46,000 Marine creatures from over 300 species await you at The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi
Say hello to sharks, rays, octopuses, barracuda, and other marine animals that make the majestic seas their home
See the colourful birds from around the globe that wtiil delight you with their chirping and antics as they fly around
Take a look at reptiles, amphibians, and mammals that live in varied environments from deserts to lush forests
Activity Location: The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi, Al Qana, Abu Dhabi
Activity Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM
Activity Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes (approx)
About The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi:
Surround yourself with a wide range of exotic marine creatures at one of the best aquariums in the world, the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. Take a close look at the many rare wildlife and aquatic animals like sharks, stingrays, fish, corals, birds, and many more. The National Aquarium consists of 10 different zones like UAE’s Natural Treasure, The Sub, Ring of Fire, and many others where you get to learn about marine life and the ocean environment. Book the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi tickets and spend a wonderful day at the largest aquarium in the Middle East along with your loved ones.
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The cost of National Aquarium tickets ranges between AED 130 to AED 150 per person for general admission which includes a tour to all the ten zones of the aquarium. The admission ticket price varies if you wish to take part in other experiences at the aquarium. Children below 3 years of age and guests with disability pass are permitted free entry to the aquarium. Animal encounters like Jungle Encounter, Arctic Encounter and Ocean Encounter cost additional amounts.
The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is the largest aquarium in the Middle East that houses around 46,000 marine animals from 300 different species. It is a 10-million litre aquarium that is divided into ten themed zones and has more than 60 exhibits to educate the visitors about the aquatic species and their ecosystem. You can find a myriad of creatures including sharks, rays, corals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and mammals. The aquarium also offers other exciting experiences like ‘Beyond The Glass’, ‘Bu Tinah Dhow’, ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ and ‘Shark Feeding’.
The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is open from 10 AM to 10 PM on all days of the week. You will need to spend at least 4 to 5 hours in the aquarium to explore it fully and take part in all the activities and experiences. It is recommended to visit the aquarium on weekdays and avoid Friday and Saturday as the aquarium gets busy during the weekends.
The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi houses around 46,000 aquatic animals that belong to 300 distinct species. You will find different varieties of marine and freshwater creatures including fish, reptiles and amphibians nurtured in their natural habitat in the ten zones of the aquarium. You can see hammerhead sharks, black tip reef sharks, bull sharks, tiger sharks, barracudas, eagle rays and many varieties of snakes. You can also see the Super Snake, the seven-metre long reticulated python which is the largest known living snake in the world, in The National Aquarium.
Guests wanting to take pictures and videos inside The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi must fill and submit an application form before hand. You will have to provide details like personal information, reason for the photography session, proposed location in the aquarium for the photoshoot, and where the pictures taken will be used. The applications will be processed on a case-by-case basis and may take at least 48 hours to be reviewed. Once the application is approved, you can show a copy of it along with a valid ID to take pictures in the aquarium.
The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is located in Al Qana complex where there is a plethora of cafes and restaurants to dine. You can find a glamorous spread of different cuisines from all over the world at these restaurants. Dine at Maison Beirut for delicious Middle Eastern food, relish authentic European, Asian and Arabian cuisine at Afya Restaurant and head to Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill to taste scrumptious English cuisine. There are also popular cafes like Cartel Cafe, Notorious Cafe, Space Cafe and Blue Waves Cafe near the aquarium.
You will need 2 to 3 hours to fully explore the aquarium, take part in all the activities and enjoy all the experiences it provides. The aquarium is crowded on Fridays and Saturdays and hence it is better to visit on weekdays so that you have ample time to visit all zones of the aquarium. Similarly, the early hours from 10 AM to 1 PM is when the aquarium is less busy and you can tour the aquarium quickly without having to wait in long lines.
No, it is not mandatory to book The National Aquarium tickets in advance as you can buy them directly at the venue. However, it is recommended to book the tickets prior online to avoid standing in the long queues at the entrance of the aquarium and running out of tickets. By booking the tickets online, you can get The National Aquarium tickets at a much cheaper price by availing discounts and cashbacks. With online booking, you can book the ticket from the comfort of your home and also choose the date of your visit as per your convenience.
By bus: Bus services are available from all parts of Abu Dhabi to Rabdan Khaleej Al Arabi Street Bus Interchange bus top which is right outside Al Qana on the south side.
By car: You can hire a cab or drive directly to the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi. Head to Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street and keep driving straight until you reach Al Qana. Free parking is available with 1400 surface bays and hence you can find a parking space easily even if you visit during rush hours
If the booking is made between 08:00 AM to 12:00 AM (UTC+05:30), you will receive a confirmation voucher via email within 1 hour of successful booking. For bookings made between 12:00 AM to 07:59 AM (UTC+05:30), you will receive a confirmation voucher via email within 9 hours of successful booking.
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