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FACT Assessment: Swim within the sky at Atlantis The Royal’s Cloud 22

FACT Assessment: Swim within the sky at Atlantis The Royal’s Cloud 22


The FACT Award profitable rooftop infinity pool is now open to outdoors company.

The final time I visited Cloud 22, I lay on a floating lounger flanked by Liam Payne, Marvin, and Rochelle Humes on one facet and Emily In Paris’ Ashley Park on the opposite. It was the day of Beyoncé’s comeback present, her first efficiency in 4 years and the resort opening of the last decade. 

As soon as solely accessible for in-house company of Atlantis The Royal, Cloud 22 now invitations exterior company – vacationers and residents alike – to find every thing that makes it so decadent. Winner of the Finest Swimming Pool in Dubai on the FACT Spa & Wellness Awards UAE 2023, this trendy sky pool is famed for its sweeping views over Palm Jumeirah, town skyline, and the Arabian Gulf. It soars 96 metres within the air, in any case. 

Cloud 22

Nearly one yr on from the fireworks and furore of Atlantis The Royal’s grand opening, it stays firmly within the highlight. FACT Awards (for finest British Restaurant for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) and a placement on the inaugural World’s 50 Finest Resorts checklist have cemented the property’s repute as a spot to see (and be seen at) in Dubai. The sky-high Cloud 22 is the epitome of this pleasure. 

Cloud 22

Bridging the highest of the Tetris-like construction, stepping out onto the sky deck on the resort’s twenty second flooring is an awe-inspiring expertise. Because the fronds of Palm Jumeirah fan out under, company are aware of a 360-degree view not often seen in Dubai. Right here, amidst the flourishing structure topped with 110 flowers comprising of 330 individually handblown items of glass, lies an Insta-worthy and immediately memorable escape.

The venue boasts 60 solar loungers, 15 floating beds, 11 unique cabanas and an opulent two-story VVIP cabana. The top of extravagance lies within the Duplex Cabana, which has air con and options two lounge rooms, a personal toilet and a suspended plunge pool. Elsewhere, the Lotus Bar, impressed by a lotus leaf and accessed by way of glass bridges that traverse the tranquil waters, gives a swim-up bar for sundowners.

Cloud 22

Proud of a set of solar loungers near the bar, we spend the day luxuriating within the waters of the infinity pool and eating beneath the gaze of the mirrored face of the enlivening DJ sales space, the place the music kilos lengthy after the solar has gone down. Guests can savour gentle Mediterranean dishes, perfect for sharing and designed with poolside refreshment in thoughts. Main the kitchen is Chef Serhat Meci, showcasing his culinary experience via signature dishes like French toast brioche with whipped cod roe Oscietra Caviar (AED 135), Gillardeau oysters, and domestically sourced smoked salmon and cream cheese caviar flatbread (AED 595).

Cloud 22

The menu is split into three sections, showcasing dishes from the farm, land, and sea, the place substances are sourced from native farmers and companions to make sure they comprise natural and authorized sustainable produce. We start with a duo of Wagyu Sliders (AED 125), the place the moreish meat is sandwiched between smooth buttery brioche and layered with Gruyère cheese, Piperade and Pistou Aioli. The Burrata À La Truffe (AED 155) is peak Dubai, presenting a superbly bulbous burrata ball amidst Panzanella Salad and tomato pesto, adorned with truffle and a beneficiant drizzle of 15-year-old Balsamic. 

Cloud 22

Nonetheless, it’s the Côtelettes d’Agneau (AED 225), tender grilled lamb chops served with salsa verde and cucumber and mint yoghurt that’s the venue’s ‘must-order’ dish. That and the Insta-worthy Strawberry Cheesecake that’s formed like a cloud and boasts a light-weight and fluffy texture whereas verging on the correct facet of sweetness.

Luxuriate in a lavish cabana full with a personal plunge pool, or take a dip within the 90-meter infinity sky pool with unrivalled skyline views. 

You’ll be on cloud 9.

GO: Go to www.atlantis.com for reservations and extra info.

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