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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
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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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Exquisite aquarium experience with a wide variety of species

Went for the package that included the glassbottom boatride and the simulator. The simulator ride was very ordinary but the glassbottom ride was fun. Going through the tunnel with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was nice Aquarium with many aquatic species, somewhat similar to Singapore underwater world, worth for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is good to see different kind of fish and other animals in one place. Very small to very big kind can be seen together. Also there is some animations. I can offer combine tickets of at the top and aquarium.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for the package that included the glassbottom boatride and the simulator. The simulator ride was very ordinary but the glassbottom ride was fun. Going through the tunnel with the view of sharks and other marine animals was amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every kind of sea creature imaginable in a huge tank! This is a beautiful place and easily accessible in the Dubai Mall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

take a combo with "Ät the top"tickets. superb for the first timers & kids. a must see in dubai mall .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is nice place to see for family and group of friends. Suitable for all ages, you can even see the aquarium from outside if you do not want to pay for the entrance fee, but what you see inside is way better than and really fun experience. I went first with my family and my son who is already... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropping an aquarium into the middle of a Shopping Mall is certainly different. I've seen many but one had the fish as big as the ones in this. Great to see and a pleasant rest from shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You'll have a great time inside and outside the aquarium. It was really cool to see 2 divers promoting a banner inside the water body!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go to the Mall or not this is worth seeing, there is a “Hugh wall” of water tank facing in the mall and its amazing. And if you want can also go in which is even better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should definitely try the inside aquarium package which will showcase you to the world of all the fishes !!

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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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