Royal reception

Beyoncé performs at the launch of Atlantis The Royal.

02 February 2023


Atlantis The Royal hosted a star-studded Red Carpet to celebrate the launch of the world’s newest ultra-luxury resort, located on the Palm Island in Dubai.

Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, the new resort hosted some of the world’s most recognisable faces for a three-day-long extravaganza of curated events and experiences across its “Grand Reveal Weekend”.

The evening’s Red Carpet featured global A-Listers including Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, Liam Payne, Rebel Wilson, and former Australian Masterchef judge and chef Gary Mehigan.

Eight years in the making, Atlantis The Royal has been specifically designed to challenge the boundaries of imagination and reshape what ultra-luxury travel means. The Grand Reveal Weekend has firmly cemented Atlantis The Royal as an unmistakeable icon in Dubai and around the world.

Atlantis The Royal ignites the horizon with a collection of 795 elegant Rooms, Suites and Signature Penthouses. Featuring stunning views of the Dubai skyline and Arabian Sea, 44 of them have private infinity pools.


The resort delivers a curated array of experiences, inviting guests to swim amongst the clouds in sky pools, be dazzled by fountains that breathe fire or dine at more celebrity chef restaurants than anywhere else in the world.

Guests are taken on a journey of the impossible, with artful masterpieces, iconic entertainment and beautiful craftsmanship at every turn, where the highest level of service will set a new standard in excellence.

Beyoncé performed at the opening event with her first live show since 2018 – opened with a stunning rendition of the Etta James’ classic, At last, before she treated the star-studded audience to some of her biggest career-spanning hits, including Halo and Crazy in love.

The weekend kicked off with the ultimate Feast of Dreams, offering a show-stopping gastronomic experience like no other, with food served by six world-famous chefs who are all opening restaurants in the new resort this February including culinary icons Nobu Matsuhisa, Jose Andres, Costas Spiliadis, Ariana Bundy, the Queen of couture cakes Mich Turner, and Gaston Acurio.

Kendall Jenner celebrated the launch of her 818 Tequila brand in the UAE, with a star-studded event at Atlantis The Royal’s Cloud 22 Skypool.

One of the curated events during Atlantis The Royal’s exclusive Grand Reveal Weekend, celebrity attendees and special guests including Amir Khan, Chanel Ayan, Ronan Keating, and Millie Mackintosh joined Kendall above the clouds.

Reservations are now open, for stays from February 2023 onward.



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