We stayed in the Atlantis the Palm Hotel & Resort in May 2015 for 10 days. The Palm Hotel is really nice but also expensive. If you come here you should have minimum half-board with drinks included.
The hotel has 2 buffet-restaurants and a lot of different kind of restaurants. The choice of food is outstanding and is from all over the world (japanese, italian, indian, lebanese, chinese, french, american, …).
The Aquaventure water park who is included in the Palm Ressort is excellent. Due to the fact that the beach is along the water park, your children can enjoy the aquaventure park while you are lying on the beach.
The city of Dubai is always under construction. You see building cranes everywhere. The big shopping malls are located in the city. You can go there by taxi or shuttle bus. The malls are so capacious that you can spend the whole day in one of them. There are endless shops, stores, boutiques and restaurants (fast food) inside as well as an indoor ski hall.
Something that you shouldn’t miss is the Burj Khalifa. We were at the top (124th floor) by night and the view was fantastic. You could also see the water fountains from there, a magnificent spectacle.
Unfortunately we hadn’t the time to visit the Burj Al Arab. Nevertheless Dubai has an enormous variety of places of interests, but we missed in this city the charme like old towns and the fact that there is nothing natural.
If you have enough money to spend, Dubai, with his enormous choice of attractions, is the place to be.