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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 #34 of 187 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
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Mumbai, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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

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British Columbia, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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

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Bahrain
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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

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New Delhi, India
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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

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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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

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Weeks family holiday started with a day at the Mall and a visit to the aquarium. Brilliant must see when in a Dubai, huge viewing screens and a magnificent aray of fish, sharks etc etc you will ever see. Wonderful for any age, a must visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The outside wall is spectacular and probably better than anything you pay for inside. It's still worth going in though to get a bit closer to the sharks. The underwater zoo doesn't have much you won't see elsewhere but you can't go wrong with penguins and otters.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I have dived in Dubai on a number of business trips and the water near Jumeirh Beach is not in great condition. Rather than the trek to the East coast the Aquarium is a god alternative. I agree with the other comments regarding cost £100 for 30 mins and the quality and service of both diving equipment and staff. The... More

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