The Legend of Atlantis in Dubai

By Abi King | Asia

Jul 08

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Atlantis found004An Island Legend

Once upon a time, a city disappeared beneath the sea. That city was called Atlantis.

Once upon another time, this time, there was a legend of an island with fast internet access. Although plagued by thunderstorms and rain throughout what locals delusionally referred to as “summer” – and indeed throughout the rest of the year – the whisper refused to die.

Next week, I too will be back within the swirling mists of this island, bringing with me umbrellas and wellies because, well, it would be foolish not to.

I won’t be there for long, but I’m hoping I’ll be there long enough to upload my video of Atlantis.

Atlantis Found

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, I found the mythical city. As it turns out, Plato got it wrong. Atlantis is not series of concentric islands hidden somewhere in the Med. It’s a staggeringly gigantic hotel that rises out of a purpose built palm-shaped island in Dubai.

Its lobbies may glister (yes, that’s a word) in ivory and gold but within the Lost Chambers is a world bathed in blue. Monsters of the deep, monsters of mankind and monsters of making a digital audio recording (aka children enjoying themselves) lurk within this labyrinth.

There are also some scary things with teeth that snap and bite and won’t let go. They’re called journalists (hoho!) but there’s something else as well…

Something more athletic with the ability to save the underwater world. I could tell you what they are, but then you wouldn’t watch the video I’d have to kill you.

So, for now, enjoy the photos, put your thinking caps on – and let’s hope the wifi in Great Britain isn’t a myth…

[button link=””]Update![/button] You can watch the video here…

What animal do you think can save the underwater world?

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No, I’m not a journalist…

Disclosure: I received free admission to the Lost Chambers. You can read more about the exciting disclosure policy here.

I am OBSESSED with groupers. They are one of my favorite creatures to see while diving. They’re so silly looking, but at the same time, big enough they look like they could gobble you up in those gaping mouths of theirs.

    Abi King July 9, 2012

    They look as though they’ve come straight from a cartoon. Part hilarity, part menace!

Beautiful images from a beautiful place. Just found your site. I love it!

Hogga July 9, 2012

Isn’t that the fish from Little Mermaid that says ‘Guess who goina be on de plate’? If so, awesome. If not, still awesome lol.

    Abi King July 10, 2012

    For you, baby, it could be ;-) Funny looking thing, isn’t it?!

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