Client: Emaar Properties PJSC
Consultant: Hyder Consulting Middle East LTD
Project Manager: TURNER Construction International LLC
Main Consultant: DP Architects PTE Ltd
Aquarium Consultant: Oceanis
Main Contractor: JV DBB & Al Ghandi/CCC
Themed Engineering & Contractor: JV Al Ahmadiah / Eremco Paris in association with AAB France Location : Dubai Mall, Dubai
Year : 2009


The Discovery Centre forms part of the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (DAUZ) located in the centre of the Dubai Mall. The Dubai aquarium features the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel open to the general public.

The walk-through tunnel and Discovery Centre assures closer appreciation of the marvels of the aquatic world. The three distinctive themes at the Discovery Centre, rainforest, rocky shore and ocean, are special draw cards among children, who also have the opportunity to touch-and-feel several of the aquatic species. Walk along the rainforest, rocky shore and ocean environments at the Discovery Centre and you’ll find yourself face to face with dangerous Piranha, Giant Catfish, playful Otters, a Humbolt Penguin colony, Harbour Seals and more. Whether viewing the rainforest from a suspension bridge high above the river and tree canopy, or reaching out and touching some of the more hard rock pool inhabitants, this is an aquatic experience you will never forget.
The Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre truly captures the enthusiasm of the visitors. The diverse array of aquatic animals and fish, featuring otters and seals among other species in the aquarium attracts family crowds with children gaining a unique learning experience.