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.
Aquaventure waterpark is a 17 ha (42 acres) water park with 7 waterslides and a 2.3-kilometre river ride consisting of rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids, and the Mesopotamian-styled ziggurat temple reaching over 30 metres into the sky and featuring seven water slides – two of which catapult riders through shark-filled lagoons. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is an underwater exhibit with over 65,000 fish and sea creatures including The Ambassador Lagoon is an 11-million-litre marine habitat, with a viewing panel looking right into the mystical ruins of Atlantis. Dolphin Bay, a 4.5- hectare state-of-the-art dolphin education and conservation centre allows guests the opportunity to meet and interact with dolphins in an unparalleled habitat.