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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Downtown Dubai
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 4 other guides
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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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Loved the zoo part.. Aquarium tunnel a little short

I enjoyed the visit but was surprised how short the Aquarium tunnel was but the underwater zoo was great fun and we also went to feed the otters (extra experience) which was fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cant believe they have this in a mall! I live in London! All of it was wonderful but the best was the underwater zoo which had a king croc! The feeding the fish experience was also fun my niece loved this! It is a great family trip for all ages! I never been to a aquarium/zoo was so much... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed the visit but was surprised how short the Aquarium tunnel was but the underwater zoo was great fun and we also went to feed the otters (extra experience) which was fun.

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Thank Lisa R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have you ever seen that? It's an aquarium. In a mall. And it's ridicoulus large. Have a relaxing view from downstairs and walk to the first floor of H&M to see it from above.

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Thank Robin v
Linkoping, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid 120AED each for this, sure it's cool big aquarium but it's more then enough to see it for free outside, its way hard to take good pictures, due to lots of people and all signs and lightning from the boutiques around it that glows thru, the "glass" boat sucked, filthy floor, boring and time consuming, go to the Atlantis... More 

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Thank Daniel T
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the biggest aquarium in the region. You can watch it from outside or you can go in the tunnel under it and enjoy the zoo of sea creatures

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Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dubai Aquarium is amazing and far more than what can be seen by standing in the Mall. Better to buy a ticket and experience all that Aquarium has to offer beyond the Mall.

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Thank Cottesloe_WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The staff were very helpful. Love every minute of it.

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Thank Coffee N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyable visit, Glass Bottom boat fun, behind the scenes tour also good. Smaller than expected. Clean and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated in the Dubai Mall in the middle is a wonderful aquarium well stocked with sharks and rays as well as jacks, tuna and many more. This is one of the best freshwater collections I have seen. A great day to put with burj kalif

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC......great system hardly any queuing and fantastic fun great for all ages especially the older kids .

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Downtown Dubai
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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