Beyoncé Performs at Atlantis The Royal as it Opens in Dubai

Lindsay Judge   |   23-01-2023

Atlantis the Royal, the world’s most ultra-luxury resort was unveiled in Dubai this January with a spectacular weekend of events including a show-stopping concert by global superstar Beyoncé. The extravaganza was attended by regional and global VIPs and celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Rebel Wilson, Liam Payne, Jay Z, Bar Rafaeli Ellen Pompeo, Ashley Park and many more, all jetting in for this once-in-a-lifetime event.


Kendall Jenner at Nobu


Day one kicked off with guests attending a “Feast of Dreams” offering a show-stopping gastronomic experience like no other, with food served by six world-famous chefs who are all opening restaurants in the new resort this February. Guests attended the once-in-a-lifetime epicurean dining adventure to toast the opening of Atlantis The Royal’s eight brand-new celebrity chef restaurants, headed up by culinary icons including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jose Andres, Costas Spiliadis, Ariana Bundy, the Queen of couture cakes Mich Turner, and Gaston Acurioall under one roof for one night only.


Liam Payne


Meanwhile, a traditional Sake ceremony was hosted by Nobu founders Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper, as well as Kendall Jenner and Liam Payne as they celebrated the grand reopening of Nobu Dubai at Atlantis, The Palm. After 14 years of residence in The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm, Nobu Matsuhisa’s celebrity hotspot, celebrated its 15th year in Dubai in an iconic-new space within the crown of the destination resort.


On day two, the main event was a highly anticipated concert by global superstar Beyoncé. The star who had not performed publicly since 2018 treated guests to an incredible 60-minute performance which opened with  a stunning rendition of 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.”



The star was joined on stage by Firdaus, a 48-person all-female orchestra, mentored by Academy Award-winning composer, A.R. Rahman, as well as America’s Got Talent winners, The Mayyas, an all-female precision dance group from Lebanon. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event that has immediately put the hotel on the global stage.



Tim Kelly, Managing Director of Atlantis Dubai says “This is it. Our moment to unveil Atlantis The Royal as the world’s most ultra-luxury entertainment resort has arrived. We’re delighted that global superstar Beyoncé was here to launch this extraordinary resort in an unforgettable way – a true icon, launching an icon. We are excited to begin welcoming guests in February and treat them to an experience that will completely redefine their perspective of luxury.”



The performance concluded with Beyoncé being 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. This was closely followed by a fireworks and drone extravaganza.



Beyoncé wore several looks throughout the evening, beginning with a gold custom-made gown by Dolce&Gabbana, as well as looks by Arab designers Atelier Zuhra from Dubai, and Nicolas Jebran of Lebanon.



The show was followed by a DJ set from international DJs Swedish House Mafia who saw the night out as crowns danced under the stars.



The final day of events invited guests to the opening of Nobu by the Beach, an exclusive beach club from the founders of Nobu Dubai. The club was opened by Australian actress Rebel Wilson. This was followed by a fashion show from Beyonce’s clothing brand Ivy Park, and then the opening of the legendary Hong Kong restaurant Ling Ling in the evening.



To be one of the first to stay at Atlantis The Royal, guests can make a reservation at Reservations are now open for stays from 10th February 2023 onwards.