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Ahmad Bin Majid sailor story
Oman Aquarium is built based on the adventures of the famous Omani seafarer Ahmed Ibn Majid.
Ahmed ibn Majid was an Arab navigator, cartographer and poet born in 1421 in Julphar, known in present day as Ras Al Khaimah. Raised in a family of seafarers, at 17 he was an excellent ship navigator. His exploits became popular through-out the region and he was fondly called “The Shooting Star” for his strength and bravery as a sailor.
Known to be the first Arab seaman, Ibn Majid wrote many books on oceanography. The Fawa’dh fi-Usl Ilm al-Bahrwa-al-Qawaidah (The Book of the Benefits of the Principle of Seamanship) is considered as one of his best works. He also wrote Kitab al-Fawa’id (Book of Lessons on the Foundation of the Sea and Navigation)
He was famous in the West for allegedly helping Vasco da Gama find his way from Africa to India, which created an important route between Portugal and India.
Oman Aquarium follows Ibn Majid on his adventures around the Indian Ocean to as far away as Africa and Indonesia and back to Oman.
Experience the famous sailor’s historical adventures in contemporary time with Oman Aquarium as we follow Ahmad ibn Majid’s famous route. We start in Salalah, where there is lush green vegetation and colourful freshwater fishes like Tilapia swim through the flooded wadis of the Khareef. Then move towards the mountains and deserts of Muscat where many land-based species of wildlife reside. Next meet marine creatures like sea turtles that live along the Omani shorelines and the Post of Sur. Finally, sail through the Omani Seas towards the Asian Rainforests and the African coast, before you explore the deep blue sea.
Come aboard for an exciting adventure as we meet animals that Ahmed Ibn Majid encountered along his journey!
Bon Voyage!

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Penguins Awareness Day
On the 20th of January 2024 Oman Aquarium celebrated Penguins Awareness Day, with presence of the honored guest Mr.Said AlShanfari, the CEO of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center. As Oman Aquarium hosts of 14 South African Penguins, the event raises awareness about flightless birds whose numbers are dwindling by the day and promotes sustainable development in the field of the environment of these penguins. As it’s an opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge about South African Penguins and to learn more about the penguins and understand the situation they’re in. It is also interesting to join the discussion on how Oman Aquarium is going to transform over the next few years.
We in Oman aquarium are proud to embrace and take care of a bunch of these penguins and providing a healthy environment for their survival and reproduction and we have already succeeded. Where our penguin teams succeeded in taking care of the egg of one of the penguins until it hatched and then took care of the penguin chick, the penguin is now two years old and is in good health and was named Oman. Currently, we have another chick and eggs, and the team is working hard to provide the care needed to make the hatching process work using different technology. The second penguin that was born is “Luban” who was hatched on 19th of September 2023.
The Aquarium announced the birth of a healthy baby penguin, who was hatched on 29th December 2023. This is the third and youngest penguins was born in Oman Aquarium after the penguin “Luban”. The penguin is the baby of proud penguin parents Zanzi and Noah. The little chick penguin has an official name of “Majan” as has been announced during the event day.

Workshops

Animal Feeding: It is a short introduction about animal, preparing the food in the kitchen with the trainer and photo can be taken. -15 OMR per feeding. - 25 OMR for All. For more details to register call: 76922622-93335064

العالم الصغير

هو عبارة عن ورشة عمل مبسطة: - شرح نظام الفلترة والترشيح مع اختبار جودة المياة. - شرح طريقة تأهيل السلاحف وعلاجها. - تجهيز الوجبات الغذائية للأسماك. - أطعام البطاريق. لمعرفة المزيد او التسجيل الأتصال: 76922622-93335064

أطعام الحيوانات

هو عبارة عن ورشة للتعريف عن الكائن، أضافة الى دخول المطبخ وتجهيز الطعام للحيوانات مع امكانية التقاط الصور. لمزيد من المعلومات: 76922622-93335064

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Teacher's Day

25% discount on silver & Gold tickets for teachers and students on Sunday 25 Feb 2024 Only.


  • Date: 25/02/2024 10:00 AM - 25/02/2024 10:00 PM
  • Location: Oman Aquarium (Map)
  • More Info: Al Mabella at Oman Aquarium

Past Events

TitleDateLocation
Valentine Day 14 Feb 2024Oman Aquarium
Art &Crafts 27 Oct 2023Oman Aquarium
Parrot Show 20 Oct 2023Oman Aquarium
Crocodile Feeding 20 Oct 2023Oman Aquarium
Penguin feeding 20 Oct 2023Oman Aquarium
8.50

Silver Package

  • - Adult =8.5 OMR
  • - Child =6.5 OMR
  • - Family (2 Adults+1 kid)= 20.5 OMR
30Year

Annual Pass

  • - Adult = 30 OMR
  • - Kid = 20 OMR

**** Special offers on Dive packages in Oman Aquarium: Dive now with only 25 OMR >>>>Hurry up & Call 93335064

Snorkling

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  • Price is 21 OMR & duration of the diving is 20 minutes.
  • The price will be 26 OMR for 40 minutes duration.
  • For more details call: 93335064
  • Booking dates: Thursday-Friday & Saturday

Certified divers experience

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  • The price is 41 OMR for 30 minutes duration & 51 OMR for 50 minutes duration.
  • For more details call: 93335064
  • Booking dates: Thursday-Friday-Saturday