On Monday, October 5th, Miral announced that it was almost halfway with SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s construction. Miral is collaborating with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment to complete the landmark project that began in 2016.
The new park on Yas Island will be home to dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation, and return center. The construction is expected to be completed in 2022, and once completed, the park will feature six areas related to the park’s theme: “One Ocean.” The park will serve as an advanced knowledge hub for marine conservationists, scientists, and researchers.
According to Miral Asset Management chairman, Mohamed Abdalla AlZaabi, the park is expected to offer a new experience and attraction to its visitors. The construction will position Yas Island as one of the leading global destinations, contributing to tourism growth in the area.
The chairman reiterated that he was happy that they had partnered with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment on such a project. That’s because of the experience and expertise that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has when it comes to marine animal care and conservation.
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will have several purpose-built ecosystems and habitats, which will be home to a wide variety of species. Other than its six distinct areas, the park will have interactive exhibits, an immersive ride, and one of the most progressive and largest indoor aquariums. The new park is also built adjacent to Ferrari World, strategically positioned to the opposite of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. Pictures and measurements from the construction show that it will have more floor space compared to its siblings.
“SeaWorld Abu Dhabi represents the first new SeaWorld park in over 30 years and the first park outside of North America,” stated Marc Swanson, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Interim CEO.
Mr. Swanson emphasized that the company was looking forward to creating something that every Yas Island guest would love, in addition to advancing the idea of animal care and conservation.
Although many international projects are failing throughout the world due to the pandemic, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi seems to be on the right path. The recent success has been attributed to SeaWorld’s global strategic partnership.
During the update about the ongoing construction, Scott Ross, Chairman of SeaWorld Entertainment and Founder and Managing Partner of Hill Path Capital, said that the multimillion project was visionary and transformational and will be a destination for many global travelers.
The 3.2 billion dollar project reached almost its halfway mark after the 50-ton steel column was installed, and acrylic for the exhibition was successfully fitted. With about 45.2 acres of land, the marine life theme park is expected to broaden UAE visitors’ knowledge while appreciating marine life.
Most of the construction ideas seen at the Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi are almost the same as those meant for SeaWorld’s Florida parks. The facility is expected to bring together multiple marine species because it aims to replicate how these animals live in their world. As such, it will offer support to regional as well as global conservation efforts.