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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

#19 of 394 things to do in Dubai Features Animals
Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 448 5200
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating attractions in Dubai. Located at The Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, offering a memorable journey into ocean life. With capacity to hold 10 million litres of water, Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world and it illuminates the marvels of the ocean floor, showcasing one of the most diverse collections of aquatic life. Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo brings visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish and plenty more. A fascinating new addition at Underwater Zoo is King Croc, regarded as nature's rare phenomenon and one of the world's largest reptiles - at over 5 meters long and weighing an imposing 750 kg plus. Underwater Zoo regularly hosts innovative exhibits. One such exhibit, 'UAE's Night Creatures' presents the experience of nightfall in the desert as creatures of the dark.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Downtown Dubai
+971 4 448 5200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent attraction one not to be missed whilst visiting Dubai, we had 4 children teenagers to young ones, they all had a great time. Plenty of photo opportunities.

Thank Somedmiah
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took our two year old yesterday. She was super excited to see the sharks and other variety of fish. Some of the staff were extremely friendly. The tour of behind the scenes was okay. Felt there could have been more passion in the delivery. The...More

Thank ArchanaP
Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to visit after hot weather in the city. kids will enjoy the information provided. Not a place to mis if coming to Dubai.

Thank Harlizan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did the ray encounter at the aquarium. There was just me on the encounter, so the rays were quite excited and all crowded around me trying to mug me for food. I imagine that with a bigger group, they spread out a bit more....More

Thank jlo1985
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

World best entertainment place, full of enjoyment and other comparison, hats off to the management, each step has something wow, it makes you feel like you in different planet, best place for kids, it's WONDERFUL.....

Thank Ash K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For its sheer size of almost 25000 fish , it should rank in top 5. Amazing learning experience. It has a underrated zoo and the huge crocodile is big attraction along with penguins. Too many activities like diving , feeding and interacting with animals. Must...More

Thank duag27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place great day out aquarium small but worth visiting but at the same time you can make a day of it and spend time in the mall

Thank 642rajeshh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to see and presented beautifully. My favourite was the alligator although he was quite scary. The tunnel is cool and so weird that you can see the shops from there. A really fun way to spend an hour or so.

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

So amazing, that we were here. Nice place and great. They make the place like in the ocean. So proud to be here

Thank Jaya_Wisesa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The aquarium was good but it was the underwater zoo that was EVERYTHING!!! We got combined ticket for the Burj Khalifa and the aquarium so worked out pretty ok on price.... spent hours in the zoo, saw the most beautiful sea creatures. Great place for...More

Thank Ajalawaka
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but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide
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regarding the combo tickets of burj khalifa and aquarium can we do both on different days ???
8 March 2017|
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Response from Falcon69 | Reviewed this property |
You need to do them the same day but don't worry. If you really take your time checking things the maximum it will take you is 4~5hrs Have fun
Vikki A
Where I book online ticket for dubai aquarium and under water zoo (Authentic Site) and how much charges ?
27 February 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
You can get the tickets from the Dubai aquarium website and they also have the prices and details about what each type of ticket will allow you to do. Also if you have Groupon they normally have good offers for attractions... More
Gary m
Hi does anyone know if when you swim with sharks and they provide you with wetsuits what sizes they have as I'm fairly large thanks
25 February 2017|
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There are different packages for different scenes for this case, so if you don't have to swim and feed the sharks of course you don't need to wear a wetsuit Mr Gary. Thanks.. Abdi