Monday, 29 October 2012

15. The Lost Chambers


At the Entrance
During the summer holidays we had visited the “The Lost Chambers” at Atlantis. I was not very happy with the pictures I had taken and so had decided against putting them up on the blog. Now when I’m running out of subjects to blog about, the same pictures don’t look half so bad:-)).


The Atlantis is a famous hotel resort at Palm Jumeriah and without a doubt a must-visit-atleast-once tourist attraction of Dubai. 

The Abyss
The Lost Chambers is a series of inter-connected chambers(around 10 I think) with a theme. It boasts of maintaining 65,000 marine inhabitants. A lot of thought has gone into creating this amazing experience. 

JellyFish
The beautiful layout, lighting, recreation of habitat, the stunning displays, the astounding number of underwater species all combine to create a very unique and special one-in-a-lifetime aquarium experience.

LionFish
The whole experience if done quickly takes about 20-30 minutes but I’d encourage you to stay and explore. Read up all the material given alongside and make it worthwhile. 

StarFish & fish camouflaging themselves in sand 
There is no time restriction which means you can spend the whole day inside if you feel like it. Did you know watching fish is therapeutic according to Scientists? 

Seats to relax in and watch fish are placed in front of these tanks
Most of the aquariums have a seating arrangement; you can just lean back and let the fish lazily swimming in and out of the foliage mesmerise you.

Lobsters
My whole experience was ruined by a group of local children who used the dark chambers and its ambience as a backdrop for battle and ambush; shrieks and screams punctuated the atmosphere as they jumped out of dark corners and scared their friends But once they left it was calm and serene once more.
Sea-Horse
The whole experience is priced at 100dhs per person and the general verdict is that it is quite steep. If you[or anybody in the group] are carrying an emirates id with you then you can get a 25% discount on the ticket price. On the other hand, if you are a guest at Atlantis then the whole experience is free.
The lagoon
The whole experience is surreal like visiting a lost world. It’s definitely worth one visit and   children will love it.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds lovely, Nancy! And, wow, you are here with a post even when you are sick!

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    1. It is definitely worth a visit.
      Much better now Uma:-))!!!

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  2. Nice place with whole range of sea creatures-I've never seen a lion fish.

    Try snorkeling N. The only time I did- The moment I plunged and saw beneath me, I was totally smitten with the beauty under water. Thankfully, we haven't found ways to live under water yet :P

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    1. The lionfish is really beautiful...my pictures don't do it any justice;-/.
      Snorkeling eh...I love the thought of it but I'm not sure because I don't know how to swim and the sea sort of intimidates me;-(

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    2. You don't really have to know how to swim. You can use accessories.....

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    3. The first & most imp thing I have to do is to open my mind. The sea at close range scares the life out of me;-P. At the most I'll wet my feet upto ankle level;-S. Seriously I'm such a party-pooper;-).

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  3. Such a beautiful place with lovely interiors :) Next time I visit Dubai, this is the second place I'll visit :)

    Oh yeah, the first person will be you...hugs :)

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    1. Awww...such a nice thing to say Uma;-D
      Yeah The Lost Chambers is a good place to go if u like watching fish...and ur kid will definitely love it.

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  4. I love marine life and can watch fishes, jellyfishes for hours. I actually feel embarrassed revealing this but I get moved to tears watching dolphins and blue whales..Oh god, why did I become an engineer! ;-]

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    1. I soooo get what u mean...happens with me too and half the time I don't need an excuse....a beautiful flower, a sunset, greenery, anything, everything reduces me to tears:-)).

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  5. Fishes really do calm you. Hey, how abt a small aquarium at your place?

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    1. We had one for many years...but after last yrs summer vacation, we just didn't get back our fish fr the shop;-P

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  6. If these are "bad" pictures, can you let us have a peek at your good. Maybe you area world class top photographer masquerading as N :):):)

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    1. When u put it that way I have no answer;-P.
      And no world-class anything, just simply N;-D. First of all photographing fish is very tricky business and on top of it the whole place was dark with the lights streaming out only from the aquariums. Yeah well I tried my best, thanks;-D

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  7. Looks lovely! I love watching fish, specially just before devouring it :D

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    1. Buahahahaaaa.....that's a good one;-D

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  8. i thought monterey bay acquarium was the world's best but looking at the pictures... maybe not

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    1. It is definitely worth one visit Lan:-).

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