The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating and sought after attractions in The Dubai Mall. It offers visitors a breathtaking view of the aquatic life of animals in the largest suspended aquarium in the world. If you want to explore the world’s most mysterious marine life, here is all the important information on the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo that you must know. Ideally located for tenants of apartments in Downtown Dubai, this is a great spot for families to spend the weekend in the city.
Things to do in Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
A favourite with both kids and adults, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo allows you to get up close with thousands of aquatic animals. Here are some of the best aquatic activities in Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, one of the most popular places to visit for those living in Downtown Dubai.
Shark Feeding Encounter
Most people are afraid of sharks. We all have grown up thinking of this aquatic predator as one of the most terrifying animals on planet earth. Even the mere mention of the creature, makes you think of the ominous music from Steven Spielberg’s classic ‘Jaws’ whose antagonist is one of the most ruthless villains in cinema history.
The underwater world of Dubai aquarium, however, has played a vital role in breaking this stereotype. Now you can experience a brand new shark feeding encounter in the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo which brings you closer to these fascinating predators for the first time.
Located in The Dubai Mall, this attraction offers an exclusive shark feeding encounter where you can watch divers luring the sharks with buckets full of fish. Non-experienced divers can also enter the shark feeding arena. This thrilling 30-minute underwater adventure is followed by a tour of the behind-the-scenes facilities. You can watch the feeding of young sharks and learn about the aquarium’s shark breeding programme.
Ticket prices for Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Shark Encounter – AED 630
Are you a daredevil looking for unforgettable thrilling adventures? In the Dubai Aquarium, all you need to do is to dive into the depths of 10-million litre aquarium tank. You will come face-to-face with the world’s largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in one of the most popular attractions in Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The great thing is, you don’t need to be a certified diver to experience this shark dive. Anyone in Dubai and from all over the world can plunge in without any diving certificate at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
The ticket cost for the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Shark Dive is AED 790.
If you think shark diving is a little risky, here is another safe option you could explore. The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo also offers a cage snorkelling adventure where you can enjoy close encounters with thousands of aquatic animals at once. For this safe thrill, you just need to wear snorkelling gear, get into a cage and dive into an aquarium full of different species of aquatic animals including sharks and rays.
The price of Cage Snorkeling is AED 370.
If you are not too thrilled about getting your hair soaked, yet want to experience the underwater world of the Dubai aquarium, worry not! You can experience close encounters with sharks, rays and many other aquatic species just by signing in for the Shark Walker experience. To experience this you are required to wear a white custom made helmet, which primarily helps to breathe comfortably underwater and at the same time keeps your hair dry. Get ready to spend 25 thrilling minutes immersed in the underwater paradise. See thousands of fishes from a close distance and enjoy unique underwater encounters.
The fee for Dubai Aquarium’s Shark Walker experience is AED 620.
Wonders at the Underwater Zoo
You can spot penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish and many more animals here. It is located on level two just above aquarium tank in the Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall.
Meet the King Croc
Get ready to discover one of the world’s largest reptiles, King Croc which weighs a whopping 750kgs. You can experience the thrill, adventure and fear all at the same time as you watch this magnificent creature. The ticket for the King Croc Encounter is currently AED 230.
UAE’s Night Creatures
Watch the desert fauna come alive in the dark at the Underwater Zoo. One of the most kid-friendly activities in the Underwater Zoo, your children will certainly enjoy watching the bats, owls, chameleons and gerbils.
5- VRZOO Experience
Along with the above-mentioned activities in Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, you can also immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of some of the most amazing animals through the unique VRZOO experience. You can enjoy everything from an exclusive ocean experience, catch glimpses of gorillas in Uganda and witness rendezvous between sharks and whales in the beautiful Island of Maldives, from right here in Dubai. The immersive experience is one of the new attractions in Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo that you must visit.
There are two types of tickets for this attraction in the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The Animal 360 Experience and Ocean Experience cost AED 30.
Here we conclude our list of activities to do in Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Whenever you visit the glitziest Dubai shopping mall, don’t forget to visit this attraction. If you want to be really adventurous, bear in mind that they also offer a 2-day scuba diving certificate course. You can learn under the supervision of experienced divers and make your dream true.
Tickets for Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Apart from the prices mentioned for the specific experiences, there are also packaged tickets to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. You can either book tickets online or directly at the counter in the mall. Some of the popular packages include the VIP Explorer Package (AED 235) and Explorer Experience (AED 145).
- The general entry ticket is AED 90 for UAE residents.
- The Annual Pass for the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is AED 400 for adults. For children under 12, it is AED 300 and a family pass will set you back by AED 1100.
- For more information, contact the management on 800-38224-6255.
If you are in the Downtown area, don’t forget to also check out the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa.
Those who are keen on investing in the apartments in Downtown Dubai should note that these attractions have contributed to the areas immense popularity. Master-developer Emaar is committed to bringing new and innovative attractions to the area. Therefore, it will get even more popular in the future. So if you are planning to buy property near these attractions, do take a look at some of the reasons for investing in Downtown Dubai.