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Skip the Line: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Tickets

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$37

Discover the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, one of the most iconic attractions in Dubai. Choose between the Explorer Experience, which offers a virtual underwater ride and a glass-bottom boat tour, or the Researcher Experience, taking you behind the scenes with a guide to see the Sea Jelly Lab and more. Both experiences offer access to the underwater zoo, aquarium tunnel, and Discovery Channel Shark Week Exhibit.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Stop At: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Sheikh Zayed Road The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the World and it has won a Guinness World Record for the world’s 'Largest Acrylic Panel.' The 10-million liter Dubai Aquarium tank is located in the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, and it houses over 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world.

Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo brings its visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish, and more. Choose between two packages — the Researcher or Explorer — and see below for more details on what's included with your experience.

Option 1: Researcher Experience

Take a tour of the back-of-house facilities with a guide, and get an up-close look at the various breeding projects the scientists are working on. Study the Sea Jelly Lab where Aquarium scientists simulate environmental change to encourage breeding, or take a close look at a baby shark developing from an egg. Then continue your journey to ‘Underwater Observatory’ which puts guests at eye level with the inhabitants of Dubai Aquarium and have the unique chance of feeding stingrays and sharks.

Option 2: Explorer Experience

Alternatively, step inside ‘Dubai Aquarium Explorer’ a Submersible Simulator which takes guests on a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks, and many other sea creatures. Head down to water level and step on board the glass-bottom boats, drift out over the surface of the aquarium and watch thousands of animals swim below, and learn interesting facts from your guides while having chance to feed fish.

See the Itinerary section below for more information on what's included with both experiences.

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The King Croc

The Underwater Zoo is also home to one of nature‘s rare phenomenon and one of the world’s largest reptiles. King Croc and his female companion of 20 years reside here in a special enclosure that replicates their natural habitat. At over 5 meters long and weighing an imposing 750 kg plus, the 40 year old King Croc weighs the equivalent of over 15 fully-grown men.

UAE’s Night Creatures

‘UAE’s Night Creatures’ in Underwater Zoo takes visitors through an educational journey to discover the amazing diversity of Arabian wildlife and features a variety of animal species that thrive in the desert environment. From Arabian Toads, Fruit Bats, Giant Camel Spiders, Scorpions and Hedgehogs, to Veiled Chameleons, Frog Eye Geckos, Ornate Spiny Tail Lizards and Cheesmans Gerbils, these animals also present a vivid sketch of the Arabian desert environment and how these species thrive on wadis, rocky mountains and sand dunes.

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Exhibit

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Exhibit brings the popular “Shark Week’ franchise to life and offers guests’ access to the underwater world of the sharks through a truly innovative and interactive experience.

Located at Underwater Zoo, guests enter the new exhibit through the world’s first interactive digital shark cage, before moving towards the main feature, a beautiful hybrid of digital technology and living aquarium. The exhibit is formed of a 20m aquarium demi-tunnel, and the back wall of the display is made up of LED screens. Guests can choose their favorite shark species to swim on the LED background, bringing the heroes of Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to life.

Duration: 4 hours

Departure:

Departure point:

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Unit SF - 115 - شارع المركز المالي، - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Departure time:

Explorer Experience 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019

Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Dubai Aquarium&Underwater Zoo 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Duration:

4 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Timothy A

Tour guide was excellent at explaining....the sites behind the main aquarium is something to behold.... Well maintained and a fantastic experience.

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Nauvlet W

Definately worth the money

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Claire H

Had a really enjoyable morning here. The aquarium was not as big as I expected I thought Dubai, it will be massive but it was totally the right size seeing as it is inside The Mall! The glass bottom boat was not what we expected as it just takes you around in a circle and the glass is so small you couldn't really see anything, you could see more looking over the side. The range of fish and parrots they have here are really great. Would highly recommend a trip here and we would certainly go back again.

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Nicholas O

Loved it! Highly recommend

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tircicicristina

This tour was amazing!

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Jodie E

What an amazing sight and a delight for all ages. Would definitely recommend it to everyone who visits Dubai

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Jessica C

We decided to book this tour to kill time between checking out of our hotel and catching a late evening international flight. The aquarium was easy to find and presenting our tickets was an easy process. The aquarium and underwater zoo was a little underwhelming. For Dubai where everything is grand I really expected more. I thought it would have been larger and felt I could have gotten almost the same experience I did purchasing tickets by simply not purchasing tickets and looking through the free observation wall of the aquarium within the mall. The type of fish were however interesting with some I'd never seen before.

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Ahmed Y

Good experience but for the explorer package it was somewhat underwhelming. Riding on a boat in a confined space and having to watch the sea creatures from the glass panelled floor with many eyes on the boat jostling for space, politely though was just ok. But for a first timer, I don't regret the experience. I just won't do it again.

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Nishantjain1984

We booked 5 tickets in total
3 Adults
2 Children
For explorer expedition and VR effect
Upon arrival they said that the tickets issued by viator vendor is only for 1adults and 2 children. Rest 2 tickets were for VR only. So we had to pay another 395 dirhams over there for quarium n zoo explorer expedition. GOOD WAY OF MAKING MONEY GUYS. KEEP ON CHEATING N FOOL PEOPLE. U WILL GO A VERY LONG WAY.

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handyatul

The aquarium is better seen free from the mall area. The tour itself and the admission are not needed. We took the researcher option and it was a waste of time. Watching a video is not my way of under sea adventure.


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Skip the Line: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Tickets
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Discover the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, one of the most iconic attractions in Dubai. Choose between the Explorer Experience, which offers a virtual underwater ride and a glass-bottom boat tour, or the Researcher Experience, taking you behind the scenes with a guide to see the Sea Jelly Lab and more. Both experiences offer access to the underwater zoo, aquarium tunnel, and Discovery Channel Shark Week Exhibit.

From USD

$37

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