The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Dubai

Travel

When I was in Dubai for a month, I wanted to come up with an idea for a day out based indoors that didn’t involve a mall and it was too hot to be outdoors during the day so I decided to visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium in the Atlantis hotel. The regular adult price is AED 100 to enter it but if you show your resident ID (Emirates ID card, passport or driving licence) and adults can get in for AED 75.

As you make your way through the 10 various themed chambers of what was once the world’s most advanced civilisation you will find over over 21 exhibits with fish from all over the world flourishing in this magnificent environment. There areplenty of weird and wonderful fish and sea creatures to look at, it is well laid out with interesting lighting and great photo opportunities. The The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to over 500 species of marine life, including sharks, arapaimas, sting rays, piranhas, sea horses and jelly fish.

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness.” -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Here are some of the pictures clicked by my brother, Farhan, when we were there.

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Interesting Facts:

  • One can snorkel and dive in the Ambassador Lagoon, the Middle East’s largest aquarium.
  • While grown piranhas feed at night, young ones feed during the day to avoid being eaten by an adult.
  • Moray Eels have poor sight, and since they feed mainly at night, they have developed a great sense of smell.
  • Starfish can reproduce by fragmentation. They detach part of an arm which grows slowly into a new sea star.
  • Jellyfish have no brain, heart or bones. Some have ways of detecting obstacles that can be compared to sight
  • Over 600,000,000 litres of water are circulated through the lagoons and pools after being drawn from the Arabian Gulf using an open-flow system. This water then passes through a four million litre reservoir, is sand filtered and cleared with ozone before flowing into marine habitats around the resort to provide the best water conditions for optimal health of the animals.
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium has a dedicated fish hospital and nursery, with quarantine pools for newborns and marine life requiring special care and acclimatizing.

 

If you visit Dubai, this place should be on your list. :)

Love,
GirlOnTheMove

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Travel

We all know it is the tallest man-made structure in the world, standing at 829.8m, open on January 4, 2010. But what you might not know is that aside from holding the World Record for being the tallest building in the world,Burj Khalifa holds other World Records:

  • tallest freestanding structure in the world, highest number of stories in the world,
    highest occupied floor in the world,
  • highest outdoor observation deck in the world,
  • elevator with longest travel distance in the world, and
  • tallest service elevator in the world. It has the longest single running elevator, which is 140 floors.
    The elevators go 10 meters per second and are among the fastest in the world. It took us approximately only one minute to reach the observation deck on the 124th floor.

    Isn't the view just spectacular!

    Isn’t the view just spectacular!


    Burj Khalifa from the top.

    Burj Khalifa from the top.

    The Burj Khalifa is not only the pride but also the joy of Dubai, towering above the desert city and holding over 160 stories worth of the finest steel and glass in the world. If you’re visiting the UAE, you’ll seriously be missing out on a treat if you don’t add a visit to this landmark to your itinerary. Why? Well, as Marks and Spencer’s would say, it’s not just any tower – it’s the Burj Khalifa tower.

    Tom Cruise sitting on the very top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai during the filming of Mission Impossible 4. I wish someday I get a chance to sit there and get to relish the breathtaking view.

    Tom Cruise sitting on the very top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai during the filming of Mission Impossible 4. I wish someday I get a chance to sit there and get to relish the breathtaking view.


    Standing tall with 7 World Records: Burj Khalifa

    Standing tall with 7 World Records: Burj Khalifa


    But you are still standing behind me, Burj Khalifa :P

    But you are still standing behind me, Burj Khalifa 😛

Do share your Burj Khalifa experience in the comment box. 🙂

Love,
GirlOnTheMove

P.S. To view more of my travelling pictures search #FariIsTravelling on Instagram. To get in touch, you can write an email to me at fariblog.girlonthemove@gmail.com and reply is guaranteed. And don’t forget to give a thumbs up to this girl who is on the move. 😉