OMAN AQUARIUM

Oman Aquarium, located in the ‘Mall of Muscat’ in Oman’s capital city, Muscat is opening today.

Read more below including Pictures, Timings, Entrance Prices and a Map of location.

Oman Aquarium
Oman Aquarium (aquarium’s visualisation)

This will be three floors in height with 1,800,000 litres for the inhabitants, designed by the Australian company Advanced Aquariums, probably a less ambitious style than the vast ones in the UAE. It is will include sharks, rays, octopus, turtles penguins and crocodiles – a veritable kaleidoscope of the animal kingdom.

Oman Aquarium
Oman Aquarium (aquarium’s visualisation)

There will also be Corals from Oman’s seas along with fish, including a Clownfish Amphiprion omanensis, endemic to Oman and presumably Bubble-tip anemone Entacmaea quadricolor and  Sebae anemone Heteractis crispa with which the fish has a symbiotic relationship.

Oman Aquarium (aquarium's visualisation)
Oman Aquarium (aquarium’s visualisation)

The mall in which the aquarium is located is ‘Mall of Muscat’ in As Sib, west of the airport (I guess the mall is having what should be called a ‘soft opening’).

Opening hours are
Wed-Fri 09:00-23:00
Sat-Tues 10:00-22:00
(on all days its open from 10:00-22:00)

The entry charge is a bit complicated though there is an adult’s ticket price of OMR8.500 and children’s entry cost of OMR6.500. Package entrance prices have ‘Economy & Business Class’ type pricing – check out the image for details that fit your circumstances.

Oman Aquarium Entry Cost Price The entry charge is a bit complicated - and is based on 'Economy & Business Class' - check out the image for details that fit your circumstances. 
Oman Aquarium Entry Cost Price

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4