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Lead Aquarist - Dubai Aquarium

Emaar Properties

Dubai, UAE

Ref: QP173-30

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Emaar Entertainment has a unique portfolio of attractions that are truly innovative and transcend just entertainment or leisure. Its assets include some of the city’s most unique entertainment venues including Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania®, VR Park & Digit. Highlighted by its philosophy to ‘inspire joy’, each attraction opens a door to an exceptional world of excitement for visitors.

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the largest indoor aquariums, featuring thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walk-through tunnel. The Aquarium represents several hundred marine species within our impressive 10-million-liter tank. The Underwater Zoo takes visitors through various aquatic environments including the rainforest, touch pools and UAE Night creatures. Also featured is the behind the scenes guided tour.

The job holder is responsible for daily husbandry care and training of animals within the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo according to established protocols. Assist the Curator, Assistant Curator, and Curatorial Supervisor in the acquisition, quarantine and maintenance of animal collection and display development. Provide and maintain the best animal welfare practice for animal collection. Ensure and monitor appropriate environmental condition for all exhibits. Keep and preserve appropriate and up to date animal records. Follow all relevant aquarium SOP, animal husbandry procedures and health and safety protocols. Conduct animal encounter or interaction program.


• Bachelor’s degree preferably in marine science, aquaculture, animal husbandry, oceanography or equivalent experience in aquarium, zoo or similar facility.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in related field
• With Animal training experience
• Minimum Advance Open Water SCUBA certification from a recognized training agency.

About the Company

Established in 1997, Emaar Properties is a Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. A pioneering developer of integrated master-planned communities, Emaar Group has transformed the real estate sector in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Emaar Group is extending its expertise in developing master-planned communities internationally, and today, has a significant presence in several key global markets. Simultaneously, the company has developed competencies in hospitality & leisure, and shopping malls & retail.

Emaars world-class project development competencies are underlined by its iconic assets in Dubai and other international markets.

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