With a total area of approximately 183,000 square metres, spread over 5 floors, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is one of the largest marine theme parks in the world. Encompassing 8 immersive realms, it contains more than 58 million litres of water and is home to more than 150 species of marine animals, including sharks, schools of fish, manta rays, sea turtles, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, in addition to hundreds of birds, including penguins, puffins, murres, flamingos and more.
The park boasts 35 interactive experiences and rides, live characters and performances, 17 dining options, 13 retail outlets and roaming entertainment across all realms, topped off with the world’s largest marine life aquarium.
1. One Ocean
The central “One Ocean” realm links six distinct marine environments throughout the park, all of which tell a unified story based on the interconnectivity of all life on earth and in our ocean. Within the central hub, guests encounter fascinating ocean stories presented in an expansive 360º fully immersive media experience, transporting them from one fascinating place to another, while they encounter much of the ocean’s diverse marine-life, learning how the One Ocean current impacts us all.
2. World’s largest marine life aquarium
The Endless Ocean realm is home to the world’s largest multi-species marine life aquarium with, over 68,000 animals, such as sharks, rays and schooling fish. In addition to this one-of-a-kind aquarium, guests have the chance to discover 7 other habitats that explore the endless beauty and diversity of the vast ocean.
3. Manta coaster
Located in the Tropical Ocean realm, the Manta Coaster is the park’s featured ride. Passing through a bioluminescent tunnel showcasing Ray Reef’s marine life, the ride has the world’s first zero-gravity flip-out, the world’s first twisting double-down dive and 17 airtime moments.
4. Animal encounters
Unlike other aquariums where all you can do is admire the animals, SeaWorld offers several up-close animal encounters, so guests get the chance to interact with their favourite species. Visitors can play, feed and engage with northern sea otters, get up-close to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, penguins and California sea lions or even dive in the big aquariums.
5. Animal care centre
Visitors can explore the animal care centre through large windows with unobstructed views into the state-of-the-art facility, discover the medical equipment in use and witness real-time animal health checks and medical treatments performed by the park’s team of over 100 highly experienced and passionate veterinarians, scientists, animal care specialists and educators.