It’s currently Shark Week at the Atlantis Dubai with a wide range of shark-themed events on offer around the hotel including feeding and swimming with sharks!
Atlantis Aquarium is home to 11 species of shark including the Blacktip shark, Arabian carpetshark and Zebra shark. And you can get up close and personal with those sharks thanks to the Predator Dive.
Guests can take part in feeding and get close to the amazing animals on the AquaTrek Xtreme, the world’s deepest aquarium walk. Shark Week runs until 18 July.
We’d recommend the Shark Safari where you get to wear a state-of-the-art oxygenated helmet and surround yourself with majestic marine species including sharks, rays and colourful fish.
Or go all-in on the Predator Dive. The 40-minute experience does cost AED2,055, but you get to hand-feed sharks and rays in The Ambassador Lagoon. The DubaiLAD team have done it and it was amazing!
There are plenty of less adrenaline-fuelled shark activities as well during Shark Week, however. Kids will love the new Marine Biologist programmes where they get to learn more about underwater ecosystems and how to protect them. and the Fish Tales Tour at the Lost Chambers Aquarium will tell you more about sharks in the wild and the hotel’s shark breeding and release schemes.
And every marine experience booked will see a $1 donation to conservation, sustainability, and environmental education initiatives.
The Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis is an 11 million litre marine habitat and one of the top ten largest aquariums in the world
The viewing pane into the Ambassador Lagoon is 10 meters long and 70cm thick and if all the water was drained from The Ambassador Lagoon it would fill 4.5 Olympic sized swimming pools
The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium combined are home to more than 65,000 marine animals of 250 species
The fish that call Atlantis home are fed over 400 kilos of restaurant quality seafood daily
There are 21 exhibits in The Lost Chambers Aquarium that welcomes approximately 3,000 guests every week
Thousands of moon jellyfish are bred each year in the nursery of The Lost Chambers Aquarium, many being released back into the Arabian Gulf. Additional successful breeding programmes include sharks, rays and seahorses.