Atlantis Resort Grand Opening - The Palm, Dubai

A new Dubai icon was recently unveiled -- The Atlantis Resort at The Palm, Dubai.

While the world is suffering from an economic crunch, Dubai seems to be unaffected by this and has even thrown a US $20 million party (said to be the "world's largest and most expensive party in history") last Thursday, Nov. 20 to celebrate the grand opening of Atlantis Resort located at The Palm, Dubai -- a new US$1.5 billion marine-themed resort built off the Gulf coast on an artificial island in the shape of a palm tree.

Billionaire business moguls and famous international celebrities were among the distinguished guests at the party - Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro, Janet Jackson, Denzel Washington, Mischa Barton, Charlize Theron, Mary-Kate Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, famous Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, basketball legend Michal Jordan were present, while the British contingent included the Duchess of York, Sir Richard Branson, Dame Shirley Bassey, retail boss Sir Philip Green, television presenter Trinny Woodall and the singer Lily Allen. Ophrah Winfrey was in the guest list but didn't make it to the party, she was represented by her best friend Gail King instead.

Kylie Minogue performed on stage for a reported £1.5 million fee but the real entertainment of the night was provided by the pyrotechnics. One million fireworks – almost 10 times the scale of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony – lit up the Palm, with the organisers claiming the display was visible from space.

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Points of View said...

hi mariz! how r yah?saw this on tv a week ago and the cost really amazed me.

Bahay BJ said...

Hi mariz, thanks for dropping by. have u seen your blog award?

I used my reflection blog at


mommy elvz said...

hi mariz i have something for you hope you can grab it

thanks and take care..

Lalaine said...

really huh?? many expensive things there in Dubai..I just saw the most expensive hotel there in tv.

by the way, how are you/

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Mariz said...

@ Points of View: Hi EV! Great to see you here again...

@Bahay BJ: Thanks for the award, I'm really touched, will post it soon...

@Mommy Elvz: Thanks for always having me in mind for these awards,I really appreciate it!

@Lalaine: Yup, Dubai splurges a lot on this kind of things. I'm doing great, hope you're in top shape too, nice to see you again here!

Noemi "Mica" Watson said...

This is amazing!

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