SeaWorld® Abu Dhabi

The UAE’s first dedicated marine life
research, rescue, rehabilitation and return centre

Miral and SeaWorld® Parks & Entertainment have partnered to develop SeaWorld® Abu Dhabi, a next-generation marine life park built across 183,000sqm featuring a dedicated marine life research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center.

Scheduled for completion end of 2022, SeaWorld® Abu Dhabi will become Yas Island’s next mega attraction and first SeaWorld® theme park built outside of North America.

  • Delivers impactful education opportunities, integrating up-close animal experiences and interactive, immersive exhibits
  • Featuring one of the world’s largest and most progressive indoor aquariums
  • Designed around six distinct realms to unify the theme of “One Ocean”, showing the interconnectivity between all life on earth and our oceans
  • Purpose-built habitats and ecosystems, housing different species together as they are in the wild, with the exception of Orcas (Killer Whales).

The Research Center

SeaWorld® Abu Dhabi leverages 55 years of experience in marine research, conservation, and animal welfare. It will be home to the UAE’s first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center providing world-class facilities to support regional and global conservation efforts. The new research center will serve as an advanced knowledge hub for researchers, scientists, and marine conservationists to better understand and protect the region’s marine life and ecosystem. The research will include live studies into indigenous Gulf species such as dugongs and sea turtles, while further contributing to the global marine science community.

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