SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, the highly anticipated theme park, was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The grand opening of this captivating attraction is scheduled for May 23, marking a significant milestone for Abu Dhabi's tourism industry.
Developed by Miral in partnership with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi spans an impressive 183,000 square meters, offering a perfect blend of entertainment and educational experiences centered around marine life. Sheikh Khaled, during his visit, received a comprehensive tour of the park's facilities, gaining insights into its diverse offerings.
One of the notable features of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is the Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue, the region's first integrated center dedicated to marine research, rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Sheikh Khaled expressed keen interest in the center's initiatives, which aim to preserve the marine wildlife, habitats, and ecosystems of the Arabian Gulf, while inspiring and educating future generations of marine enthusiasts.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, expressed pride in the opening of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, describing it as a landmark attraction that sets new standards in the region and worldwide. He emphasized the park's contribution to Abu Dhabi's tourism vision and its role in promoting environmental awareness and marine conservation.
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi offers not only thrilling rides and up-close animal encounters but also a wide range of dining and shopping destinations. It represents the next generation of theme parks, further enhancing Yas Island's reputation as a top global destination. The park's opening is expected to inspire guests from around the world to care for and protect marine life, while providing an unparalleled entertainment experience.
Scott Ross, Chairman of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, highlighted the collaboration between SeaWorld and Miral, which led to the creation of a state-of-the-art Marine Life Theme Park. The park combines SeaWorld's extensive experience in animal welfare and marine conservation with Miral's expertise in developing world-class destinations. Ross expressed confidence that SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will amaze visitors and inspire their commitment to marine conservation.
In addition to its remarkable offerings, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi recently received certification from Global Humane, making it the first facility in the MENA region to achieve this recognition for animal welfare. This further demonstrates the park's commitment to upholding the highest standards of care and welfare for its marine inhabitants.
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi joins the prestigious portfolio of theme parks and attractions on Yas Island, including Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and CLYMB Abu Dhabi. The addition of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi further solidifies Yas Island's reputation as a world-class entertainment destination, drawing visitors from across the globe to experience the beauty and wonder of the ocean.
As the grand opening approaches, excitement is building among locals and tourists alike, who eagerly anticipate the enchanting experiences and conservation efforts that SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will bring to the region.