Atlantis, The Palm is now offering free COVID-19 PCR tests to any international guests staying at the property for five nights or more.

Dubai’s mega resort has partnered with one of the emirate’s leading hospitals to set up an on-site medical facility, eliminating the need for guests to travel to a clinic or hospital. Guests can opt to have the test carried out in their room or suite and results are returned within 24 hours.

All passengers travelling back from Dubai to the UK, Europe and other mandated destinations are now required to take a COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours before departure and to present the printed test result certificate at check-in. Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from this test.

Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Dubai, said he hoped the new testing service would encourage more international travellers to visit the iconic resort on The Palm Jumeirah.

“The latest initiative also aligns itself with Emirates Airline’s free medical cover for COVID-19-related expenses, designed to boost confidence to travel during the pandemic,” he added.