Today, US-based SeaWorld Entertainment and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator and operator of destinations, announced to jointly develop SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, a next-generation marine life themed park on Yas Island by 2020. The park will also include the United Arab Emirates‘ first Marine Life Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Return Center, dedicated to the care and conservation of local marine life. As stated by the companies, the park will be the first new SeaWorld without orcas. Up-close animal experiences, mega attractions and a world-class aquarium will be part of the park’s offerings.
„Abu Dhabi is becoming a first choice destination for regional and global travelers by combining culture, heritage and unique leisure experiences into one compelling proposition. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi further strengthens Yas Island’s position as the global tourism destination,“ said His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral. He adds: “This announcement reflects the emirate’s ambition to create a sustainable, diversified economy, with tourism as one of its core pillars. Abu Dhabi continues to build sustainable partnerships that deliver on its strategic 2030 Vision, to transform and pioneer new destinations that are recognized for world-class quality, authenticity and innovation on every level.“ (eap)