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About Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai is a metropolis of breathtaking man-made wonders. Everyone who visits Dubai in search of an unforgettable and thrilling vacation is inspired and drawn in by all that dazzles about the city. One such exciting destination that will captivate you with its numerous delights is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. With more than 33,000 aquatic animals and over 140 species, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall is home to a large number of aquatic animals. The 10-million-gallon aquarium tank is home to more than 400 sharks and rays. Along with a wide variety of other marine creatures, the aquarium has sand tiger sharks, giant groupers, and more. You really must see this location while on your Dubai trip for this reason, among others. A record-holder for the "Largest Acrylic Pane" in the world, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the biggest indoor aquariums globally. Visitors may have a close encounter with the aquatic species, such as sea horses, piranhas, crabs, and many others, thanks to this series of carefully created and organised experiences. The underwater zoo also has crocodiles, otters, penguins, and a variety of other species in addition to marine life.

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Attractions at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Heaven for nature lovers, the Experiences at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo its visitors explore the place in the most unique way possible. A must see inside the place is the Underwater zoo which has three ecological Zones; Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. The Aquarium tank inside which is also the largest suspended aquarium of the world contains 10 million litres of water. Walk right through the Aquarium Tunnel and get fascinated while watching the inhabitants of marine species. Get you Dubai aquarium tickets and enjoy the experience of once in a lifetime.

Walk through the Aquarium Tunnel and learn about the aquatic residents which live here.

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Aquarium Tank

One of the biggest suspended aquariums in the world is the 10-million-liter Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall. Over 140 different types of aquatic creatures are housed there in large numbers. The tank houses more than 300 sharks and rays, which also include one of the greatest collections of Sand Tiger Sharks in the whole world. There are several opportunities for guests to enjoy the main Aquarium tank, which is 51 metres in length, 20 metres in breadth, and 11 metres in height.

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Aquarium Tunnel

You may stroll directly into this intriguing habitat, thanks to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo's near-perfect recreation of it. The 48-meter-long Aquarium tunnel, found on The Dubai Mall's ground floor, descends 11 metres below the surface. This place provides a very fascinating environment to the visitors as they roam around this perfectly made aquarium tunnel.

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Underwater Zoo

Continue your exploration at the Underwater Zoo by booking Dubai aquarium tickets and discovering more about the incredible animals that call our rivers and seas home. The Underwater Zoo, located on Level Two above the aquarium tank, takes you through the Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean biological Zones. At the Underwater Zoo, watch 40 different aquatic exhibits featuring otters, piranhas, lionfish, giant spider crabs, seahorses, garden eels, archerfish, water rats, paddlefish, cichlids, and many more spectacular aquatic animals.

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Animal Encounters at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Take the chance of this incredible opportunity and get up close and personal with the marine world creatures at none other, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Meet penguins, sharks, crocodiles, eagle ray, cow nose ray and otters and also watch the divers feeding the exotic fishes from their hand. These animal encounters are curated with utmost for the visitors. Enjoy with family and friends and treasure some good moments along the way. Also don’t forget to have some amazing pictures clicked while you are interacting with the aquatic residents.

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King Croc encounter
King Croc Encounter

This enormous 40-year-old creature, which weighs a whopping 750 kg, measures more than 5 metres in length, and is native to Australia, is a wonder of the animal kingdom. The soon-to-be King Croc was promptly relocated from the Botanic Gardens that he had taken over to a more protected location in Queensland, Australia, after being first seen measuring just 2.4 metres in length and being branded a "problem" crocodile by the locals.

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Otter Encounter

This one is the smallest of the 13 otter species, exclusive to Asia. In the Underwater Zoo, visitors may take a behind-the-scenes tour of the otters' residences and engage with these endearing and charismatic creatures. A unique instructional presentation about otters is also available. The smallest species of Otter in the world, the Asian small-clawed Otter, weighs less than 5 kilos and is a critically endangered species. They are carnivorous by nature, inhabiting streams, rivers, marshes, and rice paddies, and eat insects, fish, crabs, and snails. Otters have enormous appetites and can consume up to 20% of their body weight daily.

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Ray Encounter
Ray Encounter

On our specifically created ray feeding platform at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, come and hand-feed our brave Eagle Rays and Cow nose Rays. It's incredible to see these curious, yet kind animals breach the water's surface and grab fish out of your hands. Rays are wonderful creatures. They are very safe to feed, and they will make you smile.

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Penguin Encounter
Penguin Encounter

Eight male and eight female Gentoo penguins live in the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Until the "Penguin Encounter" opens in early August, a trip to "Penguin Cove" will be included with Aqua Nursery experience tickets. With the brand-new immersive experience, visitors can enter the Penguin Cove environment and get up close and personal with a live Gentoo penguin colony while learning about their unique natural habits.

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Shark Trainer Encounter
Shark Trainer Encounter

Visitors to this fun family activity will learn about different shark species and how the animals are cared for at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Visitors will also get a behind-the-scenes look at how the aquarium staff trains Bamboo Sharks and Leopard Sharks while learning about their surroundings, feeding, and breeding routines. Visitors may enter the tank for a unique "trainer" experience and interact with the sharks while submerged to around waist height in waterproof waders.

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Feeding Presentations
Feeding Presentations

Watch as these elegant fish take food directly from our diver's hands as they soar over the water. Ray feedings begin every day at 10:30 a.m. At the Aquarium, dinnertime is never dull. Our crew of divers feeds the resident sharks in our 10-million-litre tank daily at 2:00 p.m. For the finest view from 11 metres below the surface, get your Aquarium Tunnel ticket.

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Diving Experiences at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

If you are wondering what it feels like being underwater that too with the marine animals surrounding you, then this is your signal to go for a diving experience. There are various experiences offered at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. You can choose from multiple options like Shark Dives, Snorkelling( cage), Shark Walker( Cage), Speciality Dives and Scuba Diving. These diving experiences are for those who want to seek thrill in their life. There are professional divers who will be there for you, so you can enjoy it to the full without any worries. Just make sure to follow the guidelines from your instructor and enjoy the process thoroughly.

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Shark Walker (CAGE)

Meet the 33,000 inhabitants of the 10-million-litre tank closely. Join us at the Atlantis Dubai aquarium every day for the chance to wander among the world's greatest predators while wearing a helmet that provides oxygen for breathing underwater. With the capacity to hold 10 million litres of water, this aquarium is known as one of the biggest suspended aquariums in the world. The tank is home to more than 400 sharks and rays, including the most extensive Sand Tiger sharks worldwide collection.

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Shark Dives
Shark Dives

As you begin your diving adventure, planned in conjunction with Al Boom Diving, you'll be sharing the water with Leopard Sharks, Sand Tiger Sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks, Giant Groupers, Reef Sharks, Stingrays, and a bunch of other aquatic animals. With a maximum of 4 divers in each slot, there are only three shark dives daily. Every dive is supervised by a Dive Master and Dive Instructor, who will also support you.

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Snorkeling(CAGE)
Snorkeling (CAGE)

Anyone eight years of age and older can take advantage of the Cage Snorkeling Experience. It allows guests to enter the ten-million-litre tank without diving gear if they don't like scuba diving but want a comparable experience. Participants with no prior experience are also welcomed here. If you don't want to dive fully, you may still experience the thrill in a secure cage environment. Put on your snorkelling gear, enter the aquarium's safety cage, and you can get up close and personal with more than 70 different marine creatures, including 300 sharks and rays.

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Speciality Dives

A three-dive programme called the brand-new Atlantis Dubai aquarium Specialty Dive gives PADI-certified visitors the chance to advance their driving skills to a new level. While our divers feed the sharks in the aquarium tank, explore the wonders of underwater photography and take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime chance inside the diving cage.

Dive 1: Take part in a dive you won't soon forget as you swim freely through the aquarium's water and come face to face with sharks and rays.

Dive 2: Take pictures during a 30-minute theory session using your underwater camera or a professional one, and bring home memories that will last a lifetime. You will also learn about shark conservation identification.

Dive 3: The shark feeding dive offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to engage with these elegant animals while feeding. Take pictures of the Shark Feed from the security of our diving cage.

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Scuba Diving in Dubai
Scuba Diving

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to breathe underwater? Are you interested in trying scuba diving but unsure about your readiness for a complete certification course? This program will help if you are enrolled in PADI's Discover Scuba Diver course. You may discover Dubai Aquarium's magnificence with Al Boom Diving.

In the magnificent Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, discover the excitement of scuba diving. Beginning at either 1:00, 3:00, or 5:00 p.m. Before you go out for your dive in the 10 million litre Aquarium, your Dive Instructor will teach you the fundamental safety rules and techniques in the constraints of a cage after a brief theoretical lecture.

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Know Before You Book Dubai Aquarium Tickets

Plan your visit to Dubai Aquarium and make the most out of your trip by witnessing home of thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species

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Highlights
Facts
Tips for Visiting Dubai Mall Aquarium

  • Explore the marine life in this largest suspended aquariums in the world
  • Get the chance to see close-up view of the biggest group of Sand Tiger Sharks
  • There’s a snorkelling excursion arranged for certified and uncertified divers
  • PADI certification and a 2-day scuba diving courses available
  • Stroll through the aquarium tunnel of Dubai and witness 270 degrees of this phenomenal aquarium
  • Encounters up close with animals such as penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, seahorses, and jellyfish.
  • A unique chance to observe the critters of the Arabian nightlife
  • Rare opportunity to feed penguins, sharks, rays, otters, etc.
  • Take a glass boat ride for the best view of the thriving marine life at the aquarium's depths.
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Other Things to Do at Dubai Mall

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Adore the Beauty of Tallest Building Burj Khalifa

The most alluring tourist attraction in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest freestanding structure. It is the crown jewel of Dubai, standing at 828 metres (2716.5 ft) above sea level. Majestic inside, spectacular outside, this place is on top of places to visit in Dubai. Imagine taking some amazing photos of this special event while perched on the observation deck of the 148th or 124th floors of the highest skyscraper in the world while taking in the panoramic views of Dubai.

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Play at Kidzania

Bring your kids to Kidzania Dubai along for this exciting and fantastic adventure. Here, kids may discover more about various occupations and experience of what it's like to work in their ideal field. Allow your children to experience a time where they may enjoyably learn about various careers. Allow children between the ages of four and sixteen to accomplish what comes easily to them by role-playing tasks done by adults in real life. Let them learn how it's done in this unique and incredibly realistic educational environment.

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Dubai Fountain Lake Ride
Fountain Lake Ride

One of the must visit attractions of the Dubai Mall is the iconic Dubai Fountain, recognised as the world's biggest choreographed fountain system. This fountain, which is nearby, displays shimmering representations of several Dubai sites, including the Burj Khalifa, Al Bateen Palace, and many more. Sail across the lake near Dubai fountain and watch the fountain show live. It is truly a delight for the eyes which you should not miss at any cost. Choose your ride from six different variants which include traditional Abra( wooden boats), pedal boats, Kayak, water bikes, swan boats and flamingo boats.

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Enjoy Ice Skating at Ice Rink

The Ice Rink is one of Dubai Mall's best attractions and is perfect for family outings. This Olympic-sized rink provides public skating sessions during the day. It transforms into a buzzing disco session at night, making it a great destination for both expert and beginning skaters. This is a fun activity which you can enjoy with your partner, friends or family. Safety lockers and skates are provided for a small fee, and each session lasts one hour and forty-five minutes. It is well-known among women and children since Ice Rink is recognised for hosting unforgettable birthday celebrations for youngsters and "ladies only" parties.

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Visit VR Mall

This place is a paradise for all the game lovers. Enjoy this 4-hour visual treat of VR Park Dubai to see the imaginative environment built around the cutting-edge idea of "shared escapism." This famous attraction was created to challenge reality by fusing perception with reality through wild experiences. This place which is a perfect combination of AR and VR includes fully immersive rides, interactive games, and instructive treks.

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Dubai Dino
Dubai Dino

One of the top attractions, Dubai Dino is open to all visitors and attracts several thousand visitors daily. One of the most crucial activities at Dubai Mall for a thrilling experience is to witness the enormous beast from the prehistoric age. The actual remains of Diplodocus longus, a dinosaur with a long neck and lengthened tail, are located in the mall and measure 24 metres long and 4 metres high. It is amazing to see and take images of a 150 million-year-old mortal.

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FAQ's Related To Dubai Aquariam and Underwater Zoo Tickets

Is Photography And Video Shooting allowed inside Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo?

Yes. At the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, visitors are welcome to take pictures and movies.

How Long Will It Take To Experience Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo?

The Aquarium Tunnel tour takes between 15 and 30 minutes on average. It takes between 45 to 1.5 hours to complete the Atlantis Dubai aquarium on Level 2. If you decide to remain and watch presentations or shows, this time may go up. About 15 to 20 minutes pass during the glass-bottom boat journey. Bookings may be made at the entrance to the Glass Bottom Boat ride location on Level 2 at Underwater Zoo, where guests are advised to do so to avoid a lengthy waiting period for their boat trip.

What makes Dubai Aquarium Special?

The amazing tank is one of the biggest suspended aquarium tanks in the world and is home to 140 species of thousands of fascinating aquatic critters. Sharks, rays, and a plethora of other colourful aquatic creatures live in this fascinating universe, which will make children shriek with excitement.

What types of animals are there at Dubai Mall Aquarium?

Crocodiles, Giant Catfish, Dart Frogs, Harbour Seals, Humboldt Penguins, Giant Spider Crabs, Leaf Fish, Nutria Water Rats, Otters, Piranha, Moray Eels, Leafy Sea Dragons, Seals, and Sea Jellies are among the various animal species.

What are the awards and recognition?

The awards and recognition Atlantis Dubai aquarium has received includes BSI Certification Achievement and WAZA Membership.

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