Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai

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Discover the richness and diversity of the planet's marine life at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Situated within an enormous shopping center, the aquarium features one of the world's largest aquarium viewing panels, with over 33,000 creatures swimming, floating, and diving beneath it. Plunge into the waters yourself to view sharks from a safe cage, and pay a visit to the enormous crocodiles, individually weighing as much as 14 and a half men. See the replica of the giant squid, one of the planet's most mysterious creatures, in the state of the art cephalopod area. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Dubai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • In comparison to Singapore aquarium, I would rate the Singapore aquarium better but this being inside a mall gives a different feel. It is at two different levels and you get to see a lot of different...  more »
  • The aquarium is located in the Dubai Mall, so it is very easy to access. I believe this is a must do while in Dubai and a great way to spend a couple of hours. We added on the otter experience which w...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the aquarium with our 4-yr-old and 7-yr-old. The size is perfect, not too big, and not too small. Three big windows are visible even before you enter. They are truly mesmerizin...  more »
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  • I had purchased a ticket to the aquarium for my last day in Dubai hoping for a unique, enriching, and educational experience. While it was educational and the animals amazing there were several issues I encountered. The staff seemed more focused on selling photos or souvenirs rather than insuring their guests had a wonderful time. There were several shops and a food stand inside the aquarium itself and that took away some of the magic and beauty behind it. I didn’t pay to see shops I paid to see animals. I would NOT recommend the aquarium unless you are coming for a specific activity or you are with children.
  • I always see the Dubai aquarium from out side, for me its was very mesmerizing. After being in Dubai for two year, I visit this place first time. It's very huge and beautiful, but inside the aquarium little disappointed. It just a tunnel, even so you loved it but expecting too much from inside may be you disappointed. Form my point of view whatever you can see out side that's inf. There no need to spend that much money to go inside to the tunnel. If anyone (tourist) want to save money than just save it and spend to see some other attraction rather then spend here. Under water zoo is also nice just one time visit place. Children may more enjoy then adults. After all of these I still suggested save your money. But yes if you got good deal to visit this place then go for it. One time is worth to go.
  • It was really impressive to walk under the water but not quite to the scale I had imagined it over the years in my mind. Definitely worth seeing. Don't miss the piranhas! And the owls which you get to see really close by if you walk up to the second level. The mall in general is the biggest, cleanest mall I have ever seen. You can place your bags on the bins or the floor without hesitation.
  • A unique aquarium with unique water-animals. It was a fun being there and observing animals strolling in the water. Every thing was good. One thing I would like to mention is that the entrance ticket was included in my travel package and as observed many visitor were watching the aquarium from outside without any ticket as the aquarium is visible from outside also. So if one has planned the trip on his own then the entry can be skipped and the aquarium can be watched from outside. But for underwater zoo entry should be made. There are many different organisms in the zoo. All were very unique, such beautiful huge size aquarium as I believe its one of the biggest. You can enjoy free view while you walking in Dubai mall as different sea species are swimming in crystal clear water. Meanwhile its payable if you would like to move inside the aquarium tunnel which is more amazing. Hundreds of different kind of species swimming all together peacefully inside a huge big aquarium and every time. . Its amazing view you can enjoy for just free, I visited different aquariums in many countries but this one was the most fascinating and wonderful.Awesome deep tank with Ray fishes and sharks and other fishes with glass walls which u can see from outside, a small tunnel with glass wall n ceiling as u go in, which is very thrilling! Once inside there many beautiful fishes in tanks on display. Very expensive entry fee. A boat ride, under water cage experience or swim with sharks experience for higher rates. A small reptile section and bird section. An otter interaction session. Overall very good one-time experience.
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in The Dubai Mall, is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the 'World's Largest Acrylic Panel'. It is one of the largest tourist attractions and Dubai and is also one of the largest aquariums in the world . Located within The Dubai Mall, experience the largest Aquarium window in the world and walk through the 48-metre Aquarium Tunnel on Ground Level, and explore the Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean environments at the Underwater Zoo on Level 2. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is proud owner of many crazy creatures it features on its exhibits. For instance, it's giant Crocodile is well known there, and their tunnel contains animals such as groupers, sharks, etc. Aquarium Tank Aquarium Tunnel Underwater Zoo Creepy Crawlies
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