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“A Sight In The Mall You Wouldn't Miss” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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$304.24*
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Shark Walker Experience at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Ranked #16 of 386 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“A Sight In The Mall You Wouldn't Miss”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

The huge aquarium definitely caught my attention as my family and I walked through it to go upstairs to see the wildlife. I find it confusing that they're not internally connected and we have to use the mall's escalator to go up to the zoo and then used the same escalator to come down to the aquarium again. You definitely should walk through the aquarium's tunnel. It gave me a feeling like diving into the sea and able to see fishes all over without carrying the tank and breathing through tubes. If this is your first time visiting a huge aquarium, I think it's definitely interesting to see many fish species and amazing to see huge stingray and sharks. Although, I've been to a huge aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal already and I find this Underwater Zoo small.

Visited February 2013
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“Aquarium inside the large shopping mall...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

It was fun going to this place my 3 year old son appreciated it specially the dolphins and the hanging bridge at the second floor and the underwater zoo.We spent almost an hour and when we finish the whole place we ate at this area nearbyi think its chillis and continue shopping inside the mall later on.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice to find this in shopping mall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Very nice tunnel with all species of fish, including big sharks and stingrays ( paid part) and also the 1st floor cosy aquariums (paid part),especially for those seing something similar for the first time. They take picture of you and the family at the entrance. I have decided not to buy it later, but changed very quickly my decision,when they showed me the picture.Everybody looked somehow nicer on the picture, so I had to buy it anyway. I only took the picture in a paper cover, without expensive frame, so it was almost half price finally. Definitely recommended for young children to take them inside.

Visited February 2013
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“Fishy hour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great tunnel with sharks and other fish. Not as much inside as we thought -didn't take long to get around. Reasonable price and good place to visit for an hour or two.

Visited February 2013
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“Didnt go inside, great to see from the outside though since it is inside the mall!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Purely wanted to see it as its a giant aquarium inside the mall, and that is not something you see everyday
We didn't go inside as to us an aquarium is an aquarium, and it is great to see it like a giant fish tank inside the shopping centre

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