UAE’s Night Creatures exhibit
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the UAE’s Night Creatures exhibit at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo in The Dubai Mall.
This exciting adventure takes visitors through an educational journey to discover the amazing diversity of Arabian wildlife, showcasing a variety of species that thrive in the desert environment.
Speaking about the decision to sponsor the exhibit, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC said: “We are proud to sponsor the UAE Night Creatures Exhibit at The Dubai Mall. At ENOC, we continuously aspire to forge and maintain partnerships that will promote educational initiatives and raise awareness on various social and environmental causes. This opportunity to work with Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo offers a platform to promote the UAE’s national identity and play a role in educating our future generations about the country’s rich and diverse wildlife.”
Paul Hamilton, General Manager & Curator of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, added: “The Ocean School caters to a wide range of age groups and topics of study for both public and private schools throughout the United Arab Emirates. The programmes strive to create innovative educational experiences and promote conservation education in the classroom. UAE’s Night Creatures is a highlight of The Ocean School, igniting student awareness and appreciation for the natural world found right here in our backyard.”
From Arabian Toads to Fruit Bats, Giant Camel Spiders, Scorpions and Hedgehogs, the exhibit presents a vivid sketch of the ecology of the Arabian Desert and how these species thrive on wadis, rocky mountains and sand dunes; natural environments that are all immaculately recreated within the attraction.
Dr. Eng. Waddah Ghanem, Executive Director, EHSSQ and Corporate Affairs, ENOC Group said: “As a wholly-owned government entity, we are immensely proud to be able to call the UAE our home. This exhibit truly showcases the incredible diversity of wildlife within our wonderful country, breaking down preconceptions about the desert being a ‘barren’ place.”
“We are also committed to developing the minds of our youngest UAE citizens, the future of this country, encouraging their curiosity and channelling their interests in the world of science. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a wonderful facility that educates guests of all ages on the ecology and sustainability of the wildlife that surrounds us.”
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, managed by Emaar Entertainment LLC, features a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel. Underwater Zoo, located on Level 2 above the main aquarium tank, presents the bio-diversity in different ecological zones including Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. Apart from Humboldt Penguins and Caiman Crocodiles, the animals featured here include Piranhas, Giant Spider Crabs, Small Claw Otters, Sea Jellies and Clown fish.