Atlantis The Royal Dubai: World’s Most Ultra-Luxury Resort Unveiled

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Last Saturday, January 21 saw the Grand Reveal of Dubai’s newest icon, Atlantis The Royal, the world’s most ultra-luxury resort. It was inaugurated by an unforgettable performance by the world’s most celebrated performer, the global icon Beyoncé, over one thousand celebrities and special guests gathered beneath the resort’s iconic façade to witness the unforgettable event.

Beyoncé’s Comeback Performance

Beyoncé performs on stage headlining the Grand Reveal of Dubai's newest luxury hotel, Atlantis The Royal

Beyoncé’s 60-minute performance – 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.” With powerful vocals, high-energy choreography, and an awe-inspiring production, the global superstar was accompanied by Firdaus, a 48-person all-female orchestra, mentored by Academy Award-winning composer, A.R. Rahman. America’s Got Talent winners, The Mayyas, an all-female precision dance group from Lebanon, were also featured on stage, with stunning choreography by Emmy-nominated Fatima Robinson.

Female Empowerment

Inspired to work with leading entrepreneurial females in the region, Parkwood Entertainment, the entertainment firm, founded by Beyoncé, partnered with IAM Entertainment, founded by CEO Sonal Vara-Parmar, who worked closely with Managing Director at Atlantis The Royal, Tim Kelly, to deliver this once in a lifetime iconic moment.

Finale Moment

In a breathtaking finale moment, set against the stunning backdrop of Atlantis The Royal, GRAMMY’s most nominated artist (tied with her husband JAY-Z) was raised sixteen feet into the air amidst one of the world’s unique performance fountains, Skyblaze. Surrounded by a field of water and fire, a powerful rendition of “Drunk in Love” closed the magnificent and awe-inspiring show.

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Star-Studded Guest List

With a wardrobe designed by Atelier Zuhra from Dubai, Nicolas Jebran of Lebanon, Frolov from Ukraine and Dolce and Gabbana, Beyoncé was joined by her parents, and family, including husband JAY-Z, as well as special guests from across the globe, including British Vogue Editor Edward Enninful, model Kendall Jenner, actress Rebel Wilson, singers Chloe x Halle, actress Letitia Wright, actor Winston Dukes. Favourite UK couples such as Millie Mackintosh & Hugo Taylor, Rochelle & Marvin Humes, and Mark Wright & Michelle Keegan all gathered to watch the star perform, whilst Israeli model Bar Refaeli, actress Ellen Pompeo and socialite Jonathan Cheban also attended.

Fireworks and Drone Extravaganza

A general view of fireworks during the Grand Reveal Weekend for Atlantis The Royal, Dubai's new ultra-luxury hotel

The epic performance was followed by a fireworks and drone extravaganza, lighting up Dubai’s newest icon, in an echo of the 2008 display that launched Atlantis The Palm to the world. As the fireworks settled, Swedish House Mafia took to the stage to perform hits, including “One” and “Don’t You Worry Child,” as guests celebrated until the early hours.

Grand Reveal Weekend

The Saturday spectacular is the pinnacle of the resort’s Grand Reveal weekend, which has seen guests dine from the kitchens of the world’s finest chefs.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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