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Hamad Port Visitors Centre & Aquarium

Discover the interesting maritime history of Qatar, admire a first-of-its-kind aquarium and have fun at the 4D cinema and kids’ playground.


Hamad Port Visitors Centre & Aquarium

If you love everything about the ocean economy and marine life, Hamad Port Visitors Centre will be a treasure trove of discovery. Start at the museum, where you can learn about Qatari marine life and our country’s maritime history. The museum is built to tell fascinating stories about how the port operates and how trade has evolved. An interactive 4D cinema (that moves and shakes) will further take you behind the scenes of port life. At the aquarium, you can see a variety of fish like zebra sharks, eels, stingrays, clownfish, pufferfish and coral reef fish. There is also a Touch Tank, where you can touch starfish and learn about mangrove ecosystems. 

Hamad Port Visitors Centre & Aquarium


Hamad Port Visitors Center, Umm AL-Houl




Opening hours: 

Saturday to Thursday: From 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday: From 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Qatar’s main seaport has opened an exciting new visitors centre that promises to be fun and educational for all. It has a museum where visitors can learn about the maritime industry and dive into the history of Qatar's sea-faring days, the pearl diving era and dhow boats. Visitors will also be treated to a free 4D cinema show that brings the vision of the country’s port to life in an interactive style. A big highlight of the centre is the large aquarium, which features 17 basins of different sizes and more than 3000 sea creatures. Shop for souvenirs at the gift shop, grab a bite to eat at the café, or let the young ones play in the outdoor kids' play area with slides, swings and walking tracks.

The Maritime Museum is a great place to discover more about Hamad Port. It makes learning fun, with games like steering a cargo ship, operating a crane, seeing how cargo containers were invented and much more. There is also a 200-seat auditorium for private events with a high-quality sound system.

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Hamad Port Visitors Centre & Aquarium