We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

#19 of 394 things to do in Dubai Features Animals
Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 448 5200
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 27.50*
and up
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
More Info
USD 137.50*
and up
Dubai City Plus Shopping Tour from Ras Al Khaimah
More Info
USD 110.00*
and up
Magical Dubai with Burj Khalifa and Aquarium
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“king croc” (242 reviews)
“feed the fish” (117 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Downtown Dubai
+971 4 448 5200
Write a Review
Reviews (9,444)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 9,444 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We did not expect to actually see this attraction when we were walking through the mall itself . I was not surprised though as things like this are common in Dubai , where you turn a corner and you are just like, what the .........More

Thank smullin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Aquarium and zoo was high quality with lots of thing to see but the best part was feeding ray. My kids were very soon surrounded by lots of rays looking for food. They enjoyed the unique experience. The staffs were very kind.

Thank Sean Seungwon J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aquarium was beautiful and the mall is a special attraction in Dubai. It was great! There was a beautiful fountain show right in front of the Burj Kalifah. The Greek restaurant in the mall is to die for, go visit, the food is great...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was expecting more about sizes. Don't miss the mermaids but actually you don't have to pay to see them because they are facing the mall area. It was nice for my son but I didn't get excited about the place. I did not like...More

Thank Indiasey
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is inside the 'Dubai Mall'. It's a lovely aquarium with some beautiful fish but so busy and noisy! At the start you are taken around in a large group with a guide to show you behind the scenes of the aquarium and how they...More

Thank LadyPavlova
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a few hours looking at all the different fish, sharks, Mantra rays etc. Lots of different animal experience s available

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is located inside Dubai Mall. The aquarium is impressive for being inside a mall. There is a tunnel you can walk thru to see the sharks, sting rays, etc. You have to go to the second floor to see the...More

Thank gwany03
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The explorer package costs 120 and they are are 300 for hits the photos. It is a pure loot. Otherwise everything is good and well maintained. Also we get to see variety of fishes both from under the water an ld above.

Thank Sshantanu A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really loved visiting because more than 60% of the fishes and animals I had never seen in my life! Just breath taking!!! Unlimited time to spend there! Theres also a chance for you to have your photos taken there and presented to you as...More

Thank Gee O
Reviewed 3 days ago

The aquarium is inside the Dubai Mall. It was a lot of fun. I purchased the Explorer Experience. It was a lot of fun to talk around. This is great for families traveling with children. I enjoyed waiting through the tunnel and looking at all...More

Thank dsgriffi09
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
Nearby Restaurants
Social House
861 reviews
.04 km away
Wafi Gourmet
819 reviews
.06 km away
Karam Beirut
293 reviews
.05 km away
3rd Avenue Cafe
59 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dubai Fountains
50,029 reviews
.23 km away
Burj Khalifa
51,298 reviews
.31 km away
The Dubai Mall
18,545 reviews
.38 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
regarding the combo tickets of burj khalifa and aquarium can we do both on different days ???
8 March 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Falcon69 | Reviewed this property |
You need to do them the same day but don't worry. If you really take your time checking things the maximum it will take you is 4~5hrs Have fun
Vikki A
Where I book online ticket for dubai aquarium and under water zoo (Authentic Site) and how much charges ?
27 February 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
You can get the tickets from the Dubai aquarium website and they also have the prices and details about what each type of ticket will allow you to do. Also if you have Groupon they normally have good offers for attractions... More
Gary m
Hi does anyone know if when you swim with sharks and they provide you with wetsuits what sizes they have as I'm fairly large thanks
25 February 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from |
There are different packages for different scenes for this case, so if you don't have to swim and feed the sharks of course you don't need to wear a wetsuit Mr Gary. Thanks.. Abdi