The Lost Chambers Aquarium part of the water entertainment complex at the Atlantis The Palm Hotel (Palm Jumeirah archipelago, Jumeirah district, Emirate of Dubai, UAE). Along with the aquarium, the Atlantis entertainment complex includes aquadventure water park and Dolphin Bay dolphinarium.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium Tickets
Entrance ticket prices:
- adult — AED 135,
- for children from 3 to 12 years old – 95 dirhams,
- children under 3 years — free of charge,
- hotel guests — free of charge.
Prices for excursions and water dives:
- excursion “Behind the scenes” – 90 dirhams,
- diving experience in the Ambassador Lagoon – from AED 1,400,
- underwater walk among sharks and rays – AED 540,
- swimming with dolphins – AED 845,
- extreme underwater walk – AED 765,
- yoga in the museum – 160 dirhams,
- feeding of stingrays — 185 dirhams,
- snorkeling — 280 dirhams.
- Best to book and pay for tickets Online. The cost on the official website
Excursions in English are held every hour for groups of no more than 10 people – from 10:00 to 17:00 (except 11:00). The tour program includes a visit to the Underwater Museum, the Fish Hospital and the Ambassador Lagoon.
Schedule of events:
- aquatheater show with divers — 10:30, 15:30,
- fish feeding — 8:30, 15:20,
- Yoga classes – Tue, Fri and Sat from 8:00 to 9:00.
How to get to The Lost Chambers Aquarium
- Taxis are the most expensive way. A trip from Deira or Bur Dubai will cost from 60 (16 $) to 100 (27$) dirhams).
- Metro + taxi is the most budget option. To do this, take the metro to the Dubai Internet City station and from there take a taxi to Atlantis.
- Metro + monorail is the most interesting way. First, get to damac Properties metro station, then take a monorail to Palm Atlantis Monorail Station, The cost of a one-way monorail trip is 20 dirhams ($ 5.5) per person (30 dirhams round trip). If you eat a company of 2 or more people, it is more profitable to take a taxi.
The aquarium is open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. From 9:00 to 10:00, it is only open to guests of Atlantis The Palm.
With a regular ticket, you can enter the oceanarium at any time during the day of visiting (indicated in the ticket), inside you can spend any amount of time, but within the day of visiting.
What to See
Of course, you can just walk through the halls of the oceanarium and look at the fish. If you know English, read the information on special touch panels. But it is much more interesting to learn in advance about the most interesting moments and not to miss any of them. Read below a list of the most interesting things in The Lost Chambers.
The largest aquarium, in the depth of which you can look through the largest glass in the aquarium The Lost Chambers – the size of the glass is about 7×5 meters. Of course, the record size of glass in the Dubai Mall Aquarium is far away, but the sight is still fascinating.
The place in front of this glass called the “Poseidon Court”. Here is a small café Poseidon Cafe, where you can drink coffee or hot chocolate, eat a croissant or sandwich. Cook about 75 dirhams per person. Fortunately, the tables of the cafe are located away from the glass and do not interfere with well-fed (or not willing to pay so much) visitors.
The volume of this aquarium is 11 million liters, it is the largest in the UAE. Inside the natural flora and fauna of the Persian Gulf collected. And now imagine that once in this aquarium a giant whale shark swam, this was a sight. Her name was Sammy, and in 2010, after a series of protests by Residents of Dubai, released into the ocean.
It’s an almost exclusive sight, with only about 30 such animals in the world. In the aquarium The Lost Chambers live two albino alligators, they called “Ali” and “Balu”, they were brought here from Florida (USA) in 2015. Don’t miss out!Advertisement
These are small pools where marine animals can be touched. Naturally, only species of marine inhabitants that safe for humans were chosen. In the first such pool you can touch starfish and rays, in the second crabs.
The Abyss Room
A stunning place with aquariums filled with jellyfish and color-changing lighting. According to the legend of the creators of The Lost Chambers, here is the entrance to the deep mines of Atlantis. Nearby you can find a miner’s costume and mining tools.
Seven Sages Chamber
In this aquarium you can see huge and very lazy catfish (in the photo on the right, click to enlarge). The best spectacle for relaxation, probably, can not found in the whole world.
Here is another curious element of the stylization of the oceanarium – this is the Atlantean computer, according to legends, created by the Atlanteans. Periodically, it makes a sound so that visitors understand that it is still in working order.
The second largest aquarium in The Lost Chambers, 6 meters deep. This aquarium can view even without buying a ticket to the oceanarium. Some of aquadventure’s slides end in a tunnel through the Shark Lagoon Aquarium.
There are 12 species of sharks and rays. The most dangerous – the great white and tiger sharks, of course, are not here. Inside this aquarium, shark feeding and “diving with predators” carried out.
Aquatheatre Show (fish feeding)
Every day at 10:30 and 15:30 divers from among the employees of the oceanarium dive into aquariums and feed marine animals. The administration of the aquarium calls this show “interactive”, but only they understand what is interactive in it.
Every hour from 10:00 to 17:00 (except 11:00) there is an excursion “Fish Tales Tour”. During the tour, the guide will talk about the behind-the-scenes life of the oceanarium, the legend of Atlantis and the most interesting marine animals. At the end of the tour, they show “Fish Hospital” – a scientific laboratory and a hospital for fish. Fish Hospital cannot seen by ordinary visitors, only with a guided tour.
The tour conducted in English, a group of up to 10 people, an additional fee of 45 dirhams required.
Yoga sessions held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 to 9:00. Available to all visitors, even without any experience of yogic practices. The price 125 dirhams per person, pre-registration required through the official website.