Visiting an underwater aquarium is the best way to explore vibrant coral reefs, graceful sea creatures, and awe-inspiring marine life. Witness sharks gliding by and colourful fish darting through crystal-clear waters. If you’d like to dive into an immersive marine life experience, you must visit the Dubai Aquarium. Here are five reasons the aquarium must be a part of your Dubai tour package itinerary.
The World’s Largest Indoor Aquarium
The Dubai Aquarium measures 51m x 20m x 11 m in size and can hold up to 10 million litres of water. With over 33,000 marine animals, it is one of the largest indoor museums in the world. It also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest acrylic panel, which is one of its kind and weighs more than 45,000 kilograms.
The Aquarium Has a Huge Variety of Exhibits
The museum has designed several animal encounters and diving experiences for visitors looking to understand and observe marine animals in close quarters. Some popular encounters at the Dubai Aquarium include King Croc Encounter, Penguin Encounter, Ray Encounter, Otter Encounter, and Shark Trainer Encounter.
The Aquarium is divided into different ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. There’s also a dedicated exhibit for insects and reptiles: Insect Walls, Mounted Glass Exhibits, Iguana Enclosure, Burmese Python Enclosure, and Tree Snake Encounters.
The Museum Promises a Never Before Experience
For adventure lovers, the shark diving experience is thrilling and one of a kind. You can swim with sand tiger sharks, reef sharks, leopard sharks, and even Giant Groupers and stingrays. You could go snorkeling in a cage by jumping into a 10 million litre tank without equipment. The cage allows you to watch the different marine animals from close quarters, including various species of sharks and rays. Walk with sharks with the Shark Walker, along with 400 sharks and other marine animals.
The aquarium also offers a variety of diving options; learn about the aquarium’s shark conservation efforts and even feed them. If swimming isn’t your tea, consider taking a glass-bottom boat ride to feed your favourite aquatic animals. Don’t miss the 48-metre-long aquarium that takes you 11 metres, offering a 270-degree view of the aquarium.
Huge Range of Marine Animals
Besides crocodiles, iguanas, pythons, otters, and other animals, the aquarium has a vast collection of marine animals, including giant spider crabs, sea horses, jellyfish, penguins, lionfish, piranhas, cichlids, paddlefish, archerfish, and garden eels.
The Well-Informed Staff Provides a Host of Information on Aquatic Creatures
The staff at Dubai Aquarium are well trained to provide information about the species within the aquarium. There’s an underwater zoo with hundreds of animals.
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