Are you sick of looking at aquariums? If I show you more photos of one, will you scream? Don’t worry, I’ll keep it short. After our full day splashing around the Aquaventure Waterpark, and a tasty but slightly expensive (even with a buy one, get one free coupon from the Entertainer book) dinner at Ronda Locatelli, it’s time to check out the Lost Chambers aquarium. Right when you walk in, you’re greeted with a floor to ceiling circular tank with what must be hundreds of fish swimming around in a circle.
We bought a combined waterpark/aquarium ticket, which saves you about 50 dirhams over buying them separately. The aquarium is open until 10pm, but the water park is only open until 6pm, so we decide to do the aquarium after dinner and spend the full day playing on the slides.
The Lost Chambers aquarium is much smaller than the Dubai Aquarium, so I figure we probably won’t need much more than an hour to see the whole thing. This ends up working out perfectly. We are able to spend an hour or so at dinner, an hour at the aquarium, and still have plenty of time to catch the tram back to the mainland as it stops running at 10pm.
It’s hard to tell in this picture, but this fish is HUGE. It must easily way over 100lbs.
One of the reasons I like the Lost Chambers Aquarium a bit better than the Dubai Aquarium is these huge windows of what really does look like the sunken ruins of some historic city.
It’s really hypnotic to watch. If you want to spend more time here, they’ve provided small little sofa-type areas with pillows in front of each window for guests to sit on and relax while enjoying the views.
They also have a very rare baby albino alligator. It’s a little strange to me that this guy is just sitting in an open tank that any kid could reach into, but I guess maybe the alligator is safer than I think? At least I hope so!
There’s a few more rooms to wander through and we stop to enjoy the plethora of color. It’s like a neon rainbow!
All in all, it’s a really nice way to end what’s been a wonderful day. By the time we get back to the mainland, we’re exhausted and decide to just taxi all the way back to our hotel. It’s more expensive, but worth not having to stand on the metro for 30 minutes.