Dubai Aquarium Crocodile Exhibit Life Support System (UAE)

AAT designs and manufactures the crocodile exhibit life support system for Dubai Aquarium's star-attraction, King Croc.

Project Overview

One of the star attractions at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a 5m-long Australian crocodile named King Croc. This giant creature weighs in – at the time of our project – at an extraordinary 750kg and is expected to grow much bigger. The new exhibit was designed to upgrade the visitor experience and capitalize on previously unused space by creating a mezzanine viewing floor

AAT designed and manufactured the crocodile exhibit life support system for King Croc’s home at the Dubai Aquarium. The life support system was created using three pre-plumbed sand filters on a single skid along with a separate skid containing the heat pumps, UV sterilizer and electrical distribution boards. This project helped propel the acceptance of skid mounted LSS components as plant room space was at a premium which would not have facilitated a slower more sequential installation. The skids were lifted from street level directly to the plant room once roof sections were removed greatly reducing on-site time.

AAT also completed waterproofing works to the exhibit concrete shell which was poured onto the existing structural slab.

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Croc Panel 1

Croc Panel 2

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a signature attraction at The Dubai Mall, the world’s second-largest shopping centre by land area and the most-visited shopping and leisure destination on Earth (84 million shoppers in 2019).

With 33,000 animals, world-recording-breaking viewing panels, a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel and an underwater zoo, the aquarium is exceptional.

AAT regularly helps established aquariums enhance, renovate and expand their exhibits and customer experiences as part of our Restoration and Upgrade services.



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King Croc Exhibit

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  • A seamless start-to-finish service.
  • More than project coordinators - we are the lead supplier of equipment and services too.
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  • A high-level of internal delivery means excellent control over quality assurance.
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Phase 1


The first phase addresses feasibility, budgeting, concept development, creative themes, visitor-experience design and journey-mapping, detailed engineering and project planning.

Phase 2


The second phase focuses on acrylic manufacturing, construction and installation, the supply and installation of life support systems, waterproofing, lighting, filling and stocking the tanks.

Phase 3


The third phase includes handing the aquarium over to its owners and operators. Also included this phase, for older aquariums, are services relating to refurbishment and renovation.

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