Atlantis is a mind boggling water park set on 42 acres in the Dubai desert complete with tropical landscapes, private beaches, shopping malls, a 27.5 meter water slide named Leap of Faith, rapids and an aquarium named The Lost Chambers of Atlantis themed on the legend of Atlantis housing a range of beautifully displayed exotic marine and freshwater exhibits from around the world. For those who wish to savour the range of activities at leisure, the park complex offers ocean themed accommodation in addition to 19 restaurants, bars and lounges that cater to almost all culinary tastes of guests in formal and relaxed settings. A spa, kids, teen and even tween clubs and night clubs for those somewhat older are also on the premises. Dolphin Bay a series of lagoons set in four and a half acres offering close encounters with dolphins through belly back rides and swimming and diving with dolphins is also part of the complex.
Walk along the mysterious, subtlely lit subterranean corridors of the Lost Chambers of Atlantis, the centre piece of the park’s diverse attractions and experience the mystery of the ancient legend of Atlantis. See fish swim among submerged antiquities and ruins of an ancient city that brings the legend of Atlantis admirably to life. Encounter 65,000 marine and freshwater aquatic species such as shoals of colourful tropical reef fish, turtles, sea horses, crustaceans, star fish, luminous jelly fish, sinister Prinahas and larger species such as Giant Arapaima from the Amazon, various types of sharks, giant catfish, rays and Moray Eels all displayed in 10 tastefully decorated chambers featuring exhibits a couple of stories high to smaller offerings. Interactive shows at the Seven Sage Chamber in the aquarium allows young visitors to come into contact with selected marine specimens and also imparts information on the aquarium’s extraordinary exhibits and its diving program. One of the key attractions of the Aquarium is the three million gallon Ambassador Lagoon that displays a collection of several thousand marine creatures endemic to the Arabian Gulf picturesquely displayed among ‘Atlantean’ ruins. It is also billed as the largest open air marine exhibit in the world. Bolder visitors once suitably instructed may venture to dive among several large species of fish here. Visitors can also witness fish feeding or participate in feeding cow nosed rays. Details of the amazing marine life at the aquarium is disseminated through special programs such as themed events for families, seminars on its conservation programs and behind the scenes tours that showcase some of the demanding tasks involved in running the facility.
During the construction of the resort a series of ancient underground passages and a street system of an ancient city long buried by the Arabian Sea were discovered giving credence to the tale of the lost city of Atlantis.
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