It was my sister’s conference day which meant she wouldn’t be around (and my BIL too). She had a paper to present at the World Finance Conference and apparently it went great, alhamdulillah. Kakak, if you’re reading this, I want to say thank you for making us proud yet again.
While they were idle, my parents and my brother (as well as me) went to the Lost Chambers Aquarium to entertain Zachary. Note 1: There are 2 aquariums in Dubai – Dubai Mall and the Lost Chambers. The experience I believe is almost the same.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium is located on the Palm Island or in exact, inside the Atlantis Palm Hotel. There you can find the famous huge waterpark too as well as Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point, Aquaventure, PADI Dive Courses and Marine Animal Adventures.
The ticket to enter I would say is quite pricy for the short experience but that’s how it is in Dubai. Everything is pricy and with the drop in MYR currency value that the exchange gap is wider.
It was 100 Dirhams for one adult for the full experience and it was free of charge for Zachary (free for 2 years and below). I bought the full experience tickets but my tip for you is to purchase just the half experience ticket which costs 35 Dirhams. It’s really not much difference and you can see a lot already with that experience. To add is that to explore the whole aquarium takes about 30 minutes.
‘The Lost Chambers Aquarium in Atlantis, The Palm takes visitors through a series of mazes and tunnels as they explore the underwater ruins of Atlantis. This imaginative aquarium houses some 65,000 aquatic animals, including 12 species of rays and sharks.’ – Viator.
Zachary really had a good time there! He looked really fascinated although he got frightened if we brought him too close to the aquarium. He warmed up soon after though and it was cute to see him looking bewildered and at the same time stunned. Zachary Zachary, your grandparents’ love for you is overwhelming and you are one lucky boy.
We then visited the Mall of the Emirates after the aquarium for lunch. This mall is already huge itself and just imagine Dubai Mall.
My sister and BIL came back to the hotel at around 5.30pm and my BIL suggested us to visit the Souk Madinat Jumeirah for light shopping, dinner and photo oppurtunity for the Burj Al Arab.
‘Souk Madinat Jumeirah combines traditional Middle Eastern shopping culture of stands, barrows and stalls with a mix of boutique brands, home accessory stores, souvenir gift shops, luxury fashion and jewellery. It is also the home to over 24 restaurants offering cuisines from all over the globe, including Italian, Asian, Indian, Persian, traditional Arabic and Lebanese, French and American. All Souk Madinat Jumeirah restaurants and cafés have picture perfect views of the Arabian architecture, waterways or the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.’