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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 #38 of 206 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Well, this wasn't something i expected to be doing in a shopping centre but it was great fun. The aquarium was stunning and the zoo was good, although it always makes me feel sad to see animals in cages and some of them really did feel like the cages were too small. The glass bottom boat was fun and you... More

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Tehran, Iran
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I got a package including tunnel , under water zoo and boat. With th package you can get a 20 dhs coupon from gift shop. Crocodile feeding time must be nice.

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Dubai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is available for free picture taking on the main ground floor in front of Cheese Cake factory (good food). There is a rope to prevent anyone from getting near the glass, unless you pay for the tunnel experience.If you decide to go inside the tunnel, you will see it's very short and may not be worth the money,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting displays and variety if fish my 2 year old loved it! Wasn't keen on the way they bated the crocodile to make him move!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is located right in the middle of the Dubai Mall, making it a good point of reference for people trying to figure out where they are in the massive shopping complex. The main part of the aquarium is a multi-story tank with a walkway running through the middle of it. Upstairs one can get in small boats with... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The place is a great place to take kids into. Very knowledgeable staffs when using the tour. Has a mini zoo once finish with the aquarium tour. We'll recommend to friends and family and it's a must to see once in Dubai

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Magnificent aquarium at the center of Dubai Mall, a very well planned, and maintained attraction with sea water fish of all kinds. Got sharks and stingrays and other really colorful marine life fauna. A wonderful underwater walk in tunnel built in at floor level in the middle of the 4 stories high massive sea water tank. Also featuring a very... More

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Kuwait City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My daughter was very excited by the aquarium especially the first section where the fish swim all around you while you walk in a long corridor. The variety was great, from penguins to giant alligators.

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Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This giant aquarium that's able to reach until level 4 of the mall floor is nicely viewed from the outside. However, the inside attractions is a major disappointment. Inside only consists of a small tube going across the aquarium about 500 meters long. If you're coming in to view this attraction, just do it outside please. The ticket is overpriced... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

great experience ,Go inside, take photos as you wish . really Enjoy. The Aquarium is very well done. no mistakes .

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