Head to one of the largest aquariums in the world at the Dubai Mall. To give you an idea of what you can expect - the Dubai Aquarium and Zoo holds over 10 million liters of water and is home to over 30,000 displays of marine life. Walk through the underwater tunnel, or if you prefer no holes barred, sign up for a shark dive. Read on to learn about the best way to reach the Dubai Aquarium and Zoo.
Travel time: 25 minutes from city center
Closest stop/station: Grand Drive Entrance, Dubai Mall
Frequency: Every 16 minutes
Description: You can hop onto route 27 which originates at Geira Gold Souk station. Your other option is route 29 from Ghabaiba Bus station. Both these buses drop you right outside the Dubai Mall.
Travel time: 10 minutes
Closest stop/station: Burj Khalifa Station/ Dubai Mall station
Timings: 10 AM - 12 PM
Description: Once you hop off at the Burj Khalifa metro station, you can use the metro link bridge, which is a glass tunnel travelator that will drop you right inside Dubai Mall. The tunnel is temperature-controlled and therefore accessible throughout the year.
Travel time: 20-40 minutes
Driving Route: If you are approaching the Dubai Mall from the city center or Abu Dhabi, get on the Financial Centre Road. As you drive, you will see an exit on your right-hand side that leads to the mall.
The Mall has huge parking spaces for over 14,000 vehicles, so you can bring your car without any hassle. There are dedicated parking spots for disabled visitors with the disabled sticker on their car.
Parking Facilities: You do not have to look elsewhere for parking. The Dubai Mall has four parking zones within - Grand Parking, Fashion Parking, Cinema Parking, and Zabeel Parking. You can view the number of available slots in each parking zone on the Dubai Mall website. If you can’t remember where you parked your car after your trip to the mall, simply enter your car number on the website and it will share the parking location with you.
Travel time: 10 minutes from Downtown Dubai
Distance: 600 m
Description: The Dubai Mall is located in Downtown Dubai, which is the business and tourism hub of the city. Other famous landmarks in the area include the Burj Khalifa. Walk along the Burj Khalifa lake and you’ll find yourself at the mall in no time. Head to the ground floor to enter the Dubai Aquarium.
The Dubai Aquarium is located within the Dubai Mall, in the business hub of Downtown Dubai.
You can reach the Dubai Aquarium by bus, metro, taxi and even on foot from the city center.
A private vehicle or taxi is the fastest way to get to the Dubai Aquarium.
The Dubai Mall has its own bus stop outside the mall, and all public transportation buses drop you right outside.
The closest metro station is the Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall station.
Yes, since the Aquarium is in the Dubai Mall, there is sufficient indoor parking space.
Yes, since the Dubai Mall is in Downtown Dubai, it is fairly accessible on foot.