With a bit of strategic thinking, you can effectively maximise your annual leave in 2024, by booking time off around the ten Irish public bank holidays. Doing so gives you longer stretches of time off and hence the chance to get away for longer – great news for all of us, but especially for parents trying to navigate school holidays.
Extraordinary Experiences at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Regular holidays are a thing of the past thanks to the host of complimentary benefits that Atlantis The Palm, Dubai are now including for guests staying for five nights or longer. These extraordinary benefits, that you’ll experience throughout your stay, span dining, spa treatments, visits to the Aquaventure Waterpark and much more.
A world of flavour awaits at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai across its range of award-winning restaurants and signature restaurants, and you can look forward to having breakfast, lunch and dinner included with soft drinks throughout your stay. Take your seat at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen And Bar for some al fresco dining as you enjoy the renowned chef’s modern take on British classics such as fish and chips, beef wellington and indulgent puddings. Combine meal time with fun time at Wavehouse where family-friendly entertainment features arcade games, a bowling alley and the Surf’s Up wave rider. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, tuck into a burger or pizza in the restaurant or soak up the festival vibe out on the terrace with a cool drink in hand.
Kids stay, play and dine for free
Children aged up to and including 13-years old can stay and dine at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai for free thanks to their new extraordinary offer. On top of that, kids will also receive additional access to The Atlantis Kids Club or The Zone for teens.
At The Atlantis Kids Club, little ones will love letting their imagination flow at the Creation Zone where they can paint, draw and create special mementos to take home; or getting active at Play Zone with the programme of exciting activities and challenges. For ages 13-17 years old, The Zone is the place to hang out with its DJ-hosted parties, games consoles and karaoke equipment.
Atlantis Aquaventure is well on its way to becoming the world’s leading aquatic theme park. On top of its already exciting offering, the park will has unveiled its new attractions designed for the Trident Tower. The world’s tallest double-tube slide, the world’s longest family water-coaster, and the highest free-fall slide in the Middle East – there are endless thrills to add some adrenaline to your time in Dubai.
Children are well catered for at the park, with two brand-new adventure towers jam-packed with over 16 slides and attractions to keep them engaged all day. The Splashers Kids’ Area is a custom built, family-only area with 14 water slides for young adventurers featuring record breaking attractions: the world’s first rally-racer, the Middle East’s first 6 lane race slide and the first tornado slide in the Middle East.
Back with a new look, the Saffron restaurant has reopened with over 220 dishes and 20 live cooking stations showcasing global cuisines. With the largest buffet in Dubai, you can be assured that every taste is catered to.
New additions continue outside on The Palm where the world’s largest fountain show has been added. The best seats in the house are in the Palm Rooms where you can catch the spectacle from your own balcony.
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With many families asking us where to go in 2024 and planning for the new adventures that the coming year will bring, we’ve shared the destinations we’ve seen trending recently and what there is to do in each with children of different ages. It’s never too early to think ahead when it comes to bagging the most desirable resorts or tours – or the best deals!