Middle East’s largest cylindrical aquarium opens in Bahrain’s Mall of Dilmunia

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Mall of Dilmunia, a family-centered mall concept developed in Bahrain, has opened the first and largest cylindrical aquarium in a mall in the Middle East (ME) at an inaugural ceremony attended by major stakeholders, project partners and senior government officials.

The aquarium is a major attraction at the mall, occupying all four levels and providing visitors with an informative and stunning experience. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the beauty of the sea and education in one spectacular setting.

The cylindrical form allows visitors on all four floors to conveniently view the wonderful creatures. According to reports, the aquarium contains around 700,000 liters of seawater, a depth of 17 meters and a circumference of 7 meters. Visitors can interact with more than 2,700 fish from over 85 species including stingrays, clownfish, angelfish, sharks, and more.

Rebecca Charlotte Arnold
Rebecca Charlotte Arnold
Deputy CEO
Mall of Dilmunia

“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 attraction has an interactive design on its main second floor, which is 12 meters in diameter, where visitors of all ages can feed and pet the fish, and diving opportunities are also available for those who are certified.

Bahrain Aquarium is an outstanding addition to Mall of Dilmunia, combining the mall’s strategic location, breathtaking views, various amenities, and entertainment venues, bolstering the mall’s position as one of the most ambitious and forward-thinking destinations in the Kingdom, where a new era of unique indoor activities will soon take shape.

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