Shah Rukh Khan bagged the most exclusive suite at the opening party of Dubai's Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, leaving behind a host of Hollywood celebrities.
The over Rs 18 lakh-a night exclusive suite, suspended between the resort's two towers, was initially slated for talk show queen Oprah [Images] Winfrey but when she pulled out from the party, it went to King Khan [Images], the Daily Mail reported.
Shah Rukh [Images] is the most famous filmstar in Middle East. Hollywood legend Robert De Niro [Images] a partner in the Nobu restaurant chain which has a site in the resort -- had to make do with an over Rs 11 lakh-a night presidential suite.
Filmstars Lindsay Lohan [Images] and Charlize Theron [Images] bagged Rs seven lakh-a night suite in Lost Chambers submerged, alongside one of the world's largest aquariums in the depths of the Atlantis resort with a bedroom view of 65,000 sharks, rays and fish, the paper said.
The opening of Dubai's Atlantis Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island shaped like palm tree, was attended by over two thousand film stars, popstars, supermodels and billionaires from around the world.
The highlight of the ceremony was a performance by Australian singer Kylie Minogue [Images] and her 113-strong dance troupe on the beach. Minogue's performance was followed by a one-million-rocket firework display with 100 computer-guided rockets, seven times bigger than Beijing [Images] Olympics [Images], which is the largest firework display till date.
Guests included filmstars such as Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Denzil Washington, Mischa Barton [Images] and Lindsay Lohan, supermodels Agyness Deyn, Petra Nemcova [Images] and Yasmin Le Bon, musicans Janet Jackson [Images], Lily Allen and Shirley Bassey, sports legends like Michael Jordan and Boris Becker [Images] and some local royalty -- the Royal Family of Dubai among others.
Text: PTI | Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/Getty Images