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National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Tickets

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Check out the largest aquarium in the Middle East and view some rare types of fish. View the largest snake in the world, go on a glass bottom boat ride, or do an aqua tunnel walkthrough. Explore entry tickets and get access to the Bu Tinah Dhow experience here.
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National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Tickets Guide

The National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi is one of the latest additions to the tourist experience in UAE. With 46,000 animals on display, National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is the largest aquarium in the Middle East. The aquarium houses more than 200 sharks, rays, and 25 other marine species. 
Read on to learn about all you need to know — National Aquarium Abu Dhabi ticket options, opening hours, what to see, and more.

All Your National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Ticket Options

There are two types of tickets you can choose from – standard entry, and premium experience tickets. 
While the standard entry tickets give you access to all the 10 themed zones, premium experience tickets give you additional special discounts on retail stores, Glass bridge walk, and special experiences.

Standard Entry Ticket

Premium Experience Tickets

The standard entry ticket to the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi allows access to 10 themed zones in the largest aquarium in the Middle East.

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National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Entry Tickets
Watch rare aquatic animals in 10 themed zones. Walk through the longest underwater tunnel in the Middle East. Gain access to over 60 exhibitions and learn about conservation efforts. This ticket also has the option to upgrade to an All-Access ticket that comes with Glass Bridge Walk, Glass Bottom Boat Tour, and Behind the Scenes Tour.
This ticket allows visitors to explore all the ten themed zones in the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi and get up close with marine animals. Additionally, you will also enjoy the Aquarium journey, Glass bottom boat ride, Aqua glass bridge walk, and Behind-the-scenes tour.

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  • National Aquarium Abu Dhabi - All Access Pass
    Discover exciting marine animals in a glass-bottom boat ride or try the aqua glass bridge walk. Meet Super Snake, the largest snake in the world, and come up close with Hammerhead and bull sharks. Headout customers enjoy a 15% discount on Retail Stores & La Ballena Cafe purchases.
  • National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Entry Ticket + Bu Tinah Dhow Experience
    Watch over 46,000 marine animals from over 300 species in the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. The glass-bottom Bu Tinah Dhow boat will take you to the ten zones of the aquarium. Enjoy the spectacular marine life from the comfort of your seat. Headout customers get a 15% discount on purchases at Retail Stores & La Ballena Cafe.

Which National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Ticket Should You Go For?

If you are on a budget 

The entry ticket gives access to all the 10 themed zones of the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. You can also see exhibitions and stroll through the underwater tunnel.

If you want a premium experience 

If you want a wholesome experience at the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi, upgrade your standard ticket to All Access and Combo. The premium tickets allow you to take a glass-bottom boat ride, Glass Bridge Walk, Behind-the-scenes tour, and Bu Tinah Dhow experience. You can also claim 15% discounts at Retail Stores and La Ballena Cafe.

National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Ticket Offers

Free Entry

People with disabilities and their caretakers can visit the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi free of charge. Children below three years old can also visit the aquarium for free.

Cashbacks & Offers

Headout customers buying All Access and premium tickets will get a 15% discount on Retail Stores & La Ballena Cafe purchases. Headout also offers up to 10% cashback on selected tickets 

Plan Your Visit to The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

Timings

Getting there

Guidelines/Facilities

What are the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi’s opening hours?
The National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi is open all week from 10 AM to 10 PM. 
When is the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi closed?
The National Aquarium, a relatively new tourist destination, is open year-round. 
When is the best time to visit the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
The best time to visit National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is before 12 PM on weekdays. The best season to visit Abu Dhabi is winter (November to March), as temperatures drop below 30 degrees Celsius and offer a pleasant experience. 
How long is a tour of the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
A National Aquarium Abu Dhabi tour takes around 2 hours.
Where is the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi located?
The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is located at Al Qana - Rabdan - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Can I take the train/metro to the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
No. Abu Dhabi does not have a train/metro system. 
Can I take the bus to the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
Yes, you can catch an Abu Dhabi Department of Transport bus from the city to The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. The nearest bus stop is Khaleej Al Arabi St and is only a 5-minute walk from the aquarium. 
Can I drive to the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
Yes, National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is accessible by car. Set your GPS destination to ‘The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi’ and follow the directions. 
Is parking available at the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
Yes, National Aquarium Abu Dhabi offers free car parking on its premises.
How far is National Aquarium Abu Dhabi from Dubai?
The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is 1.5 hours away from Dubai Airport.
Is the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is wheelchair accessible.
Is photography allowed at the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi? 
Mobile photography is permitted inside the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. Professional photography, however, requires special permission from the aquarium authorities.
Where can I dine at the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
The aquarium is located in Al-Qana, which is home to several restaurants, food trucks, cafes and kiosks.
Is a storage facility included at the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi?
Luggage and bags are not allowed in the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi.

What To See At The National Aquarium In Abu Dhabi

The experiences National Aquarium Abu Dhabi offer ranges from deep dives into ray territory to friendly chats with Puffins. The encounters prepare you to overcome your fears and embrace adventure.

Ocean Encounter

In the Ocean Encounter, visitors can hand-feed marine species. This exclusive activity, coupled with a General Admission ticket, is an opportunity to face your fears. Disabled visitors, pregnant guests, and children below three years cannot participate in the activity. One must be above 90 CM in height and wear a chest wader before entering the water.

Jungle Encounter 

Jungle Encounter is a chance to meet freshwater rays up close. Take a plunge into the depth of the aquarium and swim with scores of freshwater rays and other marine animals. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows visitors to greet the rays and feed them in person. You can also watch rays so close that you can count the spots on them.

Arctic Encounter

Participate in Arctic Encounter to meet the adorable Puffins—the clowns of the Ocean. This exclusive activity allows visitors to observe Puffins and feed them fish. Each Puffin is unique and special, but the superstar among Puffins is Snoop.

Diving 

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi has two diving activities. Both seasoned divers and newcomers can dive into the depth of the aquarium. Certified divers can plunge and swim along the magnificent Sand Tiger Sharks in Shark Dive; newcomers need to join a PADI Discover SCUBA Diving before diving into the largest aquarium in the Middle East.

National Aquarium Abu Dhabi’s Zones 

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi has seven important themed zones. These zones allow visitors to experience marine animals and the biodiversity of various regions in the world. 

UAE's Natural Treasures

 This zone is a tribute to the rich cultural history of the UAE. Take a deep dive into the history of Arabian pearl fishing that sustained the communities before the oil boom. Visitors can watch first-hand the natural phenomenon of how oysters and pearls are formed. The exhibit also focuses on the animals and biodiversity of the Eastern Arabian Peninsula.

Red Sea Wreck

Explore a shipwreck in the depths of the Red Sea. Hop on this underwater exploration to inspect a majestic sunken ship, and discover hundreds of fish and coral thriving in the depths of the sea.

Atlantic Cave 

Follow Atlantic Cave to study an unexplored region in the ocean. Admire the beauty of cave formations under the ocean created through the force of massive erosions and plate movements of the planet. Come face to face with some of the unique and mysterious marine creatures and their habitats.

The Sub 

This exclusive activity allows visitors to explore a never-before-seen corner of the ocean from the mysterious submarine deck and watch marine life in its natural habitat. If you are really lucky, you can spot Nautilus, a distant cousin to squids.

Ring of Fire

Transport yourself to the Ring of Fire, the longest chain of volcanoes in the world. See the massive power of the Pacific chain of volcanoes and their impact on planet earth. This activity enables visitors to learn about the habitat of marine animals withstanding the looming threat of volcanic eruptions and constant change in the ecosystem.

Frozen Ocean

Step into the Frozen Ocean to witness the giant ice cap. Discover the fascinating role the icy region of the Arctic plays in maintaining temperatures and sustaining life on earth. Watch the stunning marine life and Arctic Seabirds thriving in one of the hardest regions in the world.

Bu Tinah Island

Visit Bu Tinah Island to find a magnificent oasis. This zone is filled with shallow waters, tall mangroves, seagrass beds, and vast coral reefs to imitate the Island’s vegetation. You can enjoy this beautiful region while supporting the Abu Dhabi Environmental Agency to spread the message of conservation.

Things To Do In Abu Dhabi 

Abu Dhabi is the hottest tourist destination offering world-class entertainment and adventure activities, including theme parks and amusement experiences.

Ferrari World 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is for visitors who love speed. Ride the world's fastest rollercoaster and the tallest loop ride, and enjoy over 40 rides offering pulsating adrenaline rush with Ferrari World tickets. If you love cars and their shiny red color, don't skip this park. You can also do the shopping and enjoy world-class dining options inside Ferrari World.

Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is a water theme park with over 40 rides. The unique design of the park celebrates the spirit of the Emirates. Enjoy Dawwama, the world's largest six-person tornado water coaster, Bandit Bomber, a high-speed glider, and Falcons Falaj, the world's longest six-seater water coaster with Yas Waterworld tickets.

Warner Bros. World 

Explore the amazing world of the Warner Bros. cinema universe with Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi tickets. World Abu Dhabi. Meet your favorite heroes from cartoons and movies, dine at the best restaurants in the world, and take pictures with superheroes. Do not forget to visit the Middle East's first Harry Potter-themed zone.

KidZania Abu Dhabi 

KidZania is a life-size replica of a city made for kids. KidZania Abu Dhabi occupies around 55,000 square feet and has over 40 role-playing activities for children. You kids can learn about jobs, develop life skills, and socialize with KidZania Abu Dhabi tickets.

Yellow Boat Tours 

Hop on the iconic Yellow Boat tour in Abu Dhabi to drift past the iconic landmarks. Watch all the incredible Abu Dhabi destinations, from Corniche to Yas Island. You can click pictures, listen to stories, and have the best time of your life exploring the past and present of the amazing city.

National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Ticket FAQs

Can I book National Aquarium Abu Dhabi tickets online?

Yes, National Aquarium Abu Dhabi tickets are available online.

Are discounts available for National Aquarium Abu Dhabi tickets?

All Access tickets to National Aquarium Abu Dhabi give a 15% discount on purchases from Retail Stores and La Ballena café. Additionally, Headout offers 10% cashback on selected tickets.

Is a guided tour available with a National Aquarium Abu Dhabi ticket?

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi offers a free mobile signage guide that is available in six languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Russian, Chinese, and Spanish. You can also upgrade your tickets to Glass bottom boat tour or Behind The Scenes tour of the aquarium. 

What are the different types of National Aquarium Abu Dhabi tickets?

There are two types of tickets you can choose from – standard entry tickets, and premium experience tickets.
While the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi standard entry tickets give you access to all the 10 themed zones, premium experience tickets, such as the all-access pass, give you additional special discounts on retail stores, Glass bridge walk, and special experiences.

What are National Aquarium Abu Dhabi’s opening hours?

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is open daily from 10 AM to 10 PM.

How do I get to the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi?

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is easily accessible by public transport and cars

What is the best time to visit the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi?

The best time of the day to visit the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is early in the morning before 12 PM on weekdays. The best season to visit Abu Dhabi is during winter, from November to March.

Is the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is accessible by wheelchair. However, some attractions may not be disabled-friendly.

Is photography allowed at the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi?

No, flash photography is prohibited in the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. Professional photography/videography requires written permission. 
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