SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, one of the mega attractions being developed in Yas Island, is on track for completion in 2022.
The landmark project, which will bring the next generation of marine life theme parks to the UAE capital, is now more than 40 % complete, the island’s developer Miral announced on Monday.
Built on multiple levels with a total area of approximately 183,000 square kilometers, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is expected to boost domestic and international visitor traffic in Abu Dhabi.
The project is part of Miral’s $3.2 billion investment in developments under construction.
In a statement, the developer said that more than 50 % of the concrete has been poured into the site, while the heaviest 50-tonne steel column for the structure has already been installed.
Once complete, the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will feature one of the world’s largest and most progressive indoor aquariums, an immersive ride that takes customers on a thrilling and visually stunning journey from Pole to Pole and countless of interactive exhibits.
There will be purpose-built habitats and ecosystems that will house different species together, as they are in the wild.
The leisure, entertainment and attractions in the region have been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, primarily due to a massive slump in domestic and international visitor numbers.