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. Plan to visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dubai attractions using our Dubai trip generator.
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  • Its probably one of the best aquariums i have visited. The variety of fish and other sea life was incredible. I was further fascinated by the giant crocodile. I felt sorry for them to be capitive howe...  more »
  • For children probably Super spectacle. Adults of course particularly here doing nothing. We of course went inside of this construction, but probably only to be photographed as well so you can see everything from the outside without spending money. From boating, particularly no emotion, except from the strong smell of fish not feel. I advise you to get around it in a circle, look at sharks and save money)
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  • the most interesting-dive into the Aquarium! sharks are beautiful, typed on the bottom which befell the teeth with them. a little expensive, but the memories are priceless!
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  • It's pricey but in return you get to see more sea life (fishes, sharks, turtles, squid, crab, shrimps) and some wildlife (penguins, bats , owls, frogs, toads and two huge saltwater crocodiles) than most others zoos offer. There are different packages but we think the 100 AED package offers the best value. They even give you a look behind the screens and if you want you can borrow some diving gear and swim with the fishes. At first you may think there is only the underwater tunnel but after you exit this you need to go two floors up to continue the trip. They make photos of you during the experience but for 250 AED we thought that a bit too expensive.
  • Two floor tall wall of glass in middle of the mall it will surely take your breadth away. One you are inside you can see all the fish from the glass tunnel which goes through the tank. Most amazing experience tou can get.
  • This Aquarium (as many others) is sourcing its animals from the ocean, these are wild animals that have been captured to be exhibited in this zoo. These wild animals are supposed to be in the ocean, since they most of them migrate thousands of miles and where they're free. They're not supposed to kept in a small tank for entertainment and profit. Even though this Aquarium say that their animals are ethically sourced, there's simply no way for them to know this, due to the long chain of suppliers. If you want to support animal cruelty, and think it's ok to capture wild animals under dreadful circumstances, transport them around the world, still under dreadful circumstances, and exhibit them: Go ahead, visit this place. If you think not; do not visit this place. There are plenty of other excellent malls and hotels around.
  • Enjoyed exploring this place. It was good fun. The Aquarium can be seen from inside the mall without a ticket. We had a tour guide who took us through every step. Enjoyed the aquat boat, different sea creatures. The photograph company at the entrance are expensive but they do take a quality picture for memories.
  • Great variety of fish and sea mammals. You'll see schools of fish and sharks. You don't necessarily have to pay to have good views

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