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“Day trip” 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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“Day trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Dubai aquarium is massive and worth a visit. If you're brave you can dive with the fish. Only negative is that we could not find any descriptions on the tanks as to what fish you are watching.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice place.. but nothing different to see as an aquarium”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

You can see the main tank from the outside. You do not will get to much more buying the ticket. The water tune is nice.

Visited January 2013
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“Something different i guess”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This place is located in the middle of Dubai mall and some of it can be seen without paying so beware.
ideal if you have kids in tow i guess.

Visited January 2013
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“Lost Chambers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Amazing experience...never before seen underworld aquatic life like this....a lifetime experience to see almost all under sea life under one roof...

Visited April 2012
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“Great environment for the animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

There is a really interesting variety of different species at Dubai Aquarium, all of which have lovely spacious environments in which to live.

The lighting was good and there was plenty of space for all visitors to look and enjoy the different creatures.

My particular favourite were the very playful penguins.

Entry is good value and includes a money-off voucher from the aquarium shop.

Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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