OMAN AQUARIUM

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

Read more below including Pictures, 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. It is likely to be the largest in the Middle East with an intended 30,000 animals including sharks, rays, octopus, 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 in ‘Mall of Muscat’ (I guess this is in what should be called a ‘soft opening’) in As Sib, west of the airport.


The entry charge is a bit complicated though there is an adult’s ticket pice 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