The Dubai Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world and was opened in 2008. It also holds a Guinness World Record for the length of its acrylic panel. You can see the famous tank containing 10 million liters of water without paying the entrance fee to the aquarium, passing through the tunnel allows us to have a 270 degree panoramic view. You can also experience an incredible feeling of fascination being surrounded by these aquatic animals.
In this aquarium live 33,000 aquatic animals of over 140 species, including 300 sharks. In addition, there is the largest collection of sand tiger sharks, some of which exceed three meters, and burrowing rays. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to swim among the sharks. Tiger sand sharks are what bull sharks are known as in North America. In South Africa, they are known as toothy sharks.
In addition, the Dubai Aquarium has an underwater zoo. Thus, the tour consists of three ecological zones: the living ocean, the coastal cliffs and the rain forest. Awareness of sea conservation will be provided throughout the tour. And, you will see different aquatic animals such as crocodiles, seals, penguins, piranhas, spider crabs, giant catfish, water rats, tiger fish, arrow frogs and lizards.
How to get to the Dubai Aquarium
It is located in downtown Dubai, right next to the Burj Khalifa. To visit it, you need to enter the Dubai Mall, which is on the first floor. The entrance fee is 169 AED ($46, 38 €). But if you want to enjoy it fully, you have to pay AED 254 ($69, 56 €). The entrance fee includes a full tour of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Opening hours and days: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm during weekdays and 10:00 am to 12:00 am during weekends.