CELEBRITIES TAKE ‘SELFIES’ WITH ATLANTIS, THE PALM’S ‘SAND SCULPTURE AT BLUEWATER SHOPPING CENTRE

Celebrities were amongst the crowds taking ‘selfies’ with an intricate sand replica of Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, in Bluewater Shopping Centre this weekend, as Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, launched its exciting ‘selfie’ competition. For three weeks, the UK’s avid shoppers are encouraged to post a creative snapshot of themselves online with the hashtag #AtlantisSelfie next to the landmark resort’s six tonne sand sculpture for a chance to win a luxury 5-star holiday for a family of four.

Reality television personality and radio presenter, Mark Wright and actress fiancée Michelle Keegan, who were in Bluewater for a spot of weekend shopping, were seen happily taking selfies next to the sculpture of the iconic resort, where Mark popped the question last year.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke was also amongst the celebs at Bluewater this weekend kickstarting the photofun next to impressive carving built by World Champion sand sculpture artist Mark Anderson and his team in 5 days.

Alexandra Burke, who has sold more than four million records, said: “It is going to be a lot of fun because people are going to be really suprised that there’s a massive sculpture of the hotel. I’m quite a fan of selfies. I shall be starting and kicking it off with a selfie.”

The talented star took a day off from rehearsals as she prepares to star in The Bodyguard in the West End from June 2, until the end of August. Burke will be playing the lead role of Rachel Marron, made famous by Whitney Houston in the film version.

The competition closes on 5th June 2014 at 9pm GMT, and the winner with the best ‘selfie’ will be announced on Atlantis, The Palm’s social media channels on 9th June 2014.

The winner will enjoy a luxury four-night stay at the 5-star resort in one of the opulent Deluxe Rooms, accommodating 2 adults and 2 children under 12, with scenic views over The Palm or Arabian Gulf. With four return flights courtesy of Virgin Holidays, a daily breakfast buffet and unlimited access to the Middle East and Europe’s number one Waterpark, Aquaventure, a water playground of over 18 million litres of water, consisting of extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids and shark-filled lagoons, memories that last a lifetime are guaranteed. In addition, winners will have unlimited access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium – a mysterious journey that brings the myth of Atlantis to life through a maze of underground tunnels and a sumptuous dinner worth £130, at the award-winning Seafire Steakhouse and Bar will complete the exhilarating experience.

 

The intricate sand sculpture, features 6 tonnes of sand used to create an exact scaled replica of the flagship resort. Built in 5 days, the intricate carving measures 6mx4m (W) x 4.5mx1.5m (L) x 1.5m (H) by Mark Anderson and his team at Sculptures in Sand. Grandson of Weymouth sand sculpture artist, Fred Darrington, whose passion for sand sculpting began just after World War 1 in the early 1920’s, Mark and his team consist of a trained architect and former World Champion Sand Sculpture who created the sand sculpture at the Beach Volleyball site at St James’ Park, for the London Olympics 2012, a member of the British team in the Sand Sculpting World Championship 2013, in Atlantic City, responsible for the Queen’s Royal Crest for the Diamond Jubilee, and an artisan who created the Windsor Castle for the Queen’s visit at the Southern Coast resort in Weymouth.

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Reality television personality and radio presenter, Mark Wright and actress fiancée Michelle Keegan, who were in Bluewater for a spot of weekend shopping, were seen happily taking selfies next to the sculpture of the iconic resort, where Mark popped the question last year.

Mark and Michelle credit Dubai for their flourishing romance, as it was at a New Year’s Eve party in December 2012 that they bumped into each other and began falling in love.

 

Nine months later, they were back staying at Atlantis, The Palm, where Wright proposed to Keegan with a £20,000 engagement ring, as a result, Atlantis, Dubai holds a special place in their hearts.

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke was also amongst the celebs at Bluewater this weekend kickstarting the photofun next to impressive carving built by World Champion sand sculpture artist Mark Anderson and his team in 5 days.

Alexandra Burke, who has sold more than four million records, said: “It is going to be a lot of fun because people are going to be really suprised that there’s a massive sculpture of the hotel. I’m quite a fan of selfies. I shall be starting and kicking it off with a selfie.”

The talented star took a day off from rehearsals as she prepares to star in The Bodyguard in the West End from June 2, until the end of August. Burke will be playing the lead role of Rachel Marron, made famous by Whitney Houston in the film version.

The competition closes on 5th June 2014 at 9pm GMT, and the winner with the best ‘selfie’ will be announced on Atlantis, The Palm’s social media channels on 9th June 2014.

The winner will enjoy a luxury four-night stay at the 5-star resort in one of the opulent Deluxe Rooms, accommodating 2 adults and 2 children under 12, with scenic views over The Palm or Arabian Gulf. With four return flights courtesy of Virgin Holidays, a daily breakfast buffet and unlimited access to the Middle East and Europe’s number one Waterpark, Aquaventure, a water playground of over 18 million litres of water, consisting of extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids and shark-filled lagoons, memories that last a lifetime are guaranteed. In addition, winners will have unlimited access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium – a mysterious journey that brings the myth of Atlantis to life through a maze of underground tunnels and a sumptuous dinner worth £130, at the award-winning Seafire Steakhouse and Bar will complete the exhilarating experience.

To find out more log onto www.atlantisthepalm.com/selfie

 

 

 

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