Dubai Mall

The grandest of malls! Known for luxury shopping, plus an Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo.

Dubai Mall: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

Walk through the Aquarium Tunnel and experience life under the water. Marvel at the giant 10 million-liter tank which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the world's largest collection of sand tiger sharks. After exploring the aquarium tunnel continue to the Underwater Zoo, which provides an interactive approach to education on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Marvel at the various exotic species. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean.  Meet playful otters and penguins, and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his Queen at the Underwater Zoo.

Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

2. Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Pre-purchase your entry ticket and visit the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Discover an awe-inspiring underwater world located in the ground level of the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre aquarium tunnel, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Continue your visit to the Underwater Zoo located at level 2 to see an incredible collection of exotic species housed in three ecological zone exhibits: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Meet playful and lively otters along with joyous penguins and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his loyal queen.

Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

3. Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

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, enjoy exceptional photo opportunities, and experience up-close penguin interaction.

Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

4. Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Enjoy a combo ticket and explorer package and enhance your visit to the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to discover an awe-inspiring underwater world located in the ground level of the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre aquarium tunnel, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Continue your visit to the Underwater Zoo to see an incredible collection of exotic species housed in three ecological zone exhibits: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks, and many other sea creatures. Board a glass-bottom boat where you can watch thousands of creatures swimming below you as well as get the chance to feed the curious fish. Meet playful and lively otters along with joyous penguins and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his loyal queen.

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

5. Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 feet in length (274 meters), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take your position for a grandstand view of the illuminations.  With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that features 6,000 lights, 25 colored projectors, and 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of airborne water! See a stunning choreography of light and water synced to classical, Arabic, and world music that will leave you breathless.

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

6. Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower and Heritage Village, the gold and spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, Souk Madinat, and Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket for 24-Hours plus access to the traditional Dhow cruise or make it an adventure with the Premium 48-Hour Ticket. The Premium ticket includes the Dhow cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You'll encounter exciting marine creatures like sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays, seahorses, and many more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5-day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Desert Sunset Tour, and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 34 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

7. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to 2 sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way, you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, The Walk at JBR the Beach, and much more. Enjoy unrivaled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Upgrade your visit to Dubai by selecting a premium option, allowing you access to the Al Seef Dhow Cruise and entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium. To enjoy a day in a water park, choose the 72 hour premium ticket with 1-day entry to Aquaventure. Red Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of Future 3. Al Seef 4. Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood 5. Dubai Museum 6. Old Souk 7. Heritage Village 8. Gold & Spice Souk 9. Dubai Creek 10. Dubai Frame Blue Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Souk Madinat3. Atlantis the Palm4. Dubai Marina5. JBR The Beach6. Marina Promenade7. Grosvenor House Dubai8. Mina Seyahi9. Mall of the Emirates

Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

8. Magical Dubai 8-Hour Tour with Burj Khalifa Experience

Explore Dubai's traditional and modern sides with a local guide on a full-day tour. Stay cool throughout the day in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy included entrance tickets to several attractions, as well as a hotel pickup and drop-off. After your pickup, start your tour with a quick view of the Dubai Creek before discovering the heritage area of Bastakaya with its Arabian wind towers. Then, visit the beautiful Al-Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, dating from the mid-19th century. See traditional houses built from stone, gypsum, teak, sandalwood, fronds, and palm wood. Discover the alleys, pathways, and public squares that separate the houses, making the district naturally diverse. Cross from Bur Dubai to Deira Dubai by traditional water taxi, or abra. Then walk through the spice and gold souks to marvel at the variety of goods on offer. Continue to the Jumeirah Mosque and Burj Al Arab, known for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail. Enjoy free time for tea or coffee at Madinat Jumeirah Souk, an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with a traditional Middle Eastern ambiance. Then, head to the crescent-shaped manmade Palm Jumeirah Island. Stop in front of Atlantis The Palm Hotel, the centerpiece of Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah is the most scenic artificial man-made island on earth and boasts facilities such as world-class accommodation, private villas, residential apartments, beaches, water sports activities, and restaurants. Next, visit the Atlantis Aquarium. Experience the unique beauty of Dubai from the Dubai Marina Walk, called by many a small Manhattan due to the many skyscrapers. Find lots of restaurants serving a variety of foods in front of the Marina Canal, where boat, yacht, and dhow rides are available. Enjoy a drive along Sheik Zayed Road, lined with more skyscrapers, and stop at the Dubai Mall to experience the fine dining and shopping on offer, and enter Burj Khalifa, a magnificent steel structure rising 828 meters and the tallest building in the world. Have free time at the Dubai Mall until the evening to watch the dancing fountain. This is the world’s largest dancing fountain and is synchronized with classical, Arabic, and international music. At the end of the evening, be dropped off back at your hotel.

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

9. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Experience Dubai from the Dubai Water Canal on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Be transferred to a glass-encased dhow for a delicious buffet and admire landmarks, such as Dubai Festival City Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. Then, be escorted to your table to enjoy welcome drinks. Start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel, and Westin Hotel. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads, and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

10. Dubai: Modern City Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

Marvel at the marine life of the Ambassador Lagoon at the Lost Chambers Aquarium inside the Atlantis the Palm Hotel. Then, drive to Dubai Marina to see the luxury developments and take a 20-minute boat ride around the marina and new Dubai Water Canal. Stop at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, before going to Jumeirah Mosque. Take souvenir photos of the Burj Al Arab, and drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for a panoramic tour of the ground-breaking architecture of downtown Dubai. Visit the Souk Al Bahar shopping mall before walking to Dubai Mall, where you will go to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic views.

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What people are saying about Dubai Mall

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 17,160 reviews

Excellent tour. Perfect to see all the sites in one quick day. Long enough time to appreciate the views and not wasting time, where unnecessary. Thank you Anyetta for so much clear information throughout.

Amazing and complete tour of the city, driven a by a 7 stars guide called AMIRA who provided plenty of information and made the day amused and funny! Thanks Amira from Luca and Pier.

Great way to see all the sights. We did the 5 day option but probably only needed 2 and ran out of time to do the desert sunset tour. Dhow cruise is good.

Loved it and was worth getting the best view of the fountain show - can’t beat that. It was also great value for money being on the boardwalk

Abrahim out tour guide was amazing and very helpful. I’ll recommend his service.