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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Address: Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
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Ranked #21 of 111 Attractions 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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed, aimed at the guest and well designed. There were animals I had not seen before or even heard before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I love the crocodile. I was told he is planning on raising a family soon. I also like the variety of underwater sea creatures. The desert animals are not well portrayed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

where else but in the Dubai can you find penguins and sharks in the middle of a shopping mall. Worth paying the small amount extra to do the short glass bottom boat and access the zoo to see the Penguins and giant crocodile. You will be very disappointed if you only pay to access the very short tunnel through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

For those who would love do dive in an shark infested ocean but are too afraid to try, this is the closest you can get to a full size shark and be safe and dry, plus, the kids love it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It may be a very popular attraction in Dubai but was more of hype to us...There are lots of small and large tanks with varieties of fishes and marine life including large crocs and penguins (which were interesting parts), but somewhere it disappoints....May be we expected too much. The underwater part comprises of just a short tunnel where you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple of hours here very interesting with a vast variety of species, we did the fish feed staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The entry price was very reasonable and included a free gift. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Different underwater species are found in this huge acquarium built inside the mall. Majestical setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The world's largest aquarium wall in the world's largest mall at the base of the tallest building in the world... and the outside view is free! It costs a bit to go through the perspex tunnel and a bit more to visit the underwater zoo and a lot more to go diving. But probably the most awesome bit is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing experience.the place is surreal.even if it is quite a short tunnel, you continue with the underwater zoo, which is a very interesting place.we managed to take amazing photos in a very beautiful scenery. You can also see the tunnel from outside, it is very impressive like that but I suggest you to go inside for an amazing feeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It's the biggest "fish tank" I have ever seen with the biggest variety of fish species in it. You can buy different packages that allows you to do certain activities and there's a mini zoo on the inside. Lovely for the family.

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