Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: 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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  • Seagolfer
    Seattle, Washington120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decent place to kill some time
    Decent value if you do a combo with the Burj Khalifa or find a discounted ticket. 200 AED not so much. Decent variety of animals and fun to experience if you have some time to kill. Went in the morning so it wasn’t crowded. Can see why those who paid full price when it was crowded weren’t happy with the experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Term100
    Dunboyne, Ireland27 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t mind spending money but hate feeling ripped off.
    Not worth the time or money, very expensive for what you see. There is a built-in spend with the in-house cafe & souvenir shop which is not advertised beforehand. Ok if you have young kids and a very liberal attitude to value for money, otherwise stand in the mall and admire the free view.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Riti K
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immersive journey into the mesmerizing world of ocean life
    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is an absolute must-visit in Dubai. Nestled within The Dubai Mall, it takes you on an immersive journey into the mesmerizing world of ocean life - great for kids! With its massive indoor aquarium boasting 10 million litres of water, and an impressive collection of diverse aquatic species, it's a captivating experience. They also offer an up-close encounter with fascinating creatures, including the legendary King Croc and penguins! Do take kids who are curious to learn about the animal kingdom!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Devendra G
    India942 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dubai aquarium
    Dubai aquarium is located in dubai mall. It comprises of a large aquarium, a tunner through the aquarium, an underwater zoo and an aric zone were one can see penguins. Ideally, one should buy tickets for all the four experiences in the dubai aquarium. This would comprise of access to the dubai aquarium tunnel, a glass bottom ride in the aquarium, visit to underwater xoo were one can watch large african parrots, king crocodile, gentoo penguins and others. Do budget atleast 3 hours for the visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • APJP
    Bengaluru, India60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Aquatic Creature Display Inside Dubai Mall
    While you don’t need tickets to watch one of the planet's largest suspended aquariums here at The Dubai Mall. The 10 million litre tank houses more than 33000 aquatic animals, and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world. For us the biggest attraction in this tank were the rays and the great white shark, we loved the playful sting rays so much that our daughter actually started naming them. We did have pre booked tickets, thanks to our travel partner GT Holidays, we scanned and entered the Underwater Aquarium through the tunnel that gave us an inside look of the aquarium, which was even better than the free display outside. Sharks are my favourite aquatic creatures and I enjoyed watching them up close, most importantly the variety of sharks were simply astounding. But outside the sharks and rays, the diversity of marine life that we witnessed including the corals were a treat to watch. We spent about an hour absorbing the experience of being amidst these graceful creatures and moved on from the Ocean to the brackish and freshwater section, that surprised us even further,
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Swarnapratha
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the money and best place for kids
    Amazing place, worth the money. If you are having kids then definitely worth taking them there. Me and my husband visited the aquarium and we were amazed, particularly my husband. He enjoyed it and I felt like I took my kid😂
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Jayesh P
    Derby, United Kingdom4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive wild life, but value for money was poor.
    The variety of fish, sharks, rays you can see walking through the tunnel is amazing, and impressive. The separate zoo area is also impressive withe the crocodiles the highlight. I was disappointed by the fact you had to pay extra to see some penguins and the gift shop was definitely over priced. Especialy as entry was quite expensive too. I would say value for money was poor.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
  • AA_going_places
    United Kingdom14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overpriced and fairly average compared to other leading city aquariums
    Not sure I’d bother unless you’ve not been to a large tunnel aquarium before. Decent displays but lacking much information about the animals and fish. Very expensive. At least buy a ticket online to get a discounted price. We did so on the day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Simon Kendred
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Animals Was The best thing!
    The location is easily located with ease. Price is kinda reasonable for looking at the whole package. Beautiful animals I liked every one. Not crowded at the afternoon. The first member at the staff was rushing me to get to the next area that was not handled properly, and the next area was the submarine simulator it was horrible I watched the whole 4 minutes video. The rest of the areas was nice, but not that impressive. It’s kinda awkward moving around the the whole place.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Flipadee005
    88 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Up close view of animals, pricey for how much you get to see, worth it if in Dubai
    What we liked best was how close you could view the sting rays and the sharks. The tunnel was probably the best view of any aquarium that we’ve been to. The clear-bottom boat was also pretty cool as you could see the sea life from a different angle. The exhibits are also scattered across several floors of the mall, so expect to walk and scan your tickets a few times upon entering each exhibit. The aquarium itself and penguin exhibit was pretty darn cool, the underwater zoo was average in our opinion. Do I recommend this? Sure definitely check it out if in Dubai, but would probably wait a long time to return unless they bring in something totally new. Anyway, you get a good view of the aquarium from the mall.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
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safeer A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Nowrin very best service she give us well, we come again soon best for family and couples… explaining and guidance is very impressive
Written 2 March 2024
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Morosanu B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Sami Ullah was fantastic! Love his feedback. I enjoyed his information given, and very interactive with both us and the fish. He definitely loves his job!
Written 2 March 2024
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isabel r
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Thank you jayson t for the amazing experience! Best tour guide in the aquarium!!! Best random facts about fishes ☝🏻really good attitude ☝🏻
Written 2 March 2024
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Felipe O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Jayson it’ the best guide guy here. He helpd us all long our tour. Im really satsfied with all the tour on the aquarium!!!!
Written 2 March 2024
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carlos manuel C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We enjoyed the tour,

Kudos to the whole team also the cashier roselio is very warm and accommodating and all of the staff are really amazing
Written 2 March 2024
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HerkeyBerkey
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Jayson T was a fantastic guide. I have learnt so much and this was the highlight of our holiday. Take the time to get a tour and ask questions.
Written 2 March 2024
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Saurav K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We really enjoyed put trip at dubai mall … aquarium under water zoo. Mr. Shadhid Khan was a great help explaining us about the aquarium. Must visit.
Written 2 March 2024
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Gurkirat S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Mr Ahmad

He was of a great help, he made our aquarium visit extremely easy. We are thankful for his support. Overall it was a wonderful experience.
Written 1 March 2024
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Michelle Q
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It was really nice experience with auquariom and especially with the staff aftab who gave us great guidance and help. My kids are really happy. Thanks so much.
Written 1 March 2024
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Midge McHugh
Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our trip to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo was one of the highlights of our trip to Dubai. Ahmad was really professional and answered all our questions (there were lots!) and we learned so much from our time with him. Part of our time at the aquarium was on a boat trip. What a unique and great experience! During this we were looked after by Mr Adnan who was an expert and shared so much information with us. The staff were great from start to finish and I would highly recommend visiting.
Written 29 February 2024
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Dear hayleycP5623FH, Thank you for highlighting Ahmad's effort to make your visit memorable! Our team works hard to provide an engaging and unique experience, and it’s rewarding to know that it resonated with you. We look forward to your next visit and hope it will be just as memorable. Warm Regards, The Dubai Aquarium Team
Written 1 March 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 4,145.25, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,600.90 per person.

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