With the vibrant life of Al Qana, The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi showcases an astonishing biodiversity of over 25 species when it opened its gates last year. The largest aquarium declares that it has over 200 various sharks & rays.
Teaming with marine life, the aquarium will provide guests with a remarkable opportunity to delve into a submarine world and discover the awe-inspiring variety of species found within our oceans. Guests can also stand in the water and feed sharks as large as 2 meters long.
The magnificent ecosystem is also the only place in the UAE to house a school of iconic Scalloped Hammer Head Sharks. Additionally, the Bull Sharks will also make their debut in the region and guests will be able to see first hand, what is widely considered one of the most dangerous shark species in the ocean and rivers.
Other species of sharks and rays will include Sand Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Zebra Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Shovel-nose Rays, Cow-nose Rays, Freshwater Rays, amongst others.
Sharks are one of the most misunderstood animals in the ocean with the misperception that they are dangerous, a narrative that has been reinforced by the film industry. Guests will be able to witness how these beautiful animals interact with other species, including The National Aquarium’s team of world-class divers.
The National Aquarium has signed a five-year partnership with The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)with the aim to help create the largest and most innovative rehabilitation schemes of its kind to protect and rehabilitate wildlife in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
This partnership has resulted in rescuing 200 sea turtles successfully released until date.
EAD calls on the community to report injured wildlife or environmental emergencies, through the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre at 800555.