Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a focal segment of the Dubai Mall’s incredible and diverse leisure portfolio. Centrally located within 12 million square feet Dubai Mall, this aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in Dubai. Read on to know some interesting facts that makes this aquarium an amazing point of interest.
The World’s Largest Indoor Aquarium: Measuring 51m X 20m X 11m in size, Dubai Aquarium is credited to be the world’s biggest indoor aquarium. In its enormous tank with the capacity to hold 10 million liters of water, the aquarium harbors more than 33,000 aquatic animals from over 200 species, such as sharks and rays.
Guinness World Record: The aquarium’s acrylic panel, weighing more than 2, 45,000 kilograms and measuring 32.8 m X 8.3 m X 750 mm, was featured as the largest of its kind in the world in Guinness Book of World Records’ 2010 edition.
Obtain Rare and Interesting Info on Underwater Life: On the second level of the mall is the Underwater zoo where expert, knowledgeable staff provide you with valuable info on different kinds of marine animals, including giant spider crabs, sea horses, water rats, jelly fish, penguins and crocodiles. An interactive approach is adopted to educate visitors, especially kids, on the marine life’s sustainability, with its three unique ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. Another highlight of the Underwater Zoo is its exhibits dedicated to creepy crawlies that are categorized into Insect Wall, Wall Mounted Glass Exhibits, Iguana Enclosure, Burmese Python Enclosure, and Tree Snake Enclosure.
Diving with Sharks: In addition to providing opportunity to indulge in public shark diving that is open to all, the aquarium also offers specialty diving programs exclusively for PADI certified visitors to help them explore the wonders of underwater life.
Cage Experience: To get a closer view of the unique marine species here, the aquarium arranges Cage Experience, wherein visitors can dive into a sheltered cage to watch about 100 species of marine animals like black tip shark, clown fish, cow nose rays, and caiman crocodile. Visitors of all age can enjoy this, and all you need to do is to wear the snorkeling gear as advised by the instructor.
Glass Bottom Boat Riding: This is yet another way to closely watch as well as feed your favorite aquatic species. The marvelously designed glass-bottom boat with the capacity to accommodate up to 10 people will take you on a ride along the 10 million liters water tank for about 15 to 20 minutes.
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Tailored Programs for Little Aquarist: There are a myriad of programs exclusively designed to entertain and educate kids of different age groups, the prominent being Junior Aquarist Programs for children between five and seven years old, Senior Aquarist Program that is designed for kids from 8 and above, and the Ocean School Education Programme.
Behind the Scene Tour: This tour is a must, if you are interested to know about the diverse aspects of managing aquarium’s more than 33,000 aquatic animals on daily basis, such as their feeding, caring of different species, and cleaning. As part of the tour that will be accompanied by a highly experienced staff, the visitors will be able to view and observe such divisions of the aquarium as its food preparation facility, quarantine area and laboratory.
Underwater Photography: An intriguing aspect of your aquarium visit is that it enables you to capture underwater photography.
Different Ticket Offerings: Depending upon your unique requirements, the aquarium offers several options to enjoy the marvels of marine life, such as Combo Access, Platinum Aquarium Package, Ultimate Aquarium Package, and Aquarium Gift Shop Voucher.