Habibi, Come to Dubai. Once known for the desert sands, it now houses a multitude of stunning skyscrapers, majestic buildings, a shopper’s paradise and many adventure sports. Explore the artificial island, Palm Jumeirah, the world’s tallest man-made structure, The Burj Khalifa and the world’s biggest indoor aquarium, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to name a few. 

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See more than 140 species of dazzling marine species at the Dubai Aquarium.

Visit the mesmerizing Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to gaze at more than 140 species of dazzling marine species. Kick start your journey to Dubai with a visit to the aquarium with your family and friends for that once in a lifetime experience. Here are some of the activities and attractions that cannot be missed while visiting the Dubai Aquarium in Dubai mall.

Dubai Aquarium Timings (Operational Hours):

  • Location: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Doha Street, Off 1st Interchange – Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Weekdays:- 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Last admission 10:15 PM
  • Weekends:- 10:00 AM – Midnight, Last admission 11:15 PM.

Things To Look Out For At The Dubai Aquarium And Underwater Zoo

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Experience 270 degree panoramic view of the marine life.

Experience the 270 degree panoramic view of walking through the 48 meter long tunnel, which has a capacity of 10 million liters of water.

Level 2 in the Dubai Mall houses a multiverse of dazzling marine species where you can walk and pass through over 140 natural habitats of stingrays, piranhas, penguins, crocodiles, water rats, water horses to name a few.

  • Marvel at the over 5-meter long, largest crocodile in the world, The King Croc that weighs at 750 kilograms and a variety of night aquatic species.
  • Book tickets for the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to explore the largest numbers of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world.
  • Take a guided tour through the various levels of the aquarium provided by professionals to get to know more about the various marine species.
  • The Underwater Zoo lets you explore three distinct ecological Zones namely Rocky Shore, Living Ocean and Rain forest.
  • Rocky Shore is an activity zone, where you can explore harsh and rugged environments of land meeting the sea. If you are not baffled by getting your hands wet, you can reach out to touch some of the sturdier rock pool inhabitants.
  • Explore the Rainforest to walk along the immaculate river bed encompassing the most sublime freshwater species alive. 
  • Witness the huge catfishes, lively otters, menacing piranhas, paddlefishes and cichlids, Lionfish, Garden Fishes to name a few.
  • Experience the Glass bottom Boat ride to capture the bird’s eye view of over 70-plus species of aquatic animals, while you can sit back and relax.
  • Experience the Shark feeding, at 2 pm every day, where the in-house trained divers take a plunge into the 10 million liter water tank to feed the resident sharks.
  • Witness the feeding sessions and presentations of the exuberant otters at 2:30 pm.

Dubai Aquarium Ticket Details

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Discover the marine magical world.
  • Ticket prices for the aquarium and Underwater Zoo above the age of 2 starts from approximately INR 4482.
  • The tickets include activities like Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater zoo, Underwater Observatory, behind the scenes tour and Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat tour where you can explore a variety of marine species.
  • Children under the age of 2 and pregnant women are not permitted to avail the Glass bottom boat ride.
  • Do ensure to reach 15-20 minutes prior to the slot booking to have a hassle-free experience.

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Ensure to add a few more days to your travel itinerary and indulge in a variety of thrilling outdoor activities, sumptuous traditional cuisine and fun things to do while on your visit to Dubai. Do let us know what you liked the most when you visit the massive 10 million liter Dubai Aquarium in the comment section below.


Why should I visit Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo?

The aquarium is home to the largest collection of Sand tiger sharks in the world and gaze at the largest crocodile which is 5 meter long and over 750 kg, the King Croc. Take a tour of the largest indoor aquarium, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to explore a plethora of aquatic species. Marvel at more than 33,000 fishes, penguins, elegant sting rays, fiery piranhas and jellyfishes through the picturesque 30 inches acrylic panel.

Is Dubai Aquarium the same as the Underwater Zoo?

The Dubai Aquarium is housed in the Dubai Mall which encapsulates four activity zones. The activities include an Underwater Zoo, a gigantic aquarium, a specified zone where you can witness the penguins and a tunnel through the aquarium.

How much time is needed for Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo?

The average time required to experience all the four activities in the Dubai Aquarium are Aquarium Tunnel ranges from 15 to 30 minutes and the Glass Bottom Boat ride spans for 15 – 20 minutes. The Level 2 houses stunning presentations and shows at the Underwater Zoo which spans from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.

How big is Dubai underwater zoo?

The dimensions of the largest indoor aquarium is 51 meters in length, 20 meters in width, and 11 meters in height which can hold 10 million liters of water.

What is the best time to visit Dubai Aquarium?

The best time to visit the Dubai Mall Aquarium is between the months of November to March, when the weather is amazing and is perfect for all the activities.

Do they provide a tour guide for the general public?

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo does not provide guided tours for visitors without prior intimation. But, if planned in advance, there are several educators who can clarify all your doubts. The Booking officer can arrange a private tour through all the activities which is subject to availability accompanied by additional charges.


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