Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit this Chinese New Year

1 January, 2011 By admin

In-conjunction with the festivities of Chinese New Year guests can enjoy the special “Atlantis Chinese New Year” package from 1 to 18 February 2011. Starting at AED1710¹ per room per night with unlimited access to The Lost Chambers, Aquaventure, water park, complimentary daily shuttle service to various shopping malls and the option to shop in over 19 luxury boutiques at Atlantis.

Slip and slide through the most exciting water park in the Middle East rated by the World Travel Awards. Comprising of 7 exhilarating rides built into the Ziggurat temple that incorporates a maze of rivers and rapids that one can use to get from one slide to the next as well as the fun filled Splashers slides for guests under 1.1 meter’s.

Hotel guests are privileged to explore the lost chambers and discover the mysterious Myth of Atlantis with unlimited complimentary access to The Lost Chambers underwater world which includes over 20 marine habitats each fascinating to watch and with a story to tell. Guests travel through mazes of underground tunnels and passageways bringing them into close contact with the advanced inventions of the ancient Atlanteans. Touch tanks filled with starfish and pencil urchins both found in local Arabian waters and horse shoe crabs- the spiders of the sea- allow guests to touch, feel, interact and learn about sea life.

ShuiQi Spa & Fitness presents an un-forgettable experience awakening the senses in an awe-inspiring and serene water environment. Boasting 27 treatment rooms or the secluded Royal Spa Suite each guest is welcomed warmly and guided into a tranquil place of serenity, opulence and pure indulgence.

Amid your journey of fun-filled activities and adventure at Atlantis we invite you to enjoy a culinary journey around the 17 restaurants available within the resort. Come and be mesmerized by our extensive collection of celebrity chef restaurants- Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Ossiano. Whatever your taste is Atlantis has the dining experience to suit every occasion.

Diners can usher in the lunar Chinese New Year from 2 to 17 February when Saffron offers guests an authentic Chinese buffet with signature dishes that are traditionally served during this auspicious festivity. The Chinese New Year also known as the ‘Spring Festival’ is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar.

During this period, the sumptuous Saffron buffet will serve dishes such as Yee Sang (raw fish salad) consisting of salmon, crackers, shredded cucumber, white radish and carrot. Deep fried yams, pickled ginger tossed with five spice powder and Saffron’s special home-made Yee Sang sauce. Among the other customary dishes include the ‘lucky’ steamed Jiaozidumplings, filled with ground beef and mushrooms, dipped with soy-vinegar sauce, braised Hoe See Fatt Choy. The flaming woks of Saffron’s live noodle station will serve up the Sang Mien, wok-fried longevity meat and vegetable noodles. Diners will also be able to help themselves to a variety of specially marinated meat and seafood with leafy vegetables simmered in the traditional Chinese steam boat or hot pot. Huo Guo, eaten with dipping sauce. Just like the main dishes, Chinese New Year desserts are also symbolic and some tasty popular Chinese sweets will include the soft Niangao (known as the New Year cake), which is made of glutinous rice flour and sugar and the colourful Fagao prosperity cake that is steamed until it rises and splits open at the top.

Diners will also be entertained by the energetic lion dance, a symbolic display signifying joy and happiness. Performances will take place on 2 February from 7.30pm to 8.00pm and 3/4 February from 1.00pm to 1.30pm. Diners can stand a chance to win a weekend in Atlantis, a dinner for two in Nobu or a day of fun at Aquaventure when they dine on 2 February for dinner. On the 3rdFebruary for lunch at AED165 per person and the 4th  February for brunch at AED325 per person.

Saffron the resort’s modern interactive buffet restaurant offering a variety of international cuisines focusing on the freshest ingredients. This includes wok prepared favourites and noodles, sushi and sashimi, steamed and poached dishes reminiscent of the street vendors in Singapore. Fresh baked breads from around the world, as well as tempting desserts. Breakfast offers a full choice of specialties including typical European, Arabic and American cuisines.Saffron serves breakfast and dinner Monday through Sunday and a special brunch every Friday that presents the freshest, most innovative Asian-inspired cuisine prepared by over 90 chefs from Singapore, China, India and Malaysia.

To avoid disappointment, reserve your room early at reservations@atlantisthepalm.com or by calling +971 4 426 1000 and quote the“Atlantis Chinese New Year” packageto enjoy your Chinese New Year celebrations at Atlantis, The Palm.


¹Please note that the AED1710 rate are for room only, per room, per night and do not include service and authority fees. Valid for travel from 1 to 18 February 2011.