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Tickets to National Aquarium Abu Dhabi with Bu Tinah Dhow Experience

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Explore the marine life in the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi seated in a glass-bottom boat on the Bu Tinah Dhow experience.


  • 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 on a glass-bottom boat.

  • Headout customers get a special 15% discount on Retail Stores & La Ballena Café purchases, so get some scrumptious treats!

  • Fun Fact: The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi has rescued, rehabilitated, and released over 250 sea turtles back into the ocean!


  • Entry to The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

  • Aquarium journey

  • Glass bottom boat tour

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


  • Animal Encounters

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Ratings & Reviews

24 Ratings
Asif Khalil Ur Rehman Sohail



Sep, 2023

It was an amazing experience. The journey with the various creatures was fun filled with the knowledge. It is suggested to give every guest a small booklet upon arrival. This will help them to have more knowledge and understanding about the various species on the display.
Pradeep Ninan



Jun, 2023

This is my second visit to the Aquarium and we thoroughly enjoyed the interactive and informative journey. However I do wish to highlight an issue with the tickets purchased online. We had purchased 3 tickets priced at AED160/- that included the aquarium and glass boat package. On arrival we were informed that we were each booked for the AED140/- package and would need to pay an additional AED50/- per person to upgrade. Thankfully an alert staff / supervisor intervened when she observed I was rather unhappy and quickly reissued the correct tickets ensuring we had a pleasant evening.
Aisha Ashraf



Dec, 2023

Ticketing was super simple and the staff at the aquarium made the whole event just superb...
Angeliki Antoniou



Nov, 2023

It was beautiful and very educational! Keep up the good work.
Basil H M Assaf



Nov, 2023

The entire experience was perfect. Team is very friendly. and helpful.

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.

Important Information

  • Children aged 12 and below should be accompanied by an adult.

  • 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.


  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users and pregnant women.

Operating Hours

  • Daily: 10am to 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.

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.


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