Atlantis, the Palm was the first resort to open on Dubai's revolutionary island The Palm Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The underwater-themed resort based on the myth of Atlantis includes distinct Arabian elements and was opened on 24 September 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar PSJC.
The resort has two accommodation wings, also referred to as the Royal Towers, consisting of the East and West Tower, both linked together by the iconic Royal Bridge Suite. The resort's over 1,500 guestrooms and suites with private balconies and views over The Palm or the Persian Gulf allow guests to choose from a variety of accommodations. The Imperial Club has over 150 rooms and suites with exclusive services and a private club lounge and views of the Arabian Sea or The Palm and the Dubai skyline.The Royal Bridge Suite, spanning the Royal Towers, is situated 22 stories up. The two Underwater Suites are each three stories high with views directly into The Embassador Lagoon from both the master bedroom and the master bath, creating an illusion of being beneath the sea.
The Palm, on which Atlantis is situated, is one part of a trilogy including the larger Palm islands of Jabal Ali and Diera, which are still under construction.In April 2012, Istithmar acquired Kerzner's 50 percent stake in the property for US$250m. The property continues to be managed by Kerzner International Resorts.