SeaWorld Makes International Debut With Opening of SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi


by Lacey Pfalz
Last up to date: 10:05 AM ET, Tue May 23, 2023

SeaWorld Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the primary SeaWorld theme park outdoors of the U.S., formally opened this February, together with its Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue facility. 

The marine life theme park can be the primary of its type within the United Arab Emirates. The theme park, in addition to the rescue middle, are animal welfare licensed by Global Humane. 

SeaWorld Yas Island spans 5 indoor ranges and takes friends on a world marine expedition, from the Arctic and Antarctica to the tropics, with eight completely different realms that includes marine life from these vital areas, together with the Abu Dhabi Ocean area. Other realms embody MicroOcean, Tropical Ocean and Rocky Point. 

Throughout the park, friends will expertise 20 strolling characters and performances, 17 eating shops and 13 retail retailers. 

“It’s a momentous day for our fans and for us at SeaWorld as we see the culmination of years of intensive planning and collaboration with our partners at Miral to bring to the region our mission of experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world,” stated Marc Swanson, CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “With the innovation, dynamic animal habitats and immersive nature of this park, we are bringing a next-generation experience to an entirely new region of the world that is very exciting to visit and enjoy.”

Each exhibit supplies a welfare-focused strategy that simulates the animals’ pure environments. 

Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane stated, “Our first certification in the region provides an opportunity to recognize the extensive reach of the animal welfare movement at zoos, aquariums, and conservation parks around the world. We are thrilled that SeaWorld has met the standards to become Global Humane Certified in this region, joining their sister parks in the U.S. that have long exemplified a high standard of animal care.”

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