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National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Entry Ticket + Bu Tinah Dhow Experience

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Explore the marine life in the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi seated in a glass-bottom boat. The Bu Tinah Dhow Experience guarantees a jolly good time spotting the aquatic animals from the comfort of your seat in the boat.

highlights

  • Indulge in the Bu Tinah Dhow Experience to witness marine life from a glass-bottom boat in the largest aquarium in the Middle East.

  • Home to over 300 species and over 46,000 animals, this aquarium is a haven for all marine animal lovers!

  • The Bu Tinah Dhow Experience takes you on a cruise through the 10 zones of this aquarium.

  • Gander at the spectacular marine life from the comfort of your seat in the glass-bottom boat.

  • Headout customers get a special 15% discount on Retail Stores & La Ballena Café purchases.

inclusions

  • Entry to The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

  • Aquarium journey

  • Glass bottom boat tour

  • 15% discount on Retail Stores & La Ballena Café purchases

exclusions

  • Animal Encounters

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

Indulge in an experience of a lifetime in the Bu Tinah Dhow Experience in the largest aquarium in the Middle East. The experience takes you closer to our marine friends as you witness them through a glass-bottom boat. You will cruise through ten zones in the aquarium, themed nautically, and explore the mesmerizing aquatic wildlife.

The following are the different zones you will explore:

UAE Natural Treasures

  • Take a deep dive into the history of Arabian pearl fishing, and have mesmerizing time as you learn how pearls are naturally made.

Red Sea Wreck

  • Explore the ruins of shipwrecks, just like marine archaeologists do, and take a closer look at the marine life and corals found in the Arabian Red Sea.

Atlantic Cave

  • Discover creatures that typically stay hidden from their predators in the nooks and crannies of caves. This area has several caves that create a safe home for marine animals like sponges and lobsters.

The Sub

  • Experience the enchanting world below the waves, and also learn more about the operations of a submarine.

Ring of Fire

  • In this zone, you will learn about the longest chain of volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean and explore the fascinating marine life living in this ever-changing ecosystem.

Ocean Magic

  • Uncover life that lives, breeds, and exists deep inside the ocean.

Frozen Ocean

  • Explore marine life that requires an environment with a lower temperature to live and breed, typically found in the Arctics.

The Flooded Forest

  • This experience takes you closer to the life found in the rainforests, an enchanting view of marine animals in a mesmerizing habitat.

Bu Tinah Island

  • Bu Tinah is one among the 200 islands of Abu Dhabi, and experience the marine life living in this gem of nature, Abu Dhabi's best-kept secret!

In this immersive experience, view the spectacular marine animals in their habitat and learn more about them.

Aiming to preserve and create a home for aquatic wildlife, this aquarium emphasizes teaching the importance of keeping marine life safe for children and adults alike. Equipped with new-age video mapping technology and signage guides, National Aquarium provides world-class interactive experiences.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

  • This experience is not suitable for pregnant women.

  • Guests must be able to ascend and descend stairs to access the boat area.

  • Participants have to wear the life jacket provided throughout the experience.

Operating Hours

  • Daily: 10am - 10pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi.

  • Address: Al Qana - Rabdan - Al Maqta' - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By bus

  • The closest bus stop is Khaleej Al Arabi St / Bus Interchange. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses #21, #22, #101, and more to get you there.

  • It takes less than 30 minutes to reach Al Qana from Downtown Abu Dhabi. If you’re coming by bus, take route #56 which passes through the Al Maqta region.

Validity

  • Tickets sent will be valid for 2 weeks from the date of purchase

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