Almost everyone has heard about the recently launched luxurious Atlantis hotel that rises towards the sky from the human-made island of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The ocean-and-aquatic themed resort is definitely impressive. Spread over 46 hectares of land, this massive hotel with a $1.5 billion development price tag houses 1 539 rooms and even has a water park. But that is not all; this beautiful hotel also has an 11 million liters marine habitat home to more than 65,000 marine animals. Here is a look at just what any marine lover can look forward to in this vast marine habitat. The hotel boasts of its own bottlenose dolphin population at the tropical Dolphin Bay, and guests can take part in various programs where they can interact and pet these lovely creatures.
Guests also can view the marine life in “The Lost Chambers,” a maze of underwater halls and tunnels under one of the lagoons. More than two hundred and fifty species can be seen in the open-air marine habitat, including sharks, eels, rays, piranhas, and numerous exotic fish species. Suites feature bedrooms and bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling views of the underwater world. A full-time team of over 165 marine specialists manages the resort’s eco-system, including vets, biologists, divers, laboratory managers, food technicians, mechanics, and curators.
With so much on offer, the guests will never want to leave this marine paradise.