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THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique. While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.
Atlantis the Palm is a five-star hotel resort nestled on a 46-hectare (110 acres) area at the apex of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Themed on the myth of Atlantis but showcases unique Arabian elements, it holds the distinction as the first resort constructed on the island. It opened in 2008.
Within the hotel are various attractions like Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis Dive Center and Dolphin Bay. We did go to the Lost Chambers Aquarium which exhibits more than 70,000 fish and sea creatures.
front view of Atlantis the Palm. photo courtesy of Mary Joyce Bello.