Diyar Al Muharraq’s Marassi Al Bahrain to get water attraction
The aquarium and underwater zoo will be developed as part of a JV between Emaar Entertainment and Eagle Hills
Marassi Al Bahrain, a joint venture between Eagle Hills and Diyar Al Muharraq, the developer of a vast archipelago of seven man-made islands project of the same name, will soon be home to the Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
The unique attraction, which will cover an area spanning 2,499.1m2, was announced as part of the formation of the joint venture between Emaar Entertainment and Eagle Hills that will bring the destination to Marassi Galleria.
The joint venture agreement was signed by the CEO of Eagle Hills, Low Ping, and managing director of Emaar Properties, Ahmad Al Matrooshi.
Upon its completion, Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo will have the capacity to hold 360,000 litres of water and over 200 species of fish.
Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo will be operated by Emaar Entertainment. The attraction will feature an ultra-modern design and a 20-foot-long digital tunnel with multiple interactive digital exhibits.
The aquarium will comprise four different ecological zones, referred to as the Rainforest, the Ocean Trench, the Jellyfish (Boom Room), and the Reef Zone, which includes the Lab of the Future. In addition, the aquarium will also be home to fifty other exhibits with hundreds of animals.
Speaking about the latest attraction, Ping said: “The signing of this agreement with Emaar Entertainment comes as part of our efforts to position Marassi Galleria as an integral component of the Marassi Al Bahrain development, as it is intended to set a new benchmark for entertainment and leisure experiences.”
Meanwhile, Al Matrooshi added that Bahrain’s Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo replicates the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo located in Dubai Mall.