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Yas Island’s first marine life theme park, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is the first marine life theme park in the UAE, and it's a must-visit for anyone looking for an adventure! Get up close and personal with over 68,000 aquatic animals as you explore 8 different zones featuring more than 100 animal experiences, over 35 interactive experiences, and rides, live performances with characters, 17 dining options, 13 retail outlets, and roaming entertainment across all areas. Through these experiences, you can learn about One Ocean, which connects us all.

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi - In A Nutshell


Handy information

⏰ Suggested Duration:1 day
☀️ Best Time to Visit:Winter Mornings
?️ Adult Tickets: AED 375
? Junior Tickets: AED 290
? Closest Bus Stop:Al Maha St / Gateway Park South 2

The Realms

One Ocean
Abu Dhabi Ocean
Rocky Point
Microocean
Tropical Ocean
Arctic
Antarctica
Endless Ocean

Things to know

Number of Zones: 8
Number of Animals: 68,000
Area: 183,000 square meters
Location: Yas Island

Opening Date And Address

Opening on May 23rd, 2023


Address: FJP9+5P8 - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Why Is SeaWorld Abu Dhabi Worth Visiting?


  • It's an educational as well as entertaining experience. They have an animal care center where you can observe and interact with veterinarians and animal care experts.
  • You can feast your eyes on their fantastic 360-degree media show, nothing that's ever been done before!
  • You can observe the majestic Dungong, a grass-eating mammal that's one of the Gulf's most majestic sea creatures!
  • Kids can explore plenty of marine-themed rides such as Turtle Twist, Octozoom, Jelly Plunge, Eel Racer, and Kelp Climb!
  • You get to witness temperatures close to the North Pole at the Juhani village as you step into a beautiful frozen landscape!
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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi Construction And Design


The construction of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi started on December 13, 2016. Built on 183,000sqm, it leverages SeaWorld's 55 years of marine research, conservation, and animal welfare. The parent company, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has partnered with Miral to bring the park to Yas island. It aims to combine entertainment, thrill, and marine life conservation for visitors. As of today, more than 40% of the park has been constructed and is set to open in May 2023.

The magnificent project has a budget of 1.2 billion. It is among many other breathtaking creations of Miral. Miral is Abu Dhabi’s architect of creative, unique, and beautiful destinations. They handle the development and management of Yas Island. The exotic waterpark will add to Yas Island’s immersive attractions. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is the newest park in over 30 years to be constructed by the parent company. Thus, making it capable of having the most modern technology and research implemented.

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The Realms at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi


1. One Ocean

At SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, the One Ocean serves as the hub for visitors. It includes portals to other areas and the Animal Care Center. One of the main attractions is the centerpiece 360-degree media experience that allows you to explore immersive stories about the One Ocean.
Realm Highlights: Animal Care Center, One Epic Ocean Spectacular, and Explorer HQ.

2. Abu Dhabi Ocean

Explore the distinctive marine ecosystem of the Arabian Gulf and discover the cultural significance of the pearl diving tradition with a visit to the Abu Dhabi Ocean Realm.
Featured Animals: Dugongs, Sea Snakes, Sea Turtles, Bamboo Sharks and Rays.

3. Microocean

Microocean At SeaWorld Abu Dhabi that showcases the importance of small ocean creatures and humans. Visitors can experience this underwater world from the perspective of plankton. There are various activities available such as games, rides, and experiments that offer entertainment and knowledge.
Featured Rides: Turtle Twist, Octozoom, Jelly Plunge, Eel Racer, Kelp Climb, and Explorer's Sea Base.

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4. Rocky Point

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi has designed an above and underwater habitat at Rocky Point that offers a nurturing environment for the animals where they can flourish. Advanced technology is used to replicate the animals' natural environment by creating simulated water currents, wave movements, and lighting conditions.
Featured Animals: Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Asian Small-Clawed Otters, Cormorants, and Pelicans.

5. Arctic

Get ready to explore the unique Arctic region and its animals with seasonal temperatures and light cycles. You can hop onto a research vessel or experience the immersive Hypersphere 360° for an exciting journey of endless discovery.
Featured Animals: Walruses, Puffins, Sea Otters, and Coldwater Fish.

6. Antartica

At SeaWorld Abu Dhabi's Antarctic Realm, the climate has been created to provide ideal conditions for the 6 species of Subantarctic and Antarctic penguins. This includes air temperatures of 1°C and water temperatures of 7°C. In addition, a full spectrum zoological lighting system replicates the seasonal changes of Antarctica to ensure the best welfare conditions for the penguins during molting season, nesting season, and throughout the year.
Featured Penguins: King Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, Rockhopper Penguin, Chinstrap Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, and Adelie Penguin.

7. Tropical Ocean

Experience the beauty of a sunny journey featuring dancing waterfalls, a lush tropical rainforest, a stunning crystal-clear lagoon, and amazing marine life at the Tropical Ocean in SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.
Featured Animals: Dolphins, Flamingos, Macaws, Tropical Birds, and Tropical Fish & Ray.

8. Endless Ocean

You can explore the Endless Ocean realm, which has more than 68,000 animals, including sharks, rays, and schooling fish, making it the world's largest multi-species marine life aquarium. You can also discover 7 other habitats that offer different perspectives on the vast beauty and diversity of the ocean.
Featured Animals: Schooling Fish, Sharks, Rays, Moray Eels, Day Octopuses, and Crustaceans.

Research Center at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi



One of the most important aspects of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is its research center. The centre encapsulates their vision of increasing awareness about the different marine species. It will serve as an advanced knowledge hub for researchers, scientists, and marine conservationists. Further it will increase the number of animals that SeaWorld has provids aid to, which is around 37,000. Live studies will be conducted on indigenous Gulf species to expand the existing research on them. Besides being the first of its kind research center in the UAE, the center will focus entirely on the local marine environment.

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Best Time To Visit SeaWorld Abu Dhabi


The best time to visit SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is during the cooler months of the year, which are November through March. During these months, temperatures are more comfortable and there is less street traffic and general crowds than in summer months. Additionally, these months tend to have lower peak hours and more available tickets. Therefore, planning a trip to SeaWorld Abu Dhabi during the cooler winter months will not only provide better visibility but also make it easier to purchase tickets and avoid peak times.

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi Timings


  • To Be Disclosed

Getting There


  • From Abu Dhabi City Center: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is located in Yas Island, and it's a 26 minute (32 km) from the center of Abu Dhabi. There will be various parking lots in and around SeaWorld.
  • From Abu Dhabi International Airport: SeaWorld is a 12 minute drive from the international airport.
  • From Dubai International Airport: SeaWorld is a 1 hour 10 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport

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Dining near SeaWorld Abu Dhabi


Yas Island has many options for dining inside the Yas Mall. You can get whatever your heart craves from fast food, ice-creams, chocolates, to full meals from various cuisines. Here are some restaurants you can check out in Yas Mall.

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Texas de Brazil is a Texan-Brazilian restaurant that combines the flavors of Brazil with the generous, larger-than-life spirit of Texas. It is a paradise for meat lovers and is perfect for family meals.

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Taqado Mexican Kitchen

Taqado is a Tex-Mex restaurant serving customizable dishes inspired by Texas and Mexico. You can go here for quick bites of Nachos, Quesadillas, and Churros, or full meals such as Burritos, Tacos, and Mexican rice.

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