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Friday, October 03, 2008

Inside The Atlantis

Ok, I have to admit it. Atlantis is photography beginners' heaven. Nobs, like yours truly, can workout their shooting skills, composition, tryout different settings and lighting conditions. Also, the place is huge. You can spend a whole day wandering around and still won't cover the whole resort. With every corner packed with rich detail and color, that gives you great choice for close-ups, landscapes, portraits... etc.

The place is really nice btw... here are some shots.

These 4 were at the entrance in the lobby... notice the attention to detail

This is the main aquarium. And by the way, I took more closeups of the different marine life which i will post more later.

There are many restaurants in the place. We had dinner at the Levantine. As usual, i will review the place for you as well. ;)

There is a Mall at the ground level. The shops are all of high-street brands .. so, you won't be seeing me there too often.

This glass artcraft is located at the centre of the main lobby. It looks amazing.

To me, it looks like an exploding water fountain with different sea creatures that can be seen all over the colorful swirly waves... In the photo above, you can notice the yellow-ish baby octopus.
Hope i didn't bore you to death with all these pics... Again, your feedback always highly appreciated.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

View from our room at the Atlantis .. at night

Remember the gift my wife got me a couple of weeks back? I decided to give it a shot, sorta-speak- to see if I can get all that reading I've been doing on photography into practice...

Click on photos to enlarge..

I can see 'handshake' effect in almost all of them .. i am investing in one of those tiny tripods. To all you photography buffs out there, let me know what you think as well...

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Eid at the Atlantis Palm Dubai

Yesterday, we checked in the Atlantis Palm Dubai hotel around midday. I have made reservations to spend Eid there with the family. I booked the Regal Suite. And MAAN it is sweet indeed. Check it out.

The suite has 2 entrances. One is a service entrance and the the other one gets you straight into the living area through a spacious hallway - the 2 doors: 1 is a guest bathroom and the other is like a walkin closet and suitcase storage room. On the left, was the access for the kitchen.

Then you get into a dining area - you can see the roundtable for 6 in the centre and the office setup behind it.

The office was fully equiped with all sort of goodies..

The living/sitting area was spacious and welcoming - there was a bar to the right.

A bar with a fruit basket and delights was waiting for us..

The Bathroom was one of the nicest I've been into. The place had like 50 pieces of towels all over the place! Check out the jacuzzi in the centre. There was a sofa, a walk-in shower and his/hers sinks.

The bathroom also had a Walk in closet/room packed with everything you need. 2 hanging racks on bothsides, a beach bags, beach flipflops, ironboard, safe ..etc

Another 42" LCD screen was in the large bedroom

The bedroom was very spacious and had a sitting area with a really nice view.

The balcony had 2 of those chezlongs thingis :)

The view from the room was really nice .. it looked over the Palm and the swiming pool area. Check out the scenery.

It was a nice pool area.. the round section in the centre was for children.

I have taken lots of more photos, visit back for more images of the hotel soon..