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Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium

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Shark Walker In Dubai Aquarium highlights

  • Descend into a massive 10 million litre tank filled with over 33,000 incredible aquatic creatures, including over 400 sharks and rays.

  • Witness few of the rarest sharks including Sand Tiger Sharks, Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks, and Tawny Nurse Sharks swim by mere inches from your face.

  • The tank is also home to a variety of other marine life, such as manta rays, giant groupers and stingrays.

  • Enjoy a captivating underwater adventure for nearly 30 minutes.

  • Breathe comfortably with a specialised helmet and explore up to 4 metres deep.

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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Unit SF - 115 - شارع المركز المالي، - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Shark Walker In Dubai Aquarium cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 7 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 7 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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Shark Walker In Dubai Aquarium overview

Aquarium Timings:

Sessions run every half hour between

12:30 PM - 1.30 PM

2:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Activity Duration- 25min

Watch the 33,000 aquatic creatures including giant sharks, sea turtles, colorful fishes, and many others at the Dubai Aquarium & underwater zoo. Visit the Aquarium and walk with the giant predators wearing oxygenated helmets. Experience thrill & excitement as you swim with the professional trainers in the largest suspended aquarium in the world. Marvel at the world’s biggest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks as you attend your 30-minute shark walking session. With your Shark Walker tickets, enjoy watching the feeding session of giant sharks and their little off-springs.

About the activity:

  • Visit the Dubai Aquarium & underwater zoo which is the largest suspended aquarium in the world and participate in the 30-minute Shark Walking session.
  • Learn about the safety techniques from the instructors before going for your Shark walking session.
  • Experience thrill & excitement as you see the world’s biggest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks from the underwater cage.
  • Marvel at the 30,000 marine animals like rays, sea turtles, different species of fish, and know about them from the professional trainer
  • With your Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium, get up close to the giant sharks and the little off-springs.

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How to reach?

  • By metro: Take the metro to Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall station. Upon arrival at the station, head out to the main road. There is a feeder bus that goes from the station to the mall every 15 mins. Alternatively, the mall is a 15-min walk from the station via the air-conditioned Metro Link Bridge.
  • By car: If you plan to drive to The Dubai Mall from the center of Dubai, take the first interchange and proceed through Financial Centre Road (formerly Doha Street). You will see the approach road to The Dubai Mall on the right-hand side.
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Shark Walker In Dubai Aquarium faqs

What is the Shark Walker experience in Dubai Aquarium?

Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium is a thrilling experience that lets you come face to face with the sharks and other aquatic creatures in the aquarium. The activity includes an introductory session at the beginning during which instructors will elaborate the safety guidelines and teach you the hand signals so you can communicate underwater. You will then have to wear a wetsuit and a breathing helmet, enter a see through accompanied by an instructor and swim into a massive tank to a depth of about 13 feet. As you descend,you can witness the aquatic wonders of the aquarium through the viewing panel of the helmet. Watch colourful shoals of fish, spot different types of sharks, see the rays swim past you and enjoy a close-up view of other marine animals in the tank. The activity lasts for 25 minutes underwater after which you will ascend back to the land in your cage.

Is there an age restriction for the Shark Walker experience?

Yes, there is an age restriction for the Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium. The minimum age of the participants should be at least 12 years to take part in the experience.

Do I need to know how to swim to participate in the Shark

No, you do not need any prior diving experience, swimming experience or professional scuba certification to take part in the Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium. Anyone who satisfies the age and height constraints can participate in the experience. A safety briefing session will be conducted at the beginning of the activity during which trained instructors will teach you the hand signals, equipment usage and safety guidelines.  

How long does the Shark Walker experience last?

The Shark Walker experience lasts for around 30 minutes which includes an introduction and a safety briefing session at the start. You will then be taken under water in a cage for approximately 25 minutes during which you can spot different varieties of sharks. 

What safety measures are in place for the Shark Walker experience?

  • Shark Walker in Dubai tickets include a safety briefing session at the start of the activity during which trained professionals will specify the guidelines. They will teach you the hand signals for communication underwater, usage of the breathable helmets and how to interact with the sharks.
  • For safety purposes, participants have to be at least 12 years old and 150 cm tall to take part in the Shark Walker activity.
  • The dive instructor will accompany you in the cage throughout the experience.
  • The cage has a glass bottom but the top half is all cage with bars and no glass so fish can swim in and out. You have to hold the inside bar and not the top ones as it can be risky.
  • The state-of-the-art breathable helmets let you breathe comfortably underwater and have a magnified viewing panel.

Is there a weight limit for the Shark Walker experience?

No, there is no weight limit for the Shark Walker experience, however, only four people can use the Shark Walker cage at a time. The diving belt of the wetsuit has weights inside and hence when you enter the water, you will sink safely to the bottom of the cage. Shark Walker activity mentions height constraints, according to which, the minimum height of the participants should be 150 cm. Guests who purchase Shark Walker in Dubai tickets should also have broad shoulders measuring 33 cm to take part in the activity.

Can I wear glasses or contact lenses during the Shark Walker experience?

Yes, though you can wear glasses but it is recommended to wear contact lenses during the Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium. You will have to walk underwater in a special helmet that provides a clear view of marine life during the experience. Wearing glasses or contact lenses may interfere with the proper fit and seal of the helmet, thus compromising your safety and the overall experience. Hence, it is advisable to consult with the instructors of the Shark Walker experience for guidelines and recommendations regarding eyewear.

How much does it cost to swim with sharks in Dubai?

You can swim with the sharks in Dubai at the Dubai Aquarium at an approximate price of AED 620 - 700. In addition, you can participate in Shark Walker, Shark Dive and Cage Snorkelling experiences that let you swim with sharks. The cost of Shark Walker in Dubai tickets is around, Shark Dive costs AED 790 per person and Cage Snorkelling is priced at AED 370.

Which are some other famous aquariums in Dubai?

  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis
  • Dubai Dolphinarium
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • Al Mahara Aquarium at Burj Al Arab 
  • Dubai Safari Park
  • Green Planet

Can you shark dive in Dubai?

Yes, you can take part in the Shark Dive activity at Dubai Aquarium provided you are 10 years old or above. During the shark dive experience, you will come face to face with the sharks and other marine creatures in the aquarium tank. You can shark dive only under the supervision of a Divemaster and Dive Instructor, after completing a short scuba diving program.

Is Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium worth experiencing?

Yes, the Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium is an exciting and adventurous activity that is worth experiencing as it lets you witness a close-up view of the aquatic species, ranging from tiny fishes to huge sharks playing in front of you. You can watch around 33,000 different creatures along with the world’s biggest collection of tiger sharks in the tank. Walk with the sharks in a see-through cage while wearing a wetsuit and a breathable helmet for some memorable experience.  

What type of sharks are in the Dubai Aquarium?

Dubai Aquarium is the home to 33,000 marine creatures including 400 different sharks and rays in its 10 million litre tank. It houses the world’s largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks and other types of sharks like

  • White- tip and black- tip Reef Shark
  • Tawny Nurse Shark
  • Leopard Shark
  • Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
  • Silvertip Shark
  • Oceanic Whitetip Shark
  • Bamboo Shark
  • Zebra Shark
  • Grey Reef Shark 
  • Wobbegong Shark 
  • Whitespotted Bamboo Shark
  • Coral Catshark

What are the tips for Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium?

Participants should be at least 12 years old and 150 cm in height to take part in the Shark Walker in Dubai Aquarium.

Plan to arrive early at the aquarium as soon as it opens and visit on weekdays since the place gets crowded during peak hours and on weekends.

Shark Walker is a popular experience and so it is recommended to book your Shark Walker in Dubai tickets in advance to secure your slot.

Take part in the safety briefing session and listen carefully to the instructions provided by the staff. They will teach you the safety guidelines, hand signals, equipment usage and how to interact with marine life.

You can ask the instructor to capture your experience underwater as a video with his GoPro camera which you can later buy as a souvenir.

Although you will wear a helmet and wetsuit, it is necessary that you dress comfortably and remove any accessory that may pose a risk.

Avoid consuming heavy food and alcoholic beverages before as well as after the activity.

Do not carry sharp objects like knives, heavy luggage, lighter and alcohol.

While inside the tank, it is important that you respect marine life and do not touch or disturb the aquatic creatures.

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