Take Action For Oceans While Ticking Off Bucket List Experiences During A Fin-Tastic Shark Week At Atlantis, Dubai This 11-18 July 2021

From diving with sharks and rays to learning how to protect them, guests can contribute to conservation – with 1USD from every marine experience booked donated to conservation, sustainability, and environmental education initiatives

This Shark Week (11-18th July), Atlantis, Dubai is running a number of shark-themed educational programmes for guests prepared to take the plunge – and discover everything they’ve ever wanted to know about this fascinating species, while also enjoying a once in a lifetime experience and giving back to the environment.

Home to 11 species of sharks, including the Blacktip shark, Arabian carpetshark and Zebra shark, this Shark Week guests can tick off an array of jaw-some bucket list experiences including the exhillerating 10m-deep Predator Dive, where guests can take part in feeding time, and the world’s deepest aquarium walk, AquaTrek Xtreme.

Budding conservationists from children to teens, can also take part in Atlantis Dubai’s new Marine Biologist programmes to get closer to sharks (Mini Marine, Junior Marine, and Master Marine) at the AZA-accredited, The Lost Chambers Aquarium. These experiences aim to nurture and develop a passion in youngsters to protect marine life and understand why the wellbeing of every single animal is always the key priority of Atlantis, Dubai’s dedicated team of marine animal specialists.

Both underwater adventurers and marine life lovers who prefer to keep their heads above water can go back of house on a Fish Tales Tour at The Lost Chambers Aquarium to learn more about shark species native to local Arabian Gulf waters such as the Arabian carpetshark. Guests can also learn more about Atlantis, Dubai’s shark breeding and release programmes – even taking a closer look at their eggs, which expert aquarists monitor all the way through to babies hatching, juveniles developing and adult sharks being released into the wild.

Now in its 33rd year, Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week bonanza shines a spotlight on one of the world’s most fascinating species with a number of themed documentaries, films and events. Atlantis Dubai joins this week of exploration and education as part of the resort’s mission is to raise awareness about sharks and marine life under Atlantis Atlas Project, the destination’s commitment to conservation and sustainability.

For every marine animal experience booked throughout 2021, 1 USD will be donated to conservation, sustainability, and environmental education initiatives, that will be selected twice annually as part of Atlantis Atlas Project to make a measurable impact to the natural world.


Mini Marine Biologist Programme – Younger children can be part of Atlantis’ specialist Aquarist team as they join them in the shallow water to get an up-close look at starfish, sea cucumbers and baby sharks. During this fun-filled adventure, they’ll learn all about marine life with incredible facts that they will be able to expertly pass onto their family and friends.

  • Ages: 3-6 years old
  • Daily from 10:30am – 11.30am
  • Prices start from AED 175 including free same-day access to Aquaventure Waterpark, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, certificate and complimentary photo

Junior Marine Biologist Programme – Enjoy a visit to the state-of-the-art Fish Hospital with our Aquarists and learn all about our breeding programmes. Junior Marine Biologists will get a chance to feed our newly born sharks and rays and discover what it takes to care for 65,000 marine animals in The Lost Chambers Aquarium.

  • Ages: 6-12 years old
  • Every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Prices start from AED 300 including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, certificate and complimentary photo

Master Marine Biologist Programme – A behind the scenes experience of the resort’s world-class facilities will educate teens on the basics of animal care, feeding and maintenance, as well as the on-site breeding programmes. By shadowing one of the Marine Mammal Specialists, participants will discover what it takes to care for dolphins and sea lions and get the opportunity to meet the Aquarists to experience first-hand how to prepare food and feed animals including our jellyfish, corals, and tropical fish.

  • Ages: 12-16 years old
  • Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00am – 3:30pm
  • Prices start at AED 600 including Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, lunch, certificate and complimentary photo

Fish Tales Tour – For those who marvel at life underwater, visitors can join a guided tour back of house at The Fish Hospital on a Fish Tales Tour, to see Atlantis Dubai’s shark and ray breeding programmes which help to restore local populations in Dubai waters and learn about conservation.

  • All ages
  • Daily at 10:00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, and 4.00pm
  • AED 45 excluding free same-day admission to The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Ocean Tales – Learn everything there is to know about sharks from fun facts to their conservation status with the region’s first AI aquarium experience, Ocean Tales.

  • All ages
  • Free web application for use with admission to The Lost Chambers Aquarium


Shark Safari An exclusive one-off experience for Shark Week, explore the shark filled lagoon wearing a state-of-the-art oxygenated helmet and surround yourself with majestic marine species including sharks, rays and colourful fish. Suitable for 10yrs and above.

  • For ages 10 and above
  • Available from the 16th-18th July at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm
  • Prices start at AED 360 including an educational briefing, towels, refreshments and free same-day access to Aquaventure Waterpark. Please note, guests will need to bring their own swimwear.

Predator Dive Discover life underwater and relish the chance to hand-feed different species of sharks and rays during a 40 minute dive in The Ambassador Lagoon.

  • For certified divers aged 10 and above
  • Daily at 6:45pm
  • AED 2,055 including an educational briefing, wetsuite loan, towels and refreshments

Ultimate Snorkel – Swim on the surface of The Ambassador Lagoon and take in the wonder of the stunning, colourful marine life that it is home to, without needing to plunge further below.

  • For ages 6 and above
  • Daily at 2:00pm
  • AED 285 including an educational briefing, wetsuite loan, towels and refreshments

Aquatrek Xtreme Experience the record-breaking Aquatrek Xtreme. Using a special oxygenated helmet, you will go 10m down to the bottom of Dubai’s largest aquarium to experience the thrill of being surrounded by thousands of marine species including sharks, rays and colourful fish during a 20 minute walk underwater.

  • For ages 12 and above
  • Daily at 1:00pm and 4:00pm
  • Prices start from AED 775 including an educational briefing, wetsuite loan, towels and refreshments

Dive Explorer Scuba dive between the ruins of the lost city of Atlantis in The Lost Chambers Aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals and 250 species, and emerge exhilarated after 30 minutes in the water.

  • For certified divers aged 10 and above
  • Daily at 09:00am
  • Prices start from AED 1,050 including an educational briefing, wetsuite loan, towels and refreshments

Dive Discovery Try your hand at scuba diving in Dubai’s largest aquarium and marvel at life underwater. Led by a dive leader and safety diver, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an extraordinary 30 minute to the beautiful depths of The Ambassador Lagoon.

  • For non-certified divers aged 10 and above
  • Daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm
  • From AED 1,250 including an educational briefing, wetsuite loan, towels and refreshments

To book an educational experience at Atlantis, Dubai, this Shark Week, visit https://www.atlantis.com/sharkweek


About Atlantis Atlas Project

Atlantis Atlas Project is Atlantis, Dubai’s commitment to sustainability – to do business in ways that are good for people and the planet. The initiative is focused around four core pillars: Responsible Operations, Education & Awareness, Marine Conservation & Animal Welfare, and Corporate Social Responsibility. These fully incorporate the destination’s commitment to economic, social, and environmental responsibility, and provide immersive experiences and opportunities for visitors and guests to experience and learn more about their local environment both in and outside of the resort. Diners can enjoy a selection of sustainable, locally sourced, and organic dishes with food choices grown and harvested in Dubai at eight of Atlantis Dubai’s signature restaurants. Young explorers and families with a keen interest in life underwater and the environment can get closer to nature through Atlantis Dubai’s new Marine Biologist programmes and back of house tours. Atlantis, Dubai also supports the local community through its own projects including shark and ray releases which boost wild populations of local species and through supporting other charitable efforts to make measured impacts on conservation, education and society.

About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 22 hectares of waterpark amusement at Atlantis Aquaventure, all within a 46-hectare site. It is home to one of the biggest waterparks in the world and the one of the largest open-air marine habitats, with more than 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Aquaventure Waterpark features 23.5 million litres of fresh water used to power 105 thrilling waterslides and attractions, including several world record-breaking slides, and two river rides featuring tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white-water chargers. Dolphin Bay, the unparalleled dolphin conservation and education habitat, and Sea Lion Point were created to provide guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about some of nature’s most friendly mammals. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities. Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region where guests can take their pick from a collection of 29 world-renowned restaurants including Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Hakkasan, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Seafire Steakhouse & Bar and the award-winning underwater restaurant, Ossiano. Atlantis is also home to a buzzing nightlife scene with entertainment destination Wavehouse offering something for everyone, while WHITE Beach & Restaurant is the perfect place to unwind with a drink as the sun slips into the Arabian Sea.