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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 #40 of 197 attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This time I decided to watch from the outside as I av already been inside previous times and the view isn't so much different. This is somewhere I will always go to if I go to the Dubai mall. Truly exquisite

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

For months and months I thought the aquarium was just the tunnel that you see in the mall. I was pleasantly surprised when somebody finally convinced me to pay the entry price and go in. The rest of the aquarium is upstairs, and holds a whole host of different sea life and creatures. Well worth the visit (if you like... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visiting what people call the biggest and best aquarium of Dubai, you are obviously disappointed after going through the glass tunnel... We took the tour @ 110 AED with the glass bottom boat ride (indoor). Of course it is wonderful to be able to walk below water, but for 80 AED (activity only), you expect a bit more than going... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a great venue for children an adults alike. There are numerous viewing options including glass bottom boats, diving and fish feeds. Take the time to visit the over 20,000 fish and 72 sharks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great to see the Dubai Underwater Zoo and Aquarium on my first visit to the mall. I spent hours taking pictures and enjoying the movement of different species. One of the most beautiful sites was when the water divers interacted with the sharks. Beautiful. Awesome. I will live to enter the aquarium when next I visit.

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a must visit in Dubai if you are already inside the Dubai mall. Entrance fee is reasonable enough because you can watch a lot of underwater species of fishes and others.

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Fayetteville,NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Expensive dive, but it is Dubai. It was a guided dive and you felt as if you were part of the attraction.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had meant to visit the aquarium & underwater zoo in Jan, but ran out of time, so it was on our must see list in July. We weren't dissppointed. The aquarium that you can see in the mall is only a small part of what your ticket buys. The underwater zoo is way bigger than we expected, and had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great little aquarium with a broad range of species and impressive display of stingrays and sharks. Takes about an hour if you meander slowly around and enjoy the seating areas,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This shows how amazing Dubai has become. One of the outstanding attractions for kids and adults in Dubai Mall. The Aquarium was really large and the fishes were countless. Our kids loved it. Only one advice to you all' do not let the photo places to take your photo as they are totally overpriced'. You will definitely feel content once... More

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