SeaWorld Abu Dhabi to open to public in May 2023
United Arab Emirates developer Miral has advised that SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi will open to visitors on 23rd May 2023. Home to the world's largest aquarium, housing more than 68,000 marine animals, the aquarium is being developed in partnership between USA-based SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Miral.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Miral Chairman advised "we are delighted to announce the opening of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi this May, and proud of our partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to bring the region’s next-generation marine life theme park to Abu Dhabi and to Yas Island.
"As part of our commitment to the Year of Sustainability, the marine life park will embed Sheikh Zayed’s legacy and profound respect for nature and all its beauty, as well as play a key role in promoting environmental awareness and protecting marine life in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the wider region.
"Through its innovative programmes and its state-of-the-art facilities, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi aims to inspire the next generation of conservationists and marine life scientists while fostering a deeper appreciation for the natural world. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi's opening will mark an exciting new chapter in Yas Island and Abu Dhabi's ongoing efforts to promote tourism, showcase the emirate's truly unique offerings and position it as a top global destination.”
Featuring six different marine environments offering immersive experiences - as well as dynamic habitats, housing different species together, as they are in their natural habitat - the attraction will include sharks, schools of fish, manta rays and sea turtles.
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to Yas Island’s attractions, which include Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and Clymb Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi’s Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue opened earlier in February 2023, the first dedicated marine research and rescue centre in the Arabian Gulf.
Located on the Emirate’s Yas Island, the facility includes a rescue clinic, a marine veterinary hospital, more than 25 rescue and rehabilitation pools, laboratories and an aquaculture facility.
The facility also features a dry classroom and a wet classroom to educate guests and, as Miral advises, “the next generation of marine biologists”.
Image. Credit: Miral
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