Atlantis, The Palm is a one-of-a-kind destination resort. Calling it a hotel would be a massive understatement because of the plethora of activities and experiences you can enjoy there.
Whether you want to swim with dolphins, zip through water slides, or sip drinks on the beach during sunset, there is something for everyone at this entertainment hotspot.
We curated a list of the best things to do in Atlantis so that you can make the most out of your time in Dubai.
1. Explore The Lost Chambers Aquarium
The Lost Chambers Aquarium is a must-see if you visit Atlantis Dubai. You can wander the labyrinth of underground tunnels and 21 exhibits, which look out onto the 65,000 marine animals living in the Ambassador Lagoon.
If you’re fascinated by aquatic life, The Lost Chambers Aquarium is one of the best places to check out. The aquarium offers several programs where you can learn about different marine species, including their own AI aquarium experience, Ocean Tales.
- Adult day pass: AED 135
- Child (under 7): AED 95
Daily from 10 am – 9 pm
2. Dive with Fish in the Ambassador Lagoon
The Lost Chambers Aquarium offers many thrilling experiences beyond what you’d expect from a typical aquarium. You can go beyond watching fish through the glass and walk among them in the Aquatrek Xtreme experience.
In the Aquatrek Extreme experience, you will descend 10 meters to the bottom of the aquarium using a special oxygenated helmet. You can experience the thrill of walking among thousands of marine species, including sharks, rays, and vibrantly colored fish.
If you’re an experienced diver (and an adrenaline junkie), we recommend you try the Predator Dive. In this dive, you’ll get the thrilling chance to hand-feed up to 14 different species of sharks and rays.
The aquarium diving experiences are easily some of the most unique things you can do in Atlantis Dubai, especially during summer.
- AquaTrek Xtreme: AED 950/person
- Predator Dive: AED 2,855/person
Daily: 10 am – 9 pm
3. Practice Yoga at Lost Chambers Aquarium
You are offered here a Hatha yoga class where you have the unique opportunity to calm your mind as thousands of fish swim past you.
Starting your day with a yoga class set against the sublime serenity of the Ambassador Lagoon of the aquarium is one of the most relaxing activities you can do in Atlantis Dubai.
Don’t worry about having practiced yoga before because all levels of yoga experience are welcome to join.
Every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 am – 9 am
4. Make a Splash at Aquaventure Waterpark
Get your blood pumping at one of the largest waterparks in the world with 105 record-breaking slides and attractions. From group rides to body slides and adventure rivers, there are tons of rides that are sure to give you an adrenaline rush.
If you’re wondering if it’ll be fun for kids, Aquaventure has you covered there too! With a vast Splashers kids area, Aquaventure Waterpark could be one of the most exciting things you can do in Atlantis Dubai with your family.
The waterpark also offers a range of watersports which you can check out at the Watersports Beach Hut. Once you’re ready to wind down, you can bask in the sun on Aquaventure’s 1 km stretch of private beach.
- Adult Day Pass: AED 299
- Child Day Pass: AED 249
Daily from 9:30 am – 6 pm
TIP: You can get free access to the waterpark on your birthday!
5. Soar over Atlantis in a Helicopter
While it’s mesmerizing to explore a city by walking through its streets, there is something magical about watching it all from a distance.
Take a short 12-minute helicopter tour and soar over Dubai’s Palm island, the iconic Burj Khalifa, and Dubai’s coastline. For a more intimate experience, you can book a private tour.
From AED 681/person
Daily from 9 am – 5 pm (before sunset)
6. Relax and Refresh at WHITE Beach
Sipping cocktails on WHITE Beach is one of the most luxurious things you can do in Atlantis The Palm in Dubai. You can soak up the sun as you lounge next to the pools or indulge in a frenzy of flavors from the Mediterranean at the outdoor restaurant set on The Palm’s coastline.
If you’re looking for things to do in Atlantis Dubai on a budget, then we recommend you take full advantage of Daysies Ladies Day, where ladies get free-flowing drinks for only AED 200.
- Lounge from AED 200
- Sunbeds from AED 200
- Ocean-Front Cabana from AED 3000
Beach: Daily from 10 am – 8 pm
- Mondays to Thursdays: 12 pm – 10 pm
- Fridays to Sundays: 12 pm – 11 pm
Daysies Ladies Day: Tuesdays from 12 pm – 4 pm
7. Swim with Dolphins at Dolphin Bay
If you’re looking for things to do outdoors in Atlantis Dubai during winter, then a visit to Dolphin Bay would be perfect. Dolphin Bay at Atlantis, The Palm is one of the most highly developed dolphin habitats in the world.
Here, you get the chance to swim with dolphins through a range of activities ideal for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. You can meet the dolphins at the edge of a lagoon or take the plunge and swim with the friendly dolphins in the deep water program.
- Meet & Greet: AED 725/person
- Dolphin Dip & Play: AED 875/person
- Dolphin Swim & Explore: AED 1,125/person
Daily from 9:30 am – 6 pm
8. Pamper Yourself at AWAKEN Spa
Indulge in a luxurious spa experience at the award-winning AWAKEN Spa. You can choose from a variety of relaxing treatments like hydrating facials, massages, and rejuvenating skin treatments.
Alternatively, you could treat yourself and your partner to a romantic couple’s spa experience to celebrate a big occasion or to spend quality time together. It’s surely one of the best spas in Dubai.
- Facials from AED 655
- Massages from AED 680
- Couple’s Spa Experience from AED 1047
Daily from 9 am – 9 pm
9. Rediscover Fine Dining
Atlantis, The Palm is home to over eight celebrity chef restaurants, including Nobu, Hakkasan, and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. The fine dining scene here is a sensational culinary attraction you don’t want to miss.
The restaurants at Atlantis Dubai offer a variety of cuisines, from authentic Cantonese at Hakkasan to contemporary British at Bread Street Kitchen. With menus curated by MICHELIN-starred chefs, you’ll be enjoying a world-class dining experience.
- Top dishes: Sake, Cocktails, Cheesecake, Salmon
- Average cost for two persons: AED 460
- Hours: Daily from 6 pm – 1 am | Saturday Brunch: 12 pm – 3 pm
Bread Street Kitchen
- Top dishes: Fish and Chips, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lobster, Steak
- Average cost for two persons: AED 490
- Hours: Sundays to Fridays 12 pm – 12 am | Saturdays: 12:30 pm – 4 pm, 6 pm – 12 am
10. Play at Wavehouse
Wavehouse is an outstanding fun-packed entertainment hub. Here, you can bowl, test your gaming skills at the arcade, and catch a wave on the Surf’s Up wave rider.
All that excitement will surely have you hungry enough to dive into a juicy burger or a cheesy pizza at the restaurant. Once you’re refueled, sip on a cool drink or chill on the swinging seats on the terrace while enjoying the live music.
Don’t worry if you’re looking for kid-friendly things in Atlantis Dubai because Wavehouse has a free 5-level soft play area!
- Bowling: AED 420 per hour per lane
- Average meal for two: AED 440
Daily from 12 pm – 1 am
- Mondays to Fridays: 8 pm – 11:30 pm
- Saturdays and Sundays: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | 9 pm – 11 pm
Whether you’re a local in Dubai or staying at Atlantis, The Palm, this resort is an unmissable destination! With activities for every age, occasion, and season, it’s safe to say you will never be bored at Atlantis The Palm.
You can also check the best things to do in Palm Jumeirah on Property Finder for extra entertainment and fun.