The only aquarium in Saudi Arabia - the Fakieh Aquarium is a wonderful place to visit with family when in Jeddah, especially if you want to learn more about the aquatic life found in the Red Sea. The aquarium is home to over 7000 exotic sea creatures of 200 species. Aside from a diverse array of colorful fishes, the aquarium also houses a few varieties of marine creatures such as Red Dragon and Red Sea Turtles. The main attraction at the Fakieh Aquarium is the acrylic tunnel that allows visitors to watch the amazing sea creatures swimming and floating by, as well as to get up close with them. Seeing the sharks and other venomous sea creatures swim by at such close proximity would surely thrill and excite children and adults alike. The aquarium also hosts the Dolphin & Sea Lion Show everyday. The show would truly impress you; with dolphins along with their trainers performing a number of tricks that keep the audience entertained. The Fakieh Aquarium is definitely worth a visit and is a fun way to teach kids more about marine life.
Aquarium: SR 50; free for children under 2 years old / Dolphin Show: SR 50; free for children under 9 months old
The Fakieh Aquarium is open from Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 11 pm; Friday 1.30 pm - 11 pm; Saturday 1 pm - 11 pm; Holidays 1 pm - 12.30 am, except on Fridays 1.30 pm - 1 am.
Around 2 to 3 hours
Adults, senior citizens, young adults, families, children
All of the marine creatures and exhibits! If time doesn't allow, then we would highly recommend the Dolphin & Sea Lion Show!
Like most attractions in Jeddah, as well as Saudi Arabia, the Fakieh Aquarium offers prayer facilities for visitors as well as staff. It is conveniently located beside the Blue Ocean Restaurant, allowing Muslim visitors to enjoy their trip to the aquarium while not missing their prayers.
As all food outlets are Muslim-friendly in Jeddah, visitors will be spoilt for choices. At the Fakieh Restaurant, you can find the Blue Ocean Restaurant, Segala, Aldayah and Hainan Chinese Cafe and Restaurant.