We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Downtown Dubai
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 4 other guides
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | The Dubai Mall, Doha Street Off 1st Interchange, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +971 4 448 5200
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating...

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating attractions in Dubai. Located at The Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, offering a memorable journey into ocean life. With capacity to hold 10 million litres of water, Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world and it illuminates the marvels of the ocean floor, showcasing one of the most diverse collections of aquatic life. Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo brings visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish and plenty more. A fascinating new addition at Underwater Zoo is King Croc, regarded as nature's rare phenomenon and one of the world's largest reptiles - at over 5 meters long and weighing an imposing 750 kg plus. Underwater Zoo regularly hosts innovative exhibits. One such exhibit, 'UAE's Night Creatures' presents the experience of nightfall in the desert as creatures of the dark.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$309.78*
and up
Shark Walker Experience at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
More Info
US$72.00*
and up
City Sightseeing Dubai and Sharjah Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
More Info
US$32.88*
and up
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo - Explorer Package

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7,571 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2389
    Excellent
  • 1696
    Very good
  • 771
    Average
  • 152
    Poor
  • 61
    Terrible
Nice Aquarium

The attraction can be viewed free of charge from the mall, however the entrance ticket is affordable. One can observe sharks and other fish in the tunnel. Overall a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
BellaFG
,
Curepipe
Add Photo Write a Review

7,571 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5,069: English reviews
Curepipe
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The attraction can be viewed free of charge from the mall, however the entrance ticket is affordable. One can observe sharks and other fish in the tunnel. Overall a nice experience

Helpful?
Thank BellaFG
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

very nice.very beautiful.Wonderful place.Wonderful fish.Amazing animals.Good music.Good stores.Good behavior

Helpful?
Thank sbscorpion
Denmark
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many fish and diversity of everything. Good place to relax and chill out. Very good icecream and food. Good place to visit and see all the fish and talk with friends about it. Colors of aqua is deep blue which is amazing colors.

Helpful?
Thank Edin H
Dublin
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a "must see" attraction with thousands of fish and even a short cruise as an option in a Mall! unreal!! Good fun for all ages!! Well designed and plenty of great staff!

Helpful?
Thank wimke
Manama, Bahrain
Level Contributor
61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a 'must do' experience for adults and children. You imagine that there can't be too much to see on the inside (i.e., that it's just an extension of what you see on the Mall side but, oh my, that's not the case. You can take a glass bottom boat ride on the top, feed the fish which all... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank EconomynotBusiness
Kenton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got the tickets to these free from the hop on hop off bus tours. So as our buses changeover were from The Dubai Mall we decided to check this out. And we were not disappointed. The Aquarium is not very big but there are a vast species of fishes here. Kids will love it. The zoo also has a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adventureseeker524
Moss Municipality, Norway
Level Contributor
109 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huge aquarium inside the shopping center Mall of Emirates. Lots of big and small fishes. Fantastic installation

Helpful?
Thank 731ingeh
Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India
Level Contributor
85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to the Dubai Aquarium. The first was several years ago, and we cant say it has improved (or worsened) considerably from that experience. The free attraction is an imposing structure which can be seen inside the Dubai mall. Huge schools of fish swim around, and we can see people taking photos all the time. Though... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rajvision
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dubai Aquarium is a wonderful place to spend time in... So many different animals to see, all around you, sharks net to your head... wow!!! We bought a combo ticket (Burj Chalifa, Aquarium and Water Zoo on one ticket) which I really recommend, cause the price is lower. The aquarium is situated in Dubai Mall, you can reach it by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kasienka1987
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the few minutes and Dirham to get this experience - Back to Dubai of 100 years ago, Well organised once you have your ticket and very cheap

Helpful?
Thank Vincent L

Travellers who viewed Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 

Been to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and other visitors
24 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (24)

Questions? Get answers from Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Downtown Dubai

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
Explore this neighbourhood