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The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo wins TripAdvisor award

Dubai’s Aquarium and Underwater Zoo has been voted one of the best aquariums in the world by the users of TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

The site announced on Tuesday the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe. There were 275 winners identified and Dubai’s Aquarium was ranked 25th on the list.

Dubai-Mall-AquariumMonterey Bay Aquarium in California emerged as the overall winner, followed by Oceanario de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal; Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia and Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The award winners were chosen using an algorithm that took into account the number and quality of TripAdvisor user reviews which were gathered over a 12-month period.

Located in Dubai Mall, The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo opened in 2008 and has over 70 different species, including 300 sharks and rays, plus a 750 kg King Croc. The 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium in Dubai Mall is the largest suspended aquarium in the world.