same ocean-themed contemporary design of the guest rooms but with an additional living room area and extra huge bathroom with oversized freestanding tub, walk-in shower, and double bathroom vanities. Terrace suite guests also get to enjoy an expansive terrace (overlooking the ocean, Palm Island, or Dubai Skyline) with both a dining table setting and sun loungers.
With enough space to fit 1 super king-size bed with the possibility of adding an extra bed in the living room, the terrace suite can house two adults and two children or three adults. The hotel also offers 2-bedroom terrace suites, which include an extra queen bedroom that increases occupancy to six.
With the Terrace Club Suite, early booking can get you a deal of around AED 2,240 room-only compared to a regular cost of AED 2,780 room-only. On a bed & breakfast package, the cost can be around AED 1,904 with half-board charging around AED 2,329 during low-cost times. The cost of staying at the 2-bedroom terrace suite option can range from AED 2,800 to a little over 3,700 depending on the boarding option.
Included Amenities: Hairdryer, air conditioning, mini-bar, 24-hour room service, pillow menu, cloakroom, in-room safe, living room area, and his & hers bathroom vanities.
#2. Executive Suite
Even more spacious than the terrace suite, the Executive Club Suite is 101 sq m big. The extra space serves as an additional room with spacious living and dining areas plus a kitchenette and separate working space. The room also has a spacious terrace perfect for soaking in the sun or taking in of the surrounding Dubai skyline and sea views.
For the bathroom, executive suite guests enjoy free-flowing space with a standalone oval soaking tub, walk-in shower, and two vanity sinks.
The executive suite still falls within the affordable range of the hotel rooms with the standard pricing going for AED 3,175 room only and discount prices coming in at AED 2,095 room only, AED 2,465 bed & breakfast, and AED 2,520 half-board.
The 2-bedroom executive suites start at AED 2,900 and can cost well over AED 3,000 on room only and half-board basis.
Included Amenities: Hairdryer, iron, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, pillow menu, 24-hour room service, in-room safe, cloakroom, sitting area, and internet access.
#3. Regal Suite
The largest of the Atlantis Palm suites, the Regal Club Suite is a home away from home. The palatial style 164 sq m suite is adorned with sleek, charming décor and comprises of 3 massive rooms (living room, bedroom, and bathroom) with doors separating the areas.
The plush living room is super large with a separate sitting area, workspace, and dining area that sits six. The master bedroom fits 1 king bed, but an extra bed can set up on request at surcharge fees. When looking to unwind, you can relax in the bedroom’s very own majilis lounge or lie down at the balcony’s sun loungers.
For the bathroom, you get exquisite warm tone furnishings in a massive space containing marble floors, free-standing bathtub, generous sized double vanities, and chaise lounge.
Despite the very lavish style of the regal suite, it is not out-of-reach for the average guest. On the low spectrum, the regal suite charges around AED 2,478 room only and 2,915 half-board. With a 2-bedroom regal suite, you can expect to pay an upward of AED 2,900 to about AED 4,000.
Included Amenities: Iron, hairdryer, air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar, sitting area, internet access, sitting area, and 24-hour room service.
Signature Suites – Enjoy the Height of Luxury Living and Private Indulgence
Hotel living does not get any better than the Atlantis Palm’s signature suites. Whether you are after some relaxation, a taste of living in opulence, or a unique experience, your wildest expectations will fade in comparison to what the hotel’s signature suites have in store.
Available in four different types, signature suites come with all the amenities and privileges of the suite rooms plus a private butler, complimentary dolphin encounter, and complimentary interconnecting guest rooms. Each signature suite is different from the next, but they all offer refined elegance and dedicated service to the whims of the guest.
#1. Presidential Suite
The thing that makes the 220 sq m Presidential suite different from the rest is that it doubles up as a business suite and the perfect family holiday lair thanks to the inclusion of a formal style lounge and grand master bedroom. The lounge provides a lavish 8-person dining area, sitting area, and separate spacious office area while the bedroom features elegant golden décor, decadent bedding, and an oversized pure marble Jacuzzi.
An adjoining complimentary room with en-suite bathroom is also part of the package, plus a large balcony with beachfront and palm views.
This suite’s price range starts from as low as AED 8,000 to an up of AED 12,300 during high hotel rates.
#2. Underwater Suite
For those up for something different from the norm, the Atlantis Palm Underwater suites are a perfect fit. Available in the options of Neptune and Poseidon suites, the underwater suites stretch over 165 sq m.
Both suites have a similar setting offering a tranquil bedroom, en-suite bathroom with marble Jacuzzi, and two lounges accessed via a private elevator. The lounges feature a dining area plus sitting space with TV while the bedroom has enough space to fit 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. Atlantis the Palm, Dubail also throws in a second complementary bedroom with an additional bed when you book the underwater suite. Therefore, this brings the capacity for this option to 3 adults and a child or two adults and two children.
The signature part of the underwater suite is that it treats its guests to views of the Ambassador Lagoon. The whole space from the bedroom to the bathroom and lounge feature floor to ceiling windows looking directly onto the underwater aquarium.
Cost of staying at the Neptune/Poseidon Underwater Suites starts from AED 12,500 and extends to over AED 16,000 for room only basis, with the inclusion of meals costing AED 13,800 to AED 18,000 or more.
#3. Grand Atlantis Suite
The Grand Atlantis Suite goes for a royal vibe, even including gold undertones and regal furnishings in its décor. The 429 sq m enclosure of the suite is one of pure elegance and grand offerings, including five balconies and a sun terrace, a palatial lounge, several sitting areas, and a private dining room.
Sleeping quarters include two luxurious master bedrooms, each with his & hers bathrooms, oversized tubs overlooking the island and sea, and chaise chairs set by the window for the perfect outdoor views. It also features a third interconnecting room with 2 queen size beds and a tastefully decorated en-suite bathroom.
Typically, a grand Atlantis suite costs around AED24,095 room only with best room rates available at AED 26,680 stay per room. On the affordable end of things, the suite can go for AED 20,210 room-only or best prices of AED 22,390 for a stay per room.
#4. Royal Bridge Suite
Built over a jaw-dropping space of 924 sq m, the Royal Bridge Suite is Dubai’s most exclusive suite and comes with a price to match. Even at its lowest rate, the royal bridge suite charges well over AED 40,000 a night, with the suite’s cost rising to over AED 100,000 at high demand times. Although ridiculously high, the price is well worth it, considering everything you get.
The plush modern design of the suite compliments the décor of gold tones and high ceilings. Capable of housing six adults and three children, the suite offers 3 bedrooms which include a master, king, and smaller bedroom. The first 2 bedrooms feature separate his and hers bathrooms with the third bedroom featuring double queen beds and en-suite bathroom.
Other over-the-top additions of the suite include a spacious lounge with a separate 16-seat capacity dining area and a formally set reception area, private library, game’s room, massage room, and stunning balconies for each room. The terraces support alfresco dining and living and provide 360-degree unmatched views of the island and sea.
Are There Special Rates?
Although Atlantis The Palm is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, it prides itself on being all-inclusive. In the spirit of opening its doors to people of all budgets, the hotel has a slew of special offers on board that see guests save big. For example, if you book 5 nights or more on half-board, kids dine free throughout your stay.
Below are more of the fantastic offers featured at the hotel.
- Atlantis Members get 10% off their overall stay. Anyone can register to become a member through the hotel’s website.
- Booking through MasterCard earns guests a 25% discount on rooms
- UAE residents get 15% off on stays
- Super Summer Half Board Offer sees guest enjoy up to 25% discount on breakfast, lunch, and supper
- An Advance Purchase Offer enables guests who book and pay at least 14 days in advance enjoy a 15% cut on their stay
- Using an American Express card to book for rooms comes with a host of goodies including 25% off imperial club rooms, suites, and signature suite and 20% cut on check-out costs. One also gets 20% off meals at some of the resort’s best restaurants (Bread Street Kitchen, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Seafire Steakhouse, among others).
You should know that some of the offers are available all year-round (e.g., advance purchase offer) while others occasionally. Visit the hotel’s website and click on ‘SPECIAL OFFERS’ to see what is available at the time of your booking.
What are the Check-in and Check-out Times at Atlantis The Palm?
If you are thinking of arriving early at Atlantis Dubai, you may want to reconsider. You can check-in at the hotel starting from 3 pm, whereas the check-out time is at noon. Early check-in is permitted (at an extra cost), but guests have to request at the time of booking. Even then, the privilege is subject to availability with Atlantis members getting priority.
In case your schedule is inflexible, you can hang out around the resort from as early as 10 am before checking in. Upon arriving, the reception desk will help put your luggage into storage and set you up with a temporary identification card that will give you access to the resort’s swimming pool area, private beach, Aquaventure Park, and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Extra Check-out Costs
It is not unusual for a hotel to tuck on additional charges onto their guests’ bills during checkout. Some hotels include the hidden fees to meet their state’s tax laws, and others do it to recover a bit of the loss incurred from lower hotel room rates, while a few hotels choke the fees down to guests making use of resort amenities. The extra charges can also go into covering the cost of the little luxuries (scented soaps, shampoo, hairdryer, etc.) you enjoy during your stay.
Atlantis The Palm has its list of checkout costs separate from stay costs. They include:
- 10% service charge for all room rates
- 3.5% Dubai Municipality Fee
- 5% Value Added Tax
- Tourism fee of AED 20 per room per night
Whether you are looking to go on the perfect summer holiday, a romantic getaway, a weekend staycation, or family vacation in Dubai, Atlantis The Palm fits the bill. With the range of rooms available at varying price points, everyone can find what they need at the resort. And, the best part is that Atlantis the Palm is a destination in its own right. Therefore, you can stay your entire vacation there without going anywhere else thanks to the many attractions the resort has to offer.