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Dubai, the tourist hub of the middle east is truly a city of the future and something to marvel at. Whether you are travelling with friends, your loved ones or your family, there is absolutely no way you will not find something to do and keep yourself occupied. One of the key engineering marvels here in Dubai is the awe-inspiring Atlantis Hotel, located in the iconic Palm Jumeirah Islands. This magnificent 5-star hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the world and for good reason. Based on the lost city of Atlantis, this hotel/resort houses a world class water park, Aquaventure and a splendid aquarium called The Lost Chambers Aquarium. This aquarium is probably the best in Dubai and that is saying something, given the number of amazing aquariums this city has. But what makes this aquarium so special? Let’s find out.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium in the Atlantis Hotel, houses around 65,000 marine creatures in over 21 aquariums and is designed like the lost city of Atlantis. As you walk through the labyrinth of underwater halls, you get the feeling that you are submerged in water with marine life all around you. See all types of fish, sharks, lobsters, jellyfish, seahorses and even albino alligators! There are many experiences you can partake in, at the aquarium, including a behind-the-scenes tour, where you can learn about some deep, dark secrets of the ocean from the in-house experts. Apart from the underwater observatory, you even have the option to touch and hold some of the creatures like starfish and sea-urchins for a more immersive experience at the ‘Touch Tank’.
Experiences at Lost Chambers Aquarium
Perhaps the most visited and viewed attraction here is the massive Ambassador Lagoon. This goliath structure holds an astounding 11 million litres of water! Yes you read that right. Majority of the marine life at Atlantis reside in this tank. It is one of the largest aquariums in the world with enough water to fill 4.5 olympic sized swimming pools. This tank holds over 150 species of fish and you even get the chance to swim with them in the many diving experiences that Lost Chambers has to offer.
This is the ultimate family experience here at the aquarium. Get a chance to snorkel in the Ambassador Lagoon and see the creatures exist in their natural habitat. No swimming skills are required for this experience so even children from the age of 6 can participate.
Atlantis Dive Discovery
This is the perfect experience for those who want to experience scuba diving. Meant for beginners, you will dive into the Ambassador Lagoon under the guidance of certified scuba experts. You can swim amongst the sharks, napoleon wrasse and other intriguing sea creatures. The minimum age to take part in this dive is 10 years.
Other activities are also popular at the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Sounds scary, doesn’t it? That is because you will actually get the chance to scuba dive into the Ambassador Lagoon and hand-feed up to 14 different species of sharks and stingrays! Worry not, as you will be under careful supervision and guidance. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is meant for the lionhearted and brave. Do you have what it takes to come face to face with Jaws?
This experience is meant for the slightly more adventurous. Go 3 meters deep into the Ambassador Lagoon and see how it feels to walk and breathe underwater. With the help of a special helmet, designed to help you breathe underwater, you get the opportunity to walk amongst stingrays, fish and even some sharks! Children above the age of 8 can participate in this trek.
Atlantis Dive Explorer
This is the ultimate diving experience Atlantis has to offer. Meant for certified divers only, this dive gives professionals the chance to swim in the Ambassador Lagoon for 1.5 hours, amongst the 65,000 marine creatures. All the gear and water bottles will be provided and this experience will be supervised by the Atlantis scuba team. If you are a certified diver, you do not want to miss this.
Attractions at Lost Chambers Aquarium
Scattered through the aquarium complex are other attractions at Lost Chambers that don’t require an additional ticket purchase. Check out these attractions in the section below.
This experience is very popular among the little ones. Here, you get the opportunity to actually touch and hold some of the sea creatures like starfish and sea-urchins. Under the guidance of an expert, learn more about these invertebrates as you hold them in your hand and see them in a completely different light.
Interactive Aquatheater Shows
Get the opportunity to learn more about the marine life and about scuba diving from the expert, comic scuba divers. You will also get the chance to watch a feeding show and see how they manage to feed over thousands of fish.
Fish Hospital and Nursery
With over 65,000 fish, there are bound to be a few injuries. But worry not, the expert management at Lost Chambers have taken care to setup a ‘hospital’ for the fish in case of any such problems. See first hand how the fish are cared for and how the staff take ensure their health and safety.
How big is The Lost Chambers Aquarium?
The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to 65,000 marine animals and houses 21 marine life exhibits.
Can you buy a day pass to The Lost Chambers Aquarium?
Tickets for the aquarium can be bought from the ticket counter or online through our website. All visitors are welcome. Visitors do not need to be staying in the hotel to experience the aquarium.
What are the opening times for The Lost Chambers Aquarium?
The Aquarium is open every day from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Tickets can be bought online via our website.