Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in Dubai

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Place name: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

In this world’s biggest aquarium all the conditions are met to be maximally close to natural ocean. You’ll find here both the huge varieties of the ocean’s flora and fauna placed into ten million liters of water, and unique modern maintenance systems like the one simulating day and night shift.

Reaching 51 meters long, this aquarium tank hosts more than 33 thousand of underwater animals and creatures of 140 sea species. Oceanarium has several programs for more detailed acquaintance with the underwater world, including scuba diving, small trips on the glass bottom boat, and others.

Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo leads visitors through three ecological zones – Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean – to bring them 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.

There is a little trick for those who would like to save some money but still see the marvels of the largest oceanarium: you can come around the aquarium from the backside at level one (where Romano’s Macaroni & Grill restaurant and H&M store are situated) or at zero level from any side of the underwater tunnel.

The ticket price for adults is 100 dirhams (≈$30). The cost covers entrance to the Underwater Zoo, Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Observatory.

Also you can buy tickets with some additional options: a guided tour to the aquarium "backstage" and a gift shop discount coupon (80 dirhams, or $22) – all these plus feeding the fish will cost 90 dirhams (≈$24,5). Besides, you can buy a club member card for 250 dirhams (≈$68).

The world’s largest Oceanarium is situated on the ground level of Dubai Mall, you can get there by subway: the nearest station is Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall.

Region: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Location: The Dubai Mall in Downtown

Open hours: from Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 22:00 pm; from Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:59 pm

Phone: +9714485200

Official website: http://thedubaiaquarium.com

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See the King Croc in Dubai
JDI See the King Croc#7 of 74 things to do in Dubai

In Dubai Aquarium you can see one of the largest crocodiles in the world. It's a descendant of the dinosaurs that weighs 750 kilograms!

How much: from 200 dirhams#crocodiles#animals#kids#selfieDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Take a trip in a glass-bottom boat in Dubai
oddviser Take a trip in a glass-bottom boat#26 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Get to a glass-bottom boat and go to see rays and sharks. Through the transparent bottom you will see an amazing underwater world!

How much: from 120 dirhams#boats#sharks#animals#kids#attractionsDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Swim with sharks in Dubai
oddviser Swim with sharks#44 of 74 things to do in Dubai

Take a dip in aquarium with rapacious sharks. This hardcore entertainment for the brave is located in the world’s largest aquarium in Dubai.

How much: from 675 dirhams#diving#sharks#active#unusualDubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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