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“Over hyped”

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 408 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 6, 2013

I still don't know what's so different or great about this place. Even my 7 yr old boy didn't enjoy it and thought there are better ones out there. Underwater zoo was still ok. Probably won't suggest anyone to visit here.

Thank LauraP35
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

If you like fish go there. This aquarium is special because it is in the middle of the Dubai mall. On the ground floor ther eis a big tank with sharks, rays and other bigger fish. On the third floor are more aquariums with different kind of fish nd some other animals like otters and penguins.
Don't try to compare this aquarium with others. The location makes it unique and after a day shopping it is nice to visit something else.

Thank Erika B
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The aquarium is only a few meters long with a huge (world's largest) panel to see the marine animals, however it ends there, pay extra to see more things, the underwater zoo is good but i think the aquarium is overrated.

1  Thank Hardik_Parikh
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This exhibit is a great way to spend an hour while your bank account is getting drain. Seriously though the aquarium is really cool. The fish appear healthy. You really can see them up close. Watching the action of the gill slits of the rays while they perched on the glss tube was very interesting.

3  Thank VaGentry
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Though bit small in size , good experience of ocean life. Nicely built in the surroundings of Palm Atlantis

Thank Muh W
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