FAQs

1. When is the official opening of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi?

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is set to open by 2022, and will complement Miral’s destination portfolio which includes Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina and coming soon in 2018 the recently announced Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Clymb.

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Return Center on Yas Island is planned to open ahead of the marine life park, and will be the first of its kind in the country. 

2. What kind of marine life will be at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi?

Our teams are currently working on the design of the park, taking into consideration the 50 years of experience and learnings as well as the latest technology in creating the best homes for our marine life friends. We are still at the early stages and as we progress with the design, we will be sharing more information as it becomes available. 

3. Why has Miral chosen to partner with SeaWorld? 

Miral is Abu Dhabi’s creator of unique immersive destinations, always looking for opportunities to collaborate with partners that can offer unique experiences, adding to its existing portfolio of destinations. 

Partnering with SeaWorld comes naturally, with its unmatched 50-plus years of experience in marine life care and conservation. We are excited to partner with SeaWorld as we begin our journey of designing the next generation SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.

4. Will there be orcas at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi?

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will be the first park of its kind to launch with no orcas or killer whales, and will integrate up-close animal experiences, mega attractions, world class aquarium, bringing the latest technology in visitor engagement. This next-generation SeaWorld will be a family destination that engages, educates and inspires, combined with a dedicated Research, Rescue, Rehabilitation and Return facility that focuses on marine life care and conservation.

5. What does SeaWorld Abu Dhabi bring to the emirate? 

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is a destination that looks to educate and inspire our visitors by bringing them up close to marine life on two dimensions, through an immersive marine life themed park and a dedicated marine research center – the first of its kind in the UAE focusing on the local marine life and habitats.

The project will act as a catalyst for marine life conservation, research and job creation. The Research, Rescue, Rehabilitate and Return facility will provide an important resource for UAE nationals building careers in marine life sciences and serve as a hub for collaboration with environmental organizations and projects.