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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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I went there with one of my friends ,we enjoyed our time so much . too much things to see with different species in the aquarium that you can see from each side .in my opinion it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The tunnel is an incredible experience, and especially the being close up to the sharks justifies the relatively high entrance fee. I recommend also doing the glass boat ride, as it allows for quite a different perspective on things. The zoo itself offers great crocodiles and penguins, which are worth a visit beyond the great aquarium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I went there with one of my friends ,we enjoyed our time so much . too much things to see with different species in the aquarium that you can see from each side .in my opinion it worth the cost . just go there with your friends or children they will enjoy it so much ..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It always amaze me the story of huge aquarium inside the mall as in Dubai Mall. Therefore when I got a chance to go there finally with my family we were not miss the opportunity to enter the Dubai Mall's aquarium. The ticket price was quite pricey though for us. The lowest price package was Researcher pack for 100 AED... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

In my opinion, the staff of attractions like these are the make it or break it point of reference, and at Dubai Aquarium they passed with flying colors. The staff willingly open up dialogue about the animals and the aquarium. It did not seem like they were doing a job, but more a hobby. Also importantly, the aquarium itself was... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A lovely addition to the mall and a must go for children and couples, we did a boat tour above the main enclosure with a open bottom boat and it was certainly memorable. A really enjoyable outing for the evening.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit, with a very large selection of fish. You can view the aquarium from every side - up, down, inside and out. Every place you look there are different fish - you can stare for hours. Take the background tour for an even better experience and understanding of how well they truly care for the aquarium... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a welcome diversion from Retail heaven for the ladies!, the Aquarium has plenty of of fascinating fish species to watch and the underwater tunnel is good. The most interesting part is when you ascend to to the Zoo part. Here is a wonderful array of aquatics species. The most awesome site is the huge crocodile and its mate... More 

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited, two adults and one six year old grandson. We had not booked in advance but went in on impulse. We did the boat trip over the main aquarium and looked down on the fish and fed them with food provided by the staff. The exhibits are well maintained and the archer fish put on a splendid display of... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Its just superb. Fun and good learning experience for Kids. A great place in the Dubai Mall. Different types of fishes and sea creatures are there in it. Enjoyable break from shopping at dubai mall. The tickets can be booked online or can be purchased there at ticket counter. We did not find any crowd for tickets. More options of... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent aquarium with very knowledgable staff. Once through the tunnel I was disappointed because I thought that was it...it wasn't. There is lots to do, see and keep the children entertained.

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Address: The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai

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