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“Unexpected small and not worth it”

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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USD 125.38*
and up
VIP Dubai Aquarium
Ranked #6 of 359 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Its not worth those money!
My friends told me before to not go and to just watch everything from out means inside the mall but out of the entrance of the Aquarium and unfortunately they was right. The jungle part is even more stupid and cheap on looks... In my poor country - Poland we have amazing huge Aquarium! This is maybe nice but for children.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Angela900119
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was a nice surprise while visiting the mall. There is a huge free wall to see all the fish. For a fee, you can walk through a tunnel in the aquarium.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JH_10999
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is underwater zoo and aquarium is located in the Dubai mall. The place is well connected. On the spot tickets are available, we purchased it online with some discount. Similar aquarium I have seen in Singapore but this place is definitely much bigger than that. We had a guided boat ride also, prior to the ride there is a simulation room but not that effective. The zoo had several marine creatures and children were amazed and were not in a mood to come out.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SRKK2013
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Underwater Aquarium is really not worth it, it will take you approximately 3minutes to walk thru, on the other hand, the Zoo portion is wonderful, well worth the money, but at the end they will offer you to purchase pictures that you've taken which are outrageous.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank adrinam2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times but really enjoyed it this time as my 7 year old was able to fully appreciate the animals here this time.

So many types of fish and other sea creatures its unrealel! The main fish tank is mesmerizing can sit there for ages appreciating these beautiful creatures.

They do allow people to enter the tanks feed the fish and take pictures in the tank, not sure what th3 cost is for this.

My favourite was the albino crocodile!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank iram H
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