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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Downtown Dubai
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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Visited with family & friends, everyone enjoyed the experience. It can be rather busy, however lots to see great opportunity to take pictures.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited with family & friends, everyone enjoyed the experience. It can be rather busy, however lots to see great opportunity to take pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No other words to say but WOW for the place, displays and staff services. Highly recommended to families visiting Dubai.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view you get from the mall is great if your on a budget. If you pay £25 you can walk through the glass tunnel for a better veiw it also gets you a tour upstairs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you are in dubai mall, you will come accross this amazing place. They have build a big aquarium and kept big fishes. A lot of them can actually be seen from outside and you need not even pay for that. The paid ticket allows you to pass through the tunnel and you feel a little closer to water animals.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must do if you visit Dubai mall. They offer different packages but you don't need the most expensive one. 120 dirhams each and you can experience most of what they have to offer. The variety of fish is amazing. Kids would love it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After buying tickets, you proceed into the underwater tunnel. It gives a great view inside the aquarium. You can then go and do the optional Virtual Reality activity. This is not worth your time or the extra charge though, as it is only a short story-like setting that continually glitches. Afterwards, you ascend two floors to a submarine simulation, a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan a half of the day for it. Most incredible area near the very start at tunnel entrance, do not rush here. It is dark zone where sharks are hiding away from the light. After tunnel don't forget to use the stares to see the continue of the exposition on upper floor. Those different species are so beautiful, of course,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a nice aquarium, many different fishes good to show to the kids, the tunnel is well maintained

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very enjoyable day visiting the Dubai Aquarium in Dubai Mall. The overall experience does probably not warrant the amount they were charging but we had a good time. Plenty of marine life as you expect & you still have to pinch yourself that you are in a shopping mall! Definitely for the kids!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large aquarium with a much better variety of marine life as compared to other countries..It's divided in different sections and you are charged as per your choices of experiences!

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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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