UAE: Mega Theme Park With World’s Largest Aquarium Announces Opening Date
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi has got an official opening date. The marine life theme park will open its doors on May 23 this year.
The attraction houses eight themed realms, featuring up-close animal encounters, rides, entertainment, as well as dining and shopping experiences.
A collaboration between Miral and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s eight realms can be explored across five indoor levels spanning an area of approximately 183,000sqm. The Endless Ocean realm is set to be home to the world’s largest and most expansive multi-species aquarium. This aquarium will contain over 25 million litres of water and be a dynamic habitat for more than 68,000 marine animals, including sharks, schools of fish, manta rays, and sea turtles.
Located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, there will be over 100,000 marine animals in total, including 150 species of birds, fish, mammals and reptiles at the marine life theme park. Animal habitats in each realm have been custom-designed “using state-of-the-art technology and the highest standards for animal welfare”.
Designed according to standards set by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) and American Humane, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s marine life habitats feature state-of-the-art design and technology that will enable animals to live in dynamic habitats alongside other fish, birds, and animals as they would in nature.
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/day and seasonal light cycles, while also providing the health benefits of full spectrum light. The Animal Life Support System (ALSS) manages water quality to support the diverse array of fish and mammals living together in dynamic environments.