The fascinating Dubai Aquarium
A fascinating attractions located in Dubai Mall brings the visitors a rare thrilling experience. Dubai Aquarium one among the largest suspended aquarium in the world is placed at the ground level of the famous Dubai Mall. The water tank in the aquarium which measures a length of 51 metres, a depth of 20 metres and a height of 11 metres is designed to hold over 10-million litre of water and displays more than 140 aquatic species. The water tank houses more than 400 sharks and Rays which includes the world’s biggest number of Sand Tiger Sharks. Public can view the tank from any of the three levels of the mall. The walk-through tunnel measuring around 48 metres in length constructed 11 metres below the surface of the tank enables the visitors to have 270 degree view.
The glass bottom boat ride available at the facility offers an exclusive boat bottom view. Brave ones are encouraged to enjoy Cage Snorkeling Experience in the tank. The Shark Dive brings the visitors a rare thrilling experience.
Underwater Zoo showcases the water animals that can live in a river or sea water and move on land. The zoo fascinates the visitors covering animals live in the ocean, rocky shore and a rainforest. The unique aquatic display units showcases animals such as Nautilus, Cichlids, Paddlefish, Water Rats, Arapaima, Archerfish, Garden Eels, Seahorses, Giant Spider Crabs, Lionfish, Caiman Crocodiles, Humbolt Penguins, Piranha and Otters. Watch the curators feeding the water animals.
You can also watch a range of insects, lizards that squirt blood, chameleons that changes color, arthropods that creep and reptiles that slide and move. Over 30 kinds of amphibians, iguanas, lizards, geckos, range of insects and snakes are kept in the simulated rainforest for the view of the visitors. Use the opportunity to get photographed with the sedate and big Burmese pythons.
Cage Snorkeling and Diving
The Cage Snorkeling enables you to jump into the giant 10-million litre water tank without the use of protective air tanks yet enjoy the real snorkeling experience. Dive to the bottom of the tank wearing snorkeling gear in a secure cage and witness the movement of over 70 marine specious. Watch the sharks and rays very close from the cage.
Perform Shark Walk or Shark Dive
Dive into the tank under the watchful eyes of the qualified instructors and encounter the moving sharks below. If you are medically fit for such an experience rent the full equipment required for the dive or the walk. Encounter the sharks in the closest range and undergo the rarest experience of your life.
Learn Scuba Dive
Sign up for the two day Scuba Diving course and become a PADI certified scuba diver if you are not one already. Use your own or rented underwater cameras to film your underwater scuba diving. Interact with the feeders and watch the sharks fed.
Watch the Gentoo Penguins at the manmade Icy Antartic Home in Dubai Aquarium. See them moving over the specially created water surfaces and ice beds in zero to sub zero temperature levels.
Standard Opening Times:
Weekdays (Sunday – Wednesday): 10:00am – 10:00pm
Weekends (Thursday – Saturday): 10:00am – 12:00am
Location : Dubai Mall, Off 1st Interchange – Sheikh Zayed Road, U.A.E., Dubai
For more information and Tickets prices please visit http://www.thedubaiaquarium.com/