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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Address: Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Downtown Dubai)
Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
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Ranked #33 of 288 things to do in Dubai
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...
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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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It is true. Dubai Aquarium is located INSIDE Dubai Mall. You can go with your family and as they safely do some shopping you can grab your diving suit and get into a challenge with a white shark! (you dont have to but the the choice is all yours). Dubai Mall has a metro station and thousands of taxis are... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you have been to any of the MAJOR aquariums in the world like Atlanta or Sydney, it will be a let down. But seeing as it is in a mall and many of the views are free, it's fine to seek out and see if you are already in Dubai Mall

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this place with our seven year old daughter and five year old son.A great place and a big big aquarium with a big collection of different and unique kind of fishes. A big collection of Sharks. King Croc is really really big.

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Banstead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Whilst you're marveling at the diversity inside this "shopping centre" which goes from Bloomingdale's in one lane to Waitrose in another, pay to wander through the aquarium which costs very little and is very much worth the money. I couldn't get my head around watching a Tiger shark swimming next to a shoal of Tuna !

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Dubai Mall is very busy - 10 minute walk from the Metro, and not good if you don't like crowds, but fascinating. The largest underwater aquarium is amazing. So many species at close hand, a delight to young and old.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Imagine entertaining a 3,6,7 and 9 year old for 3 hours!! This is what we did whilst in Dubai with our grandchildren. We had a wonderful time and so did they. We looked talked and observed the many and varied marine exhibits. Grandad was a fount of knowledge and we have learnt to find funny and interesting things to see... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Its really a must see if you are an enthusiast for underwater world or even a nature lover. Located in the famous Dubai Mall, this is spread in 3 floors. The walk thru the glass tube in the aquarium and watching shark and so many other fishes was a great feeling. In the upstairs, there are variety of fishes and... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Tons of fish, with high levels of attention to their health and condition. A little expensive to get the full ticket, but worth it to go upstairs and see the tanks of exhibits. Great way to introduce kids to marine and fresh water life. And for something a little different, you can dive-closely supervised of course- in the tank. Quite... More 

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india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Right in the heart of Dubai it is located in the Dubai Mall. There is a huge glass enclosure which is open to the general public for viewing the fishes in the aquarium. However if you want to go inside then buying tickets is a must. The zoo is also fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth visiting as it is very enjoyable. Esecially if you are a couple or with kids. And its all indoor so you wont be stuck in the heat.

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