In Collaboration with SeaWorld and Miral — SeaWorld Rescue is going global with the opening of its first center outside of the United States Abu Dhabi.

The new center will be the first dedicated marine research and rescue center in the Middle East / North Africa (MENA) Region.

The YasSeaWorld Research and Rescue (YSWRR) will be a key contributor to marine-life conservation in the region by conducting research, rescue, rehabilitation, return and education programs.

“The waters of the Arabian gulf are an important marine ecosystem and integral to the fabric of the Abu Dhabi community. The conservation of their marine animals and ecosystems is vital, and we are excited to be a part of this important effort. Expanding SeaWorld’s nearly 60-year legacy of animal care and conservation globally and having the opportunity to share our knowledge with the region is an honor and a privilege,” said Dr. Chris Dold, Chief Zoological Officer of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.

The center, located on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, was developed and will be operated by Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, and SeaWorld.

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