Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai

(4.1/5 based on 8,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dubai attractions using our Dubai trip generator.
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  • Wonderful Aquarium, you don't get tired of watching, and it's free. You can pay to go in if you want. Tom. to swim with the fishes.
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  • It is not as big as expected but they used it in a very efficient way. The whole trip is an adventure. I do not recommend to visit during weekend - friday & saturday. 
  • One of the main attractions in dubai you should see you will enjoy it and your kids as well one of the aquariums in the world 
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  • The Dubai Aquarium is more than just the tank you can see from the Mall. You enter on the top floor, and proceed into the shark tank viewing area. Don't forget to go left though and experience the back stage tour (which hangs above the main tank) and the simulator, shark diving, boat tour etc if you have that package. You then wander around the rest of the well themed aquarium looking at various fish, otters, tortoise's etc. If you go upstairs, then you can visit the 'creepy crawlies' of the Arabian Desert, however there isn't anything to worry about with these as they're not as bad as they make out - lizards, gerbils, hedgehogs, snakes, owls etc. You can then proceed to view more fish such as as seahorses, and then view King Croc and the Penguins before exiting through the store. You then proceed to the ground floor to go through the tank tunnel. Overall a good visit, and will take 2 - 3 hours to complete.
  • It is pretty amazing like a wonderworld under water. It is not just a simple aquarium, it is a real life experience nature. The small marine animals, the crocodiles and everything are so amazing. The boat riding is also a bit crazy and breathtaking, thinking of what will happen If I fall in there. It is a great place to come and visit with your family. Love this place the most.
  • This place is simply amazing just because it is located inside a shopping mall and in dubai where even drinking water is imported. You can see the aquarium from outside but not the zoo. It is a must visit place. Though it is small in area, it is not small in diversity consiting of a number of uncommon animals. You can get the details of animals by smart screens near each habitat.
  • Amazing aquarium. You go through 3 floors to see the whole thing. Sharks and other big fish are found on the lower floor. Jellyfish, starfish, and all sorts of smaller fish are found on the upper floor. However, the price (100 AED per person) was a bit too much I think. Anyway, you only go there once.
  • We first thought it's just the aquarium we walk past in the mall. How wrong were we! This place is huge from inside! In addition to the underwater tunnel there is a tropical forest-like area with fish, birds and amphibians from the Amazon, there's a nocturnal section with reptiles and insects that live in the UAE desert, a Penguin area, an Otters area, a monster Croc area and a boat ride on top of the aquarium where you can learn a lot more about the aquarium and the fish and shark species. You can even go on a shark feeding experience in an underwater cage.