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AED 136 159 15% OFF
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  • Aquarium Tunnel Experience
  • Underwater Zoo
AED 179 210 15% OFF
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  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Guided Behind the Scenes tour
  • Penguin Cove
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  • Aquarium Tunnel Experience
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Attraction Informations

Description & Highlights

Get to experience the Dubai Aquarium, world's largest suspended aquarium which is conveniently located in the Dubai Mall to relax after your shopping spree along with numerous other attractions to make your day full to the brim with fun and joyful experiences!


  • Shopping at the Dubai Mall is not just fun but is also a meaningful and beautiful experience as you head down to level 0 to find the world’s biggest suspended aquarium, the Dubai Aquarium!

  • Home to hundreds of marine species filling the 10 million liters of water, there is so much to see and explore of aquatic life.

  • Take a walk through the 48-meter-long tunnel that gives you an enlightening 270-degree view of the humongous aquarium.

  • A glass is all that stands between you and the marine life on display which includes sharks, rays, penguins, sawfish, octopi, and many more!

  • This isn’t it! find the Underwater Zoo on level 2, which takes the guests through the beauty of aquatic environments and unique displays.

  • 4 animal encounters will be the highlight of your day where you will interact with penguins, otters, stingrays, and crocodiles.

  • The Glass Bottom Boat Ride is the one thing you cannot miss. Experience an unaltered view of the aquatic life thriving under you on a glass-bottom boat.

About your Ticket & Age Policy

Your ticket will be emailed and will also be sent to your WhatsApp instantly with respect to availability.

  • Please display this ticket on your mobile phone at the entrance of the attraction. Print out of the ticket is not required but if you want to keep it then you can.

  • You can also carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students are required to show their valid Student IDs.

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Age Policy:

Children below 2 years of age get free admission to the venue. 

Guests above the age of 2 are charged a standard fair for this tour.

A responsible adult is required to accompany the younger guests to ensure their safety and other concerns.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tickets that are once booked cannot be canceled or refunded. Please go through the terms and conditions mentioned on your ticket for cancellation.


The validity of the ticket will be mentioned clearly in the ticket itself.

Here is what makes Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo So Special

Allow us to show you how Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo would feel from the comfort of your home! Definitely one of Dubai’s most famous attractions, here is a breakdown of the attractions you’ll see from beginning to end in this journey through the sea.

Aquarium Tank

The Aquarium Tank is what you’ll see right before you enter the Aquarium. It boasts the credit of being the world’s largest suspended aquariums and holds 10-million-litres worth of water. 300 sharks and rays call this tank home which will give the visitors a teaser into what they will get to see in the aquarium inside. The Aquarium Tank is a famous spot for those Dubai Selfies you would want to take because you get to see it from the outside of the Aquarium for no cost. But the journey you will embark on inside will be much more than what the tank can offer!

Aquarium Tunnel

How does it feel to walk on the ocean beds as the variety of aquatic life that swims peacefully right above your heads? That was a rhetorical question. Because we both know it is going to be impressive! And if you’re lucky, you might even get to see divers feeding sharks and rays, bringing them closer to you than ever!

Underwater Zoo

Okay tunnel done, what next? If you take the escalator up to the 2nd floor, you will find the Underwater Zoo where there will be 40 displays of aquatic animals: from seahorses to crocodiles, in a mall! Pose for a photograph as you enter, with an underwater backdrop, making those pictures unique and almost a fantasy! If you proceed further, you will find that the Underwater Zoo splits into three zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean.

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1. Rocky Shore

A crucial step in the creation of life on Earth took place where the land meets the sea, which is now allowing you to traverse tough terrain, suitable only for the strongest of the survivors. 

2. Rainforest

Tropical animals that live in a rainforest are much different than the animals you get to see in your lifetime? Find yourself walking through the banks of a riverbed that is home to the world’s most beautiful freshwater animals ever: cute otters to the dangerous piranha, everyone is here!

3. Living Ocean

The Living Ocean is exactly what it sounds like, finding displays of animals that dwell the deep sea. There are Sea Dragons, Sea Jellies, and some deadly fish waiting for you here!


Penguin Encounter: It’s Gentoo time! Meet the inhabitants of the Gentoo Penguins’ facility, home to 8 male and 8 female Gentoo Penguins!

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King Croc Encounter:  Two words. King Crocodile. Fear has never been this closer, weighing 750 kgs and measuring over 5 meters in length, this 40-year-old hunk of a beast comes all the way from Australia only for you to see!

Otter Encounter: A Cute family of Asian small-clawed otters for your cute family to meet! They are funny, naughty and most of all happy to be there. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Otter’s home is long due for you, where you can interact with the animals up close and personal!

Ray Encounter: Eagle Rays and Cow-nose rays call the Dubai Aquarium home! They are gentle and adorable that spend their lives traversing the waters for the fish in your hands (safety is promised, they don’t bite!).

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Glass-bottom boat ride

A glass-bottom boat ride is the perfect family experience you would love to find in the Dubai Aquarium. A boat with a glass bottom sounds like a dream but is true. Get to see schools of colorful fish that interact below you as you experience this group activity which is both fun and educational for everyone to enjoy.

Dubai Aquarium

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Access to the Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo

  • Access to the Meet & Greet Area (Optional)

  • Entry Underwater Observatory Platform (Optional)

  • Animal encounters (Optional)

  • Aquatic experiences (Optional)

  • Access to Submersible Simulator & Glass Bottom Boat Ride (Optional)

  • Fish feeding (Optional)

  • Access to Penguin Cove (Optional)

  • VR Park (Optional)


  • A Guided tour

  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in ‘Inclusions’

Timing & How to reach


Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

  • Sun to Wed : 10am to 10 pm (last admission at 9:15 pm)

  • Thu to Sat : 10 am to 12 pm midnight (last admission at 11:15 pm)

Penguin Cove

  • Daily: 10:30am to 8:30pm

How to Reach?

  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is located at Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

By Bus

Closest bus stop is The Dubai Mall, a 2-min walk to the mall.

Buses 27, 28, 29, 50, and some others will take you here.

By Metro

The closest metro station is Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station, 15 mins away from the mall. The station and the mall are connected via an air-conditioned Metro Link Bridge. Board the MRED to get there.

The Location of the park can be found here.

Know Before You Go

You are requested to check the official website if any kind of maintenance work is going or not before booking the tickets to avoid any type of inconvenience during your visit.

What to Wear:

Anything of your comfort and casualness that will let you walk around easily and is modest and covered as revealing clothes is not a culture of the Middle East.

Important Information

  • A ticket is required for all visitors aged 2 years and above.

  • This experience is not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Don't forget to carry your cameras to capture the sea life at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.


  • Pets are not allowed on this tour.


Where is the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo located? 

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is located in the Dubai Mall at ground level and level 2. 

How much time is required to complete the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo tour? 

Depending on the pass you have purchased and the activities that come with the pass, you can finish a complete tour of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in 4 to 5 hours. 

What are the visiting hours for Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo? 

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 12 am. 

Where is the aquarium in Dubai Mall?

It is located on the ground floor inside the Dubai Mall.

What sharks are in the Dubai mall aquarium?

Dubai mall aquarium houses the world's biggest collection of Sand Tiger sharks. Other shark species include black-tip, white-tip reef sharks, zebra sharks, wobbegongs, gray reefs, and nurse sharks.

When was the Dubai aquarium built?

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo was first opened to the public in the year 2008.

Is it worth visiting Dubai Aquarium?

Indeed. It is needless to say that Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is worth your time while being in Dubai.

How thick is the glass in the Dubai Mall aquarium?

The glass of the Dubai Mall Aquarium is 750 mm thick

Is the Dubai Mall expensive?

Being the second largest shopping mall in the world, Dubai Mall is quite expensive.

Location in Map


4.6 Out of 5.00

Nora Jones

" Visiting the Dubai Aquarium was a thrilling experience that I will never forget. The vast array of creatures on display was captivating, from the majestic sharks gliding through the tank to the vibrant coral reefs and schools of fish. The aquarium was home to some of the world’s rarest and most exotic sea life, all of which could be seen up close and personal. The aquarium also offered educational and interactive exhibits, allowing visitors to learn more about the aquatic life, their habitats, and the importance of conservation. There were also a number of interactive displays and activities such as touch pools and feeding shows, giving visitors a unique and memorable experience. The Dubai Aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in the city, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a stunningly beautiful and captivating place, with a great deal of fascinating and rare creatures to discover. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with the family or a unique educational experience, the Dubai Aquarium is sure to please. With its diverse array of sea life, interactive exhibits, and educational activities, it’s an unforgettable experience that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. "

Hina Takahashi

" I was absolutely astounded by the sheer diversity of wildlife I encountered at the Dubai Aquarium. From the fascinating shoals of tropical fish to the corals and rays, there was so much to explore and learn about the marine ecosystem. Moreover, the educational exhibits were truly enlightening and gave me an invaluable insight into this amazing underwater world. "

Ella Hughes

" The sharks and rays in the large tanks were truly mesmerizing to observe, with some of them being truly humbling in size. It was an experience that was hard to forget, as the sheer size and power of these creatures was simply awe-inspiring. They gave off an aura of nobility and grandeur, and to watch them glide gracefully through the water was an unforgettable sight. It was almost as if they were the kings of the sea, and it was fascinating to watch them in their natural habitat. "

Yu-Jin Lim

" The variety of coral and invertebrates was stunning, and their delicate beauty was captivating. The vibrant colors of the coral and invertebrates were mesmerizing, and it was difficult to take my eyes off them. The intricate patterns and shapes of the coral and invertebrates created a mesmerizing spectacle, and I could not help but be in awe of their beauty. The unique beauty and complexity of the aquatic life made the aquarium a truly mesmerizing sight. The aquarium is home to a variety of exotic fish, including clownfish, angelfish, and pufferfish. I was captivated by the glimmering scales and vibrant colors of these exotic fish as they swam gracefully in their tanks. The delicate movements and elegant grace of the fish made it seem like they were performing a ballet. The sheer variety of aquatic life in the aquarium was astounding. There were many different species of coral, from star corals to brain corals. The variety of invertebrates was equally impressive, from sea stars to sea urchins. I was also amazed at the diversity of fish, from colorful clownfish to majestic angelfish. The aquarium has a number of interactive displays and activities for visitors. I was particularly impressed with the touch tanks, which allowed visitors to safely interact with the coral and invertebrates. There were also educational exhibits that taught visitors about the different species of aquatic life in the aquarium. The Dubai Aquarium is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in seeing the incredible beauty of the underwater world. With its stunning variety of coral and invertebrates, exotic fish, and interactive activities, the aquarium is the perfect place to appreciate the uniqueness and complexity of marine life. "

Isaac Robinson

" The Dubai Aquarium was a remarkable experience, an absolute delight to spend a few hours exploring the depths of the ocean and discovering its breathtaking beauty. From the majestic sharks and rays to the colorful coral and fish, the aquarium provides an amazing opportunity to learn more about the underwater world. The staff was friendly and informative, providing plenty of information about the creatures and ecosystems of the ocean. The aquarium also featured several interactive displays and activities that made the experience even more enjoyable. Overall, the Dubai Aquarium was a wonderful place to explore and learn about the ocean, and it was truly a memorable experience. "

Skylar Johnson

" The interactive touch-screens were great for learning more about the various species and their habitats. "

Jyoti Mathur

" The various tanks and habitats provided an incredibly immersive experience, allowing me to get up close and personal with the animals. I was able to observe and appreciate their beauty, grace and intelligence in a way that I had never experienced before. I couldn't help but be amazed at the variety of environments and habitats that the animals had been provided with, and the way that they have been cleverly designed to recreate their natural habitats. It was a truly memorable experience that I won't soon forget. "

Wael al-Hajri

" I was fascinated by the variety of unusual creatures, from jellyfish to seahorses, that I encountered during my visit. "

Abdullah al-Ahmadi

" I was absolutely astounded by the sheer magnitude of the structures inside the tank, as well as the vast amount of fish and other aquatic creatures within. The complexity of the structures was remarkable, with intricate details and fascinating designs to marvel at. I was in awe of the sheer number of sea life that the tank held, from small fish to larger aquatic creatures, each with its own unique characteristics and beauty. It was truly an incredible sight to behold. "

Varun Chawla

" The staff were friendly but not very knowledgeable. "

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