The Dubai Mall Aquarium and Underwater Zoo has been ranked the 25th best in the world by travel site TripAdvisor.
It is the only facility in the Middle East to win one of the site’s Travelers’ Choice awards for wildlife or marine life in captivity. A total of 275 winners were identified.
The indoor aquarium’s latest attractions include a 750kg crocodile – known as King Croc – and a Giant Pacific Octopus.
Monterey Bay Aquarium in California was named the best aquarium in the world, while Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska was named best zoo.
The awards were based on a formula that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.