We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 448 5200
Website
Update attraction details
As featured in Dubai for young kids
Ranked #34 of 189 attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

1,316 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    530
    486
    247
    35
    18
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This was November 22, 2010. I enjoyed touring inside Dubai Aquarium especially in the tunnel was awesome that have different kind of species and the fact that was my first time.... ;) The zoo was also good and entertaining. Adventure Bridge that looked we're hunting animals :P haha ! :D Very good for friends and family.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

To begin with, it's expensive and not worth the money! the underwater zoo is a giant fish tank with sharks. Nothing entertaining about the aquarium other than the Penguins from Chile & moon jelly fish.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seremban, Malaysia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

For the first timer, you may be amazed with the shopping complex with their big aquarium view. This is the factor that dragging me to purchase the ticket to get in. Once you have entered, theres nothing much to see. The place may be a favorite to your kids.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai, India
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Dubai Aquarium is the biggest in the world (read - only the glass facade / the Aquarium tank wall which is visible from inside the mall). Kids will like this aquarium, you can also dive with the sharks. Its a good experience, however the entire setup looks claustrophobic. I have been to the one in Singapore and its much... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you have been to Sea Life centres in the uk then give this a miss. It is very small, we looked round in about an hour. The tanks seem extremely small for the amount of fish. The otters and penguin exhibits are really small made me feel a bit sad. The best bit is seeing the massive tank that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Well, seen it, done it.. Nice, very nice to see it. I am not a big fan of water but enjoyed to visit once with my visitors. don't forget is BIGGEST, lots of fish, fund for kids

Was this review helpful? Yes
British Columbia, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It was the first time , i saw a lots kinds of fish. It is very nice and traveler can take many photos :x

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bahrain
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It is really interesting to know that this attraction, which is one of the largest tanks in the world, contains more than 30,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species!! most of them could be seen while cruising via small boat above the entire aquarium. It's really an amazing attraction which taking place in a huge mall like Dubai mall.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

To start with I can’t understand why they call it “aquarium and underwater zoo”? It’s an aquarium and what they sell separately as the underwater zoo should also be a part of the aquarium. Anyway we bought the Ultimate Aquarium Package at AED 110 which included 1) Aquarium Tunnel 2) Underwater Zoo 3) Glass-bottom Boat ride and 4) Aquarium gift... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The aquarium and underwater zoo are in the Dubai Mall. The "aquarium" part is an underwater walkway through the huge tank of sharks, rays and other fish. The "zoo", is a series of smaller exhibits with otters, penguins, piranhas etc which lies above the aquarium, and is your route to feeding the aquarium fish or even cage snorkelling in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 

Been to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing