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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most striking man-made wonders of Dubai. Being home to thousands of exotic water creatures and animals, including over 140 species, it is one of the best tourist attractions in Dubai. It is a unique world in itself that is a delight for all nature lovers and thrill-seekers. The aquarium is well designed to give you a unique experience that will allow you to face aquatic residents. You can encounter different marine species like Sharks, Rays, and Giant Groupers. But witnessing the collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the tank of this aquarium is a treat for the eyes. Apart from that, you can get a chance to see penguins, jellyfish, sea horses, crabs, piranhas, and water rats in this underwater zoo of Dubai. No doubt that you can weave unforgettable memories and experience one of the best moments of your Dubai tour here.

We have covered all the essential details like the ticket price of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, location, and timing. Check this out and plan your trip to this underwater aquarium in Dubai.

Overview of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Location The Dubai Mall
Address Ground and Level 1, Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road in Dubai
Timing Weekdays 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Weekends 10:00 AM to 00:00 Midnight
Number of Animals Over 33,000
Opened 2008


  • Enjoy the cage snorkeling experience to encounter marine species
  • An ultimate visual treat of the teeming marine life underneath the depth of the aquarium.
  • A chance to see the Arabian nightlife creatures
  • An up-close encounter with different species of fishes
  • Take a glass boat ride to perfectly explore the underwater world
  • Encounter with jellyfish, penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, seahorses, etc.

Ticket Price for Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

The ticket price of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is AED 145 (2,902 INR), and it is open for all days of the year to offer different experiences. With this ticket price, you can cover Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo, Underwater Observatory, Submersible Simulator, Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat, and Behind the Scenes Tour. Apart from that, you can encounter different animals by paying extra charges, and you will not be disappointed with such an experience. There is no entry fee below 2 years old children and children under 15 must come along with adults.

Encounter with Animals Charges Experiences
Dubai Aquarium and Aqua Nursery AED 130 (2,605 INR) Underwater Zoo, Behind the Scenes Tour, Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Observatory.
King Croc Encounter AED 230 (4,610 INR)  Underwater Zoo, Crocs Tour & Bird Feeding, Aquarium Tunnel
Ray Encounter AED 230 (4,610 INR) Underwater Zoo, Ray Feeding, Aquarium Tunnel,
Shark Encounter (caged) AED 630 (12,627 INR) Shark Week Exhibit, Underwater Zoo, Aquarium Tunnel,
Other Encounter AED 230 (4,610 INR) Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo, Otter Meet & Greet Experience,

Recommended For

From children to adults, this attraction of Dubai deserves a visit by any kind of tourist.

About Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Being one of the largest aquariums, it is a fascinating and sought-after attraction in Dubai. This aquarium is built with a capacity of 10 million liters. The large aquarium tank is the highlight of this marvelous architecture that allows us to learn and enjoy oceanic life. Underwater Zoo presents some of the rarest aquatic creatures in the world. This underwater zoo is located on the floor above the aquarium. If you are traveling to Dubai with your family, then you should not miss this fun-loving destination. Apart from getting the best experience of the underwater world, you can also learn about it. You can walk along the 48-meter long aquarium tunnel and engage in lots of fun activities. Let's look at the experiences and activities that you can enjoy here.

Shark Encounter:

Being safely enclosed in the diving cage, you can get close to sharks. The drivers will entice the sharks towards them to feed, and you can get a close look at magnificent sand tiger sharks. You can also feed the baby shark and learn about the shark breeding program. The best part about this experience, there is no requirement for a diving experience that makes it easy for any individual.

Cage Snorkelling:

It is one of the fascinating activities that is hosted by this aquarium. With Cage Snorkeling, you can get a close encounter with over 70 marine species including 300 sharks and rays. If you do not want to undertake full-fledged diving, You can still enjoy the same thrilling experience with a safe cage setting.

Shark Dives:

It is one of the most thrilling activities of the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. You will get the opportunity to dive into the depth of a 10-million water-liter tank. By doing that, you will face the largest collection of Sand Tiger that is awe-striking and thrilling. Anyone can enjoy this Shark Dive activity under expert supervision.

Underwater Zoo

King Croc is the center of attraction of this zoo. With 750 kgs and 5m long length, one of the largest reptiles has arrived in Dubai aquarium and underwater Zoo. Apart from that, you can witness other water animals that make this trip more enticing.

UAE’s Night Creatures

Explore the interesting Arabian wildlife which is diverse and captivating. This wildlife featured numerous species of animals that thrive in the desert environment of wadis, rocky mountains, and dunes. These night creatures are Arabian Toads, Fruit Bats, Giant Camel Spiders, Scorpions, and Ornate Spiny Tail Lizards.

Glass-Bottom Boat Rides

When it comes to enjoying the breathtaking view of the aquarium, Glass-Bottom Boat rides at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo come at the top. This activity allows you to ride on the surface and enjoy the view of numerous species of fish that is a treat for the eyes.  You will also learn about marine life with a guided tour.

Daily Presentations:

During this activity, you can witness that sharks, rays, crocodiles, otters, piranhas, and penguins are being fed their dinner.


A CGI experience adds an extra layer of fun to the charm of the Dubai Aquarium & the underwater Zoo. Through fully immerse VR, you can get a close encounter with endangered species in their natural habitat. The whale sharks in the Maldives, elephants in South Africa, and Uganda’s gorillas are some of the animals that you can see.

Interesting Facts about Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

  • With 51 meters in length, 20-meter width, and 11 meters in height, the main aquarium is featured in the Guinness Book of World record for being the largest of its kind.
  • At this attraction, non-experienced divers have been allowed to join the shark feeding arena.
  • Your dive experiences with Shark Dive, Specialty Dive, Cage Snorkeling, or Shark Walker can be captured with a Go Pro Professional camera for your personal use.
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater is a winner of 'Certificate of Excellence and the 'Images Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Leisure & Entertainment.

FAQS About Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Q: What is the main difference between Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo?

Ans: The Dubai Aquarium is home to only aquatic life and is located on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall. An Underwater Zoo is home to both amphibious and land-based creatures. It is located on the second floor right above the aquarium.

Q: Is photography allowed in Dubai Aquarium?

Ans: Visitors are allowed to take photograph videos in Dubai Aquarium. But the warning not to use flash is also there. You can enjoy professional photography services here.

Q: How long can I stay in the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo?

Ans: You can stay in the Dubai Aquarium & underwater zoo as much as you want.

Q: Can I carry outside food inside the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo?

Ans: No! You are not allowed to bring in the outside food and drinks into the premises.