Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo offers a spectacular opportunity to get face to face with a dazzling array of underwater creatures, right in the heart of Dubai. A breathtaking centrepiece to the Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest tanks in the world – holding an amazing ten million litres of water and tens of thousands of aquatic animals, representing scores of species of every imaginable colour and shape. Its underwater walk-through tunnel offers mesmerising views and fascinating insights into the lives and habits of these incredible animals.
Above the aquarium you will find the amazing Underwater Zoo, where you can discover different natural environments – Rocky Shore, the Rainforest and Living Ocean – and meet some of the diverse creatures that call these habitats home. The scale here is breathtaking; from the vast views to be enjoyed up on the suspension bridge, overlooking the river and canopy of the Rainforest, right down to the miniature inhabitants of the rock pools.
Shoppers wandering through the ground floor of Dubai Mall for the first time may be a little surprised to encounter wondrous creatures of the deep oceans, right here in a shopping centre. There's a lot to see from the mall itself, but for the best experience it's well worth entering the Dubai Aquarium tunnel, a transparent 48 metre walkway with 270 degree views, which puts you right in the heart of the action. Rays and sharks are always some of the favourite attractions here, and having one swoop right over you is sure to get your heart racing. It's also a wonderful place to find out more about some of the world's lesser appreciated water-dwellers, such as lungfish, spider crabs and the incredible darting schools of pelagic fish.
If you're feeling a little adventurous, there are more thrilling ways to enhance your Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo experience. Try a glass-bottom boat ride, offering beautiful views of the magical water world beneath your feet. Or how about cage snorkelling, for a real immersive experience? For the bravest visitors, the ultimate test of your nerve is a shark dive, and the opportunity to come within inches of some of the most fearsome creatures of the planet!
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Get up close and personal with some of the most intelligent and friendly residents of the Persian Gulf at this spectacular Dubai attraction. Whether you want to swim or scuba diving with dolphins or simply have your photo taken next to these stunning creatures, Dolphin Bay, at Atlantis The Palm is the perfect destination for an unforgettable day out.
An interactive showcase of the amazing skills and dexterity of dolphins and seals is the highlight of Dubai Dolphinarium, one of the city's most loved visitor attractions. Here, you can also get the incredible opportunity to swim with these magical creatures.
Located in the centre of Dubai, close to many of the city's major attractions and landmarks, Dubai Zoo houses a selection of beautiful, rare and endangered animals. Easy to reach and fun to explore with all the family, the zoo will make a great addition to your holiday in Dubai.
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