The opening of the giant Atlantis, The Palm resort will go ahead as scheduled on September 24 despite the recent fire there. But the lobby, which was damaged in the blaze, will not open until mid-October, a senior official has revealed. „We started with 2,500 people cleaning up,“ said James Boocher, President, Development, at Kerzner International. „After any fire, water damage is the biggest problem. We put a call out to our contracting partners and it took three days to clean up.