Visiting The Atlantic A Deluxe Resort With Aquarium In Dubai

The is a à luxury hotel on Jumeriah beach in Dubai and apart from being a posh place is also home to an aquarium replete with divers and baby sharks

The wonders of Dubai never cease. Many compare it to the legendary city of good-looking El Dorado. It's hard to imagine that a city which just a few decades back was a village has been transformed into a thriving metropolis, rivaling London. The city is a haven for tourists and its appeal can be gauged from the fact that 61 million visitors passed through its portals on 2016. A large number are from India. The city having overtaken Bangkok and Singapore as an entertainment and fun centre.

One of the prominent entertainment centres is Atlantis. This is a five star super

deluxe resort, located right on the Arabian Sea at Jumeirah. This is the fun beach and it is not uncommon to see girls sun bathing in bikinis.  Some Indians girls also bare and dare, something you will never see on Indian beaches, where women jump into the water in Shalwar Kameez.

The Atlantis is a massive resort. It has always a rush crowd as inside there are a host of shops whose pedigree is Paris and London. There are also a number of eating places  with the theme restaurant " Kaleidoscope". One can dine here on a sumptuous buffet at AED 200 ( about $50 or Rs  3500.).Drinks are extra Nd the going rate for a glass of draught beer is AED 100.

That's pretty steep, but people just love it here . The eatery is full always so never venture there without a reservation.

The food spread is simply exotic with almost 150 dishes lined up. You can't eat it all, so make a selection and nibble small portions. There is a good selection of Indian dishes and one can't complain.

The highlight of the hotel is a 100ft tall aquarium. It's a massive structure and houses thousands of fishes. Hundreds of species abound. The only regret is there is no guide to name the myriad  fishes floating around. The highlight are 3 baby sharks, but I suppose they are not the killer variety.

The aquarium allows you go snorkelling and diving replete with an oxygen  cylinder. There will be guide who will accompany you and you can dive into the water and interact with the fishes and the star from just a few inches. It's simply glorious  but never venture into the water  if you have never gone snorkelling..  The divers have to pay a healthy fee that could touch AED  1000. But it's worthy and one will remember it for long. Long live Dubai. Indians must learn how to entertain travellers.

Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • Lightningforce  28-03-2017
    I give this article ten stars for making me feel as if I was living my dream. The feel and sights of this article immersed me into my dream world. I felt, even for a moment, that I was there; flowing in a new strange world with your words and insight. Great witht the high light of the resort, with the Aquarium. It's a pity you not have any pictures to share with the article; but it was great and thank you for this article and excellent composition.
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  • ilovegemni110  18-03-2017
    Explanation of species and fishes are needed so that we can get more knowledge about Dubai Aquarium possesses. according to general knowledge, there are a variation of places have been decorated with Aquariums and different types of species. please share more relevant information.
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