The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi is the largest aquarium in the Middle East and is home to 46,000 animals spread across 10 zones. The aquarium houses more than 200 sharks and rays, representing 25 different species. All of the animals are cared for by a team of 80 sea-life experts.
Education is at the core of The National Aquarium, with an entire department dedicated to learning and enhancing environmental knowledge, and the capacity to welcome up to 50,000 students a year.
Professors Aquademy is a first of its kind programme intended to inspire the school children at the aquarium. The curriculum will cover four key topics from the UAE’s coastal heritage to conservation. These are designed to share knowledge and spark interest in the natural world amongst the younger generations.
Baba Dioum - “In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) signed a five-year partnership with The National Aquarium in July 2020 with the aim to help create the largest and most innovative rehabilitation schemes of its kind (The Wildlife Rescue Program*) to protect and rehabilitate wildlife in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.