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Tickets to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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Make your way to the Dubai Aquarium, the world's largest suspended aquarium, conveniently located in the Dubai Mall!


  • Take a break from your shopping spree at the Dubai Mall and head to level 0 for an aquatic journey you'll never forget: at the glorious Dubai Aquarium!

  • Housing several hundred marine species in 10 million liters, come across over 33,00 species of aquatic animals such as sharks, rays, penguins, sawfish, octopi, and more.

  • Stroll through the 48-meter-long tunnel that gives you fantastic 270-degree views of the gigantic aquarium.

  • Check out the 4 animal encounters such as shark and penguin encounters and enjoy a wide range of aquatic experiences like scuba diving, shark walking, and more with optional upgrades.

  • The unmissable Glass Bottom Boat Ride offers unaltered views of the marine life below you on a glass-bottom boat.

  • Did you know? The aquarium is home to a 750kg King Croc.


  • Access to the Aquarium Tunnel & Underwater Zoo

  • Access to the Meet & Greet Area (Optional)

  • Entry Underwater Observatory Platform (Optional)

  • Animal encounters (Optional)

  • Aquatic experiences (Optional)

  • Access to Submersible Simulator & Glass Bottom Boat Ride (Optional)

  • Fish feeding (Optional)

  • Access to Penguin Cove (Optional)

  • Guided Behind the Scenes tour (Optional)

  • VR Park (Optional)


  • Guided tour

  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

a walk through the dubai aquarium and underwater zoo

Want to know what visiting the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo would feel like? Let’s take a walk together, through one of Dubai’s most sprawling attractions, in order of the attractions you’ll see from beginning to end:

Aquarium Tank

The Aquarium Tank is the first thing you’ll see before entering the Aquarium. It is one of the world’s largest suspended aquariums and holds 10-million-liters. Home to 300 sharks and rays, this tank gives visitors an idea of the adventures the aquarium holds inside. Many people take pictures at the Aquarium Tank because you can see it from outside the Aquarium for free. But is that enough? Dare to explore it further?

Dubai Aquarium

*- Location: Ground Floor

  • What To Look For: Sand Tiger Sharks*

Aquarium Tunnel

Want to know what it’d be like to walk on the ocean beds as the marine animals swim peacefully above you? That is what the Aquarium Tunnel gives you. Walk through a 48-meter-long aquarium tunnel that lets you explore the diversity of marine species that inhabit the open ocean. If you’re lucky, you might even see divers feeding sharks and rays.

*- Location: Ground Floor

  • What To Look For: Sand Tiger Sharks*

Underwater Zoo

Once you’re outside the tunnel, take the escalator up to the 2nd floor, where the Underwater Zoo awaits you. You’ll find 40 displays of aquatic animals: from seahorses to crocodiles, you’ll see them all! As you enter, you’ll be asked to pose for a photograph with an underwater background. Proceed further inside, where the Underwater Zoo splits into three zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean.

Dubai Aquarium

*- Location: 2nd Floor

  • What To Look For: Otters, Pirhanas, Sea Dragons & more*

1. Rocky Shore

When land meets the sea, you’ll find a tough terrain, suitable only for the tough to survive and thrive. It is a harsh environment, and if you’re up for it, reach out and feel some of the harder rock pool inhabitants of the rocky shore!

2. Rainforest

Ever wondered about the animals that live in a rainforest? Picture yourself walking through the banks of a river bed that houses the world’s most stunning freshwater animals ever: from the playful otter to the dangerous piranha, you’ll see them all.

3. Living Ocean

Similar to the actual sea, the Living Ocean displays animals of the deep sea. Look out for Sea Dragons, Sea Jellies, and some deadly fish.


Penguin Encounter: Let’s Gentooo! Upgrade your tickets to include a visit to the Gentoo Penguins’ facility, home to 8 male and 8 female Gentoo Penguins!

Dubai Aquarium

King Croc Encounter: Look into the eyes of nature’s most feared reptiles to have lived: the King Crocodile. Weighing 750 kgs and measuring over 5 meters in length, this 40-year-old comes all the way from Australia!

Otter Encounter: Wave at a family of Asian small-clawed otters, who are feistier than ever. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Otter’s home, where you can interact with the animals up close.

Ray Encounter: Say hi to Dubai Aquarium’s Eagle Rays and Cow-nose rays! Get up close to these inquisitive yet gentle and adorable creatures that scour the waters for the fish in your hands (this is a perfectly safe encounter).

Dubai Aquarium


Cage snorkeling

Feeling a little anxious about swimming alongside fish and predators of the ocean? That’s fine, engage in a safe yet delightful activity of snorkeling in a cage: this gives you a safety barrier between you and the animals, but lets you experience the aquatic beauty first hand.

Dubai Aquarium
  • Level of adventure: Medium

Shark dive

Needless to say, this is not for the faint at heart. Dive into a 10-million-liter tank and swim alongside sand tiger sharks. This is safe for both experienced and inexperienced divers, as an instructor will accompany you throughout.

Dubai Aquarium
  • Level of adventure: High

Scuba dive

Many have touted the Dubai Aquarium as a good place to start scuba diving. Dive in and admire the large array of aquatic animals that swim peacefully alongside you, in close quarters.

Dubai Aquarium
  • Level of adventure: High

Glass-bottom boat ride

A glass-bottom boat ride is perfect for families. Hop aboard a boat with a glass bottom, and notice the schools of colorful fish that glide under your feet. This group activity is a fun way to learn about and appreciate the great aquatic life of Dubai Aquarium.

Dubai Aquarium
  • Level of adventure: Low

know before you go

Important Information

  • A ticket is required for all visitors aged 2 years and above.

  • This experience is not recommended for pregnant women.

Operating Hours

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

  • Daily: 10am till midnight (last admission is 30-mins before closing time)

** Penguin Cove**

  • Daily: 10:30am to 8:30pm

VR Park Timings

  • Sun to Thu: 10am to 10pm (last admission at 9:15pm)

  • Fri & Sat: 10am to 12 midnight (last admission at 11:15pm)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the aquarium.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at the entrance of the attraction: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

  • Address: Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

  • It is conveniently located inside the Dubai Mall.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • Closest bus stop is The Dubai Mall, a 2-min walk to the mall.

  • Bues 27, 28, 29, 50, and more will bring you here.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station, 15 mins away from the mall. The station and the mall are connected via an air-conditioned Metro Link Bridge.

  • Board the MRed to get there.

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