With so much to explore in and around Dubai, you might constantly find yourself spoilt for choice when you’re looking for things to do in the city. From scaling the tallest architectural structure in the world to gazing at fascinating creatures usually only found in the depths of the ocean, the emirate offers a fascinating range of activities to enjoy as a family. So why not snap up this unique opportunity to discover the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo all in one day?
Perched 458 metres above the ground, the observatories on levels 124 and 125 of the Burj Khalifa are the highest of their kind in the world. And a rough minute in the world’s fastest elevator is all it will take you to get to the top. With glass walls lining the entire perimeter from ceiling to floor, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the city from this unique vantage point.
By day, you can enjoy panoramic views of the skyscraper jungle, the charming old towns, the desert and the ocean. By night, the scene transforms into a maze of lights and a blanket of stars in the deep blue sky.
Once you’ve had your fill of the amazement in the skies, head down to earth to explore the depths of the ocean with the wonder that is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. A glimpse of the aquarium while strolling through the mall is an amazing sight in itself but the experience of walking through the tunnel and the underwater observatory with shoals of fish floating around and above you is out of the ordinary. The attraction offers fascinating insights into the world’s most intriguing aquatic creatures including hammerheads, tiger sharks and devil rays.
As you make your way through the underwater observatory and the zoo, marine life experts will give you a behind the scenes tour with a lowdown on the creatures that reside within. You’ll spot giant spider crabs, water rats, penguins, jellyfish and sea horses ambling through their habitats. And while you’re here, don’t forget to spend a moment or more admiring Dubai’s much talked about celebrity couple, King Croc and Queen Croc.