The National Aquarium is home to more than 200 sharks and rays.


Largest aquarium in Middle East to open in Abu Dhabi


DUBAI – Abu Dhabi has built the Middle East’s largest aquarium in the UAE capital, and it will open to the public later this year.

The National Aquarium will showcase more than 200 sharks and sting rays of 25 different species. Visitors can feed the sharks in a public “Shark Encounter”.

The aquarium will be home to Sand Tiger Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Zebra Sharks, Eagle Rays, Shovelnose Rays, Cownose Rays, Freshwater Rays, among others.

“In general, people have a fear of sharks and we want to celebrate these fascinating creatures that are so crucial to the health of our oceans. We are hoping that through personal interaction, the aquarium will help people overcome any fears and perceptions that they might have,” said Paul Hamilton, general manager at The National Aquarium. ICA/Expat Media

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