‘Art and Grape Under the Sea’ at Atlantis, The Palm

May 3, 2017

I am so excited about the new ‘Art and Grape Under the Sea’ concept night at Atlantis, The Palm. It’s the new thing to do in Dubai and I can tell you that it’s awesome!

What is it exactly? Well, you have a relaxing night at Lost Chambers by painting with watercolors and enjoying unlimited grape and canapés. You are guided on your creative journey by Dubai artist, Lillian Mackey and at the end of the evening you can take your masterpiece home. It will be ready to be hanged on your wall. Lillian is hailing from Ireland and she is the head of Art and Design at Nord Anglia International School.


I was there with a friend of mine, mum from the same school, her son being in the same class with my youngest one. We haven’t really had a chance to go out just ourselves, without the kids around, and we didn’t hesitate to grab this opportunity. Have you ever been to The Lost Chambers without the kids? You always associate it with kids’ activities, don’t you? Well, here is another perspective. The ‘Art and Grape Under the Sea’ night can be an outing with friends, far from the noise of bars and nightclubs, or even a quality time spent with your husband. Of course, you don’t have to be an artist, otherwise you won’t have a good laugh at the end of the evening, once the “masterpiece” is ready.


Did you know that contemplation of fish in an aquarium affects the reduction of stress and anxiety and provides health benefits, including lowered blood pressure? This study published by researchers from the National Marine Aquarium at Plymouth and Exeter University was the inspiration for ‘Art and Grape Under the Sea’ concept.  


The two-hour event from 8.30pm-10.30pm costs AED 395 and includes entry into The Lost Chambers Aquarium, expert tutorial, unlimited grape and canapés as well as the chance to take your masterpiece home. All equipment is supplied.


Put in you agenda the next dates:

  • Monday 22nd May,

  • Monday 3rd July,

  • Monday 4th September and

  • Monday 11th December

 Due to limited space, pre-booking is essential on 04 426 0000.


Here are also a short description of Atlantis, The Palm for those new in Dubai.


Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46 hectare site. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with over 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 features 18 million litres of fresh water used to power thrilling waterslides, a 2.3 kilometre river ride with 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 one of nature’s most friendly mammals.  Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renowned restaurants including Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Nobu and Ronda Locatelli. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities.

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