National Aquarium Abu Dhabi Entry Ticket + Bu Tinah Dhow Experience
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.
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.
Entry to The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi
Glass bottom boat tour
15% discount on Retail Stores & La Ballena Café purchases
- Animal Encounters
These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Uncover life that lives, breeds, and exists deep inside the 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
know before you go
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.
- Daily: 10am - 10pm
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.
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.
- Tickets sent will be valid for 2 weeks from the date of purchase