Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is one of the most captivating attractions in Dubai for students. Located at The Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world, offering a memorable journey into ocean life where Students can learn more about underwater species and ocean beds. With capacity to hold 10 million litres of water, Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world and it illuminates the marvels of the ocean floor, showcasing one of the most diverse collections of aquatic life.

Located just above the aquarium, Underwater Zoo brings visitors up close with penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish and plenty more. A fascinating new addition at Underwater Zoo is King Croc, regarded as nature's rare phenomenon and one of the world's largest reptiles - at over 5 meters long and weighing an imposing 750 kg plus. Underwater Zoo regularly hosts innovative exhibits. One such exhibit, 'UAE's Night Creatures' presents the experience of nightfall in the desert as creatures of the dark.

From the moment they walk in, young learners are submerged in a world of marine wonder. Their journey begins with a walk through a 270-degree acrylic tunnel that bisects our 10-million litre tank, offering a true fish-eye view of 140 species of aquatic animals and the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world. The Underwater Zoo then invites the young learners to come face-to-face with a thrilling assortment of creatures as they explore our Rainforest and Coastline environments, meet UAE Night Creatures, and have a close encounter with a 750kg King Croc in our Crocodile’s Lair.

Now students will also have the opportunity to experience Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s Shark Week Exhibit – a new interactive feature that brings Discovery Channel’s popular “Shark Week” franchise off the screen. This innovative and interactive experience invites curious students to experience the world’s first interactive digital shark cage as well as an interactive 20m aquarium demi-tunnel combining LED screens and living aquarium to bring the heroes of Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ to life.

THE OCEAN SCHOOL: At the Ocean School, our interactive programs are safe, unique and engaging, enabling students to observe,
investigate, and discuss ecological concepts. Students learn to appreciate and value the aquatic environment, and dive into topics such as adaptation, survival tactics and reproduction.

EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Our wide range of programs invite students to put their theoretical knowledge in the STEAM subjects to action by stimulating their minds with relevant real world applications of the material they’ve learned in school, and encouraging
them to participate in hands-on learning opportunities.

  1. CONSERVATION PROGRAM: The Conservation Program at The Ocean School brings attention to a variety of global issues such as habitat loss, pollution, climate change, poaching and overfishing. By focusing on how these events affect animals and their environments, students aged 6 to 18 years will learn about various conservation principles which build awareness and
    inspire action to protect, promote and preserve our planet. The program offers an interactive, informative, and inspiring
    journey through Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where students will learn about varied aquatic environments and interact with a diverse range of marine life. Students will also get exclusive access to the Back-of-House area, where they will learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The program is split into three separate age groups to cater to the interests and learning processes of children in grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7-9. The Conservation Program is a joint venture between Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and Save our Seas 5 Foundation, a renowned worldwide organization committed to saving the world’s oceans and the wealth of marine life that they contain
  2. SURVIVOR PROGRAM: The Survivor Program at The Ocean School focuses on the adaptations that animals use to survive. What do animals do to thrive as individuals? How do they find food and protect themselves from the environment and other
    predators? Why are some suited to cold weather while others are native to hot climates? The Survivor Program invites students aged 6 to 18 years to explore these topics and many more. The program offers an interactive, informative, and inspiring journey through Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where students will learn about varied aquatic environments and interact with a diverse range of marine life. Students will also get exclusive access to the Back-of-House area, where they will learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The program is split into three separate age groups to cater to the interests and learning processes of children in grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7-9.
  3. JEWELS OF ARABIA PROGRAM: The Jewels of Arabia program at The Ocean School is designed to showcase the amazing habitats and species of the UAE. Students aged 6 to 18 years will learn about a variety of the country’s beautiful habitats, ranging from mangroves, to deserts and wadis. The program will also teach students about dozens of resident species including the Arabian Oryx, Flamingos, Sea Turtles and many more. Local traditions and UAE culture, including the history of
    pearl diving, are also highlighted. The program offers an interactive, informative, and inspiring journey through Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where students will learn about varied aquatic environments and interact with a diverse range of marine life. Students will also get exclusive access to the Back-of-House area, where they will learn about the behind-the-scenes
    operations of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The program is split into three separate age groups to cater to the interests and learning processes of children in grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7-9.
  4. ANIMAL CARE PROGRAM: The new Animal Care program at The Ocean School is a specialised program for students who are keen to learn the importance of animal care. Students aged 6 to 18 years will be introduced to the basic principles and value of caring for, and training animals as an introduction to the broader world of animal husbandry. The program offers an interactive, informative, and inspiring journey through Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where students will learn about varied aquatic environments and interact with a diverse range of marine life. Students will also get exclusive access to the Back-of-House area, where they will learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The program is split into three separate age groups to cater to the interests and learning processes of children of different ages.

LOCATION: Dubai Mall - Downtown Dubai – Dubai

TIMINGS: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

SUGGESTED GRADES: FS1 to University

OTHER INFORMATIONS

  • Minimum capacity – 25
  • Maximum capacity – 300
  • Guided programs are offered from Sunday to Thursday with three daily one-and-a-half-hour sessions: 8:30 am – 10:00
    am, 10:15 am – 11:45 am, & 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
  • Duration of guided visit/program: an hour and a half
  • Guided tours are offered daily
  • Visit goodies vary by program
  • Free entry for one teacher per every 10 kids (4+ years), or 1 teacher per every 5 kids (under 4 years)
  • Combo Meal Option is Available
  • Children under 2 years of age free of charge.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (16+ years old).
  • Glass Bottom Boat Ride (Explorer and VIP Explorer Experiences) not available for pregnant guests and children below 2 years of age.
  • Tickets valid within 30 days of booking.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen tickets.
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo may change operating hours or close temporarily due to refurbishing, capacity, inclement weather or special events, and may otherwise be discounted without notice and without liability to the owner.
  • Ticket is only valid for the purchased experience.
  • Ticket does not entitle holder to non-complimentary services or provisions within Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
  • Re-admission to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is not allowed.
  • Tickets holder may be refused entry if, in the reasonable opinion of the staff, the presence of the holder may pose risk to the safety of tickets holders, and/or affect the enjoyment of others within Dubai
  • Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and/or affect the normal operation of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
    Management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  • All persons entering the venue are subject to the rules and regulations as set by the management
    For General Public group booking option is available. Enquire Now to Know More details.

Location

Contact Information

Address
The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Street, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone 2
Website
Zip/Post Code
18857

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