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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Save hard-earned vacation time by prebooking entry to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Book ahead to eliminate the hassle of ticket-buying while in Dubai and make your own way to the aquarium—one of the world’s largest—to explore at your own pace. Choose from two tickets—the Explorer Experience including a glass-bottom boat tour, or the Researcher Experience, which includes a back-of-house tour.
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Unit SF - 115 - شارع المركز المالي، - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the World and it has won a Guinness World Record for the world’s 'Largest Acrylic Panel.' The 10-million liter Dubai Aquarium tank is located in the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, and it houses over 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world. Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo brings its visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish, and more. Choose between two packages — the Researcher or Explorer — and see below for more details on what's included with your experience. Option 1: Researcher Experience Take a tour of the back-of-house facilities with a guide, and get an up-close look at the various breeding projects the scientists are working on. Study the Sea Jelly Lab where Aquarium scientists simulate environmental change to encourage breeding, or take a close look at a baby shark developing from an egg. Then continue your journey to ‘Underwater Observatory’ which puts guests at eye level with the inhabitants of Dubai Aquarium and have the unique chance of feeding stingrays and sharks. Option 2: Explorer Experience Alternatively, step inside ‘Dubai Aquarium Explorer’ a Submersible Simulator which takes guests on a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks, and many other sea creatures. Head down to water level and step on board the glass-bottom boats, drift out over the surface of the aquarium and watch thousands of animals swim below, and learn interesting facts from your guides while having chance to feed fish. See the Itinerary section below for more information on what's included with both experiences. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- The King Croc The Underwater Zoo is also home to one of nature‘s rare phenomenon and one of the world’s largest reptiles. King Croc and his female companion of 20 years reside here in a special enclosure that replicates their natural habitat. At over 5 meters long and weighing an imposing 750 kg plus, the 40 year old King Croc weighs the equivalent of over 15 fully-grown men. UAE’s Night Creatures ‘UAE’s Night Creatures’ in Underwater Zoo takes visitors through an educational journey to discover the amazing diversity of Arabian wildlife and features a variety of animal species that thrive in the desert environment. From Arabian Toads, Fruit Bats, Giant Camel Spiders, Scorpions and Hedgehogs, to Veiled Chameleons, Frog Eye Geckos, Ornate Spiny Tail Lizards and Cheesmans Gerbils, these animals also present a vivid sketch of the Arabian desert environment and how these species thrive on wadis, rocky mountains and sand dunes. Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Exhibit Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Exhibit brings the popular “Shark Week’ franchise to life and offers guests’ access to the underwater world of the sharks through a truly innovative and interactive experience. Located at Underwater Zoo, guests enter the new exhibit through the world’s first interactive digital shark cage, before moving towards the main feature, a beautiful hybrid of digital technology and living aquarium. The exhibit is formed of a 20m aquarium demi-tunnel, and the back wall of the display is made up of LED screens. Guests can choose their favorite shark species to swim on the LED background, bringing the heroes of Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to life.
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Unit SF - 115 - شارع المركز المالي، - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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  • Ticket to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in Dubai
  • Book ahead to avoid the stress of buying tickets on vacation
  • Explore one of the world’s biggest aquariums including its underwater tunnel
  • Choose from two different and immersive experiences
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Departure Point
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Unit SF - 115 - شارع المركز المالي، - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local taxes
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Explorer experience (if option selected)
  • Researcher experience (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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erin wrote a review 5 Aug
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
It was amazing and i had enjoyed the experience and i love the set up of the aquarium and the variety of different sea animals . I will definitely come back in the near future . I do advise people to visit the Aquarium in dubai its totally worth every cent . I
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Date of experience: December 2019
Travel Ralph wrote a review Jul 2020
Rehling, Germany127 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice aquarium. If you buy a ticket from the Hop on / off bus, you get a free ticket to the aquarium. So you do not have to pay admission and can see almost everything (2 floors with feeding is eliminated). But it is definitely one of the most beautiful aquariums I've
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Date of experience: November 2019
bougainville30a wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom259 contributions231 helpful votes
We had a combo ticket for Burj Khalifa & Dubai Aquarium and easily managed to see both things in one afternoon. Surprisingly though, Aquarium / Underwater Zoo was way better that the tower itself. Shark Tunnel is definitely not to be missed, full of life with many awesome sea
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Date of experience: February 2020
kishangupta_21 wrote a review Apr 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates459 contributions11 helpful votes
This is inside Dubai Mall and have huge aquarium. I like the experience, the best part was where we can go and see how they manage and maintain creatures in that aquarium. But view from down was just ok. I think this can be more better. In my view for taking best experience you
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Date of experience: October 2019
Goman wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions
A new exp with so many aquatic animals. The tunnel is a new idea where one is surrounded with fishes. Such colourful fishes to see! Other night creature of dubai are also shown. Since, the visit is combined with dubai mall, burj khalifa and dubai fountain, it is worth visiting
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
me and my partner with my mom visited this placed, we are amazed by the big underwater view and it was so amazing t
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7 years of marriage 💑
lost chambers amazing, i am convinced that everyone's soul will find a share of experience in the experience of the
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Dubai Aquarium
Wonderful park to hangout with family and friends. This combo is really wonderful. Must do in dubai.
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Great place to visit
It’s open and an excellent place to visit But when visiting only two in a taxi .the Dubai mall is very well run .
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Yes. In the shopping centre you can see the fabulous display from the shops but that’s 20% of what’s on’s
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Great for summer month
After 5 years in Dubai we finally went to Dubai aquarium. I wasn't expecting much but got surprise by the size of t
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Exceptional place!!
its amazing exceptional fun;l of adventure, you feel you are in the heart of the ocean its very cool friendly stage
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Would recommend this activity, great to see the variety of fish on display. Enjoyable for all ages, moray eels is o
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I liked it!
It was my first excursion after pandemic and it was really good. Huge variety of exotic fishes, you can even swim w
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Memorable day
very nice place for everyone. i have been with my family and the kids like it a lot. there is many kinds of fish li
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Caters for all people and lots to see.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo located at Dubai Mall is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. There
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Experienced the other world
It’s goosebumps feel when we watch sharks, king & queen crocodiles at such a close distance. All the aquatic specie
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Mohammed Arjomandkhah
It’s so wonderful that you lose yourself and forget where you are and feel you are fish and among other fish are Sw
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Nice experience
A nice experience in a unique atmosphere. It was the first time that we were feeding fish from so close.
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Justus M
We had a combo which enabled us to see both burjkhalifa and aquarium. Fantastic experience, so i would visit and vi
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