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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Downtown Dubai
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 4 other guides
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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating...

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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Dubai offers a lot of amazing tourist destination. From its natural Dessert Safari experience where sands are all available, but what is amazing are the attractions like... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dubai offers a lot of amazing tourist destination. From its natural Dessert Safari experience where sands are all available, but what is amazing are the attractions like this. They can make things possible for their tourist enjoyment. December 2015

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Had free tickets we queued for 15 mins walked through the tunnel then up to the 2nd floor for the rest its ok but would have been disappointed if we had paid.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I consider that animals have to live in the wild. But if you already imprison and show them in this way in order to feel comfortable in the environment. This is a huge aquarium with a huge window so we may admire the beautiful fish hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went with our grown up children who are professional scuba divers- we would be recreational. So all of us were super interested in the sea life. Totally amazing layout. We did the tour and well priced and we did behind the scenes as well. There was something around every corner. We were well impressed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its lovely. So many sea animals and fishes. Really well made. Book beforehand to save time. U have to enter at ground floor and the rest is on second floor of mall. It would have been better if there was an elevator within. They have sharks and penguins and ray fish and lots of others. It gets a bit crowded... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Inside the shopping center dubai mall. This aquarium with many espicies of the sea world. It is for childs and adults. GO for the boat ride. If you GO for shopping you need to visit the aquarium.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its inside Dubai Mall. Its so huge and u can see a wide variety of fishes. Its on 3floors u can see..

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought tickets online as part of the package to see the Burj Khalifa. We queued at numerous counters and asked everyone that looked like they should know, where we needed to get our access tickets from and never found the correct place, so gave up and never got to go inside. Very disappointing to have spent money on something... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They make your walk through a tunnel where you see all the fishes,then they take you inside in a informative zone which is good,overall fun!

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The chance to see the world 's biggest saltwater crocodile and one of the world 's best aquarium's. The whole experience is something special and unique . Highly recommended.

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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