February 16, 2012

Dubai: The Lost Chambers Atlantis

During the last leg of our holidays last November, we had a quick tour of The Lost Chambers in Atlantis The Palm.

My highschool classmates brought us to Atlantis The Palm. Originally, the plan was just to go around. But when we were there already, my son wanted to go inside The Lost Chambers. And I thought it was a good idea to also see what is inside.

Here's a very interesting story about Atlantis and The Lost Chambers which I got from their brochure and website:

"The first recorded papers about the City of Atlantis were written by the renowned Greek philosopher, Plato, in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias around 360 B.C.

In it Plato describes an incomparably beautiful land, a highly advanced culture and an unusually well educated population.

As we know today, the continent of Atlantis disappeared into the ocean. Although the reasons for this cataclysmic event are not clear, scientists generally believe that an earthquake related to a gigantic underwater volcanic eruption caused a flood of huge proportions which inundated the land, destroying almost everything. The sea level rose and so Atlantis sank beneath the waves. All the remains of the legendary City of Atlantis are Plato's dialogues, conjecture and The Lost Chambers...

During the construction of the resort, a complex series of passages was uncovered, thought to have been buried thousands of years ago by the waters of the Arabian Gulf. Upon further investigation, an ancient street system was discovered and the theory came into being that these were in fact remains from the Lost City of Atlantis."

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The Lost Chambers is small compared to other cities' aquarium. But it's different and unique because it does not only display 65,000 marine animals but it tells a story of a lost civilization.

We did enjoy the short tour. And it was a bonus to chance upon the feeding, which our son has thoroughly enjoyed watching.

The Lost Chambers Ticket:
Adult - 100AED
Kid - 70AED

Opening Hours:
Open daily 10:00am - 10:00pm