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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zooin Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in Dubai Mall is a vivid underwater world of man-made ocean in a huge aquarium and arched tunnel.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai
In the world's largest shopping center Dubai Mall, the world's largest Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are located. Here you can find thousands of marine inhabitants and underwater plants, an of course dozens of fascinating and extreme entertainments.

Aquarium


The world's largest glazed aquarium with tons of water, where the artificial habitat resembles the seabed, the backlight simulates the change of day and night and maintains a comfortable temperature of 24 °. Here you can see thousands of inhabitants of the sea depths, swim with sharks, feed the rays and immerse yourself in the secrets of the underwater world. The entrance to the aquarium is located on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, but you can explore the main Aquarium both outside and inside (a small lifehack, in case you do not want to pay for the entrance).

Underwater Tunnel, Dubai
Photo: Underwater tunnel

Interesting facts


• The largest aquarium in the world with a vertical wall made of acrylic perplex (wall thickness is 75 centimeters).
• Aquarium contains 10 million liters of sea water.
• More than 33,000 marine inhabitants live here.
• It contains a record population of sand tiger sharks.
• The length of the glass tunnel is 48 meters.
• It is contributed in the Guinness World Records Book.

Aquarium entertainment list


1. Snorkelling Experience - the ability to watch skates, sharks and other marine animals without equipment, only in a mask with a tube and fins.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Price: 290 dirhams ($79).

2. Glass bottom boat ride - you can view the underwater world through the transparent bottom of the boat without getting up.
Duration: 15-minute ride for 10 people.
Price: 25 dirhams ($7).

Walk in a boat with a glass bottom, Dubai
Photo: Walk in a boat with a glass bottom

3. Diving with sharks - beginner or professional diver - it does not matter, everyone can dive in the aquarium with sharks.
Duration: 20 minutes (three times a day).
Price: 675 dirhams ($ 180) for certified divers, and 875 dirhams ($ 240) for beginners + video shooting for a little fee.

Diving with sharks, Dubai
Photo: Diving with sharks

4. Walking with sharks - it's possible to look at the sharks and even not to get wet :) You even do not need to know how to swim, cause you'll wear a special suit and helmet while walking along the predators.
Duration: 25 minutes (3 times a day).
Price: 590 dirhams ($160).

Walking with sharks, Dubai
Photo: Walk with sharks

5. The Ocean School Program - an excursion in Arabic or English tells about the mysteries of underwater depths and its inhabitants. It is held for schoolchildren and teachers for free.

6. Feeding stingrays - every day at 1:00 am, 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm you can see how the stingrays are fed - the spectacle is free and exciting.

Skate feeding, Dubai
Photo: Feeding stingrays

Underwater Zoo


The entrance to the Underwater Zoo is located on the third floor. It is divided into three zones: Living Ocean, Rainforest and Rocky Shore. In each zone you will find an amazing species of animals and fish, including: penguins, seals, nutria, catfish, moray eels and others. The crown of the Underwater Zoo is the King Krok - one of the largest crocodiles in the world.

Underwater Zoo, Dubai
Photo: Underwater Zoo

Ticket price


• Entrance to the Aquarium tunnel and Underwater Zoo costs 55 dirhams ($15).
• Combined ticket (Aquarium + Underwater Zoo): adult - 70 dirhams ($19), children - 55 dirhams. Children up to 3 years old - free of charge.
• Platinum ticket (Aquarium + Underwater Zoo + "backstage" trip and coupon to the gift shop) - 80 dirhams ($22).
• Diamond ticket (Aquarium + Submarine Zoo + "backstage" trip and coupon to the gift shop + feeding fish) - 90 dirhams ($24.5). It works only during the feeding hours.
• Full package (Aquarium + Underwater Zoo + "backstage" trip and coupon to the gift shop + feeding fish + glass bottom boat ride) - 110 dirhams ($30).

Note: it is better to buy the ticket on the 3rd floor at the entrance to the Underground Zoo - here are no queues and all kinds of tickets are sold, and on the first floor only expensive combined tickets can be bought. Aquarium must have been using the "wow effect" here.

How to get here


• By metro (the nearest station is Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall). Then take the free Shuttle-Bus No. 25.
• By bus No. 27 from the old part of the city (departs from the Deira Gold Market, every 15 minutes).
• By taxi or by renting a car.

Things to do here 3

#12See the King Croc in DubaiSee the King CrocJDI

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

AED 200
#18Take a trip in a glass-bottom boat in DubaiTake a trip in a glass-bottom boatoddviser

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

AED 120
#56Dive with sharks in DubaiDive with sharksoddviser

Take a dip in the aquarium with predatory sharks. A great entertainment for men of great courage is in the largest aquarium in the world.

AED 675
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo on the map

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.

Contacts

Official website: http://thedubaiaquarium.com
Phone: +9714485200

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Guest20 January 2018

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