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Abu Dhabi's newest SeaWorld theme park opens this week

ABU DHABI, May 21, 2023

Abu Dhabi developer Miral has announced that SeaWorld Yas Island, the newest theme park on Yas Island, will officially open to the public this week.
Spread over a 183,000 sq m area on five indoor levels, it is home to rides and attractions as well as dining and shopping destinations. The purpose-built habitats and ecosystems for the animals at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi home were designed and built using the latest technologies, aiming to provide them a dynamic environment that replicates their natural habitat.
Developed by Miral in partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, the attraction was unveiled by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
Sheikh Khalid also visited the Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue – the first integrated research, rescue, rehabilitation, return and education centre in the Mena region. 
As well as offering entertainment, education, and family-friendly experiences, including up-close animal encounters and animal presentations, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is home to rides and attractions, as well as dining and shopping destinations.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak said: “SeaWorld Abu Dhabi represents the next generation of theme parks, joining the world-class experiences on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination, contributing to the growth of Abu Dhabi’s tourism vision.”
"The park will also play a key role in promoting environmental awareness and protecting marine life in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the wider region, undoubtedly inspiring guests to care for and protect our precious marine life for years to come," stated Al Mubarak. 
"Together, with our partner, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, we are proud to be pushing the limits of science and conservation to create a truly unparalleled knowledge hub, demonstrating our joint commitment to upholding the highest standards of animal care and welfare," he noted. 
"We look forward to welcoming guests from around the world to showcase the beauty and wonder of the ocean at this one-of-a-kind park,” he added.
Scott Ross, Chairman of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, said: "As the first SeaWorld park to open outside of the US, this marks a significant chapter for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment."
"It was born through years of collaboration and innovation, combining SeaWorld’s nearly 60 years of experience in animal welfare and commitment to marine conservation with Miral’s unprecedented track record as a leading developer of world-class destinations," he noted.
"Together, we have created a state-of-the-art marine life theme park unlike anything the region has seen to date, truly representing a next generation SeaWorld experience. We have no doubt that guests will be amazed with all that SeaWorld Abu Dhabi has to offer and we are proud to play our part in inspiring their commitment marine conservation for years to come," he added.
It is the latest addition to Yas Island’s portfolio of theme parks and attractions, including Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and CLYMB Abu Dhabi.-TradeArabia News Service


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