Entry ticket

Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

Entry ticket

Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

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From US$ 54.19 per person

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Observe undersea life through the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel. Walk along the Aquarium Tunnel, dive into a virtual world in the Submersible Simulator, and watch penguins waddle up to you.

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  • Take a walk through the Aquarium's underwater tunnel
  • See where scientists simulate environmental changes
  • Visit the Underwater Zoo and marvel at the variety of exotic species
  • Get up close with the colony of live Gentoo penguins in the Penguin Cove
  • Cross the ecological zones of rainforest, rocky shore, and living ocean
Full description

Discover a fascinating aquatic world with a day admission ticket to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The 10-million-liter tank is home to more than 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. There are more than 300 sharks and rays living in the tank, including the world’s largest collection of sand tiger sharks. Just above the aquarium is the Underwater Zoo. Get up close to penguins, piranhas, seahorses, jellyfish and more. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks and many other sea creatures. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating children and visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Penguin encounter allows you to get face to face with a colony of 16 Gentoo penguins residing at the new Penguin Cove exhibit along with a zookeeper. This exciting encounter starts with an educational video about the incredible Antarctic birds and their original habitat. Next, visitors get to meet the Gentoo Penguins and experience an up-close penguin interaction (no touching).

  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Penguin Cove
  • Back of the House tour
  • Interactive platform
  • Food and beverages
  • Photos
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Head to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo's main entrance. You must redeem the voucher at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo ticket counter in exchange for your physical ticket.

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Important information

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  • Specific exhibits do not allow flash photography due to the health and safety of the animals
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 802 reviews

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We thought it would be crowded and there would a limit on the number of people while visiting the Dubai Aquarium, which was not the case. We added on some more things by paying extra at the counter. Decent Aquarium, not out of the world. The underwater Zoo and Penguin Cove was better than the aquarium. We added penguin encouter at an extra price after reaching there, which was very enjoyable. There were encounters available with different animals in the Zoo at an added price should you be interested.

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April 16, 2023

If you would like to see many different fishes then YES go to the aquarium. If you would like to see something more like the shark ponds or penguins buy this add on ticket. Diving with the sharks is also an option (next time). If you are looking for the free visit, look at the aquarium from a slightly larger distance during the shopping.

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January 28, 2022

This is great for any family or individual. I recommend adding one of the extras to see what goes on behind the scenes in relation to the work the aquarium does regarding feeding the many fish and other animals, the reproduction of some of the aquarium species, and how they help to protect the environment. My further recommendation is to take your time going through the aquarium and underwater zoo to fully appreciate what it has to offer.

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October 5, 2021

Product ID: 123092