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 has delivered three important projects for Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo:
Crocodile Exhibit Life Support System (LSS):
AAT designed and manufactured the life support system for the crocodile exhibit, home to King Croc, a 5-meter-long, 750-kilogram Australian crocodile.
Three pre-plumbed sand filters on a single skid form part of the LSS, which includes a separate skid for the heat pumps, UV system and electrical distribution boards
Main Tank Viewing & Feeding Platform:
AAT supplied and installed a customer-made 6-meter x 3.9-metre underwater viewing platform at the surface of the main tanks.
Visitors standing on the platform enjoy an immersive fish-feeding experience thanks to the acrylic cylinder and viewing panels.
The platform was constructed off-site and delivered in 5 sections (4 for the platform, plus the stairs).
Back Of House Tour Exhibits:
For this project, AAT designed, manufactured, and installed a series of aquaculture micro-exhibits.
The ‘behind-the-scene’ displays showcase coral-growing, sea horse breeding, sea jellies and bamboo sharks.
A micro-algae and artemia grow-out system for jellyfish feeding was also installed.
AAT also designed, built and installed skid-mounted life support systems as part of the project.