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“Not worth it” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Downtown Dubai)
+971 4 448 5200
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Ranked #28 of 276 things to do in Dubai
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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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Sohar, Oman
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“Not worth it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Find yourself in Dubai Mall then go to level 1, ignore huge queues for aquarium and go left and you'll see the best view of the aquarium for free. This is the worst aquarium I've been in.

Visited December 2012
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“Over rated and over priced!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Visited with family on 25 Dec.
The aquarium is located in three levels.

1st level - is massive fish tank, which is best viewed from out-side it self, though it has a short tunnel for closer look. It has sharks and other big fish. Options for scuba diving with sharks and glass-bottom boat ride is available in this tank.

2nd level- has smaller aquariums with variety of marine life, otters, crocodiles etc. One must not miss the feeding of Penguins. Check the feeding time displayed at the entrance or on the web-site. The show is of 30 min, free, its very amusing and interesting to see how penguins follow the gestures of their handler in queuing up for fish feed. My two children were delighted with show.
3rd Level has insects, spiders, chameleons etc. With a small rope way bridge midst a small man-made artificial tropical foliage.

The whole place does not have either travelators, escalators or any other resting place inside. Especially so, as its located in Dubai Mall, its a tiring experience as we had visited this place soon after visiting Burj Khalifa. Some chairs inside the aquarium would have been great.

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“Better to view free of charge from outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The acquarium is one of the main attractions in Dubai Mall. This 2-storeyed acquarium is at the centre of Dubai mall and you cannot miss it. Kids will enjoy the place a lot because of the attractive ambience and different animals.

But "Dont judge a book by its cover" is the best way to describe this attraction. The acquarium view is better from outside than inside.If you have been to the underwater world in Sentosa Island, Singapore, then please skip this attraction, its not worth the money. If you have time and money to waste, please visit it.

Visited February 2012
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“Fish but no chips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Dubai Aquarium is one of the world's largest aquariums.

It is very impressive with lots of large fish inside. The sharks are huge and swim just a few feet away from you. The tunnel is impressive if rather short. This is another string to the bow of Dubai Mall.

If you like your fish in a tank then this is the place to go. It is like a bigger version of a fish tank that you get in a Chinese Restaurant.

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“a happy one hour tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Dubai aquarium is just treat to your eyes. Situated in the Dubai mall it has a gial aquarium and exhibition of various creepy insects, fishes and other water being. Over all a fantastic time to spent between these water animals. A must visit. specially for children.

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