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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
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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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Having been to other aquariums this was one of the best. There is so much to see and do for all the family. I love the entrance of the aquarium and the different levels of the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been to other aquariums this was one of the best. There is so much to see and do for all the family. I love the entrance of the aquarium and the different levels of the aquarium. One of the best bits was the glass bottom boat, I really enjoyed seeing all the fishes below me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a great place for families with little children, they will enjoy the scene of all types of fish, the new screen fence looks great. But the tunnel is too short and one will not get enough of it. A perfect place for great pictures and selfies, but you need to be careful with your cam settings, as the light... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We highly recommend it. There are amazing fish and other sea animals. Great for everyone especially kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the conservation work done by the DA&UZ management. The aquarium is amazing when you see sharks swimming peacefully with sting rays and other fish. The underwater zoo is even more fantastic, with so many species of fish and other aquatic life that one can learn about, it's truly a great experience. This is where I came to see... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

U can visit better aquariums and zoo in the money charged.. Though is has a variety of species, but still didint find it that worth...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The highlight of my visit to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater zoo was the giant alligator. It was just astonishing to see a 13m alligator up close! They underwater zoo features a unique variety of fish and other creatures as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique.. mind boggling beauty of fish and creatures. The visit to Atlantic is not complete without this. Guests and relatives from India loved it. We are coming tomorrow again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A stunning display of aquatic animals from the most colourful salt water / sea water fishes to water mammals like sea otters ... Do check out the KING CROC ! One of the Largest CROC imported from Australia ( He has his wife also who has been with him for more than a decade !) .... Penguins is another attraction... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular Aquarium and underwater Zoo on three levels. Layout is exceptional. All fish are named with details of natural habitat. Crocodiles wonderful to see and Penguins and Otters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After burj khalifa, next is dubai mall and in it this Aquarium is the best place to go. We bought combo ticket for burj and aquarium, that was the best deal. This place got beautiful sea animals.

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