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Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

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During the May half-term break we went on holiday to Dubai.

Simon and I have been a couple of times in the past – 10 years ago, pre-kids and five years ago when Oscar was 11 months old. Both times we loved it. The hotels are luxurious, the shopping is amazing, the beaches are beautiful and at just over six hours, the flight isn’t too much of an ordeal. The only downside, and probably the reason we haven’t been in five years is that it can be quite expensive for flights and hotels.

However, on this occasion Simon managed to find us a great deal with Netflights staying at the Atlantis on the newish Palm Dubai, which since it opened in 2008 has been on my wish list of hotels to visit.

The deal we found was half board, with flights by Air France from Birmingham. We booked the flights and accommodation separately as it worked out quite a lot cheaper. Changing planes in Paris also meant we saved £1,000. We also upgraded to an Imperial Club room, which gave us access to the Club Lounge amongst other things, which I’ll tell you about later in this post.

We arrived quite late at night and after a bit of an issue with the private transfer we’d booked, we arrived at the hotel. Our first impressions exceeding our expectations, the welcome was warm and we felt a little like royalty.

The hotel was huge and lavish. There’s a huge towering water feature in the lobby area that made all the kids gasp. It reminded me of some of the amazing Las Vegas hotels we’d stayed at pre kids. I couldn’t help wonder if we’d found a luxury, child-friendly alternative to Las Vegas?

To read more about Jemma’s holiday to Dubai with her husband and three young children just click here.

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Barry Stephen

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

I'm yet to see anything of Dubai (beyond the wonderful airport terminal). Looking forward to viewing the city and its architecture.

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