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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  • This place is expensive for what you get to see. We were not that impressed. Not a lot to see once you are inside for the basic package. Maybe a package like swimming with sharks etc might be more exc...  more »
  • very beautiful and special to 1 x to do with it is a good trip if you are on holiday, beautiful fish and friendly people who are Arabs
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  • necessarily in front of you will pass by going to the Tower Burj Khalifa to visit. We see very good fish, sharks, rays, turtles. It's free unless you want to access the Interior and the tunnel. If the outside world there is enough. If you have the time you can access the cage in the Interior of the aquarium, but it pays.
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  • Absolutely amazing and well worth a visit. The aquarium is huge with so many different fish and animals. I didn't expect to see such a large range of animals and to be able to go 'behind the scenes' to see how the fish are reared and fed. We bought Explorer experience tickets, so we saw many things here. The big aquarium you can see without tickets, other attractions are for money. At first, you go through the tunnel. You can see many water animals. Next attraction was Aquarium glass bottom boat. This trip lasts about 15 minutes. You sail at the top of the aquarium, which you see in Dubai Mall. And the last thing was the underwater zoo. Many water animals. You can see very, very big crocodile and nice penguins. My little sister enjoyed a lot watching the marine animals and glass base boat ride was a lot of fun for all of us. If you are traveling with a family, its worthwhile to buy Entertainer (Buy 1, Get 1 Free) to save on ticket costs. The price for the professional photos is quite high but if you have your own camera you don't really need to buy them. I highly recommend it.
  • Excellent activities! Did the Shark Scooter, Shark Encounter & Ray Feeding at Dubai Aquarium. The staff is so friendly & amazing! Chris from Al boom diving was taking care of all my experiences. While we were feeding the rays, I saw him coming down & personally testing the Shark Scooter before I ride it. Even the shark encounter was amazing, the diver along with me was constantly asking me if I was okay & breathing well. he took great pictures & videos too! :) The Shark Scooter was something unique & an entirely different experience. There is a yellow scooter like equipment which you have to drive around in the Dubai Aquarium with all the fishes, sharks & stingrays swimming around! Finally got to enter this enthralling tank which I have been staring at and have been marvelled by, every time I visit Dubai Mall! Going to book a Scuba Dive soon
  • I've just one word for Dubai Aquarium and it's 'Outstanding'. The world should learn from Dubai how to make such an amazing facility in a compact space like a mall. In a 3-level aquarium - there's an Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo, Submersible Simulators, Glass-bottom Boat ride, Big Screen Theatre, Breeding center for Sharks, Jelly fishes, Seahorses, King Crocodile, Pengiuns, Ray feeding, 100s of sea animals as well as birds and a souvenir area. To explore all this peacefully, you would need at least 3 hours of time. You simply cannot ask for more.
  • Visited on a Friday still the place wasn't overcrowded. Ended up choosing the 120 AED plan and was soon greeting with a whole host of fun experiences. The tunnel is usually where all the sharks hang out. Submersible simulator is very gimmicky although there is no match to the aquarium glass bottom boat ride. Overall it's a fun place to visit with your family & friends.
  • A good place to visit with kids! Enjoy Marine life. Great views and good infrastructure. Likewise feeling the marine life from inside of sea. Great collection of fishes and varied sea creatures.

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