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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Downtown Dubai
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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 448 5200
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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We did not plan on seeing the aquarium when we went to the Dubai Mall, but it was very accesible and we had some extra time. Very happy we went. Much to see, and it genuinly... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did not plan on seeing the aquarium when we went to the Dubai Mall, but it was very accesible and we had some extra time. Very happy we went. Much to see, and it genuinly seemed as the animals and fish liked it there. Clean and modern. Would go back.

Thank Kristiane M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never seen such a Aquatic culture before. Nice and amazing animals under water. Good to experience once

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to a lot of aquariums around the world, but none as amazing as this one. You can even go diving in the aquarium in a little submersible (for an extra fee). One whole wall of the aquarium is glass so you can actually sit and have a meal and watch the aquatic life from many of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A unique aquarium in my experience. Awesome in scale, an engineering masterpiece. Intriguing for all age groups. Have a meal whilst looking at the sea-view scale of it. Alternately stand beside it and watch the divers amongst the sea-life, dwarfed in the immensity of it.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit to Dubai Aquarium is another must see for those visiting Dubai. Also try the Sting Ray feeding and the Shark feeding experiences.Highly recommended and totally safe family experiences for all age groups!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Aquarium is located in the Dubai Mall on the ground floor. It has a lot of collection and is much better than the "Lost Chambers" at Atlantis.. So if you are wanting to spend at one place then prefer Dubai Aquarium. If you have visited the aquariums at Singapore, Hongkong etc then this wouldn't offer you anything spectacular but... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kids gonna enjoy this place.I personally was not wowed about this place. Decent one. Entry to the aquarium is from Dubai Mall. You can finish this in 60 to 90 minutes,depending upon your interest.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Underwater tunnel under sharks fishes very colourful great to see under a huge shark- & ray-filled tank, plus a creepy crawly zone with snakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cant believe they have this in a mall! I live in London! All of it was wonderful but the best was the underwater zoo which had a king croc! The feeding the fish experience was also fun my niece loved this! It is a great family trip for all ages! I never been to a aquarium/zoo was so much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the visit but was surprised how short the Aquarium tunnel was but the underwater zoo was great fun and we also went to feed the otters (extra experience) which was fun.

Thank Lisa R

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