Mall of Dilmunia, a unique family-centric mall concept in Bahrain, today (September 15) officially opened the Bahrain Aquarium at a glittering ceremony attended by top stakeholders, partners, and senior government officials.
A major highlight at the mall, Bahrain Aquarium occupies all four levels of the mall, making it the first and largest cylindrical aquarium in a mall in the Middle East, offering a one-of-a-kind experience combining the glory of the seas and education in one spectacular spot.
The launch of this aquarium has brought the underwater experience to the surface at the Mall of Dilmunia.
Its cylindrical shape gives easy access for visitors on all four floors to view the magnificent creatures. It contains approximately 700,000 litres of seawater with a depth of 17 metres and a diameter of 7 m, said the statement from the Mall of Dilmunia.
Visitors can view more than 2,700 fish from over 85 species such as stingrays, clownfish, angelfish, sharks, and more, it added.
As part of its opening, Bahrain Aquarium screened a short documentary that told the story of the partners who helped bring this project to the surface, showcased the way in which ideas were developed and the steps that were taken to make this major project a reality.
Being the first and largest cylindrical aquarium in a mall, this project is a landmark in the history of the Bahrain making it one of the most iconic projects around.
Deputy CEO Rebecca Charlotte Arnold said: "We are thrilled to be launching soon a diverse mix of exhilarating activities for aqua lovers in the kingdom. Mall of Dilmunia is confident that Bahrain Aquarium will give people the opportunity to engage in a range of activities which will be fun, interactive, and educational."
The new aqua marvel, she stated, offers an interactive layout on its predominant second floor which is 12 m in diameter, where it is possible for visitors of all ages to feed and pet the fish and for those visitors who are certified divers, diving opportunities will be available.
According to her, Bahrain Aquarium will offer educational programmes and tours to raise community awareness about marine life and the delicate marine eco system.
"Combining the mall's strategic location, breathtaking views, various amenities and entertainment venues, Bahrain Aquarium is an outstanding addition to Mall of Dilmunia, cementing the mall’s position as being one of the most ambitious and forward-thinking destinations in the kingdom, where a new era of unique indoor activities will soon take shape," she added.-TradeArabia News Service