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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 448 5200
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Ranked #37 of 207 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I thought this was excellent value for money. Your ticket lets you walk through the tunnel of the giant fish tank as well as giving access to the under water zoo which has a whole host of creatures. You can see the fish tank from the mall anyway but it is well worth paying to see the rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Last visit was about 5 years ago, am pleasantly surprised that it has improved so much. King Croc is a must see and their Night dessert is well done. Aquarium looks clean and lots of new exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

3 storey aquarium in the middle of the Mall. The glass tunnel experience is amazing with fish gliding over you from all directions.

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Having watched the big tank from outside for nothing we assumed there was loads more to see. Having walked through the tunnel and come out the other side I was thinking I'd been tricked into paying. Sent two floors up we saw the rest - loads there - as always some people crowd a tank and stop others seeing, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the fact this attraction is located within the Dubai Mall we arrived at 10 am one morning just as the divers were in feeding the Sharks & rays which made the viewing great. As the Rays wrap themselves around the divers backs. Going through the tunnel was ok but did enjoy the outside experience better.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The walk through the tunnel is quite nice and impressive, the trip in the glass bottom boat a waste. The way fish and other creatures of the sea are displayed in the zoo is very nice, too, but not a reason really to drive to Dubai and spend quite a bit of money for the tickets..there are better and cheaper... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Not sure how aquariums get a wow factor but this certainly does. As you enter the Dubai mall the sheer size of the glass underwater tunnels hit you. There are a differing ticket packages from around £15 adult, all include the underwater tunnels which are an absolute wow, with sharks, Rays etc. the water zoo is emense on level 2'... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is located in the Dubai mall, and is an excellent attraction. The actual facility is not that large, but offers an excellent vista of sea life. Definitely worth a visit - kids will love it!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this visit. The underwater zoo had quite a diverse range of life on show, but we felt that it lacked some signs to provide information on what we were looking at. The aquarium was impressive. If you just want to see the aquarium you can see 90% from outside: on the floors out the front and in the... More

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

just to have such a huge aquarium in the middle of a mall is in itself amazing. buy your ticket and finish the tunnel and head 2 levels up for the underwater zoo. u will be amazed by the animals there and the HUGE salt water crocodile.

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