The grand opening of Dubai’s new Atlantis The Royal was accompanied by a three-day extravaganza of events and experiences, and the highlight, of course, was the carpet, featuring international stars. Photographers posed for the event with Beyoncé, who gave a private concert, Kendall Jenner, Liam Pine, Ellen Pompeo, Leticia Wright and many more.

Opening Queen Beyoncé appeared at the event in a gold custom dress with a Dolce & Gabbana puffy cape, and accompanied the look with Rene Caovilla shoes and a matching Marzook bag.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Beyoncé attends the Atlantis The Royal Grand Reveal Weekend, a new ultra-luxury resort on January 21, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Media/Getty Images for Atlantis The Royal)

Atlantis The Royal, Palm Jumeirah will be opening its doors to guests on 10 February 2023. A three-bedroom Sky Terrace Suite, for example, will cost a couple a minimum of AED 17,417 per night. The price includes 24-hour butler service, free access to Atlantis Explorers Club and Aquaventure water park, access to the fitness centre, hotel transfers and more.

The hotel has several swimming pools, including 44 landscape pools in the suites and penthouses. The resort also boasts a helipad, ‘fire-breathing’ fountains and the world’s largest aquarium with 4,000 jellyfish.

Atlantis The Royal

The 43-storey building with 231 luxury residences, 693 hotel rooms and 102 suites was designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Rooms range in size from the 55sqm Seascape King category to the 118sqm Sky Pool Villa suites, accommodating two adults and one child.

A maritime-themed steel sculpture 11.5 metres high graces the lobby. The huge hotel of about 93,000 square metres boasts a 90-metre rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of the sea and the palm island. The resort houses 17 restaurants and bars from the world’s most renowned chefs – Gaston Acurio, Ariana Bundy, Costas Spiliadis and José Andrés.