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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo – Entry Price, Tickets, Opening Hours, Waiting Time, and More Tips

Experience the unique underwater world at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. You'll encounter hundreds of sharks and over 33,000 fishes within the Dubai Mall. A special highlight is the glass tunnel that goes through and under the aquariums. Another highlight is "King Croc", the 750-kilogram crocodile from Australia.

How do I get to the Dubai Aquarium?

The Dubai Aquarium and the Underwater Zoo are located within the Dubai Mall and are very easy to reach. You can take the MRed metro line to the "Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Metro Station" stop or use one of the many buses that stop directly at the Dubai Mall. If you are coming by metro, then you will have to walk the last few meters to the Dubai Mall and the aquarium through a long, fully air-conditioned access way above the city streets. Alternatively, if you have a rental car, you can park in the mall's parking lot.

Metro MRed Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Metro Station
Bus 27, 28, 29, 50, 81, F13, X22 Dubai Mall
Bus 30, D03, D03A, F13 Dubai Mall MS


What are the opening hours of the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo?

The Underwater Zoo and Aquarium are open throughout the year. So, no matter what day you choose, you can visit the award-winning Underwater Zoo. The doors open every week at 10:00 AM, and depending on the day of the week, you can visit the zoo until 10:00 PM or midnight.

DayOpening Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

What is the entry fee for the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo?

You can marvel at the underwater world in Dubai starting from 150 AED. The prices apply to all persons over 2 years old. Only toddlers under 2 years get free entry. Please note that children under 16 years must always be accompanied by someone over 16 years. In addition to the standard entry tickets, special add-ons can also be booked.

Adults (16 years and above) from 150 AED
Children (2 - 16 years) from 150 AED
Toddlers (<2 years) Free
Ticket + Penguin Bay Experience from 199 AED

Where can I buy tickets for the Underwater World?

Tickets can be purchased directly at the entrance and online. However, there might be longer waiting times at the on-site ticket counters during weekends and holidays. Online booked tickets allow for quick access to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.


Combo Ticket 

A very popular excursion combination is visiting Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. For those who wish to visit both attractions, there's an option to secure a combo ticket for both. The big advantage of the combo ticket is that you get a 15 percent discount off the regular ticket price.



What are the waiting times at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo?

Depending on the day of the week and holiday periods, there might be longer waiting times at the ticket counters. Inside the Underwater World, "traffic jams" can also occur due to the large number of visitors. A relatively quiet time on-site is in the morning hours, as there are not as many visitors and you can enjoy everything at your leisure.

What to expect at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

First of all, a breathtaking 360-degree view over Dubai, the Burj Khalifa, and Downtown Dubai. For adrenaline junkies, the glass floor at over 200 meters height offers a special thrill, just like using the glass slide through the floors.

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Is it worth visiting the Dubai Aquarium?

If you're interested in the underwater world, fishes, marine animals up close, or just want to experience something different amidst shopping in the Dubai Mall, then a visit to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is highly recommended.