The largest e-sports hub and VR gaming complex, a 20,000 sq.m FIFA-standard football pitch at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, and the world’s very first Warner Bros hotel are the few things you will enjoy immensely on your next trip to Abu Dhabi. Your incredible journey will also include the world’s largest aquarium that is nearing completion. Dubbed SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will be home to more than 68,000 marine animals, like sharks, schools of fish, manta rays, and sea turtles, spread across five levels.
It is not only a haven for viewing the most exotic marine life but will double up as a dedicated research center to focus on their conservation. The fascinating aquarium is located on the famous Yas Island, spanning 1,969,795 sq. ft. on each of the five floors. Visitors will enjoy special interactive exhibits, in addition to an immersive ride depicting the fantastic visual journey from the North Pole to the South Pole, a first-of-its-kind experience. Being the world’s largest aquarium, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the venue will utilize more than 25 million liters of water.
The best spot to enjoy this manmade marvel has to be the “Endless Vista,” which is a 65 feet tall vertical window shared by all floors to reveal the extraordinary marine life in all its glory. The splendid SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is nearly 64 percent complete. According to New Atlas, Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, the development firm behind Yas Island said, “We are delighted to be partnering with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in developing this next generation marine life park, that is set to feature the world’s largest marine aquarium and the UAE’s first dedicated research center to study and care for animals.”
He added, “This is another major addition to Yas Island’s existing immersive experiences and attractions, and a testament to achieving our vision of positioning the island as a top global tourism destination for residents and visitors alike.” Come 2022, Abu Dhabi will wear a fabulous aquatic feather on its very entertaining hat.
[Via: New Atlas]