Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, managed by Emaar Entertainment, brings the marvel of the ocean floor to life. The aquarium, located in The Dubai Mall, showcases one of the world’s most diverse collections of marine animals with more than 300 species including sharks and rays.
Its 270-degree acrylic walkthrough tunnel makes for an incredible close-encounter experience with some of the most fascinating underwater animals on the planet. A special 'lunar-cyclic' lighting system changes the ambience of the tank depending on the time of day.
The Underwater Zoo is located above the aquarium, and 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, each of which features a variety of aquatic animals including penguins, crocodiles, piranhas, giant spider crabs, water rats, sea horses, and jellyfish amongst others.
In February 2016, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo launched, VRZOO, an interactive attraction which brings guests face-to-face with endangered species from around the world. The unique Virtual Reality experience focuses on awareness and conservation efforts by connecting guests with endangered animals in a uniquely immersive platform. Adventurers can explore two different takes on reality, one based on live-action footage, and the other a CGI virtual experience; giving guests a truly unique opportunity to walk alongside some of the world’s most majestic, fascinating and amazing animals – for an immersive educational attraction like no other.