The Green Planet undergoes a spooktacular makeover this month, offering a thrilling selection of limited-time experiences, fun activities, and the ultimate “face your fear” piranha snorkel encounter

Dubai, UAE, 4th October 2020 – If your Halloween spirit needs a little boo-st, you’re not going to want to miss out on this! Leave the pumpkin carving and DIY costume-making at home and take a trip to The Green Planet in City Walk for a truly unique experience this spooky season.

Do you dare to snorkel with the piranhas? Those brave enough can actually get the chance this Halloween. The Green Planet has partnered with Al Boom Dive Center to create the first of its kind experience in the region. At just AED 330, guests will gear up with a wet suit and go behind the scenes to the ‘meat kitchen’ whilst receiving a full brief from the bio-dome’s expert biologist and receiving a back of house tour. The Snorkel with the Piranhas encounter will take Dubai’s boldest adventurers up close and personal with some of the rainforest’s most fascinating species.

To add to the thrill, the experience will take place during the daily piranha feeding frenzy at 4-5pm. Get the chance to feed and learn about multiple species, before taking the plunge, guests will assist with feeding the Pacu Fish their veggies, next up, witness over 1,000 of the notorious fish devour full chickens and turkeys, before being lowered into the tank. The once in a lifetime experience is open to anyone over the age of 6 and feel confident and comfortable swimming.

Don’t worry, guests of The Green Planet’s Snorkel with the Piranhas experience will be inside the water with a safe 1.5-meter distance and experience watching through their goggles as the feeding frenzy takes place – Did you know piranhas are actually scavengers and not predatory hunters… but that doesn’t stop the adrenaline!

Don’t fancy that much of a fright? Come and experience The Green Planet After Dark for the perfect treat this Halloween. Every Wednesday, from 7-9pm head to bio-dome at night and be greeted by all the nocturnal residents that encompass The Green Planet. Say hi to the Sloths, get up close and personal with a Gecko and pay a visit to the famous Slow Loris family at their most active time of day! After, grab dinner at The TGP Café lit up at night and have the most spook-tacular night!

Throughout the whole month of October, the bio-dome will transform into an eerie Haunted Rainforest, complete with spooky spider webs, animal skeletons, RIP extinct animal tombstones and pumpkins galore. Get involved in frightful fun with spooky arts and crafts, haunted rainforest activity maps, and a range of games including hopscotch and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Take note: Kids who arrive wearing animal inspired costumes will immediately be entered in a drawing to win a Zookeeper for a day!

Whether it’s swimming with petrifying piranhas, discovering night crawlers, or battling it out for the spookiest costume, The Green Planet Dubai is bound to give everyone their fright-night fix all month long!

For more information, and to book your tickets, please visit:


What: Snorkel with Piranhas

When: Launching 1st of October 2020


  • 15 minutes to change in private change room facilities with lockers
  • 5-minute safety briefing at the top of the River Tank while learning how to use gear
  • 10 minutes of feeding the Pacu their fruits and vegetables from the surface, checking out the piranha food from outside the water, and learning about Piranhas
  • 20 minutes in the water first watching the piranha feeding frenzy and then snorkeling along the surface of the tank exploring
  • 10 minutes to shower, change and return your wetsuit and gear
  • Total experience: 1 hour


·         350 AED per person at Gate

  • 330 AED per person Online


  • General Admission to TGP included in ticket price
  • Capacity is 4 guests per day (1 session)
  • Session every day runs from 4:00-5:00pm
  • Minimum age is 6 years of age
  • Guests must feel confident in the water and be capable of climbing down and up a small ladder

What: The Green Planet After Dark

When: Every Wednesday throughout October 2020

Experience: Experience The Green Planet at Night

Time: 7-9pm (last ticket can be purchased at 8:15pm)


·         Adults – AED 120 (120 online)

·         Children – AED 99 (89 online)

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Media Contact:

Jessica Little

Senior PR Manager

About The Green Planet

The Green Planet is a four-story origami style glass bio-dome that invites guests to explore the planet’s fascinating flora and fauna through an immersive expedition into the tropics. Designed as an enclosed ecosystem, The Green Planet recreates the enchanting world of a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals and the world’s largest indoor man-made and life-sustaining tree. Each of the four levels reflects a level of the rainforest: The Canopy that forms the roof of the rainforest, absorbing the majority of the sunlight and diffusing the rainfall; The Mid Story where trees commonly have large leaves in order to absorb any sunlight filtered down through the canopy; The Forest Floor Humid. Quiet. Dark.  where barely any sunlight reaches the floor and The Flooded Rainforest complete with a giant aquarium filled with species such as arapaima, arowana and graceful stingrays. The Green Planet is also home to the region’s first bat cave that recreates the Seba’s bats’ natural habitat, and stays true to the cozy low-lit environments they thrive in. Located at City Walk in Dubai, The Green Planet inspires people of all ages and nationalities to learn about and care more for every single plant and animal that inhabits the earth.

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