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Penguin Encounter: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo - Penguin Cove Tickets
Supplied by: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Here's your chance for a penguin encounter in Dubai as you get to meet the adorable Gentoo Penguins! Be prepared to experience some unusually cold temperatures for Dubai, as you make your way into the Dubai Aquarium Penguin Cove.

Duration: 4 hours
Offered languages: Urdu, Hindi, العربية, English


  • Immerse yourself in a 10-million-litre tank that is home to over 140 species of aquatic animals
  • Experience the thrill of walking through a 48-meter tunnel that provides a 270-degree view of the aquarium
  • Observe the natural behaviours of the Gentoo Penguins in the Penguin Cove


The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is an unforgettable attraction, located at the ground level of the Dubai Mall.

Be amazed by the 10-million-litre tank, one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world, home to over 140 species of aquatic animals and more than 300 Sharks and Rays, including one of the largest collections of Sand Tiger Sharks.

Experience the thrill of walking through the 48-meter tunnel that provides a 270-degree view from below the surface tank. The main Aquarium tank is an impressive 51 meters in length and 20 meters in width, making it a truly unforgettable attraction.

But that's not all, the Penguin Cove visit is included in this package. Step inside the habitat of the 16 Gentoo penguins and learn about their fascinating natural behaviors. The facility replicates the Subantarctic environmental conditions, with air temperature kept between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius and water temperature between 5 and 7 degrees.

Experience the beauty of the marine world like never before with a visit to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. It is a fascinating and educational journey that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of marine life.

What's included

  • Aquarium Tunnel
  • Underwater Zoo
  • Penguin Cove & Nursery
  • 1x AED 10 Food & Beverage voucher at the “Aquarium Cafe”
  • 1x AED 20 voucher at the Aquarium retail shop
  •  Penguin Encounter (chargeable at 100aed extra)

Know before you go

1. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (15+ years old) and a consent form from the parent/s is required.
2. Children below the age of 2 years are free of charge.
3. Opening timings: Weekdays: 10:00 AM- 11:00 PM ( last entry 10:15 PM) and Weekends: 10:00 - 12:00 PM ( last entry 11:15 PM)
4. Several educators are available throughout the journey to provide guests with additional information.

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable however customer can reschedule experience within 7 days.

Opening times

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Venue address

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall.
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