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Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre Welcomes Over 60,000 Visitors in First Five Days

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 17 November 2008

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 enthusiasts.

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 worlds 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 worlds 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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