All You Need to Know About Al Qana
Al Qana is a unique waterfront destination bringing a new definition of social dining and entertainment in Abu Dhabi. The development is one of the much-anticipated touristic landmarks in the capital featuring seven anchor destinations spanning over 2.4km of scenic and picturesque waterfront walkways. Al Qana offers residents and visitors a unique collection of attractions with state-of-the-art facilities. From waterside restaurant and cafes, the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East's largest aquarium, first-of-its-kind lifestyle hub including wellness facilities, first to the UAE VR world and E-sport hub, kids' zone, a Rivera- style marina, convenience store to cater to all your daily needs and landscaped community spaces aiming to encourage social interaction.
Al Qana is conceptualized, developed, constructed, and currently operated by Al Barakah International Investment.
Al Qana has seven districts spanning 11 destinations.
Al Qana includes state-of-the-art facilities, large array of sea facing restaurant and eateries , the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East's largest aquarium, first-of-its-kind lifestyle hub including wellness and fitness facilities, first to the UAE VR world, Adrenaline zone and park, a marina, and landscaped community spaces. We aim to encourage social interaction; hence the whole destination has over 50% of the leasable area dedicated to entertainment, family fun and enjoyment.
Al Qana is not a gated attraction, and therefore there is no price for admission. However, the attractions and anchors under Al Qana have an entry fee.
Sunday-Thursday - 10 am to 10 pm
Friday and Saturday -10 am to 12 am
All Week – 10am to 10pm
All Week - 10am to 01am
All Week 24 Hours
Spanning across over 146,000 sqm, Al Qana is located on the historic natural Khor Al Maqta, the waterway bordering the mainland close to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
GPS Coordinate: Latitude 24.40400 longitude 54.49189
The distance between Al Qana and the Abu Dhabi International Airport is 17 km, and it takes approximately 10 mins.
We are very close to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and neighbors to the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri.
Al Qana is adjacent to neighboring five-star hotels such as the Shangri-La Hotel, Fairmont, and the Ritz-Carlton. In addition, it is a short walk from traders, Novotel, and Ibis.
Al Qana brings unique concepts with over 95 F&B outlets. Al Qana will also have an array of distinctive food trucks options during our event seasons.
Al Qana features The National Aquarium, the Middle East's largest aquarium. The ten- zone, giantaquarium measures over 9,000 sq.meters and is home to more than 46,000 Marine and Terrestrial animals with 60 exhibits, responsibly and ethically sourced and taken care by a team of 80 sea-life experts and specialists. Guests will be able to experience shark encounter, during which they will hand-feed sharks. Education is the core of The National Aquarium, with an entire department dedicated to engaging the visitors' experience and the capacity to welcome up to 50,000 students a year.
To know more please visit: https://thenationalaquarium.ae/en/
Al Qana is home to the capitals largest standalone cinema. With 15 cinema screens, including Abu Dhabi's largest screen that caters to movie-lovers of all ages and will be open to public in 2022.
Al Qana is an iconic destination located prominently in the social fabric of Abu Dhabi, near the heart of the new city. It is close to touristic attractions such as Warner Bros World, Ferrari World, and Louvre Abu Dhabi, with a spectacular direct eye-line view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, less than 5 minutes away.
Yes, Al Qana has a luxurious marina. It is ideally positioned within the destination to offer a spectacular view of Abu Dhabi's iconic skyline. Featuring mouthwatering seafood restaurants and cafes, lavish lounges, marine services with 106 boat berths, this area is 'the place to be' for those wanting to dine, socialize, or sail off into the sunset.
Al Qana features The Bridge, an integrated lifestyle wellness hub, designed to disrupt the health industry. With a total space area of over 8000 square meters, The Bridge features seven unique and seamless service tracks combined into an ethereal and customized individual journey spread across three floors, also with a roof garden lounge.
To know more please visit: https://thebridgehub.com/
Al Qana is connected by four traversing bridges allowing visitors to stroll along the boulevard to experience the absolute best in dining, entertainment, retail, wellness, and adventure. In addition, the landscaped community spaces aim to encourage social interaction. Each attraction is strategically placed for ease of navigation.
Al Qana has over 3,000 parking spaces.
Parking at Al Qana is made efficient to visitors with a mix of the basement and outdoor parking lots directly in-front and close to key destinations.
A Valet parking service is available at the moment next to The National Aquarium & The Bridge Lifestyle Hub.
Yes, Al Qana is an accessible facility with access areas for people of determination.
Al Qana has a large-scale Grandiose Supermarketand Food hall, specialty stores, essential services, retail shops for the neighboring community.
Al Qana has designated smoking areas and ashtrays are available. Smoking is only permitted outside of all buildings.
No, Al Qana prohibits the use of bikes, roller skates, scooters, or rollerblades for all ages.
No pets are allowed on Al Qana premises
No, PCR or Green Pass is not required to enter Al Qana. Although, it is necessary to enter The National Aquarium and The Bridge Lifestyle and Wellness Hub.
Picnics/camping are not permitted in Al Qana.
No, sheesha or alcohol consumption is not permitted in any of Al Qana premises, although certain restaurants will have terrace area serving sheesha.
Yachts are permitted in the canal. We have 106 berths available for our seafaring customers.
There have multiple taxi stops around Al Qana available to visitors. We also have our own Abra boats that visitors can travel to see all of Al Qana from the water.
We have a Bus stop adjacent to Al Qana south area called the Rabdan Khaleej Al Arabi St Bus Interchange (A03085)
If you have lost an item or found an item that does not belong to you, please call 02- 4186666 or contact one of our security guards at Al Qana who will be happy to assist.
Please get in touch with 02-4186666 for emergency support or approach one of our security guards at Al Qana who will be happy to help.
The National Aquarium is one of the 11 anchors located in Al Qana Project, a 2.4km social dining and entertainment waterfront destination located in Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Rabdan Area, Abu Dhabi UAE.
Sunday – Saturday 10am-10pm
All visitors must be vaccinated and show a ‘Green status’ on the Alhosn app to enter the aquarium.
We will not have any special discounts for students and teachers, we will however, have educational programs/tours! Please contact [email protected]
We will not be selling bundle tickets directly on our website.
Yes, we offer annual ticket memberships.
Yes, please contact us on [email protected] and we will get back to you.
The aquarium tour is made up of 10 different zones, taking you on a journey around the world.
The National Aquarium is spread across 10 zones and covers an area of over 9,000 sq meters, making it the largest aquarium in the Middle East.
The National Aquarium is home to 46,000 marine and terrestrial animals responsibly and ethically sourced.
No age limits, The National Aquarium will cater to all ages and open to the public this year, 2021
There will be multiple taxi and bus stops around Al Qana available to visitors.
The National Aquarium will provide an unrivalled experience, with an average journey lasting around two hours. This is approximately double the length of experience found in other aquarium in the region.
TNA is one of the 11 anchors in Al Qana which will have over 1,400 surface parking free of charge.
Yes, the aquarium will have a retail store that will be accessible to both the Aquarium and Al Qana visitors filled with merchandise and souvenirs of the Aquarium experience to take home.
We offer our guests a mobile signage guide which is a free service offered that allows visitors to obtain the information for each exhibit directly on their mobile phones in six languages: Arabic, English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi & Russian.
The National Aquarium signed a 5-year partnership with The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi to help create the largest and one of the most innovative rehabilitation schemes of its kind to protect and rehabilitate wildlife in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Wildlife Rescue Program is a partnership between the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and The National Aquarium with a mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release native wildlife in the Abu Dhabi Emirate.
The turtles rescued will be pre-released in our UAE’s Natural Treasures Zone after going through the designed rehabilitation process. When the temperature of the water drops (Which is normally around May) the turtles will be released back into their homes.
When transporting the animals we consider every aspect of the journey in fine detail. Temperature, Oxygen Supply, length of journey and transport containers are all specified as per the animal’s needs.
All enclosures are built in accordance with the best practice of leading zoos and aquariums around the world. An expert team provides the daily nutrition, medical and enrichment care required and all is as per international standards such as WAZA.
Al Qana, Abu Dhabi’s most exciting upcoming waterfront destination.