Director Farah Khan’s new film, “Happy New Year,” made its debut at the beautiful Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. The bash and international premiere featured a plethora of excited fans, A-list celebrities, and the media. The director and acclaimed cast, including Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, and Vivaan Shah, walked the red carpet to the delight of spectators and press. VIPs from both India and Dubai celebrated the film’s debut, and the stars attended an afterparty at Nasimi Beach.
It was a coming home of sorts for the cast, who shot much of the film in September 2013 on location at Atlantis. Director Kahn was thrilled to bring the movie full circle by premiering the film at the resort. The Grand Lobby, Royal Beach, Dolphin Bay, and Ambassador Lagoon are all charmingly featured.
The uniqueness of the resort is clearly on display in the movie. The six year old Atlantis features a nautical theme throughout, including a 42 acre waterpark with a 1.4 mile river ride and intense waterslides. The resort hosts over 65,000 marine animals in its lagoons and guests are able to swim with dolphins and cuddle with sea lions. Guests can also navigate an underwater labyrinth of tunnels in The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
For visitors more inclined for a more passive vacation, the tranquil ShuiQi Spa sits onsite, and the resort also hosts an array of luxe shopping. The culinary experience at Atlantis is also similarly unparalleled in the region, featuring internationally recognized restaurants Nobu and Ronda Locatelli.
Just like any good party, the celebration of the connection between the movie and the resort isn’t over yet. Special promotions will extend to the coming weeks. Curated dining menus on the property will commemorate the movie, along with a fan zone and items from the movie set. The entertainment resort has also created a special offer of 10% off the best available rate, in honor of the film. Atlantis is offering free “Happy New Year” souvenir packs and other discounted offers. For more information, visit them Atlantis, Dubai