The Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre
at the new Dubai Mall, recorded a massive visitor turn-out following its opening, with more
than 60,000 tickets sold for the in the first five days. The Dubai Ice Rink also drew over 5,000 skating
Mr Suresh Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Retail LLC,
said, “The Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre has truly captured the
enthusiasm of the visitors. The diverse array of aquatic animals and fish in the aquarium attracts family crowds, with children gaining a unique
learning experience at the Discovery Centre, featuring otters and seals among other species. The Dubai Ice Rink is also a strong draw with
adults and children enjoying its Olympic-size proportions.”
The Dubai Aquarium featuring the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel is a free attraction. 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 Living Ocean, are a special draw among children, who also have the opportunity to touch-and-feel several aquatic species.
As part of its opening, the mall has opened several access roads including from Sheikh Zayed Road, off Financial Street Road (previously Doha
Road), Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Burj Dubai and through the newly opened bridge off Interchange One.
One of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations, The Dubai Mall will have 14,000 parking spaces, most of which have already
opened. An innovative ‘car locator’ ticketing system has also been installed in the car parks to make it easier for people to remember where they have parked.
With close to 600 retail outlets already open, The Dubai Mall will have over 1,200 retail stores and over 160 F&B outlets. Other popular attractions
at the mall include the sprawling Gold Souk and the Fashion Catwalk atrium, which hosts fashion shows. Several F&B outlets have also opened
for the convenience of visitors.
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