Most aquarium visitors under-estimate how much space in an aquarium is dedicated to back-of-house facilities.
These spaces include all manner of equipment and facilities such as Life Support Systems that keep the water clean, safe, and flowing; quarantine and veterinary facilities; breeding and storage tanks and food preparation zones, to name but a few.
The team at Dubai Aquarium realized that some of these back-of-house facilities and activities lend themselves to interesting and educational experiences for visitors.
So, we were delighted to be appointed to help design, manufacture, and supply a ‘behind the scenes’ tour experience including coral growing tanks, sea horse breeding, sea jelly tanks, a bamboo shark tank, and equipment for aquaculture demonstration facilitation as well as three skid-mounted life support systems.
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.