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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

#18 of 401 things to do in Dubai Features Animals
Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 448 5200
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Downtown Dubai
+971 4 448 5200
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Reviewed today

We had so much fun at the aquarium. We wanted to get the package which included feeding the crocodile but missed the feeding at 4pm. However we still had a great time went in the glass bottom boat on the water being mm away from...More

Thank marydiakiesemabika
Reviewed today

We spent hours at the aquarium and underwater Zoo. We had been told it was only just a tunnel but the Zoo is really big, one of the best we have been too. We went there on a Thursday evening and got a really good...More

1  Thank claireandsc0tt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the pass that gives access to all areas of the aquarium & underwater zoo and I would recommend getting that. We spent almost 3 hours here and it was well worth it! Some amazing sea life creatures here & we had a great...More

Thank Roshni G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This stop was on our new city tour of Dubai. Our first stop was there. So much to see. Wonder around to take it all in! Plenty of great shoppes, too!

Thank leekster
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see , I wasn't expecting the water zoo to be quiet as fun as it was . It was busy but not so much that you couldn't enjoy it. Kids liked it here and saw some really interesting things . Lots of information...More

Thank Mayyah09
Reviewed yesterday

Visited the aquarium with my family, found it interesting and well organized. The visit takes 2 to 3 hours (using the AED120 tkt) the touch screens distributed around the different types of animals are very useful. Our 3 kids (aged 4,7 and 9) were amazed...More

Thank saif2707
Reviewed yesterday

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a very huge. You see small and big shark as well a lot different type of fishes. as well as some animal such as penguin and crocodile

Thank pamulighter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Educational for kids and just fun!! Really enjoyed it especially seeing the crocodiles and penguins, there was a large range of animals to see

Thank Asma A
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best activities I got to do in Dubai. The tour is well organized, they of course upsell you for stupid things (VR or feeding the fish is unnecessary: VR is a discovery clip of 10 mins, feeding the fish is just throwing...More

Thank lulumascaro
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. As an animal lover and ocean lover, I love being educated about the different marine animals that live in our seven seas. I highly recommend going there. P.S. Check out the legendary King Croc too!!!

Thank Sofia F
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25 July 2017|
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Response from NanaLouLu | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee varies depending on which features you want to see. Selected the aquarium, zoo and glass bottom boat ride for 120 dirham.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Falcon69 | Reviewed this property |
You need to do them the same day but don't worry. If you really take your time checking things the maximum it will take you is 4~5hrs Have fun
Vikki A
27 February 2017|
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You can get the tickets from the Dubai aquarium website and they also have the prices and details about what each type of ticket will allow you to do. Also if you have Groupon they normally have good offers for attractions... More