Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo


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Explore the Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo and bring your family face to face with exciting underwater life, which lets you immerse yourself in the world of sharks, stingrays, and piranha.

The 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall, is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. It houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species, including sharks, rays, giant groupers and much much more.There are numerous ways for visitors to experience the main Aquarium tank, which measures 51 metres in length, 20 metres in width and 11 metres in height.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo recreates this fascinating environment in near-perfect detail and gives you the opportunity to walk right through it. Located on the Ground Floor of The Dubai Mall, the 48-metre long Aquarium tunnel takes you 11 metres under the surface
Continue your journey at Underwater Zoo and learn more about what amazing creatures inhabit both our rivers and oceans. Located on Level Two above the Aquarium tank, Underwater Zoo leads you through three ecological Zones; Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. Watch out for these aquatic creatures at Underwater Zoo: 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 in 40 individual aquatic displays.

Home to a total of 16 beautiful Gentoo penguins – 8 male, 8 female, this is an immersive encounter that will allow you and your kids to step inside the Penguin Cove habitat and go face-to-feather with the colony of live Gentoo penguins while learning about their fascinating natural behaviors.

This is where the land meets the sea, a rugged, harsh environment where only the tough survive. AT Rocky Shore, view several Giant Spider Crabs. If you don't mind getting your hands wet, you can also reach out and touch some of the more hardy rock pool inhabitants.

Imagine walking along the banks of a pristine river bed surrounded by some of the most incredible freshwater animals alive. Dangerous Piranha, Giant Catfish, playful Otters and Water Rats are just some of the animals you'll meet here.

Visiting the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world, gives you a taste of marine life like nothing you've ever experienced before. Their 48-metre walk-through Tunnel provides 270-degree views from 11 metres below the surface of the tank. You can also go on a Glass-bottom boat ride, giving you and your family unique views of the tank from beneath your feet. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even take a dip in the tank, or opt for a Cage Snorkeling Experience. Shark lovers can also experience a Shark Dive. This once in a lifetime opportunity, brings you within inches of a large variety of sharks and rays.

If your kids are super fans of marine life, they'll absolutely love having a go at being a marine biologist. Their junior and senior aquarist programs will give them a fascinating glimpse behind-the-scenes at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
Average Time Spent

The average time to visit the Aquarium Tunnel is approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Underwater Zoo located on Level 2 takes approximately 45mins – 1.5 hours. This time could increase should you wish to stay and watch presentations/shows. The Glass Bottom Boat ride lasts approximately 15 – 20 mins experience. Guests are encouraged to book their Boat Ride before their journey to avoid a long waiting period, and bookings can be made at the entrance of the Glass Bottom Boat ride area on Level 2 at Underwater Zoo.

Stop by the souvenir shop on your way out as a memento of your experience. There you'll find a range of T-shirts, gifts and souvenirs are available for purchase.


- Temperature checks are required prior to entry
- Wearing a face mask is mandatory
- Sanitize your hands using the sanitizers provided
- Buying tickets online is required
- Keep a social distance of 2 metres apart
- Contactless payments are required
- Social distancing will be maintained inside the floors
- Please stand on the sticker placed on the ground when queuing
- Compliance with the stated safety measures is legally required in all areas within Dubai Aquarium


Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo - Prices and Offers

Dubai Aquarium & Penguin Cove

(Tickets valid for 6 months from purchase)

Adult 16yrs+

AED 149 AED 97

Child 2-15yrs

AED 149 AED 97
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Experience

(Tickets valid for 6 months from purchase)

Adult 16yrs+

AED 110 AED 85

Child 2-15yrs

AED 110 AED 85
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  • 3.7 ratings 4 Fun
  • time 5 months ago
  • user Razan odeh

The kids loved it and being surrounded by all kinds of marine animals in the tunnel, including penguins was great. There are so many different species of animals and it's amazing that they managed to put them in one aquarium. The zoo tour was great and informative.



  • 3.7 ratings 4 Fun
  • time 4 months ago
  • user Anonymous

The aquarium is impressive but, you could've experienced it from outside the aquarium just as well. However, the zoo exceeded my expectations and we enjoyed it very much.


Good place

  • 3.7 ratings 3 Like it
  • time 7 months ago
  • user Syeda Najiha

The kids enjoyed it. As I have seen a bigger one in Sydney this seemed a little small and limited for me and kids.


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