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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Address: The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: One of the largest tanks in the world, the Dubai Aquarium is located...
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.
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Huge crocodile in the zoo! It is a pleasant brake from shopping in the mall. Many species of fish and other small animals. Worth to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience ! Conveniently located in the Dubai mall as you enter the from the main entrance of the mall. Lot of choices when you buy your tickets, feeding the fish, general entry, submarine ride etc. Each option has its own charm and wonder. We had a 3 year old also so couldn't do the submarine ride. But... More 

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Chania Town, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Huge crocodile in the zoo! It is a pleasant brake from shopping in the mall. Many species of fish and other small animals. Worth to visit.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We'd seen this from the outside a number of times but never paid to go in - until now. Whilst you can see all the fish from the outside, walking through the tunnel, getting up close and personal was a great experience, if somewhat short. Afterwards you go up the escalators to the zoo area - lots more fish plus... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We took the "researchers" package which was $30AD each. We saw the aquarium and the behind the scenes running which was interesting. Then the underwater zoo which was well done and nice. Very easy to get around and the children enjoyed it.

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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great to see the aquarium with a good mixture of different fish It's in the mall so makes it even more special It's well worth seeing and some great photo opportunities

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Auburn, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was the by far the worst place on my trip and before going, one of the things I was looking forward to the most!!! I am a huge animal person as its my profession. I looked at trip advisor and the reviews were up and down, most said dont spend the money and just look at the giant tank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very wonderful place.. That underwater zoo place is suitable for couples and families. I never see like that underwater zoo and aqurium befor that.. And also never foget that experiance... Thanks...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is one of the best attractions at Dubai mall. You can spend time staring at the underwater life for free or pay for a ticket to go through the tunnel & see the other exhibits including a crocodile!

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QUEZON CITY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

View the aquarium form the mall. Don't oay to get in, it's a waste of time and money. Unless u wanted to scuba dive. The view from the mall is the only nice thing. There's nothing inside. Just a few small aquariums and 1 crocodile that doesn't move

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the aquarium in Oct 2014. The aquarium is decent. However, I am writing my review based on the scuba diving we did in the aquarium. The instructor was excellent. He documented our whole dive (photo and video) via a GoPro camera. We swam with a variety of sharks and fishes. It was definitely a great experience!

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