Nov 21, 2008

Dubai resort The Atlantis stages most expensive launch party ever... RECESSION...?!?... not ere...

The £15 million extravaganza was the most spectacular – and the most expensive - launch party in history.More than 2,000 guests attended the event on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island in the Persian Gulf.


£15 million budget

2,000 guests

1,000 serving staff

500 chefs

1.7 metric tonnes/tons of lobster eaten

5,000 sushi canapes

£1.5 million reported fee for Kylie (£150,000 per song)

One million fireworks, including 100,000 rockets


1,539 rooms

£25,000 per night to stay in the Bridge Suite

1.4km of beachfront

2,250 tonnes of marble and stone used in the construction

60,000 trees and shrubs planted in the grounds

68 languages spoken by staff

11 million litre aquarium

65,000 marine animals, including 24 dolphins and a whale shark

100 staff to look after the fish, including a team of chefs