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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating...

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating attractions in Dubai. Located at The Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, offering a memorable journey into ocean life. With capacity to hold 10 million litres of water, Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world and it illuminates the marvels of the ocean floor, showcasing one of the most diverse collections of aquatic life. Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo brings visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish and plenty more. A fascinating new addition at Underwater Zoo is King Croc, regarded as nature's rare phenomenon and one of the world's largest reptiles - at over 5 meters long and weighing an imposing 750 kg plus. Underwater Zoo regularly hosts innovative exhibits. One such exhibit, 'UAE's Night Creatures' presents the experience of nightfall in the desert as creatures of the dark.

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$258*
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$33*
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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo - Explorer Package
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$110*
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Magical Dubai with Burj Khalifa and Aquarium

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Good Aquarium

i like the sharks specially the price is really over for access and it's super crowded , you can't enjoy well .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

You see everything outside. Just check youtube videos if you really want to pay over the top prices. Watch out for the cowboys who wish to take your photo then charge a fortune for it. Bored staff hang around.

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Doha
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i like the sharks specially the price is really over for access and it's super crowded , you can't enjoy well .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

its very cool .. me and my family liked it very much >>> only the picture thing its very costly and they should make it less

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Certainly worth a visit. Its the second largest aquarium in the world. They have 4 different packages you can choose from starting at AED 100 per person.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We purchased the explorer tickets- went to aquarium tunnel, 5 min submarine simulator (not so good), glass bottom boat and under water zoo. The ticket price is 120 aed. Worth to spend for one time experience. The aquarium has full of sharks and ray fishes. The underwater zoo holds various species of fishes, along with crocodiles, penguins,gizzards and many more

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Thank AGh0sh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the biggest aquariums in the world. Full of sharks for sharks lovers. You can feed the fish or dive with them. They have a long tunnel.

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Thank Ahmed A
Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Aquarium itself is free to see from the outside. A site to behold in itself but if you want the full experience then tickets are 100AED a piece. You may find discounts on groupon or cobone do check them out. Its 50 % off if you have a military card. If you decide to buy the tickets it wont be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you have seen other aquariums in the world , will this is in the middle range due to the size of it being inside a mall

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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My opinion it's in the top 3 after visiting many aquariums around the globe.. Kids will not only get to experience and learn about many species in various tanks but can also take a boat ride with glass bottom which including feeding the fishes.. For one is tempted for a dive, can arrange to dive in the aquarium to feed... More 

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It was definetly the most amazing atraction experience in Dubai. When you visit Dubai its a must to see spot !

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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