Abu Dhabi is well known for its desert dunes, pristine beaches, pleasant oasis, and staggering landscapes. It now adds a new marvel to its endless list of tourist spots. The largest aquarium in the Middle East, The National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi is opening its door for visitors from tomorrow, November 12, 2021.
The National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi, the largest in the Middle East
The project was supposed to be a rehabilitation zone to protect the sea creatures. The idea is to design an ecologically sustainable living area for the variety of sea wealth found around the world.
More than ever, the need for inclusive nature makes more sense now and the National Aquarium stands tall as a symbol to showcase this progress in the right direction.
Preserving & Showcasing Marine Wealth
More than 46,000 marine species including the Sand Tiger Sharks, Giant Groupers, Rays were brought from the various corners of the world. The National Aquarium spanning over 5,000 sq. km has ten themed zones and it provides an excellent opportunity to both educate and entertain the visitors.
There are around 60 educational exhibitions arranged for visitors to teach them the aqua world. Under the ‘Shark Encounter’ program, visitors can hand-feed the two meters long sharks.
The National Aquarium has inked a five-year partnership with the Environmental Agency. As a part of this agreement, over 200 sea turtles were saved and relocated.The gulf region is responsible for the decrease in the Shark population due to overfishing. The pact with the Environmental Agency makes sure that doesn’t happen anymore.
A few months ago, the aquarium became home to a 115-Kilogram reticulated python. It is one of the longest snake breeds in the world that can reach up to 10 metres. If you’d like to book the tickets, visit the official website here. Tickets start from AED 105.
Operating Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm / Thursday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm