Atlantis, The Palm - hotel resort at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Atlantis, The Palm is one of the most amazing Hotel one should visit,the 5 star resort also includes the 16 ha (40 acres) Aquaventure theme water park, a 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft) conference center, and 1,900 m2 (20,000 sq ft) of retail space. The resort's also has a Dolphin Bay in which guests can swim and interact with dolphins at Atlantis The Palm Jumeirah itself is one part of a trilogy including the larger Palms Jebel Ali and Deira, which are still under construction.The Resort kept a young female whaleshark (Sammy) in its 11-million litre aquarium.Sammy gained public attention when gulfnews published her story, which started campaigns to have Sammy released back into the ocean. Experts pointed to various signs which showed that Sammy was vulnerable in the aquarium.She was released in March 2010

Atlantis, The Palm
A task in the 6th leg of The Amazing Race 15 took place at its water park. All 14 team members had to slide down the resort's Leap of Faith water slide, which dropped them along 200 ft and 90 ft down an 84° incline and through a tunnel beneath the aquarium's shark lagoon. After retrieving the clue at the bottom of the exit pool, teams had to search the water park for a beach located near a lagoon, which was the sixth pit stop in the race. However, only 13 team members made it down the slide, as one of the team members (Mika) was afraid of heights and water, and she and Canaan were eliminated. In 2009, an episode of The X Factor was partially filmed at the hotel, with Dannii Minogue using it to choose which female contestants joined her in the live shows. In the video game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, mission 7 (Power Play) takes place in Dubai, in which one can fly through the hotel gates to get the achievement "Checking In". The achievement will give 10 Gamerscore Points to the player on Xbox 360 and a Bronze Trophy on PS3.

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