I started travelling at the end of 2011 and now, 5 years later, I'm STILL visiting friends! I've been really spoilt, it was only meant to be a year of travels....oh well, lots to see and so many people to chat to.
One of the interesting places that I have visited is Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, where Zila offered to show me around. (Thanks Zila!!)
When this aquarium was built, it had the largest main window (acrylic panel) in the world! 32.8 meters wide, 8.3 metres high, 750 mm thick and weighing 245,614 kg. It even got into the Guiness Book of Records.
They started with a HUGE tank filled with different fish and shark species and an "underwater zoo" section that housed otters, water rats, freshwater (including the massive arapaima) and marine fish as well as seals. They have since got an Arabian nightlife section with insects and other animals, a gigantic croc, an octopus, penguins and a special shark section. Let me take you on a bit of a tour of this place so that you can see what kind of things Zila (head aquarist) does in a day:
What an adventure, thanks to everyone at Dubai Aquarium!! Off I go to the next adventure ;)