Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo - Penguin Cove & Nursery Experience

The all-new immersive encounter allows guests to step inside the Penguin Cove habitat and go face-to-feather with the colony of live Gentoo penguins while learning about their fascinating natural behaviours. Gentoo penguins are social animals known for living in colonies and often mating for life. The birds’ natural curiosity and unique behaviour make them a natural crowd pleaser. While the flightless birds aren’t nimble on land, their wings serve as fins allowing them to glide gracefully underwater, reaching depths of more than 600 feet and speeds of 22 miles per hour, faster than any other diving bird. They can reach diving depths of up to 200 m (650 ft) when hunting for small fish, krill and squid. They can also remain underwater for up to seven minutes


  • Meet the Gentoo Penguins in the Penguin CoveGet a guided behind the scenes tour
  • Meet the Gentoo Penguins in the Penguin Cove
  • Get a guided behind the scenes tour


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