Project Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences

A luxury hotel with breathtaking residences that represents a new generation of distinctive luxury

Sector: Buildings

In a joint venture between Six Construct and Ssangyong, The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences is a mega project that comprises a hotel and residences. It encompasses 43 storeys and will culminate at a height of 185 meters above sea-level, while the residential tower will reach 37 storeys (165 meters above sea-level).

An ambitious, luxurious and versatile project

The complex will offer 795 guest rooms and suites as well as 231 serviced residences. It will also feature private gardens, cantilever pools, an infinity pool overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline, a cutting-edge fitness centre and modern spa therapies. In preparation for Dubai’s Expo 2020, the resort is considered one of Dubai’s largest projects.

Together, The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences and Atlantis, The Palm will create the ultimate entertainment destination. The two properties will feature over two kilometres of beachfront in total, which is the largest stretch of continuous, accessible privately-owned beach front in Dubai. The destination will also be home to over 35 restaurants and bars, including 10 celebrity chef restaurants, one leading international beach and nightclub and over 92 swimming pools. The Royal Atlantis will be the new landmark of Dubai, building on the success of Atlantis The Palm.

Technical challenge

Each tower consists of three reinforced concrete sub-towers. On November 2018, these have been connected by a 45m long sky bridge that has been built at a lower level and lifted in place by a strand jacking method. The main sky-bridge spans over 50 metres between both central towers of the project, and was built on supports on top of the lobby roof, between levels 4 and 8. The bridge was then lifted to levels 18-21. The work started at +44.5m above ground and ended at +93.5m, with approximately 250 people working on the steel structure, façade and lifting.

The gross floor area of the property amounts to 387,097 m² and the total site area to 173,398 m². Upon completion, The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will measure roughly 500 m end-to-end.

The key materials used to create the building include 45,000 tonnes of steel rebar, 5,500 tonnes of structural steel, 150,000 m² of marble and 130,000 m² of glass reinforced concrete.

The façade and interior areas of the resort and residence will feature approximately 90,000 m² of glass, equivalent to 10 FIFA football fields.

Given the complexity and volume of the structure, it will represent a formidable performance from BESIX to deliver the project. The completion of the structure of the huge lobby and podium at an early stage was particularly challenging. This was a prerequisite in order to accelerate the start-up of fit-out works which was exceptionally demanding in terms of both volume and quality.

We are pleased to be part of this development, which will dominate the Palm Jumeirah skyline. It will set a new precedent in the hospitality and tourism industry, while satisfying the demand for an ambitious delivery of world class projects in Dubai.

Pierre Sironval
COO of BESIX Group / Managing Director Six Construct

Project details

Project name

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences

Category

Hotels

Contract type

Build

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Stakeholder(s)

Six Construct

External partner(s)

Ssangyong

Client

Atlantis The Palm 2 LLC, Dubai

Building Period

2016 - 2020

Architect

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Total value

$ 1.4 Billion

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