SeaWorld Abu Dhabi - Antarctica

SeaWorld Yas Island

  • 2nd place

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  • Second place, Themed Environment

SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, where we are all connected to the ocean and the ocean connects all of us.

Welcome to SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi – the MENA region’s first Marine Life Theme Park that tells the inspiring ‘One Ocean’ story, where we are all connected to the ocean and the ocean connects all of us. A pioneer in seamlessly combining entertainment and education with over 15 interactive rides and experiences, over 20 live characters and performances, 17 dining outlets and 13 retail options, SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is where learning and fun come together to create an unforgettable adventure for visitors of all ages.

The adventure begins at Abu Dhabi Ocean, where guests can enjoy the theme of Arabian Gulf, they learn about the precious marine ecosystem. They can discover the fascinating history of pearl diving, connecting with the traditions of Bedouin families who sought precious pearls beneath the waves. In this realm, guests are introduced to various fascinating creatures such as the dugong, sea turtle and more along with local fish species found in Abu Dhabi.

Upon continuing their journey, guests traverse through an acrylic tunnel adorned with beautiful marine life, like turtles and fish native to the UAE, with this delightful passage leading them directly into the heart of SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Here lies the One Ocean realm, a mesmerizing hub connecting guests to each of the park’s eight realms. Towering above, a magnificent globe symbolizes the ever-changing currents of the ocean, with a surrounding 360-degree LED screen – an architectural marvel – showcasing unprecedented visuals of our ocean’s awe-inspiring beauty.

Next, adventurers can venture into the world of small wonders at the MicroOcean, where the theme “small is BIG” takes center stage. Guests are magically shrunk to plankton size, allowing them to explore the intricate details of our ocean. Interactive exhibits engage mini explorers, educating, and entertaining them with various experiences. They can stand in rock caves, seeing through the eyes of different ocean animals, and hop on mini-themed rides like Octozoom and Turtle Twist. After their big, or rather small, adventure, they can refuel at the mini-themed dining area, Bitsy Bites, savoring delicious food.

The journey continues into the Endless Ocean, the breathtaking habitat features 25 million liters of water, a sanctuary for sharks and rays. Designed so guests can see the aquarium from various vantage points, the observation decks span over four floors.

A switch in scenery occurs at Rocky Point where guests can enjoy the San Francisco pier vibes where sea lions lounge on rocks, barking, and playing in the waters. Guests can observe these animals, feeding them fish while engaging with knowledgeable educators who shared insights and answered questions about these incredible animals.

At Tropical Ocean, guests can experience a world of vibrant colors and crystal-clear lagoons. Here lies “Flamingo Point” where flamingos are seen in their natural habitat, accompanied by educational sessions to learn more about them. Coconut Bay delights visitors with its dolphins and tropical fish, mesmerizing observers both above and below the water’s surface. In the Tropical Amphitheater, a breathtaking Dolphin Presentation awaits, leaving spectators fascinated. For those seeking thrills, the Manta Coaster provides an exhilarating adventure, featuring twists, turns, and airtime moments through coral reefs and shipwrecks.

A chilling breeze lies ahead this signals the arrival of the Polar Ocean, the realm encompassing the Arctic and Antarctica. As guests explore the North Pole’s Arctic Ocean, they encounter colorful villages and experience the vibrant life within. Meanwhile, the South Pole introduces them to the extreme conditions of Antarctica, where six species of penguin’s dive, plunge, and waddle in their icy habitat.

SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi combines creativity and innovation with themed realms, dining, and retail, it merges education and entertainment for lasting memories to all.

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