Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photography: The Lost Chambers Aquarium - Atlantis

It was Friday evening and I was all geared up to check out The Lost Chambers at Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah. I had been there once with office colleagues, but I was not a photography enthusiastic at the time. Not to forget, this time I was visiting the place with a good camera and my cricket team friends (it’s always a good thing to visit such places in groups). (Note: Do check out the offers listed at the end of the post)

Please note that you need atleast an hour to go around The Lost Chambers in order to click some good photos and check out the different variety of fish. If you can spare more time, please do so.

There are a variety of fish including a few types of Jellyfish; Red bellied Piranha, Lionfish etc. The lighting is low and photography in some areas is a bit difficult. The best part about the aquariums is that each one of them has a different feel to it. Some have a brighter outlook while others play with coloured lights.

Red bellied Piranha
Some areas have a Majlis right in front of the aquariums. One can sit here and admire the beauty of the fish. The ceiling in certain places if beautiful. The ambiance gives you a feeling that you are part of an Indiana Jones movie, bringing back the treasures of an old lost city. I and my friends had a good time at The Lost Chambers. Overall the experience was different from our regular outings, but surely an amazing one.

The ceiling in one of the areas

The ceiling near the entrance
Please note that special bookings can be made (at extra cost) for Guided tours, Aquatheatre and Fish Feedings.

Special thanks to Faisal Khatib, who let me borrow his camera lens and helped me in getting some good clicks.

Location:            The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah
Opening Hours:  Daily 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Contact No.        +971 4 4260000
Actual Price:       Adults - AED 100, Child - 70
Special Offer:     Discounted rates for UAE residents on show of Emirates ID card/Driving license (at the gate only)
                           Adults - AED 75, Child - 50
Other Offer:         If you have an Entertainer Family book, use the voucher to get an individual entry free on
                           purchase of one individual entry.

Disclaimer: The offers stated above are as of the date the blog owner visited The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Any changes made to the offers are not the responsibility of the blog owner. Please check the offers before you visit.


  1. Good photu, little less on writeup.. I was hoping you will spill some TS fun in your blogpost.. :p

  2. Thanks Kunal. Yes, a little less writeup. Didn't have much to say about it except aquariums and fishes :P. Haha, can't spill the TS fun stuff here ;)