Located inside the largest mall in the world, The Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo has the largest fish tank in the world. Are 33,000 aquatic animals in 11 meters high, which take two floors of shopping. To start the tour, you must go through a tunnel of 48 meters surrounded by marine animals.

The feeling is that we are literally on the seabed.

The main tank, located to the shopping center is available to all who pass by. But go can be a different experience, as well as almost everything in Dubai. On the tip of our guide, we chose this aquarium and not the The Lost Chambers Aquarium, which is located inside the Atlantis, The Palm.

túnel dentro do aquário de Dubai

Through the tunnel can be very fast, but I devote time to know the more than 100 species of marine animals that are there. Here the aquarium with the largest number of bull sharks in the world. Enjoy the faces and mouths of animals through the glass can be an interesting and fun time of the tour.

Tubarões no aquário de Dubai
Arraia no aquário de Dubai

Completed the tunnel you should get out of the aquarium, take the escalator (the mall) and go to the next floor. Present your bracelets and re-enter the aquarium.

To my surprise, or enter the new room I ran to a forest. To repeat where was he?

Inside a mall. Unbelievable!

The aquarium of Dubai, is also an underwater zoo, although it found owls and macaws there.

The last oceanarium I went to was the Monaco aquarium,I had surprised me there, but this was different. A complete experience and thought on customer experience from start to finish, and almost everything in Dubai.

animais exóticos do aquário de Dubai
animais exóticos do aquário de Dubai
Aves no aquário de dubai

The size, shapes and the beauty of animals caught my attention every new tank and new discovery. I was really surprised from start to finish the tour. I felt like a kid in college tour. And if one hour was with sharks going through my head, the next moment was doing canopy alongside a blue macaw.

And if at any time my excitement was with the friendliness and smile stingray then the excitement turned into fear and grief to see the size of the crocodile was waiting for me in the next tank.

Seriously, ever felt distress of seeing an animal? If league in our close friend.

King croc do aquário de Dubai

King Croc, as it is affectionately called (fluffy), is Australian, measures 5 meters and weighs about 750 kg. The saltwater crocodile has the highest bite force that any animal known to man.

The King Croc must remain in a protected environment to avoid potential conflicts with other males and human crocodiles. And they say that the animal is expected to grow considerably in the next 50 years

King croc do aquário de Dubai
caranguejo aranha gigante do aquário de Dubai
água viva no aquário de dubai
Aquário de Dubai visto de cima

Besides the Crocodile King, myself dubbed the next animal that would cause me chills: Spider King! I am of the class who's terrified of spider, any size and I'm already on the chair, screaming! Was in front of a giant spider crab, I wasted a lot of time there. We arrived in what I consider the most beautiful an aquarium: the running water. I find them so beautiful swimming. I have said in another post that they remind me of dancers rehearsing to stay on tiptoe. = D The colors, shape, texture, all of them enchant me. There in Dubai Aquarium found a tank full of them showing off to the public. I thought the tour was coming to an end, when we turned it to a new environment. We were in the aquarium surface (amazing), now it was my turn to look up the shark.then enter the universe of those who make it all happen in the best way. A guided tour was conducted with a small group explaining the process from when the animals arrive at the site, to the kitchen where the menu of the day is prepared.

Then we come to know the area where the sharks are treated. We went through all stages. A first tank when they are still in the egg, a second which has hundreds of small sharks, until finally directed us to the big central aquarium where already the maiorzinhos. There we heard the explanations of how feeds and daily care are made.

ovos de tubarão no aquário de Dubai
Tubarões no aquário de Dubai

The site also offers some extra options activities. How to swim with the sharks, dive into the world's largest aquarium and also boating above the tank having a vision and complete knowledge of how everything works.

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Although Dubai has a lot to do (read: what to do in Dubai) I found it a worthwhile experience. If you do not short or no time recommend at least pass in front of the tank, since you probably will visit the Dubai Mall.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Mayte
    Tem algo normal em Dubai?
    hahahahaha
    Não me espanta um aquàrio estar dentro de um shopping
    rsrsrsrs
    Parece que em Berlim tem um hotel de rede com um imenso aquàrio-tanque circular, mas acabei não indo (tanto que nem sei se é apenas um tanque, mas parece que ocupa vàrios andares).
    Aliàs, eu tbem sempre ignorava a ida em aquàrios. Nao achava graça, até ir no de Berlim (o oficial – rsrsrs). Na verdade fui no de Berlim por ser anexo ao Zoo e ali vi como é interessante.

  2. Siiim, muito impressionada!
    Que lugar inacreditável! Estar em um lindo aquário repleto de tubarões, de repente estar numa floresta e mais de repente ainda estar no backstage pra ver como tudo funciona! Esse pessoal de Dubai sabe mesmo como causar uma boa impressão em tudo que faz ne?
    Eu achei engraçado porque sou muito igual a você nos aquários – adoro ver as caras e bocas dos animais. As arraias estão sempre rindo, aquelas simpáticas. Também tenho pavor de aranhas, no seco e no molhado hahah E as aguas-vivas são a coisa mais linda dos oceanos, sem duvida. Adorei pensar nelas como bailarinas 🙂

    • Dubai é uma escola de: como fazer o turismo da maneira correta. =D Tem muitos países precisando dar uma voltinha por lá. rsrsrs

      Jura que as arraias estão sempre sorrindo? Gente, que animalzinho simpático, eu nunca tinha me dado conta disso! As águas vivas, lindas lindas, um verdadeiro espetáculo de balé, preste atenção na próxima, acione o botão da criatividade e enjoy. =D

  3. Parece que tudo em Dubai é superlativo né?! Uma aquário dentro de um shopping?! Inacreditável! 2 andares?! Incrível! Arraia que sorri?! Novidade para mim!!!! rsrsrsrs Querendo conhecer tudo isso de perto! 🙂 bjus

  4. Ola,

    Quanto tempo demora essa visita , se eu comprar o ingresso Ultimate Aquarium Package?
    Dá pra combinar todos os andares + espetáculo das aguas que ocorre do lado de fora do shopping ?
    Minha ideia é fazer essa programação na parte da tarde, após a visita no centro histórico.
    Obrigada

    • Olá Tânia, levamos em torno de 2 horas para passear por tudo (com muita tranquilidade).
      Eu adquiri o ticket Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo + o behind the scenes tour (mas olhando no site não existe mais essa opção) – mas se você comprar o Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (120 AED) você terá acesso ao aquário como um todo só não as experiências extras. Quanto ao espetáculo das águas, esse não é pago. Dá tranquilamente para no período da tarde conhecer o aquário e o shopping e a noite assistir ao espetáculo das águas.

    • Tânia, o VIP Experience parece ser mais completo que o meu (Submersible Simulator e Glass Bottom Boat Ride). Isso mesmo eu deixaria reservado de uma hora a meia a duas horas. Mas o espaço não é muito grande esse tempo foi com tranquilidade para tirar fotos e ver tudo com bastante calma.

  5. Estou super curioso de conehcer este aquario, sei que o de Lisboa é um dos melhores do mundo mas este tem qualquer coisa que me chama. dentro de uma semana saberei e depois venho aqui contar.

  6. Ahhhh que legal!!! Fui a Dubai duas vezes, mas nunca tive a chance de entrar no Aquário. Seu post foi muito providencial para que eu pudesse conhecer!
    Muito obrigada!
    Um super beijo,
    Carolina

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