ATLANTIS BUCKET LIST: TOP 7 FUN ACTIVITIES AND THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI
What’ on your holiday bucket list? We all may have thought about certain places to visit and things to do that they should be at the top of our holiday wish list. You haven’t enjoyed Dubai until you’ve checked off all the fun activities to tackle on our Atlantis bucket list.
With such surreal tropical landscapes; postcard-worthy stretches of luxurious private beaches; adrenaline-pumping marine & waterpark attractions; incredible family-friendly leisure activities and fun things to do; a range of unique luxury hotel room experiences; some of the leading award-winning signature restaurants; luxury shopping avenues; a nature-centred ultra-luxury spa and fitness centre; and the best water park in Dubai – our iconic 5-star Dubai hotel on The Palm and an all-inclusive luxury holiday destination in Dubai that has it all!
Take a look at our summer bucket list of top 7 fun activities and things to do in Atlantis, The Palm:
Discover a Magical World of Dolphins in Dubai at Dolphin Bay
Have you met our resident dolphins yet? Enter the fascinating world of one of our most intelligent residents at Dolphin Bay, which is the largest, most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the Middle East. Create memorable moments to cherish with a range of one-of-a-kind dolphin experiences on offer, from feeding and playing to scuba diving and swimming with dolphins in their incredible habitat.
An activity highly recommended for visitors and guests of all ages and swimming abilities, the Dolphin Encounter is your chance to meet, kiss and play with friendly dolphins. It includes an engaging 15-minute orientation session with a Marine Mammal Specialist, followed by a 30-minute shallow water dolphin encounter wherein you get plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn more about these incredible mammals.
An array of more adventurous underwater experiences are available for those looking to have some unique fun, such as the action-packed swimming programme, Royal Swim and the signature belly-ride in Dolphin Adventure.
Meet Our Adorable African Fur Seals at Sea Lion Point
Say hello to our adorable sea lions at Sea Lion Point, a lagoon specially designed to accommodate these sociable sea creatures. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet our playful ‘sea puppies’ and learn about these interesting mammals in a safe and relaxed environment.
Watch our sea lions perform some incredible aquatic stunts, enjoy meet-and-greet moments and close encounters with a sea lion indoors, and take home photos of your fun-filled day with these playful creatures in Sea Lion Photo Fun interaction. During the enjoyable Sea Lion Discovery interaction with our sea lions, you will also have plenty of chances to cuddle, kiss and play with them.
Enjoy Dubai Sightseeing from Above with A Helicopter Tour
Discover Dubai from a new vantage point of a helicopter in a private Helicopter Tour experience. Enjoy the stunning views of our iconic Atlantis resort, come eye-to-eye with world famous Dubai attractions and see the Palm Islands from a fresh perspective in this unique city tour/viewing experience. Choose from a 15-minute Fun Flight Tour to a sensational 60-minute Dubai sightseeing tour, to explore landmarks and attractions such as the amazing Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, The World Islands, Dubai Marina, Sheikh Zayed Road etc.
Pro Tip: Keep that camera handy, as you will have incredible photo opportunities (for that perfect Instagram shot) to share with friends and family.
Dine in at Any of Our Atlantis Restaurants in Dubai
Come and enjoy an array of delicious starters, signature mains and mouth-watering desserts with your family in a unique epicurean extravagance at any of our 23 restaurants in Dubai.
Savour authentic Lebanese delicacies with a modern touch at Ayamna Lebanese Restaurant; experience the harmony of flavours in Omakase Menu while enjoying Japanese fine dining at Nobu; Dine at Ossiano, the award-winning romantic restaurant in Dubai, and treat your senses to the most luxurious underwater dining experience while enjoying gorgeous views of The Ambassador Lagoon; relish a mouthful of the tastiest, most succulent Signature Atlantis beef in Dubai at Seafire Steakhouse; or tuck into Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington and a selection of British favourites with a warm Family Brunch at Bread Street kitchen.
What’s more! You can enjoy dining discounts of 25% off with your Mastercard this season at Atlantis.
Pro tip: Try the signature dish at Ayamna, Shrimp Kunafa – deep-fried marinated zaatar prawns wrapped in kunafa dough and served with saffron tahini sauce.
Experience Complete inner wellbeing and Pure Indulgence at ShuiQi Spa
Inner wellbeing and ultimate relaxation is part of everyday life in Atlantis and if you haven’t experienced it, you haven’t been to ShuiQi Spa. Our multi-award winning luxury spa is a haven for pure indulgence, offering a host of personalised body treatments and best massages in Dubaiwith a holistic wellness approach that combines complementary and alternative medicines. If you are pressed for time, you can buy ShuiQi Spa’s range of exclusive treatments and products from well-known international brands such as ESPA, Shiseido and Aromatherapy Associates and take your spa experience to your home.
ShuiQi is also highly lauded for its luxury spa treatments and packages exclusively tailored to gentlemen and couples, including luxurious spa treatments in the Pamper Me By ESPA package; Bastien Gonzalez Foot Refoundation, ShuiQi’s Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez (the popular French Podiatrist) that offers a collection of exclusive treatments for the feet, hands and nails.
Perform Underwater Yoga at The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Feel an overwhelming sense of joy as you do Yoga next to the largest open-air marine ecosystem with joyful abandon. Just as you are relaxing amidst your yoga sequence, take a moment to witness thousands of exotic marine animals in the aquarium, including, sharks, stingrays, jellyfish and more, swimming in the ancient ruins of the lost city of Atlantis.
End your yoga session with a Myth Tour. The tour is designed to give you a detailed underwater explorative experience, with a focus on the life of Atlanteans and daily interactive Aquatheater Shows that offer plenty of opportunities to witness scuba divers at work, feeding and taking care of the marine animals in the aquarium.
One of the most exciting attractions in Dubai, Aquaventure Waterpark offers exhilarating, heart-thumping thrills and spills on the record-breaking water slides in Dubai. Experience a full day of unlimited fun in 17 hectares of water playground with adrenaline-pumping rides and slides in the best water park in Dubai, designed especially for the entire family to enjoy! All our attractions here are centred around adventure and are aimed at bringing all water lovers together!
Aquaventure Waterpark can overwhelm you with an array of unique, not-to-be-missed water slides and extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids. Be catapulted into shark-infested lagoon in a 9-storey, near vertical water slide in Aquaventure’s scariest ride, The Leap of Faith; enjoy the wildest ride with the world’s largest waterslide, Aquaconda; glide down the world’s largest circumference waterslide, Zoomerango; wade into the shallow waters of Aquaventure Waterpark’s Shark Lagoon and meet our adorable Sting Rays and Cownose Rays; or enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hand-feeding these friendly creatures and take those memories home with you. There is so much to do in this fun water playground! See our water park offers to make the most of your summertime at Aquaventure!
No matter what time of the year it is, Atlantis is always buzzing with endless fun family activities and has lots of amazing deals to let you embrace the best the season has to offer.
Your summer holiday gets even better with our exclusive Mastercard® offer, which gives you 25% discount on all attractions and activities across Atlantis resort – including 25% off on stays in hotel rooms and suites, Aquaventure Waterpark, marine & waterpark experiences and more!
So what are you waiting for? Tick things off your summer bucket list at the best hotel on The Palm in Dubai while making memorable moments with your friends and family.