Marine & Waterpark

  • Around 1.5 million guests experience a marine and waterpark activity every year at Atlantis, The Palm
  • Aquaventure and Dolphin Bay both feature in the top 10 things to do in Dubai on Trip Advisor
  • The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium combined are home to more than 65,000 marine animals and more than 250 species of fish
  • More than 100 team members care for the marine animals at Atlantis, The Palm. Their jobs include aquarists, water quality technicians, veterinarians and even chefs
  • The fish that call Atlantis, The Palm home are fed 400 kilos of restaurant quality seafood daily
  • The Ambassador Lagoon 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
  • The back of house in The Ambassador Lagoon is a force to be reckoned with, using 5.9km of pipe work which is longer that the length of the Palm
  • To keep the lagoon clean, the amount of sand filtered into The Ambassador Lagoon is equivalent to the weight of 580 camels
  • If all the water was drained from The Ambassador Lagoon it would fill 4.5 Olympic sized swimming pools
  • There are 21 exhibits in The Lost Chambers Aquarium which are seen by approximately 3,000 guests every week
  • Thousands of moon jellyfish are bred each year in the fish hospital of The Lost Chambers Aquarium. A sting from a moon jellyfish may hurt and be itchy, but it won’t be fatal.
  • Aquaventure is a water playground of more than 18 million litres of water, consisting of extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids
  • The park has a 2.3 kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. It takes an impressive 45 minutes to float around the entire waterpark
  • Aquaventure is capable of using more than 790,000 litres of water per minute to create surges and waves with swells reaching almost 1 metre high
  • Aquaventure is the only waterpark in The Middle East that offers Marine Animal Experiences including Shark Safari, a delightful walk on the bottom of the Shark Lagoon, as well as Cownose Ray Feeding, an interaction and ray feeding experience in the water
  • 600,000 guests take on The Leap of Faith every year
  • Aquaventure is the only waterpark in Africa and the Middle East which has 700 metres of white sand beach
  • The 17-hectare waterpark is now home to the world’s largest circumference water ride, first twin racing tube rides and the longest zip line circuit in the Middle East
  • 906 single inflatable tubes and 1,433 double inflatable tubes are currently available for guests at Aquaventure Waterpark to float around the rapids and lazy river
  • Dolphin Bay is 4.5 hectares and is home to all Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins that eat between 5-7 kg of fish per day
  • The residents of Sea Lion Point are all South African Fur and are cared for by a total of 45 experienced Marine Mammal Specialists


  • Mother Baby & Child Awards - Best Waterpark in the region – Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Virgin Holidays Global Awards – Best Experience Middle East – Aquaventure Waterpark
  • GetYourGuide (GYG) Awards – Best Aquaventure Waterpark in Asia Regions
  • Time Out Kid’s Awards - Best UAE Waterpark (Highly Commended) – Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Kids Swimming Paradise Tip! Quality Mark - Best Aquapark Holiday for Families Worldwide
  • Sub Sea Systems Awards - Sea TREK Operator of the Year


  • Virgin Holidays Annual Partner Awards 2017-Best Attraction Bronze Award (Aquaventure)
  • World Travel Awards 2017- Leading Waterpark in Middle East
  • 2017 Experts' Choice Awards- The Best of Dubai – The Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2017- Best Waterpark in Dubai and The Middle East and Fourth Best in the World