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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Downtown Dubai
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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 448 5200
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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For first timers the aquarium and zoo were good but I have been better zoo and aquarium in Australia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best aquariums to visit. You'll be amazed even as a bystander when you walk through the mall. It was roughly £10 each with a voucher that my friend had. We were also given a guided tour which was informative. Our three year old loved it as he's a big fan of animals. Make sure you get a... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky to visit this wonderful place and have our kids to enjoy underwater Zoo as well. Just adding 80 Dh on the top of the ticket and your kids can feed rays which is unforgettable experience. Try and you will never forget this.

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Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For first timers the aquarium and zoo were good but I have been better zoo and aquarium in Australia.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 3 year old enjoyed this. Can spend half a day here looking at the fishes. Go for shark ride. We couldn't as 3 year olds were not allowed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I came to Dubai to celebrate my 40th birthday! I planned this trip down to the last detail but I didn't consider the aquarium in my itinerary as we didn't bring our children on the trip with us. While in the mall my husband saw the large tank and inquired if we could go. There were lots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The under water tunnel, the 5 meter crocodile and the different species of fish are like nothing I have ever seen in my life before. This was a truly enjoyable experience and would recommend it to anyone.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the tunnel is short and sweet. but the underwater zoo is amazing. we can spend hours and hours here. you can even do the fish feeding or the glass bottom boat. you can even dive, but dubai has so many amazing diving spots why would you do it in a mall?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We literally went here just because we were in Dubai. I'm not sure it is complete value for money. Lots of ticket options depending on what you want to see or do. I was a little confused by the layout but overall worth a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was mistaken into thinking the arch when you enter the Dubai aquarium and the large glass display of fish, is all that you see for this attraction! You actually have to move a few floors up the escalators to actually enter the underwater zoo. My toddler loved the experience, of being close up to the fish. A demonstration is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was the best experience ever! The variety of fish in the aquarium leaves you awestruck! Especially seeing the giant crocodile.

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