Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Area: Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai
This is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world and holds the Guinness Record for ‘The World’s Largest Acrylic Panel’.
Dubai Aquarium showcases 33,000 aquatic animals, representing more than 220 species including sharks and stingrays. The glass walkthrough tunnel makes for incredible close-encounter experiences with fascinating underwater animals.
The Underwater Zoo holds 36 individual aquatic displays and takes visitors through various aquatic environments. It offers an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life.
The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean, where a variety of aquatic animals are featured including Penguins, Seals, Crocodiles, Piranhas, Spider Crabs, Water Rats, Giant Catfish, Lizards, Tiger Fish, and Dart Frogs.
Visitors also have the opportunity to swim among the sharks by participating in public Shark Dives or go on Glass Bottom Boat Rides over the surface of the aquarium.