Explorer Experience at The Dubai Aquarium

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review

Dubai Mall hosts home to one of the most celebrated tourist attractions in the city – Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. This is one of the largest aquariums in the world with 10 million liter tank located on the ground floor of the mall. It comprises of more than 140 aquatic animal species and over 300 Sharks and Rays.

Not only the variety of species but also the amazing activities in this Aquarium are a point of attraction. There are options like Shark encounters, glass-bottom boat rides and so much more. This post will take you to the Explorer Experience at the Dubai Aquarium and give you a virtual tour of this amazing attraction.

Ticketing

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review

There are 2 ways to book the tickets; online, through the official website of the attraction or through other websites like Klook, and at the ticketing desk at the Dubai Mall, right next to the Aquarium.

Pro Tip: Book the tickets online and get good discounts!

The Dubai Aquarium is divided into 3 parts:

Aquarium Tank,

Aquarium Tunnel, and

Underwater Zoo

Divers feeding Aquatic Animals - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Divers feeding Aquatic Animals – The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review

Type of attractions available inside:

  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Shark Trainer Experience
  • Shark (Caged) Encounter
  • Crocs Tour & Bird Feeding
  • Ray Feeding
  • Otter Meet & Greet Experience
  • Behind the Scenes tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Submersible Simulator
  • Glass Bottom Boat Ride

These attractions are divided into 8 different types of packages consisting of different combinations and at different prices ranging from 175 AED TO 630 AED, Shark Encounters being the most expensive experience.

Pro Tip: Plan your visit on weekdays, it will be cheaper.

Did You Know:In Dubai, the weekdays are from Sunday to Wednesday! “

We recommend the “Explorer Experience” as it is decently priced and consists of all the attractions apart from the following encounters:

  • Shark Trainer Experience
  • Shark (Caged) Encounter
  • Crocs Tour & Bird Feeding
  • Ray Feeding
  • Otter Meet & Greet Experience

If you would like to enjoy one of the above-mentioned experiences then you can choose one of the following 8 packages:

VIP Explorer Experience

Explorer Experience

Dubai Aquarium & Aqua Nursery

  • Skip the Queue line
  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Behind the Scenes tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Submersible Simulator
  • Glass Bottom Boat Ride
  • Guidebook & Map
  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Submersible Simulator
  • Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat
  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Underwater Observatory

Shark Trainer/

King Croc

Encounter

Ray Encounter /

Otter Encounter

Shark Encounter (caged)

  • Shark Trainer Experience

OR 

  • Crocs Tour & Bird Feeding

+

  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Ray Feeding

OR

  • Otter Meet & Greet Experience

+

  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Underwater Observatory

  • Only one session daily at 2:00 pm during sharks feeding and free admission to:
  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Shark Week Exhibit
  • visitors are taken on a tour of the back-of-house facilities.

Explorer Experience

This experience includes the following amazing things:

  • Aquarium Tunnel

This beautiful tunnel is a part of all the packages so whichever package you choose, you will be experiencing the magic spread here. The Explorer Experience starts from this beautiful tunnel, though it is a short tunnel but it is fun.

This is the only section of the Aquarium which is accessible on the ground floor, after you exit the tunnel, take the escalator to the 2nd floor and continue your tour.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Explorer Experience at The Dubai Aquarium

Start exploring through this machine which explains so much about Sharks then move to the next section which will give you the experience of a submarine! Enjoy watching small aquatic species here.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Explorer Experience at The Dubai Aquarium
  • Submersible Simulator

This is another inclusion in this package, this stimulator is like a 4D show where you watch a fun episode guided by a cute turtle. You will be locked in a small cabin where you will stand and enjoy this 4 minutes show. Check out this complete show here:

  • Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the scenes tour - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Behind the scenes tour – Explorer Experience at The Dubai Aquarium

The guide from the Aquarium will then explain how this place breeds Sharks and jellyfishes! The entire process is time-consuming and tough but this Aquarium knows how to take care of the environment and their loved animals.

After the explaining the entire breeding process, you will be taken deeper in the tank and you could enjoy watching sharks and other fishes closely.

Behind the scenes tour - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Behind the scenes tour – The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review

Just down these stairs is the open tank, from where the staff can feed the animals.

Behind the scenes tour - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Behind the scenes tour – Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
  • Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat

The tour now continues to this section where you can enjoy 360 degrees view of the aquarium tank.

Glass Bottom Boat Ride - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Glass Bottom Boat Ride – Explorer Experience at The Dubai Aquarium

Before you board this boat you need to wear the safety jackets. The ride is only for 10 minutes where the guide enlightens the tourists more about the aquarium. You can enjoy watching the sharks right under your boat.

Glass Bottom Boat Ride - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Glass Bottom Boat Ride – The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Glass Bottom Boat Ride - Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review
Glass Bottom Boat Ride – The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo Review