Massive Aquarium Coming to Oman’s New Palm Mall
From shrimps to sharks, the types of marine creatures will be abundant.
It’s recently been confirmed there will be an 8,000 square metre Oman Aquarium that will be built inside the upcoming Palm Mall in the first quarter of 2018. It will be home to 30,000 marine animals.
Visitors will be able to enjoy 55 exhibit tanks made up of 1.7 million litres of sea water. There will be a demi-tunnel going through the main tank as well as a 70cm thick acrylic viewing panel in the main gallery.
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The marine animals will all be local ones from Oman coasts. The theme behind the aquarium takes inspiration from the journeys of the great seafarer, Ahmed Ibn Majid, making the aquarium the “Jewel of Oman.”
The aquarium will also feature an education section offering programmes for children and will be available for school trips. A team of experts will be taking care of the animals to ensure they are treated well.
The goal being this project is to educate and raise awareness about marine life in a fun way in order to grow people’s love for the environment and teach them how to take action for conservation.
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Palm Mall is set to open in the third quarter of 2017 and will also feature a two-level snow park, hotels and a family entertainment centre.