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Dubai's newest luxury hotel, which looks like a stack of legos and where two-night stays start at $1,720, is set to open this month — take a look inside

The Atlantis Royal luxury resort in Dubai.
Cloud 22 overlooks the Arabian Gulf near Atlantis The Royal.Atlantis The Royal
  • Atlantis The Royal in Dubai is a new luxury resort where Beyoncé performed a private concert on January 21.

  • The resort opening February 10 has 795 rooms, suites, and penthouses featuring furnished balconies.

  • The resort also houses infinity pools, 17 bars and restaurants, a beach club, and the world's largest waterpark.

Atlantis The Royal in Dubai is a luxury resort that took center stage when Beyoncé gave a private performance on January 21.

Beyoncé performs on stage headlining the Grand Reveal of Dubai's newest luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal on January 21, 2023
Beyoncé performs at the grand reveal of Dubai's newest luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal on January 21, 2023.Mason Poole/Parkwood Media/Getty Images

Fortune and other outlets reported that the "Break My Soul" singer walked away with a $24 million paycheck for the exclusive performance at Atlantis The Royal.

The resort sits on Palm Jumeirah, a tree-shaped island recognized for its opulent hotels, apartments, and restaurants. The top-end suite will set you back $100,000 a night. The suite is where Beyoncé was reported to stay during the resort's reveal in January, according to CNBC.

 

 

 

 

 

The luxury resort is one of the most opulent in the glitzy city of Dubai, costing $1.4 billion to build.

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Atlantis The Royal

The Royal is the second Atlantis resort in Dubai. Its sister property, The Palm, opened in 2008.

It took 14 years before The Royal was ready to be unveiled to the public. Planning for the resort began back in 2008, but its construction was halted. In 2016 the UAE's sovereign wealth fund revived the project, Bloomberg reported. After more than a decade, the resort is now expected to officially open for bookings on February 10.

Guests are currently required to book for a minimum of two nights. According to the resort's website, prices start from $1,720 for a stay in the Royal Club King on February 10 to 13.

The Royal offers exclusivity: it's located on the largest privately-owned beachfront in Dubai, per Bloomberg.

The Atlantis Royal luxury resort in Dubai.
Atlantis The Royal

The Royal is located at the top of the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai's famed manmade islands built for luxury living. Other five-star resorts that can be found here include Rixos Hotel, Ritz-Carlton, and The Palace.

 

 

The resort houses 17 restaurants and bars, including eight helmed by celebrity chefs like José Andrés and Nobu Matsuhisa.

The Atlantis Royal luxury resort in Dubai.
A photo of Nobu by the Beach at Atlantis, The Royal resort in Dubai.Atlantis The Royal

A fact sheet shared by Kerzner, the co-developers of Atlantis The Royal, said well-known restaurants like Jaleo by José and Nobu by the Beach will be available for guests searching for fine dining.

Guests can also visit The Royal Tearoom for afternoon tea and taste a reimagined buffet at the Gastronomy.

 

 

Some 1.6 million square feet of marble was used in the construction of the resort.

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A bathroom at Atlantis The RoyalAtlantis The Royal

The resort was designed by architecture firm Kohn Pederson Fox Associates.

The resort is home to more than 90 swimming pools. One of its most stunning features is the infinity pool.

The Atlantis Royal luxury resort in Dubai.
Atlantis The Royal

The infinity pool is  295-feet long. It offers a panoramic view of the Palm Islands.

 

A private infinity pool can be found in several of the suites.

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Private swimming pool at Atlantis The Royal.Atlantis The Royal

The sky pool villa, for example, offers a view of the Arabian Sea or the Palm Islands. The villa also features a private patio with daybeds, futons, and dining areas.

The resort is equipped with a 53,820-square-foot, state-of-the-art wellness center. That's almost the size of a football field.

The Atlantis Royal luxury resort in Dubai.
Atlantis The Royal

The resort also features a traditional Hammam, or Turkish bath.

Treatments that use volcanic rock, crushed meteorite, or even gold can be tried out in one of the 15 rooms.

The Atlantis Royal is a sprawling resort with 795 guest rooms across 43 floors.

The Atlantis Royal luxury resort in Dubai.
The Sky Pool Villa bedroom at Atlantis The Royal.Atlantis The Royal

The rooms, suites, and signature penthouses span across three towers: Sunset Tower, Sunlight Tower, and Sunrise Tower.

There's also a 24-hour reception, concierge, and room service.

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One of the suite's bathrooms featured at Atlantis The Royal.Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis The Royal has eight accessible rooms throughout the resort, and some rooms have interconnecting family rooms for large parties.

Guests can enjoy a plethora of entertainment, including sipping on cocktails at the duplex cabana, Cloud 22.

The Atlantis Royal luxury resort in Dubai.
Cloud 22 overlooks the Arabian Gulf near Atlantis The Royal.Atlantis The Royal

Cloud 22 is a sky pool 22 stories in the air. It overlooks the Arabian Gulf. The sky pool will offer 15 private cabanas and VVIP cabanas, which each come with an additional private pool.

Other nightlife spots include Ling Ling, Elements, and Resonance.

 

A stay at the new resort allows guests complimentary access to Atlantis Aquaventure.

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An exterior photo of The Atlantis Royal in Dubai.Atlantis The Royal

Atlantis Aquaventure is the largest waterpark in the world, according to Kerzner International Ltd. The waterpark has 50 slides, 79 rides and attractions, a private beachfront, and other amenities.

Additionally, the resort also hosts water activities like scuba diving and underwater yoga.

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