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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is now open

Explore the region's first marine life theme park across eight immersive zones

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, Yas Island has thrown open its doors! A collaboration between Miral and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, the marine life theme park tells a captivating story of the ocean across eight immersive realms. A fascinating collection of exhibits and experiences uncovers the interconnectivity between life on Earth and the ocean, inviting visitors to learn about this delicate ecosystem while being entertained.

Located on Yas Island in the UAE capital, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi delivers engaging and immersive family-friendly experiences through its uniquely themed realms, featuring up-close animal encounters, exciting rides, inspiring entertainment as well as unmatched dining and shopping experiences for visitors. Spread across five indoor levels, the realms span an area of approximately 183,000 square metres, with the Endless Ocean realm set to be home to the world’s largest and most expansive multispecies aquarium. This innovatively designed aquarium will contain over 25 million litres of water and will be a dynamic habitat for more than 68,000 marine animals, including sharks, schools of fish, rays and sea turtles. In total, the theme park will be home to over 100,000 marine animals, including 150 species of birds, fish, mammals and reptiles.

The other realms include One Ocean, Abu Dhabi Ocean, Rocky Point, Tropical Ocean, Antarctica, Arctic and MicroOcean.

The habitats in each realm of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi have been custom-designed using the highest standards for animal welfare, which include those set by internationally recognised animal welfare organisations. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s next-generation marine life habitats feature state-of-the-art design and technology that will enable the animals to coexist in these dynamic habitats.

Other spaces have been designed to provide flexibility for animal welfare, allowing the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi animal care team to recreate social seasonal patterns for animals such as the walrus. Unique systems such as the Advanced Animal Lighting System (AALS) recreate night and day as well as seasonal light cycles while also providing the health benefits of full-spectrum light. Furthermore, the Animal Life Support System (ALSS) manages water quality to support the diverse array of fish and mammals living together in dynamic environments.

Adjacent to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, the park is home to Yas SeaWorld® Research & Rescue Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the first-of-its-kind dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return centre in the region, which opened in February 2023. It serves as an advanced marine science knowledge hub and is a key contributor to marine life conservation in the UAE and the wider region.


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