Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fakieh Aquarium Mural on Corniche

The Corniche running along Jeddah's Red Sea coastline has a brand new attraction - the long awaited Fakieh Aquarium.  The grand opening was held on January 21 with a large crowd in attendance.  The aquarium houses over "7,000 marine animals of 200 species in 155 tanks and can accommodate 400 visitors" at one time.  The large mural above appears on an outer wall of the facility. 

For more information, please click HERE. 

10 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Nice. Hope you're still getting underwater.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Gaelyn - I am! I went with a group on Jan. 4th and again last week with my husband. Saw dancing dolphins, sharks, and ospreys and their nest with three eggs!

Diane said...

I wonder where those dancing dolphins come from.

Diane said...

I would like to know where the aquarium obtains their dolphins.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Diane - People have asked on their Facebook page, and as far as I know, no answer has yet been given.

Anonymous said...

There dolphins came from Taiji Japan. They were part of a drive hunt which happens daily between September 1 & end March. Many Dolohins are brutally slaughtered or brutally catered and held in pens. Many die from stress. Currently dolphins have been in a truck for 15 hours being transported from Raiji to unknown destination. This aquarium purchased 6 bottlenose dolphins from Taiji in October. Today they blocked me from their fb page. They are a disgrace advertising conservation

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks, Anonymous - I was afraid of that.

Anonymous said...

where is this located in jeddah?

Susie of Arabia said...

It's right on the Corniche by the new are that has been recently renovated, about midway from north to south - you can't miss it!

Khizer Ismail said...

Are the bachelors allowed inside?