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The National Aquarium announces its opening!

By AQ Press Office
12 Nov 2021

The largest aquarium in the Middle East welcomes visitors from all over the region

UAE, Abu Dhabi; 12 November 2021: The National Aquarium, Abu Dhabi’s much anticipated landmark for the last year, has officially opened its doors to the public today (Friday, November 12, 2021). Located within the Rabdan Area, the National Aquarium is one of the 11 anchors found within Al Qana, one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic touristic and lifestyle destinations.

The newly launched attraction has welcomed an outstanding amount of visitors from all over the world in only its first day. Its main features which visitors have been able to experience include iconic species such as the world-famous Super Snake, believed to be the longest reptile on display in the world, along with a large school of Hammerhead sharks and many other hero creatures, such as the ‘Professor’, an Asian Water Monitor Lizard, who guests can now meet in the Flooded Forest. The facility includes over 60 exhibits across 10 zones and it is expected to take an average of 2 hours to complete the journey.

Paul Hamilton, General Manager at The National Aquarium says, “We are absolutely delighted to have launched this amazing attraction not just for the citizens around the UAE, but also for the world to enjoy especially during a period where the country has been experiencing a huge amount of tourists from all over the world. The National Aquarium has been years in the making and we are so excited to have launched this magnificent attraction not just for visitors to experience, but also as part of the initiative to contribute to the conservation in the Emirate by providing education, rescue, and rehabilitation as the guiding priorities for this remarkable project.”