Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai - Timings, Safari Cost, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Dubai): 13 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: Inside Dubai Mall

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: Pregnant women are not permitted to undertake adventure activities.

At a distance of 13 km from Dubai International Airport, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is located inside Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai. It is one of the largest and most stunning aquariums in the world and among the top tourist attractions in Dubai.

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a walk-through aquarium that houses more than 33,000 aquatic animals. Located on the ground level of the Dubai Mall, the 10-million liters Dubai Aquarium tank measures 51 m in length, 20 m in width and 11 m in height and is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. It houses 140 species of aquatic animals including over 300 Sharks and Rays along with the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world.

Located on Level Two above the Aquarium tank, Underwater Zoo leads you through three ecological zones namely Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. Visitors can mesmerized by the spectacular displays of animals with 40 different shelters holding a wide variety of animal life that includes Otters, Piranha, Humbolt Penguins, African Dwarf Crocodiles, Lionfish, Giant Spider Crabs, Seahorses, Garden Eels, Archerfish, Arapaima, Water Rats, Paddlefish, Cichlids, Nautilus and many more amazing aquatic animals. The King Croc as well as the Night Creatures of UAE a few of the other attractions at the zoo.

There are numerous ways for visitors to experience the main Aquarium tank. The 48 m walk-through Tunnel provides 270-degree views from 11 m below the surface of the tank. Visitors can go on a Glass-bottom boat ride, providing unique views of the tank from beneath their feet. Those who want to experience a dip in the tank can opt for a Cage Snorkeling Experience and for the adventurous ones, a Shark Dive is once in a lifetime opportunity, bringing you within inches of a large variety of sharks and rays.

Timings: 10 AM - 12 PM

Entry: AED. 210 for Dubai Aquarium, AED. 345 for VIP Explorer Experience, AED. 230 for Explorer Experience, AED. 310 for King Croc Encounter / Ray Encounter / Otter Encounter, AED. 630 for Shark Encounter, AED. 400 for All Access Pass, AED. 400 per Adult & AED. 300 per Child for Annual Pass