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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 448 5200
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As featured in Dubai for young kids
Ranked #39 of 202 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the largest tanks in the world, the Dubai Aquarium is located inside the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Aquarium is home to more than 33,000 living... more » Owner description: One of the largest tanks in the world, the Dubai Aquarium is located inside the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Aquarium is home to more than 33,000 living animals, including 400 sharks and rays and a close encounter via its acrylic walk through tunnel. The Underwater Zoo brings you face-to-face with piranha, giant catfish, otters and a penguin colony while walking through the Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living environments. « less
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Hyderabad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

one of the greatest acquarium ihave seen so far.children will enjoy a lot .must visit again.cool place to hang out with family n frnds

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Hobart, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Wow. So many beautiful fish, sharks, marine life. If you can get past the fact that these poor creatures live in a shopping mall, you won't be disappointed. We loved it - much better than shopping!

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Maidenhead
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A really lovely experience with some of the most beautiful fish I've ever seen. Don't go on a Friday as you cannot move.

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Arar, Saudi Arabia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is an excellent work by dubai government.fantastic place to see all the kind of water lives and it is full of fun and excitment.you have to purchase around 120dirham ticket and you can see the zoo and aquarium.must see if you are planing for dubai.

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Kadina, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I have now been to a few aquariums and have to say that this one is very well layed out. You cant really go wrong. Also included in the price is entry to the underwater zoo, which I probably enjoyed more than the actual aquarium. I did the package that included a boat ride over the top of the tank,... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Super magical place especially in the entrance . I liked the lizards in the zoo very much too. If you have kids don't miss going there they will have a lots of fun.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Was nice but nothing special, just normal aquarium, not so big, tools me about 40 min to look around.

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium in the Dubai mall is definitely a nice attraction, especially for kids. The tunnel is amazing, but too short. The boat trip is a very touristic experience, that you can buy for just 20 dirhams more (and the value is really worth 20 dirhams and not more!!!). The animal selection is very nice, however cages are very small... More

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

All the creepy crawlies had been replaced by night time creatures. There were some barn owls stuck in this small enclosure looking sorry for themselves, with no space to fly and hunt, fruit bats in the same predicament. The penguins had been moved to a smaller enclosure to make way for King Croc and they all looked bored. Was disappointed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

An aquarium in a mall, I said. Gimmicky, I said. Waste of money, I said. And then I saw it and I couldn't help myself! It's built so that the aquarium wall from the mall side is impressive, taking up several floors, so if you are on family budget holiday you could spend a while just looking here. As a... More

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