DUBAI: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, a next-generation marine-life theme park on Yas Island, is 90 per cent complete and will open in 2023, property developer Miral announced on Wednesday.
The development includes the UAE’s first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center. To be located next to the marine-life theme park, the research and rescue center will open this year. It will support regional and global conservation efforts, with a focus on indigenous Arabian Gulf and marine life ecosystems.
Built on five indoor levels with a total area of approximately 183,000sqm, the marine-life theme park will feature themed guest environments, habitats, rides and immersive experiences. It's set to be home to the region's largest multi-species aquarium, with more than 58 million litres of water and 150 species, including sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
“Abu Dhabi and the UAE has delivered longstanding marine conservation, and SeaWorld Abu Dhabi signifies the start of a new chapter in regional and global marine life knowledge, conservation, and sustainability,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Miral. “Our partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to bring this next-generation marine-life theme park to the capital will further help position Abu Dhabi as a global tourism hub and contribute to its economic growth and diversification vision.”