View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shoppers Watch the Sharks at the Dubai Mall

The Dubai Aquarium within the Dubai Mall is one of the largest tanks but it possesses the world’s largest aquarium viewing panel.

More than the size of the 50m long aquarium is the view that spectators can get. The two glass tunnels at varying levels, offer windows to see a range of marine life as well as opportunities to come face to face with sharks, stingrays and other species of fish.

There is something wonderful, relaxing and soothing about watching fish (unless they’re eating each other or you are visiting at 4.00pm when the sharks are feeding).

Watch the Fish
Take a look at this video that was filmed at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquararium in Japan which is almost the same size as the Dubai aquarium.

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona) from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

Further Details
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall.

Record Hungry Dubai Makes a Splash in the Guinness Book with New Aquarium, ETE.
Like to Ski After Shopping? Skate? Or Squizz at the Aquarium? ETE.
The New Dubai Mall and the Decline of the Mall in the Emirates, ETE.
UAE Malls: Shopping the Emirates, ETE.

Dr Geoff Pound

Geoff can be contacted by email at geoffpound(at) on Facebook and Twitter.

Image: Shoppers Watch the Sharks at the Dubai Mall.