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Animal Encounters

Get up close with our aquatic residents!

Get up close to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s amazing animals. With our pick of the best animal encounter, you can go a bit further and spend some extra time getting to know the Aquarium’s many species of aquatic and marine animals. We offer a choice of five encounters, so you can meet Crocodiles, Otters, Sharks, Rays or Penguins. Whichever takes your fancy!

In our Penguin Encounter, you will meet a family of 16 Gentoo penguins in their habitat where you can interact with them and learn more about their behaviour. Or you can go for a Ray Encounter and get to know one of the most docile species to inhabit the oceans, despite their reputation. You can even meet a friendly and exciting ray who’ll take food from you! If otters are more up your street, you should go for the Otter Encounter to meet our family of Asian small-clawed otters. You could always opt to learn more about crocs. Instead of settling for watching these fantastic creatures in their environment at the exhibit, this thrilling experience gets you up close with our croc royalty: King Croc, and Queen Croc. It also gives you admission to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo!

King Croc Encounter
Penguin Encounter
Otter Encounter
Ray Encounter
Shark Trainer Encounter
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