Dubai is a contemporary emirate and city in the United Arab Emirates known for its ultramodern architecture, luxury shopping, and a plethora of restaurants and vibrant nightlife options. Aside from the shopping available at the vast Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo allows visitors to gaze in awe at an incredible aquarium, watching sharks and other fish swim over their heads

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is home to over 30,000 aquatic animals, including over 400 sharks and rays. Visitors to Dubai Mall can view the aquarium for free through the world’s largest acrylic panel. However, by purchasing a ticket, visitors can enjoy much more, such as a 270-degree view while walking through the 157-foot (48-meter) aquarium tunnel. It is also one of the most popular family attractions in the UAE.

Location of The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

You can visit one of the world’s largest Aquariums, which is located within The Dubai Mall.

Opening Time

Come for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Last admission is at 11:30 p.m.

Admission Cost for Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in Dubai

The Aquarium Tunnel, Underwater Zoo, Behind the Scenes Tour, Underwater Observatory, Submersible Simulator, and Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat are all included in the AED 145 (Rs 2756.18) Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo ticket price.

How to Get There

Traveling by car

If you plan to rent a car in Dubai, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is located in the Dubai Mall. Go to Google Maps to find the mall’s location and get directions. Parking is available for a fee in the mall.

By taxi

Taxis can be hailed from anywhere on the street, or a taxi pickup can be arranged by phone calling.

Using Uber or Careem

Access the Uber or Careem app on your smartphone to book a ride.

Through Dubai Metro

Take the subway to the Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall station on the Red Line and walk to the mall. If you plan to use the metro frequently, get a Nol card, which can also be used for taxis, trams, and buses in the city.

What you should eat In

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is housed within the Dubai Mall. The mall has a variety of restaurants that offer something for everyone


Markette serves delicious homemade food such as crepes, pastries, salads, and sandwiches, all accompanied by excellent coffee. Aside from food, Markette provides excellent views of the aquarium.

Rainforest Cafe

Dubai Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe is a fun family destination that serves international cuisine while surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, robotic animals, and waterfalls. Quesadillas, chicken wings, chicken tenders, sandwiches, soups, salads, and burgers are available, as is an extensive cocktail menu. There is also a breakfast menu and a children’s menu available at the restaurant.

Doner Kebab

The restaurant offers a selection of gourmet doner kebabs made with premium lean meats, accompanied by delectable sauces and served on homemade toasted bread. You can also get fries like nacho fries or flaming fries, as well as onion rings and salads.

How much time does it take?

Anyone is free to spend time in Dubai Aquarium and must purchase additional experiences if he wishes to be entertained.

After purchasing a standard ticket, one can visit Dubai Aquarium for more than an hour or an hour and a half to see all of the entertaining features. The majority of visitors spend approximately 20 minutes in the main part of the Aquarium and 45 minutes in the deep water Zoo area.

Is it worthwhile to go to the Dubai Aquarium?

One will enjoy Dubai Aquarium because it is not only entertaining but also educational to see new and unique creatures in deep water.

There are numerous species in the underwater area, and thousands of animals can be seen, both small and large, to entertain valued guests. Families used to bring their children because it is entertaining and educational to become acquainted with new creatures in deep water. To avoid delays, tickets should be purchased in advance. If someone is hesitant to visit, he will be charged nothing if he purchases a ticket to the world-famous Burj Khalifa. He would be amused to see all of the desired aspects of the surrounding city as Skyscrapers.

Animals on Display at Dubai Aquarium

A variety of themes are displayed in the Aquarium so that visitors can encounter both entertaining and previously unseen creatures. Almost every aquatic lifestyle would be shown to the audience.

Aquarium Tank:

Aquarium Tank

 Aquarium tank is one of the most fascinating parts of Dubai aquarium where 10 million liters of water can be stored and about 140 species can be viewed to fascinate the viewers. It measures more than 50m in length and 11m in height. More than 300 of these interesting animals include Sharks and rays that would entertain valued guests. Among them “Sand Tiger Shark” differentiate Dubai Aquarium from all other visiting places and attract guests to visit it on priority. Guests will definitely feel like spending quality time with a lot of amusement if being visited by the Dubai Aquarium.

Aquarium Tunnel:

Aquarium Tunnel

There is a long tunnel that starts from beginning to end where guests could be entertained thoroughly with wait and watch tactics if they want to be amused with living animals. Tunnel is a perfect place for photo shoots and one can depict itself with aquatic life. Try to visit the place in the first half if someone wants to have a lot of fun because Aquarium gets overcrowded as time passes. Viewers can be fascinated to see diving staff who feed sharks and rays.



Most attractive view of the aquarium is the presence of those dangerous sharks which look thrilling with fun. Most of the sharks reside in the main tank. Sand tiger sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks, Leopard sharks and Bamboo sharks are the part of shark’s family which would grab attraction to viewers.

All these family-friendly events are depicted to educate guests about aquatic life which can be monitored closely. Guests can also be entertained by diving staff during their feed to Leopard sharks and Bamboo Sharks.

If someone wants to see how sharks are nourished then he must visit the main tank at around 2PM. Moreover, if someone is brave enough then he would also be taken with divers to see sharks very closely.

Underwater Zoo

Underwater Zoo is the place one step up from the aquarium tank. It is divided into three different parts for valued guests.

1: The Rainforest

2: Rocky Shore

3: Living Ocean

Above all three places contain life of different creatures and environment. There are totally 40 individual aquatic displays in the underwater Zoo. Rocky shores as shown by its name, describes the life of creatures that relate to rocks like Spiders, Crabs and Starfish. Everyone is allowed to touch their hard and soft skin.

Rain forest contains species like water Rats, Giant Catfish, Piranhas along with a short family of Otters.   


One section of the underwater Zoo occupies Penguin Cove. Moreover Gento Penguins with a population of 16 are placed in the Zoo. Penguins are very friendly aquatic animals and people are having a lot of fun playing with them. Advanced temperature control system is installed in the underwater Zoo to nourish Gento Penguins as they are a breed of cold water of Antarctica. They have a charismatic nature due to which guests are feeling so comfortable to play with. They are famous for their pool slides and people are very much inspired by their behavior.


Asian small clawed otters are the largest aquatic mammal species at Dubai Aquarium. They are very fond of being visited by the guests and give their company to guests all the time. When visited they change their behavior and perform with different joyful stunts. During their feeding tenure, they are behaving more energetic and viewers are amused to see their joyful performance.

The King Croc

A 16-foot (5-meter) saltwater crocodile. The enormous reptile used to reside in Queensland, Australia, where he had taken over the Botanic Gardens. King Croc weighs 1,653 lbs (750 kg), which is roughly the weight of 14 and a half men. He is one of the largest reptiles currently in captivity and has the most powerful bite force of any animal on the planet. The crocodile is 40 years old and will continue to grow in size over the next 50 years. The fruit bat is one of the UAE’s night creatures. The bat is primarily nocturnal, hunting for food at night. It helps humans by eating mosquitos, which are responsible for a variety of diseases, including malaria.

The barn owl has the most acute hearing and binocular vision of any bird or animal. While most owls hoot, the barn owl screeches or hisses. The desert hedgehog is blind and deaf, so it must rely on its extraordinary sense of smell to find food in the desert. It is commonly seen in the rich wadis and forested areas of the desert, as well as burrows to avoid the daytime heat. The false cobra got its name from its unusual behaviour of lifting the front of its body off the ground, much like a cobra. False cobras can be found in Eritrea, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.

The veiled chameleon, like other reptiles, changes colour to blend in with its surroundings. It has a pulverised body that looks like leaves as well as a heavily muscled tongue that it utilises to straps and grab insect pests.


Junior and Senior Aquarists are two fun adventure experiences for children at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. By participating in this adventure, the children will be able to determine whether they want to be a marine biologist when they grow up. The activity is designed for children aged 5 to 15, who will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, meeting an aquarist, riding in a glass-bottom boat, watching a shark feed, and helping to feed the animals. Advance reservations are required, and the programme is available daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., excluding Fridays and Saturdays, as well as public holidays.

Convenient Tips

  • In the aquarium, as in the rest of the UAE, there are some things that visitors should not do in public. These include openly showing affection, losing your temper, using drugs, and not eating or drinking in public during Ramadan.
  •  Unfortunately, approximately half of the experiences available at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo are not wheelchair accessible. The other half, on the other hand, should provide some entertainment and excitement to differently abled visitors.
  • Women in Dubai can dress in the same clothes they would wear to work at home. However, certain extremes should be avoided, such as wearing dresses, knee-length skirts, or full-length trousers rather than shorts and miniskirts. Sleeves on a blouse or T-shirt should cover the upper arm.