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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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    What to Expect
    Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the World and it has won a Guinness World Record for the world’s 'Largest Acrylic Panel.' The 10-million liter Dubai Aquarium tank is located in the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, and it houses over 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world.

    Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo brings its visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish, and more. Choose between two packages — the Researcher or Explorer — and see below for more details on what's included with your experience.

    Option 1: Researcher Experience

    Take a tour of the back-of-house facilities with a guide, and get an up-close look at the various breeding projects the scientists are working on. Study the Sea Jelly Lab where Aquarium scientists simulate environmental change to encourage breeding, or take a close look at a baby shark developing from an egg. Then continue your journey to ‘Underwater Observatory’ which puts guests at eye level with the inhabitants of Dubai Aquarium and have the unique chance of feeding stingrays and sharks.

    Option 2: Explorer Experience

    Alternatively, step inside ‘Dubai Aquarium Explorer’ a Submersible Simulator which takes guests on a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks, and many other sea creatures. Head down to water level and step on board the glass-bottom boats, drift out over the surface of the aquarium and watch thousands of animals swim below, and learn interesting facts from your guides while having chance to feed fish.

    See the Itinerary section below for more information on what's included with both experiences.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo counter at main entrance on Ground Level, The Dubai Mall.
    Departure Time
    Explorer Experience
    1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Dubai Aquarium&Underwater Zoo
    1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Return Details
    Concludes at The Dubai Mall
    • Local taxes
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Explorer experience (if option selected)
    • Researcher experience (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

    My daughter 15, was super excited and loved the visit. But we had to pay for some extra services to make the visit more memorable

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank DayTrip709878
    Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

    It's nice if you haven't been to an aquarium before ;otherwise you can skip it as there are many attractions in Dubai that you can visit instead, we bought Dubai big ticket from Aquarium official site and upgrade it at the gate to an explore...More

    Thank Marwa T
    Reviewed August 18, 2019

    Located in the Mall of Dubai this is a seriously impressive aquarium. It’s well worth the visit if you are there and the tours are worthwhile taking.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Iain M
    Reviewed June 25, 2019

    Its inside the mall... Two storied.. Its awesome... Sharks turtles n other aquatic animals.. End the trip with souvenir shop... The sharks looked tired n old.. Poor creatures they are not meant to be in a zoo.. I dint go for other features like sting...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Deepak K
    Reviewed June 10, 2019

    I have purchased the Ticket Hop on Hop Off with Dubai Aquarium and Underwater zoo, I was cruising with Princess with time to be onboard, the bus started to run from 9am and I had until 8pm. I went early at the Dubai Mall to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank 944ana
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    April 30, 2019|
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    Response from Vivek V | Reviewed this property |
    I am not quite sure i guess its free for that age.
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