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  • Head to the National Aquarium of Abu Dhabi, the largest aquarium in the Middle East.
  • Explore 10 thematic zones and learn about a variety of marine life.
  • Stroll in the longest underwater tunnel in the world and get a unique glimpse at oceatic creatures.
  • Visit over 60 educational exhibits providing a fascinating array of information about conservation.
  • Make the most of your visit by upgrading to the All Access option. Dare to walk on a Glass Bridge, enjoy fantastic views with a Glass Bottom Boat tour, and take a peek behind the curtain with a Behind the Scenes tour.
  • Entry is free for guests with a disability pass.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • General Ticket
  • All Access Ticket
  • Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 and above.
  • Entry is free for guests with a disability pass.

All Access Ticket

  • Kids must be above 1 year old to participate in the activity.
  • Not applicable for people of determination.
  • Not applicable for pregnant guests.
  • Guests must be able to ascend and descend stairs to access the boat area.
  • Participants must be able to wear a life jacket during the activity.
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or refunded.

UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, stands out for its rich culture and perfectly blends with the city’s rising modernity. From housing record-breaking theme parks and cultural villages to building the country’s largest mosque, Abu Dhabi has a lot to offer. The city has also become home to thousands of immigrants, making it one of the most multicultural destinations to visit in the Middle East. 

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The city highlights get elevated to a whole new level with the arrival of the region’s largest awe-inspiring attraction - The Abu Dhabi National Aquarium.  Spanning across 5000 square meters, with over 40,000 marine creatures on display, the National Aquarium guarantees an ultimate aquatic experience for both tourists and residents. Read on to learn about your Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets and what to expect during your visit.

Your Abu Dhabi National Aquarium Tickets Options

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Standard Entry Tickets

  • With these tickets you can enter the National Aquarium of Abu Dhabi, the largest aquarium in the Middle East.
  • These tickets allow you access to all 10 thematic zones inside the National Aquarium and meet many rare and exotic species.
  • Walk along the longest underwater tunnel in the world as you take in the scenes of marine life.
  • You can learn about conservation by visiting the 60 educational exhibits at the aquarium.
  • Enjoy live shows and take part in interactive sessions like live-feeding for a truly exhilarating experiemce.

What is the Best Way to Book Your Abu Dhabi National Aquarium Museum Tickets? Book Tickets Online

The best way to get hold of your Abu Dhabi National Aquarium Museum tickets is to buy them online. This allows you the chance to book in advance and ensure that you get to make the visit during a slot of your choosing. Given the ongoing pandemic, booking tickets online also allows for a safe and contactless experience. There are several additional benefits to booking tickets online:

Convenience: You can skip the long queues and book your tickets with just a click. You’ll also get 24/7 customer service on phone, email, or chat. 

Advanced Reservation: You can plan your trip in advance and avoid any disappointments like tickets selling out.

Discounts: Avail of some of the best discounts and book combo tours that allow you to visit popular attractions in Abu Dhabi along with the Orsay Museum. 

Safety: Online tickets allow for safe and contactless transactions.

Explore the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

UAE's Natural Treasures
Red Sea Wreck
Atlantic Cave
The Sub
Ring of Fire
Ocean Magic
Frozen Ocean
The Flooded Forest
Bu Tinah Island
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Built to look like an Arabian lagoon, this zone is designed to allow visitors to witness how oysters and pearls are formed in nature and explore the world of pearl fishing. Visitors also get to familiarize themselves with the animals that inhabit the coasts of the Eastern Arabian Peninsular such as Sea turtles. Amal (Arabic for ‘hope’), a rehabilitated Sea turtle, is the most important inhabitant of this zone. You will also get to meet Lionfish and Firefish.

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Imagine a wrecked ship at the bottom of the sea. Well, you can have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be on a wrecked ship while exploring the underwater world in this zone. While here, you can meet hundreds of coral and fish species typically found in the Arabian Red Sea. Meet Giant groupers, Humphead wrasse, Sea horses, and Warty frogfish.

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This zone replicates the ecosystem of the Atlantic Ocean, which is home to several sea caves. Built to look like one such Atlantic cave, this zone allows you to meet the shy ones of the ocean; the creatures that typically hide in the nooks and crannies of the underwater world. You will Lobsters, Sea Sponges, Horseshoe crab, and Pufferfish. Do be patient here, it might take a while for you to spot some of these creatures as they are used to staying hidden to protect themselves from larger predators.

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Here is a chance to experience what it would be like to go on a submarine. The Sub is a zone inside the Abu Dhabi National Aquarium, which allows you to learn about how a submarine operates and explore the magical underwater world simultaneously. Experience marine life at its best, and spot some really spectacular creatures like Giant moray, Rock lobster, and Nautilus, which is a marine mollusk.

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This zone of the National Aquarium replicates the ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean. It gets its name from the chain of volcanoes and earthquake sites located in the outskirts of the Pacific Ocean. You will have projections that stimulate volcanic eruptions and depict how islands are formed. The volcanic activity also enriches the earth making it the perfect place for several marine creatures. You will also see information about the Great Barrier Reef.

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Discover the complex system of the ocean and understand how marine creatures have adapted over time to adjust to their surroundings. Learn how a Bamboo shark’s egg grows, and meet some exotic creatures like the Pineapple fish, the Flashlight fish, Garden eels, Weedy seadragon, and coral. And, of course, if you are really lucky, you will also be able to meet the master of disguise, the octopus.

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The icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean are home to many animals and marine life. Sharks, Orcas, Penguins, Seals thrive in this climate. In fact, the temperature of this region plays an important role in helping the planet maintain its temperatures for animals to thrive. Meet 11 Atlantic Puffins, Giant Spider Cabs, and Wolf Eels as you learn how Arctic sea birds and fish survive the cold climate.You will also find a miniature underwater volcano here.

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Take in the breathtaking scenes of the Amazonian rainforest at this zone. Understand how the rainforests that make up for only 2% of the Earth’s surface play an integral role in protecting the Earth's biodiversity. Meet colorful frogs, a tarantula, and an Electric eel. The show stopper of this area would be the capybara, the world’s largest rodents, and the colorful Squirrel monkeys in the same enclosure. This zone is also home to the Super Snake, a seven-meter female reticulated python, Freshwater rays, Bull sharks, Macaws, and even an Iguana.

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Bu Tinah Island is a tiny archipelago found in the waters of Abu Dhabi. The archipelago is rich in biodiversity and is home to mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds, and seabirds such as the flamingos. The aquarium allows you to discover what the island's marine life looks like while learning about the importance of island conservation.  The aquarium had collaborated with the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi to this end.

What To Do at Abu Dhabi National Aquarium?

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Visit the 10 Themed Zones

The Abu Dhabi National Aquarium will be made of 10 themed zones, where each offers a unique experience of discovering rare and exotic species across different themes. The guests will get to see the ecosystems thriving in action and enjoy the aqua world in its truest form. The marine creatures range from those in the Arabian Gulf to the Red Sea and the Pacific.

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Learn about Conservation

Abu Dhabi National Aquarium brings you a wide range of activities solely dedicated to fun educational programs. By hosting a wide range of experiences, the aquarium aims to interact and engage with a massive crowd giving a glimpse into the marine world and spreading awareness about protecting each species.

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Live Feeding Sessions

Make your experience meaningful by participating in interactive sessions like live-feeding. Get up close and personal with friendly animals whilst being accompanied by professional trainers to immerse in a one of a kind experience.

Plan Your Visit to National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi National Aquarium Tickets, Hours

The Abu Dhabi National Aquarium's opening hours are as follows:

Sunday - Saturday: 10 AM to 10 PM

During Ramadan (2 April- 2 May), the opening hours are as follows:

Sunday - Saturday: 10 AM to 12 AM

Duration: It will take around 2 hours to explore the aquarium fully.

Best Time To Visit: Fridays post noon, Saturdays and Sundays form the weekends in the UAE. On these days, the aquarium can get very crowded. Weekday might be a better day for you to visit the Abu Dhabi National Aquarium.

Abu Dhabi National Aquarium Tickets, Location

Address: The National Aquarium of Abu Dhabi, Rabdan, Al Qana, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Getting There

Al Qana is about 30 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and can be easily accessed by public transport.

By Bus: Take bus route no. 56 and get off at Al Maqta, from where you can walk to Al Qana. You can also take Bus A03085 alight at Rabdan Khaleej Al Arabi Street Bus Interchange, which us located at the south side of Al Qana .

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Parking: The National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi has a parking facility that can be availed free of charge.

Wheelchair: Wheelchairs are provided free of charge. You will have to provide a valid ID at the counter to avail of the same.

Gift Shops: Accessible to both the Aquarium and Al Qana visitors, you will find merchandise and souvenirs to remember your trip by.

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Abu Dhabi National Aquarium Tickets, Nearby
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: The largest mosque in the country, it is known for its breathtaking architecture and design.
  • Al Maqta Fort: Take a boat up to this 200-year old monument and learn about the history, and culture of Abu Dhabi. The Al Maqta Bridge close to the fort is a perfect place to enjoy the view of the sunset.
  • Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: The indoor park features some of the most thrilling roller-coasters in the world, including the Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, as well as live shows, events, and other attractions.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi: Created as a part of an agreement between the UAE and France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art museum located on Saadiyat Island. The largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a must-visit.

Frequently Asked Questions About Abu Dhabi National Aquarium Tickets

Q. Is the Abu Dhabi National Aquarium open to visitors?

A. Yes, the Abu Dhabi National Aquarium opened to the public in November 2021. You can purchase Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets online.

Q. How do I purchase Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets?

A. You can purchase Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets online. You can purchase tickets to the National Aquarium in Abu Dhabi here.

Q. How much does Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets cost?

A. Abu Dhabi National Aquarium ticket prices start at AED 99

Q. Do you have to book Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets before arriving at the venue?

A. Yes, it is advised to book your tickets online to avoid overcrowding at the venue. You can buy Abu Dhabi National Aquarium ticket here.

Q. What is the best way to buy Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets?

A. The best way to buy Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets is to purchase them online. This allows you to plan ahead for the visit and avoid tickets being sold out on the day.

Q. What are the different things I can do with my Abu Dhabi National Aquarium tickets?

A. In the National Aquarium, you can walk through the different themed zones and learn more about their habitat and the various marine creatures living under the land. There are also 60 exhibitions and several interactive and educational programmes where the whole family can learn about the aquatic world.

Q. What are the different animals I can see at the Abu Dhabi National Aquarium?

A. There are over 250 species of organisms that you can see at the Abu Dhabi National Aquarium, including Sand Tiger Sharks, Giant Groupers, and over 400 sharks and Rays.

Q. Where is Abu Dhabi National Aquarium located?

A. The Abu Dhabi National Aquarium is located at Rabdan, Al Qana, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Q. How can I get to Abu Dhabi National Aquarium?

A The Abu Dhabi National Aquarium is located along Khor Al Maqta – a quaint yet historic waterway. If you're traveling by bus, take route no 56 or Bus A03085.

Q. What are Abu Dhabi National Aquarium opening hours?

A. m The Abu Dhabi National Aquarium is open Sunday - Saturday, from 10 AM to 10 PM. During Ramadan, the opening hours are Sunday - Saturday, from 10 AM to 12 AM.

Q. What’s the best time to visit Abu Dhabi National Aquarium?

A. The best time to visit Abu Dhabi National Aquarium would be during the early hours on a weekday.

Q. Which are the best aquariums in the UAE?

A. Apart from the Abu Dhabi National Aquarium, you can also visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, and the Sharjah Aquarium for an immersive experience.