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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from S$58.83
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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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  • Riti K
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates27 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
    India963 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, India274 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 Kingdom47 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 Kingdom10 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 Kingdom13 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 Emirates7 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
    111 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
  • dawood
    South Africa23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Severely underwhelming, better alternatives
    Severely underwhelming. The portion of the aquarium that you see from the mall for free is basically what you see from inside the tunnel. The tunnel is a 3 minute viewing at most. The underwater aquarium is average at most, nothing special about it. I would recommend sea world Abu Dhabi if you’re into ocean animals or the green planet if you like animals in general and nature
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Hana
    Cambridge, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aquarium and zoo inside the mall!
    Easy booking online. Easy to find as it is literally inside the mall. No need to print tickets as you can show the one on your phone. Amazing views of the aquarium, loads of exotic animals and fishes. The best part for me was the penguins! Pictures taken by them comes in portfolio-types and aquarium design frames. Costs 250 aed for the whole set which is quite expensive for me but I bought it anyway since you can’t get it from anywhere else.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
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Sun P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman gave my mother and I a fantastic tour that was informative and enjoyable. He helped us cover places we missed—such as the fish feeding experience, close up interactions with the parrots, bridge crossing, crocodiles, and much more—and took pictures for us to make our visit memorable. Can’t recommend this experience and Ahmed enough!
Written 24 May 2024
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Papi C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Amazing diverse fishes and top staff thanks to Rose for the service! They aquarium is clean and has a lot of space to hang in!
Written 24 May 2024
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Daniyal Shaikh
Mumbai, India32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is located in Dubai Mall it self. This Aquarium is well designed that there is tunnel in which you can walk through and all three sides you see different spices of fishes, tortoise, Penguins. I must say Dubai highly advanced that's why they can built so futuristic
Written 24 May 2024
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Arpi H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It was excellent experience to visit here , we saw the sharks the sawfish and otels carrebin fish, baby sharks , penguins. The archer fish are spitting water as one way of thiervadoptaion thebbreeding section with the baby sea jeely and the corals
Written 24 May 2024
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Keyuone H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Ramanu was an amazing tour guide! He has a great knowledge of the aquarium/zoo and made the experience great! The visit was a 10/10
Written 24 May 2024
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Aida G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It was Good with me and my Family in Dubai Aquarium .it was Good seine the Sharks in the Tunnel, and seeing the Otters, Kind staff fron the eintrage to the exit
Written 24 May 2024
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Folashade O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It was nice as am beginning my adventure from the tunnel where I saw the sharks'i met staff very good and kind. I had a boat ride and from the I joined the rain forest I met the otters and took good pictures. Then I go forward and entered the penguin cove . Finally I saw the the baby sharks, crocodiles then I called a day
Written 24 May 2024
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Ebonnie W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Dubai aquarium is the best aquarium I have experienced. I loved the open aviary with the birds, the giant crocodiles and the baby sharks you can touch. A wonderful experience I will always remember.
Written 24 May 2024
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Coby H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Dubai Aquarium is a beautiful place to visit I and my family really enjoy every minute there and the service and friendly welcome was excellent by Gold really amazing
Written 24 May 2024
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Curiosity06764647215
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It was an amazing experience. My friends and I had a great time throughout. And shout out to Gold for doing such an amazing job as our guide.
Written 24 May 2024
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