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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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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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The aquarium was quite impressive, with its breath taking views of aquatic life. To really enjoy it, you should consider doing the other options, like the simulator, boat ride and... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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We had free entry to the Aquarium through our sightseeing bus ticket. We found ourselves in this mall and decided to use our ticket while we were there. It ended up to be the highlight of our day! We visited the underwater zoo and that displayed a great array of fish and sealife that are not usual in aquariums we... More 

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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well worth a visit if going to Dubai mall. I was amazed at the variety of fish here and there's also other animlas there.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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The aquarium was quite impressive, with its breath taking views of aquatic life. To really enjoy it, you should consider doing the other options, like the simulator, boat ride and scuba diving as well.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Fish, fish and more fish! The entertainer offering 2-4-1 was the cherry on the top! Whatever your age Dubai Aquarium is incredible! Feed the fish, step into a glass bottom boat across the tank, see their world and experience the underwater zoo of dreams! Don't forget to stop by and see the croc too!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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nice visit, a good time enjoying a boat ride & seeing sharks & different fishes. lots of aquatic fauna & flaura. the boat ride over the tank is ok. that was really the closest thing I have ever been to live fishes !

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Well to be honest it's mesmerizing different kind of fishes and sea creatures love to see a eye catching view. The whole experience of watching this take you in another world.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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Nice to see bit for sure nothing particular. Most interesting this was to fee the stingray. For the rest not valid to cover the cost of the ticket

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Fantastic place to see...The experience is unique..My wife and son were really wowed...We reached around 12 pm so it was feeding time..We saw a squba diver feeding the fish, and we were lucky to see the Otters and Penguins being fed

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I am not a huge fan of aquariums but this is impressive to view. Situated inside Dubai Mall, it is good that it is viewable to the general public but you can buy tickets to walk under the glass tunnel to see the Sharks close up. We scuba dived in here last year and the training and service was very... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Located in Dubai mall. Must visit if you are going to Dubai mall. There was a water show which is much attractive. We enjoyed it a lot.

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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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