The Atlantis Hotel is the focal point of Dubai's giant cluster of man-made isthmuses that jut out into the Persian Gulf. Even if you can't afford to stay here at this spectacular hotel, you can still go see what the decadent expat lifestyle feels like for the day by swimming with dolphins in their Dolphin Bay or by splashing about in the rivers, slides and pools of Dubai's largest water park - Aquaventure! If that doesn’t float your boat, there's the Atlantis Dive Center in which you can go diving in their 11.5 million liter tank. You'll literally be swimming with the sharks this time (and sting rays, guitarfish and wrasse even). In Atlantis, don't be surprised to find yourself feeding the rays next to a celebrity - this is one of the places they stay in Dubai.
By Baxter Jackson, AFAR Local Expert
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