Kylie headlines Dubai Atlantis launch

22/11/2008 - Dubai Lifestyle News
Kylie headlines Dubai Atlantis launch
Kylie Minogue heaped praise on Dubai at the opening of the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah resort on Thursday (November 20th).

The singer was the main highlight at a star-studded showpiece in the emirate, which cost a reported $35 million (£23 million) to put on.

Speaking to Sky News, Minogue described her first visit to Dubai as "staggering".

She said: "I spoke to a few people before coming here, saying in general conversation that I'm going to Dubai, and it seemed to be a bit of a buzz-word.

"A lot of people were talking about it and no one could really explain it."

The event was a fitting opening for the 1,539-room resort and also featured a fireworks display costing an estimated $2.7 million dollars.

Celebrity guests included Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro, Janet Jackson and Chalize Theron.

A total of around 2,000 hand-picked guests attended the event.