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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Ranked #17 of 388 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
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“Should do.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you are travelling with children this is definitely a should do. Especially after lots of shopping in Dubai this is a reward for the kids behaving. But be aware as not all prices are on the banner at the ticket counter best is go online and see all the deal and package they have. As they try to sell you the expensive ones. We looked online and we could get into the aquarium and the zoo for 55 AED per person which is no where to be found there. So do a bit of research before.

Visited October 2012
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“Wonderful view”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Right here in the mall is this huge aquarium. You can walk around it and even walk in it. If you want to you can even go diving! Wonderful design and best of all it is free!!!!

Visited October 2012
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“Great snorkeling experience inside the aquarium”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Loved it, went with my daughter, very professional these guys both coach also Ernesto with you inside the cage while you swim around the sharks, unbelievable sea rays too, huge water tank, 10 million liters they say and it looks indeed massive with thousand of species. Definitely a must in Dubai after the ski and Atlantis.

Visited October 2012
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“So So”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

bit disappointed have been to better Aquariums expected more fish and not just a small tunnell which took a short time to walk though found the young lady that did the talk on feeding the fish was very interesting other than that if in to Dubai again would not make a point of going again

Visited October 2012
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“Just interesting”
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.

Visited October 2012
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