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There is No Time like Summertime in Atlantis, The Palm!




The summer holidays are almost upon us. That means taking the little ones away to a kid-friendly holiday destination with plenty of summertime activities to keep them busy and thoroughly entertained.

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your child happy and smiling, and we have just the perfect place for your little ones to have the best summer vacation of their lives!

A host of opportunities are waiting to be discovered at Atlantis, The Palm where summer means happy faces, wonderful memories and unique indoor and outdoor activities; there is something for everyone! Come along with your energetic brood and discover your favorite things to do in Atlantis Dubai this summer.

Ultimate Summer Fun Activities for Kids and Teens at Atlantis, The Palm

Nothing can beat the summer heat in Dubai more than a trip to Atlantis Waterpark, which has the best of thrilling water aspects and attractions to keep the little ones happy.

The best water park in Dubai and the only place in the country where visitors of all ages can have unlimited splashing fun while trying more than a dozen world-record shattering waterslides and unique water aspects. All the waterslides and rides at this multi-award winning water playground are extremely thrilling but there is one that tops the list of best Aquaventure Waterpark attractions – The Leap of Faith in The Tower of Neptune has been drawing nearly 600,000 guests every single year and will certainly have you screaming at the top of your lungs!

If you are looking for the coolest hangout spot for the little adventurers and thrill seekers at Aquaventure Waterpark, the newly opened Splashers Island is just perfect! Specially designed for kids, the water playground offers 14 fun slides, wild water games, three massive tipping buckets, cool climbing frames and countless water sprays to last the summer!

Explore the Hidden Gem at Sea Lion Point

Head on over to Sea Lion Point for a close interaction with the sea lions in their unique indoor habitat where you can enjoy a cuddle or play with any one of them. You and your kids can meet and greet our charming friends with our popular Sea Lion Discovery Interaction, learn interesting facts about them through our qualified Marine Mammal Specialists and take a selfie with Sea Lion Photo Fun to make your memories last forever!

Get Behind The Scenes of Dolphin Bay and The Lost Chambers Aquarium

For the curious kids who love to explore their surroundings, there is plenty to discover at Dolphin Bay and the Lost Chambers Aquarium in Atlantis Dubai. They can get behind the scenes of Dolphin Bay to meet the playful creatures and learn a lot about their lives by engaging with our team of Marine Mammal Specialists.

And if your little ones are willing to go beyond the environs of Dolphin Bay, you can take them to the exquisite Lost Chambers Aquarium and give them a sneak-peek of how the fish keepers take care of the marine life day in and day out with a behind-the-scenes Fish Tales Tour. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to a diverse and colourful mix of marine life that are showcased to nearly 3,000 visitors every single week through 21 one-of-a-kind exhibits through mazes and tunnels. The private guided tour of the Ambassador Lagoon by Atlantis’ Marine Educators will totally immerse you in the fascinating underwater world of the biggest open-air aquarium in the Middle East and Africa while unravelling the myths and educating you on the marine life of the ancient lost city of Atlantis.

Experience the Ultimate Snorkel and Aquatrek by Night

Come fin to fin with the myriad of marine creatures as you snorkel in fascinating Ambassador Lagoon, which is home to 65,000 marine animals including rays, sharks, wrasse, cobia and many more unique animals. Kids as young as eight years can easily participate in this unique marine experience regardless of their swimming abilities.

If your kids are the adventurous type, it may be a good idea to try Aquatrek by night. Packed with thrill and excitement, this unique experience will amaze them as they walk underwater by donning a diving helmet and explore the surrounding marine life in the dark with the help of an underwater torch. This thrilling 30-minute underwater experience is one not be missed in Atlantis, and can be enjoyed by kids aged 8 years and above.

Atlantis Kids Club – the Hub of Dubai’s Best Summer Camps

For kids, a summer in Dubai wouldn’t be complete without a summer camp session at Atlantis, The Palm. Atlantis Kids Club combines the best of indoor & outdoor activities with five spectacular summer camps for kids and teens this season, including a variety of arts-and-crafts to keep them active entertained and engages, both physically and mentally. The tiny tots can take part in themed activities and games in the 5-day Summer Adventure camp, while the sporty bunch can book into Young Athletes camp for a fun-filled week of indoor and outdoor activities. To book call +971 4 426 1387 or email Kids Club.

The hard to please teens will be thoroughly entertained at the Teen Xtreme camp’s non-stop action, thrills and excitement; Aquamania’s one-of-a-kind marine adventures involving all things water are great for slightly older kids; and Junior MasterChef camp’s fun programmes that span across the culinary world of Atlantis are perfect for kids of all ages. To book call +971 4 426 1387 or email us.
Our endless list of exciting activities will make any kid a happy camper at Kids Club.

Here are some interesting facts about Atlantis Kid’s Club just so you can know more about it before your visit this summer.

While the kids are enjoying energy-busting activities at the Kids Club, parents looking for some privacy can dine out at any of our signature restaurants, unwind while enjoying beautiful views of the tropical landscapes from under a private cabana at the Aquaventure Beach, be pampered with the most relaxing couples spa treatment in the luxury of the Royal Spa Suite at ShuiQi Spa.


Grand Hyatt Athens Opens in Greek Capital




Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Grand Hyatt Athens, marking the first Hyatt hotel in the Greek capital and the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Greece. The luxury property is located on Syngrou Avenue next to the Onassis Cultural Centre and combines dramatic architecture with innovative design, easily accessible to historic sites and best-in-class restaurants.

The vibrant city of Athens offers countless activities for all types of visitors. At the same time, it is also known as the historic capital of Europe – an ancient city with rich culture, iconic sites and attractions.

“Athens is fast becoming the destination of choice where ancient history sits alongside modern coffee shops and rooftop bars,” said Nikos Trikourakis, general manager of Grand Hyatt Athens. “Our hotel will offer guests who seek first-class hospitality unforgettable experiences and a luxurious place to stay.”

Celebrating iconic Greek culture, the 309-room hotel incorporates curated art reminiscent of ancient Athens. Alongside original pieces from the Museum of Cycladic Art, the hotel also showcases a glamorous lobby with an extraordinary art installation called The Coin, which is made from replicated, ancient Athenian coins representing the Greek economic supremacy in the fifth century BC. The property’s rooftop also offers the spectacular Penthouse Restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool with impressive views of the Acropolis.

Grand Hyatt is situated within walking distance of the beautiful old town of Plaka and the infamous Acropolis site, while golf courses, the passenger port terminal of Piraeus and the golden beaches of the Athens southern suburbs are just a short car ride away.

The hotel will be managed by Kokari Limited and has been developed by the international real estate investment companies Henderson Park and Hines. It will be the second Hyatt property in Greece, joining Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki.


Designed with bold and vibrant features, the hotel has 309 beautifully decorated guestrooms, 38 of which are suites, including the Presidential Suite, Royal Suite and four Grand Executive Suites with terraces. The rooms feature spectacular views of either the Acropolis, the cityscape or the inner landscaped garden, and offer a spacious and luxurious stay. Additionally, suite and club room guests have exclusive access to the Grand Club Lounge, which provides lavish surroundings, personal concierge services and culinary highlights throughout the day.


The impressive rooftop restaurant is set on the hotel’s top floor overlooking the brightly lit Acropolis neighborhood of Athens through transparent glass surfaces and offers guests the extraordinary experience of fresh, seasonally-inspired Mediterranean cuisine. For a more relaxed environment, guests can also dine in the Aphrodite lobby lounge & bar, a modern and comfortable lounge-style restaurant offering patisserie selections, salads and deluxe sandwiches.

Wellbeing and Fitness

Grand Hyatt Athens has a stunning rooftop outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The wellness center features four private treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, relaxation lounges, a sauna and a Turkish bath, known as a Hammam (to open in early 2019) – offering a destination of serene luxury and relaxation.

Meetings and Events

Grand Hyatt Athens offers the perfect venue for every type of event with almost 21,500 square feet of flexible event space and seven flexible multi-functional meeting spaces accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Conference facilities are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology paired with dedicated personal assistance at all times to ensure that events and meetings run smoothly.

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Ultimate Eid Getaway at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh




This Eid escape the ordinary to the clear blue skies, turquoise waters and golden sands at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, a haven of tranquillity in the heart of lush gardens and among authentic architectural style.

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is the ideal choice for a perfect Eid escape or summer getaway this season. Guests can choose to do as much or as little as they like, from an adventurous dive in the marine life that thrives just beyond the Resort’s shoreline to a friendly tennis match on the Resort courts or simply relaxing on a beautiful beach with an amazing location by the Red Sea, or enjoying ancient-inspired spa treatments.

The Resort is second to none when contemplating an unforgettable retreat with family or loved ones. For this special occasion, the culinary team has prepared their finest creations across the Resort’s various dining venues, offering different themed nights from the best of Italian cuisine at Il Frantoio restaurant to oriental specialities at Arabesque restaurant, Reef Grill‘s Land and Sea Market, Waha’s specialities by the pool, in addition to live entertainment and creative cocktails at Nafoura Lounge. It is going to be difficult to make just one choice this Eid!

Younger guests are invited on August 23, 2018 to a fun-filled Eid family party.  The Kids for all Seasons Club has prepared themed activities for children throughout Eid celebrations including hand puppets, fun beach games, Red Sea shells collection, water polo, movie nights, swimming races, Eid card making and much more entertainment during the day.

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Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Resort On Lake Como, Italy




Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it has taken over management of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, an existing resort on Lake Como, Italy. The property will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment of facilities. This will be Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in western Europe and will complement the Group’s Milan hotel.

Located on the shores of Lake Como, and surrounded by lush botanic parkland, the resort is a landmark of historic importance, comprising 76 spacious rooms and suites housed in nine villas, dating from the 19th Century. Two of the villas will be bookable in their entirety giving guests their own private retreat. Almost all accommodation has lake views that can be enjoyed from either a balcony or terrace. The resort features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor floating pool on the lake. There is also a variety of social and meeting facilities in the resort’s grounds.

“We are delighted to be extending the Mandarin Oriental brand to the shores of Lake Como which has long been a destination of choice for luxury travellers. We look forward to bringing the Group’s exemplary service to the resort and to working with our partners to create one of Italy’s most exclusive properties,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

Lake Como has been a popular travel destination for centuries, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful resort areas in northern Italy. The lake is surrounded by villas, gardens and villages and offers visitors a wealth of scenic views, hiking trails, boating and other water activities. It is easily accessed from Milan Malpensa airport.

CastaDiva Resort & Spa was acquired in 2017 by funds managed by Attestor Capital LLP.

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