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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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$27.50*
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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
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$137.50*
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Dubai City Plus Shopping Tour from Ras Al Khaimah
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$110.00*
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Magical Dubai with Burj Khalifa and Aquarium
Ranked #20 of 415 things to do in Dubai
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 27, 2012

The "Aquarium" is basically a huge tank that contains the sharks and a few other big animals. The most interesting is in fact the "Underwater Zoo" (at the top of the mall) that has smaller tanks, insects, penguins, etc. Recommendation: in the entrace they will try to sell you a "Glass bottom boat-ride", that is completely uninteresting, or a "behind the scenes tour": they seem a waste of money.

Thank Ropongi
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We visited in February 2011. This place is huge, they even have a glass bottomed boat in the Aquarium!
Fantastic variety of sealife and animals. Well worth a visit

Thank MelandJason
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

A must visit attraction while you are at the Dubai Mall. Go for the 110Dm tour. You get to see the full trip. One of the better aquariums I've been to. You won't get good pictures on the glass bottomed boat but enjoy. Worth the money.

Thank SmilerP
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

These are based in the Dubai Mall, not really what you would expect to see when walking through a shopping Mall. The underwater zoo brings you right up close to all the fish including the small sharks, who just swim around looking very contented.
Both venues are quite quick to get round, well worth getting the ticket that covers both venues

Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

For its price (AED 50 per person), i would say its reasonable experience especially for kids. The aquarium is really small - you can finish it in less than an hour. But its inside the mall (Dubai Mall) so you can do a this and shop / dine and the Dubai Fountain at the same location - a good option for entertaining visitors. The souvenir photos are pricey though.. so best to bring your own camera!

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