Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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The area
Neighborhood: 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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Sam T
Kissimmee, FL83 contributions
Jun 2022
You can buy anything you want from fast food to fine jewelry at the Dubai Mall. The Aquarium is an amazing experience.
Written November 29, 2022
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,006 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We have visited way better aquariums for cheaper tickets. The best part of the aquarium is the one that you see for free from the mall. Besides the small tunnel that had the sharks there are only few small tanks of fish.
I wouldn't recommend the aquarium!
Written November 27, 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel36,972 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a lovely aquarium, which is conveniently located in Dubai mall.
While you can see parts of the water tank from the outside, it's worth a visit, as it allows you to get closer to the tank, walk through a tunnel and see an entire zoo on the 2nd floor.
Don't miss the shark feeding at the big tank - it's amazing.
You need 60-75 minutes to explore everything there is to see here.
Written November 26, 2022
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SREENIVASAREDDY M
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates1,928 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Excellent place to visit kids as well as elders as this tourist spot definitely gives you a memorable expirience. And this an engineering wonder on Dubai land one must visit.
Written November 25, 2022
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Milt001
Channel Islands53 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Straight away you will be amazed at the size of the tank which has a clear tunnel through it. It contains many species of sharks and other fish, the rest of the attraction is smaller than others I have visited, but beware we went to the front counter and was told that the only tickets available were the most expensive type which allowed you to do a in water dive in tank and a trip in a glass bottom boat (not worth it you see as much walking about). We did not want this ticket so took a few steps back went on their website and brought the basic admission ticket, far cheaper and walked straight to turnstile and started our visit.would we visit again probably not. You get a great view of the main tank from the Dubai mall.
Written November 24, 2022
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Julia T
London, UK46 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Was expecting more for our money. You do not have to spend money going into the aquarium you can see all you need from the mall. We were ripped off with our tickets spending £77 to go around on a pulley boat, see penguins and walk through a tunnel. Definitely not value for money!
Written November 20, 2022
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Christa
Hamilton, Canada3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I purchased tickets from Headout, so they were less money. The aquarium is a lovely way to spend a few hours. The crocodile was huge! Be sure to go upstairs to look down through the glass floor. My favorite fish was the sea dragon.
Written November 14, 2022
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Rashmikant C
5 contributions
Oct 2022
Dubai Aquarium is small tunnel. It is better to see from outside in Dubai mall instead of buying ticket. Combo ticket of Duabi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is costly. Overall average rating to both Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Written November 13, 2022
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Luqman B
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
Oct 2022
a total waste of money. like all the reviews here, you get a better view from the outside for FREE. the main poster you see, is what there is. there's nothing more. The tunnel is so short i left feeling very underwhelmed. the zoo was not much better.

Save your time & money and just view it from the outside.
Written November 10, 2022
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Patty R
10 contributions
Nov 2022
was hoping to see more pinguins, disappointed and too many people pushing and unfriendly staff. expensive for what it shows.
Written November 8, 2022
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $35.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $18.37 per person. See all 58 Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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