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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Downtown Dubai
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 4 other guides
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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 448 5200
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating...

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.

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Excellent water world inside Dubai Mall

The aquarium & water world inside Dubai mall is an excellent treat.Well maintained with different viewing arenas,this has plenty of marine wonders,with a real breath taking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The aquarium & water world inside Dubai mall is an excellent treat.Well maintained with different viewing arenas,this has plenty of marine wonders,with a real breath taking view.A good place to visit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not worth the visit, there is much better aquarium for what you pay. The area is small, crowded and over priced!

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Thank Alec A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its a nice experience. Walk in the underwater tunnel is amazing. There are variety of fishes and sea creatures. There are packages that one can take according to the activites they wish to do. Overall one must try and check out this place during their stay in dubai

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must See in Dubai, good access also via metro, fantastic underwater world and entertainment, great for kids and adults

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to go Kids under 3 get in free and when we went they had a deal on 2 for 1 so it was only 100 AED for entry for everyone. the photos they take are 150 AED but you can take your own in the tunnel

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was pretty much a huge fish tank with a tunnel and a boat tour above it. I did enjoy the fish tanks and exhibits that were apart from this big tank. Stay away from the sub ride since no one over 10 years of age would enjoy it. And the boat ride felt like a waste of money but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came to the biggest mall in the world and saw this aquarium very impressive you could see sharks fish etc., you could dive into the water if you had relevent qualifications we did see a couple of divers swimming by the sharks, it was £50 to go in so we didnt think it was worth it quite small but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was amazing to see this massive aquarium inside a shopping mall, we arrived at feeding time for the rays which was great to watch, you can select what attractions you want to see, our ticket was about £30 and included the Zoo, glass bottom boat ride etc. we thought it was god value and with lots to see you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the aquarium and underwater zoo during our visit to the Dubai Mall, my boy being an animal lovers. He was astonished by the variety of species and there size...great moment shared with the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Aquarium is inside Dubai Mall and full of loads of different aquatic species and some that are not. There is also a load of other exhibits in there that cost extra.

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You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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