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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Ranked #6 of 424 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 30, 2013

The tunnel at the beginning is the best part of the aquarium. The rest is pretty standard for a city aquarium. Quiet pricey, but to be expected for Dubai. Overall a good experience.

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

I would say this is amazing to stand and watch from the mall, for free. Not sure what else you would get from paying the fee.

Thank babydavid1982
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This under water zoo is beautiful full of all kind fish and marine life.
We can see sharks beside tuna fish and small fish.
Also rare fish with a long panoramic view ( 30 m width)

Thank Ragui_Bassali
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Although it's quite impressive to find an aquarium in a mall, the aquarium itself it not that interesting.
There is one huge fish tank and you see it from a side, from below and from above, but it's always the same tank.
There is also a small exhibition of reptiles.
Save the ticket money, the lateral view for free is the best.

Thank Uira_IT
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The place was amazing, because of the size and being inside a mall, but other than, 80 DHS for a 10 meter tunnel?! I've seen better in thailand and malaysia! The zoo has only routine and avarage creatures, no surprise! Not much animal lives in desert!

Thank Shagha
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