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2008: Atlantis repairs continue

2008: Atlantis repairs continue
Labourers work to remove the smoke damage from the facade of Atlantis and repair the roof of the lobby following the fire earlier this month. (ITP Images)
2008: Atlantis repairs continue
As Atlantis received its first guests on Sept. 24 massive cranes were still parked outside the front of the hotel, with the final touches still being made to the building. (ITP Images)
2008: Atlantis repairs continue
The roof of the hotel's lobby was destroyed and the inside of the lobby and outside of the hotel suffered smoke damaged from the blaze on Sept. 2. (ITP Images)
2008: Atlantis repairs continue
The hotel's president Alan Leibman told radio station Dubai Eye damage assessment was still ongoing, but the cost is likely to be between $20-$35 million. (ITP Images)
2008: Atlantis repairs continue
Leibman said thousands of labourers have been working around the clock to repair the lobby and clean the hotel's facade. (ITP Images)
2008: Atlantis repairs continue
Leibman said the repairs should be completed in the next day or two. (ITP Images)
2008: Atlantis repairs continue
He said the fire was sparked when a decoration on the ceiling of the lobby caught fire while work was being carried out. (ITP Images)
2008: Atlantis repairs continue
The 1,539-room resort will encompass a 46-hectare site with 17 hectares of water-themed amusement parks, an open air marine habitat, beaches, boutiques and restaurants. (ITP Images)