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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the largest aquariums in the world [Amazing Photo of the Day]

Are sea animals your thing? Do you like spending time with da’ fishes? Having conversations with dolphins? Going for the occasional joy ride with sharks? Then Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo should be your next vacation spot. No, you won’t be able to go on joy rides per se. But you can potentially spend some time in the tank, raising the possibility of close interaction with all types of sea critters. There is even a special ‘Shark Dive’ event, if you like that sort of thing.

Aside from its size (2.3 million gallons of water, making Dubai Aquarium the second largest in the world), the most notable thing about the place is it holds the record for ‘Largest Arylic Panel’ in the world (verified by Guinness World Book of Records. In other words, it essentially has the largest fish tank in the world, with one wall measuring 27 feet tall (8.3 m), 108 feet wide (32.88 m), and 30 inches (75 cm) thick. Check it out:

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[via Wikipedia [5], Official website [6]]