Eagle Hills and Emaar Entertainment forms a joint venture to bring Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to Marassi Galleria

It will also be home to a state-of-the-art aquarium with the capacity to hold 360,000 litres of water and over 200 species of fish.

Eagle Hills and Emaar Entertainment forms a joint venture to bring Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to Marassi Galleria

Manama, Bahrain: In line with its efforts to develop integrated communities that provide smart innovation, as well as high-quality products and services, Eagle Hills has announced the formation of a joint venture with Emaar Entertainment to bring Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to Marassi Galleria, the much-awaited shopping mall located at the heart of the Marassi Al Bahrain Development. The joint venture agreement was signed by Ms. Low Ping, CEO of Eagle Hills and Mr. Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties PJSC where each signed the documents at their respective offices.

Upon its completion, Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo will be an ideal edutainment zone within the Marassi Galleria. As the first attraction of its kind, the new addition will span across 26,900 sq ft. It will also be home to a state-of-the-art aquarium with the capacity to hold 360,000 litres of water and over 200 species of fish.

Operated by Emaar Entertainment, Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo will feature an ultra-modern design and a 20-foot-long digital tunnel with multiple interactive digital exhibits. The aquarium will be comprised of 4 different ecological zones; the ‘Rainforest, the ‘Ocean Trench’, the ‘Jellyfish’ (Boom Room) and the ‘Reef Zone’, which includes ‘Lab of the Future’. These are in addition to fifty other thrilling exhibits with hundreds of animals which will make the Aquarium comparable to other world class aquariums across the globe.

Strategically located tanks and immersive tunnels within the exhibits will also allow visitors to come face-to-face with varied collections of aquatic life, enabling them to learn more about a wide array of marine species. Visitors can choose to enjoy a diving experience or assist in the feeding presentations that are held daily and on a regular basis at Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. These encounters will allow visitors to better understand how the animals are looked after. Visitors will also be able to access highlights of the research and conservation initiatives undertaken to preserve marine life.

Commenting on the occasion, Ms. Low Ping, CEO of Eagle Hills said, “The signing of this agreement with Emaar Entertainment comes as part of our efforts to position Marassi Galleria as an integral component of the Marassi Al Bahrain development, as it is intended to set a new benchmark for entertainment and leisure experiences.  Partnering with notable entities such as Emaar Entertainment further cements the mall’s reputation as one of the Kingdom’s highly anticipated destinations, and we are confident that Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo will play a key role in both the local and regional tourism sectors.”

Also commenting was Mr. Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC who said, “After witnessing the success of our Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, it was decided to replicate the experience in the Bahraini market. As the latest addition to Emaar Entertainment's diverse portfolio of offerings, Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo will provide innovative experiences to suit individuals and groups. This comes in line with our commitment to developing unparalleled attractions across the MENA region, and we expect that it will become a popular destination for tourists across the region”.

About Marassi Al Bahrain

Marassi Al Bahrain is a distinguished urban project by Eagle Hills, a private real estate investment and development company, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, as part of a joint venture with Diyar Al Muharraq, the developer of mega-project Diyar Al Muharraq.

Marassi Al Bahrain is set to be a prestigious development in the Kingdom of Bahrain, offering premium homes, high-end shopping, leisure and entertainment. An 875,000 sqm development, the Marassi Al Bahrain master plan includes 6,000 residential apartments, 245,000 sqm of retail space, and Marassi Galleria, a shopping and entertainment destination. In addition, there will be two world-class hotels Address Marassi Al Bahrain and Vida Marassi Al Bahrain, approximately 300 branded serviced apartments and 275 hotel rooms, a 34,000 sqm central park with play areas for all ages, two kilometers of walk way comprising of  promenade and  white sandy beach, and a range of restaurants and cafés.


About Eagle Hills

Eagle Hills is an Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company focused on the development of new city hubs in high-growth international markets. With a focus on developing large-scale real estate projects, Eagle Hills designs and builds mixed-use facilities. These communities draw on the latest technologies to build smart and sustainable projects that add significant value to the local economy. The company is currently developing projects in Bahrain, Croatia, Ethiopia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Serbia and UAE.


About Emaar Entertainment (L.L.C.)

Emaar Entertainment is a leading operator defined by pioneering attractions that are unique, delivering top quality entertainment and leisure led by unmatched industry expertise. Emaar Entertainment developed and manages Reel Cinemas – The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Al Ghurair Centre, The Pointe, Rove Downtown and The Springs Souk and Jebel Ali. In addition to KidZania®, Dubai Ice Rink and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, V.R. Theme Park and Dig It at The Springs Souk.

The latest additions to Emaar Entertainment's portfolio are Ekart Zabeel, The Dubai Mall, and KidZania at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi and Marassi Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

Customer-focused and committed to developing unparalleled leisure and entertainment choices, Emaar Entertainment is building its portfolio through strategic global alliances, joint ventures, franchises and licenses with premium brands in the U.A.E. and across the MENA region.

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