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Dhs205 million Dubai Marine World to be set up in Creek Park

Dubai Municipality today announced a unique Dhs205 million project, called Dubai Marine World, that will offer both knowledge and entertainment to the city's residents and visitors.


The unique project will include Dolphinarium, Fish Farm, GatorVille, research and therapy centre, and Coral Reefs Aquarium
The project, undertaken in cooperation with the private sector, forms part of the civic body's initiative to involve private firms in setting up various long-term investment projects in the emirate.

Dubai Marine World, the first project of it's kind in the Middle East with total estimated investment cost of up to Dhs.205 million, will include a Dolphinarium, a Fish Farm, a GatorVille, a research and therapy centre and a Coral Reefs Aquarium. This large and ambitious project will be spread over a total area of 19,000 square meters in Creek Park, which is a very attractive location in the heart of Dubai.

As the first phase of the project, the Municipality and Royal Segrex, the company that will implement the project as per BOT (Build, Operate, Transfer) system, announced details of the Dhs33 million Dubai Dolphinarium project which will include a water circus show, dolphin therapy, dolphin sighting excursions, lectures and others.

Essa Al Maidour, Director of Contracts and Purchasing Department at Dubai Municipality, and Christopher Richardson, General Manager of Royal Segrex, unveiled the project in a press conference at the Municipality headquarters in the presence of senior officials from both sides and media persons.

Al Maidour said the Municipality has been initiating and actively supporting all projects that contribute towards a better quality of life for Dubai residents; especially children and youth.

'Dubai Marine World is an example of that, offering the broad public a variety of entertainment, educational and therapeutic programs. The project is very special and represents a real added value to the society, because it offers a variety of activities that address and cover many important aspects such as education, entertainment, therapy and research. Thus it represents an appealing diversification for both residents and tourists from all round the world,' he said.

In addition to that, Dubai Marine World will actively seek to be a contributing member of society. It will work together with those institutions and programs that offer helpful activities to the physically & mentally challenged.

The first phase of Dubai Marine World shall be the Dubai Dolphinarium project. This project shall be built over a land of 4900 square meters and with an investment cost of approximately Dhs33 million.

He said this project shall offer both U.A.E. residents and visitors from neighboring countries and the rest of the world the chance to enjoy the highly skilled and choreographed performances of dolphins and sea lions. In addition to that, 'Dubai Dolphinarium' will have a Marine Mammal Education Center led by a team of Marine Mammal Scientists and dolphin specialists. The center shall offer various lectures and shows introducing both children and adults to the nature and habitat of these amazing intelligent mammals and how we can learn and help preserve the several species of dolphins that exist in the Gulf Waters.

As part of the educational aspect of the project, Dubai Dolphinarium will offer special programs for schools and large organizations. The objective will be to provide these activities during the morning hours. The programs will focus on education in an entertaining way. Children will be encouraged to think about conservation and to share with their parents their experience in learning about dolphins and sea lions.

There will also be photo sessions, where children can have their pictures taken with dolphins and sea lions. Kids will also have the chance to have a video taken with them in a little rubber boat being pulled around the pool by a dolphin.

Another program is swimming with dolphins, which will allow people to swim supervised for 10-30 minutes in a group or as an individual with a dolphin, they can also try to be pulled by a dolphin and experience talking with dolphins. Excursions shall be organized by experienced skippers, offering people the possibility to head out for a day trip to watch dolphins. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about these amazing creatures and will learn about the six species of dolphins, which can be found in and around the GCC waters.

For this purpose, the investor has already purchased an 82 ton vessel. It shall also serve for conducting research that aims on identifying and documenting the marine mammalian life in the Gulf Waters. The investor plans to purchase later on, another vessel to be used exclusively for dolphin sighting excursions.

As one of the project aims is to support marine research, the Marine Mammal Chief Scientist Mr. Zanin plans on conducting extensive research in the Gulf Waters using Dubai Marine World as a base. This research shall be carried out in coordination with other international organizations and the results and findings shall be published in local and international scientific publications.

Dubai Dolphinarium will be open six days per week leaving one day rest for dolphins and their handlers. The number of programs will follow the demand with weekends having more programs and week days having more school programs. Based on seasonal demands special expanded programs will be offered during holiday and school recess periods.

The Dolphinarium shall have a shaded and cooled stadium able to accommodate 1500 guests. The complex shall have four different types of sea-pools; the main Arena Pool, which is located in the stadium, then the Training, Medical and Sea Lions Pools, which are in the dolphins and sea lions private areas.

There is a dedicated veterinarian and personal trainer/human companion for each dolphin. The dolphins will have round the clock care with the veterinarian monitoring their health on a daily basis. There is also a water treatment engineer who monitors the complex sea-water treatment and conditioning system.

The dolphins in Dubai Dolphinarium will have the best care and will actually enjoy showing off their skills to their cheerful and amazed guests.

The investor stated that initially there will be three highly trained bottlenose dolphins and two sea lions and in the future other marine mammals shall be introduced.

For the comfort of the guests the Dolphinarium will be equipped with various facilities such as a food court that includes a marine-themed soft play area for children, a gift shop selling both souvenirs and educational materials, and modern classrooms offering educational and training programs.

According to the plan, the construction of the first phase of Dubai Marine World, the Dolphinarium will start this summer and will be completed by the end of 2005.

The next two phases of the Dubai Marine World project shall be built over a period of 2 years with the final part opening to the public by the end of 2007.
 

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the nice projects keeps coming up i just hope they design it well ... and the most inportant issue is building it !!
 

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Dubai-Lover said:
this really sounds like a great project

creek park is next to the creek golf club?
Creek park is facing the Creek golf club each on a different shore.
 

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there has been a 2 page "letters special" in 7DAYS today AGAINST the dolphinarium, but some of them did have a point saying the money should instead be put to build a new zoo - the one in almushrif
 

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i guess they should build that zoo and this dolphine world dubai need both
 

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arent they building a ZOO that will be part of dubai Land or i think some where near Mushrif Park
i am very sure there is going to be a new zoo somewhere in dubai,
 

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Dubai plans Marine World

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Dubai Municipality plans for a Dh205 million ($55.8 million) marine theme park called Dubai Marine World that will offer both knowledge and entertainment to the city’s residents and visitors.

The project, the first of kind in the Middle East, will include a dolphinarium, a fish farm, a gatorville, a research and therapy centre and a coral reef aquarium, spread over a total area of 19,000 sq m in Creek Park.
The Dh33 million dolphinarium which will cover an area of 4,900 sq m, will include a water circus show, dolphin therapy and dolphin sighting excursions. The project will have a shaded and cooled stadium able to accommodate 1,500 guests.
Work on the first phase of the project will start this summer and will be completed by the end of 2005. The next two phases will be built over a period of two years with the final part opening to the public by the end of 2007.
 

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There will be crocs loose in the creek!

watch out business bay!
 

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What happened to the dolphinarium?

is it open, it says "end of 2005" in the article.
 
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