So the Seaworld project is moving forward and hopefully an official announcement will be on the way, however I was looking into this and I found a little bit of history into the park and originally it was announced in 2008 to be located on The Palm Jebal Ali.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7HO-Zk8hFM
Now to understand this project, The Palm Jebal Ali was a larger version of The Palm Jumeriah, which was part of a massive off shore development project called "The Universe", this project was massive! It contained a world map made out of islands (each of which would contain something to do with that country), other "Palm" projects, "The Solar System" which surrounded "The World" and contained islands related to the sun and other planets and "The Milky Way" a bunch of islands resembling, well you know....
This is what it was supposed to look like when it was completed
Now Seaworld was going to be located on "The Palm Jebal Ali" which is just north of where Dubai Parks and Resorts is located, it was to be on the north of the palm, which was to be reshaped to resemble an Orca. This Orca island was to also host Busch Gardens, Aquatica and Discover Cove (which makes me feel very sad it did'nt happen).
However due to financial difficulties the project was put on hold, as well as the universe, even though a lot of land had already reclamed (the project has now restarted).
What it looks like today.
This is what the site of the parks look like today.
So this is all sad except.....
Rumor has it that Seaworld will move to Abu Dhabi and will be the fourth attraction to open on Yas Island (Ferrari World, Yas WaterWorld and Warner Bros). Seaworld CEO said “We have moved to a definitive agreement stage, money has changed hands and we’re currently designing the park". He also said that they were hoping to make full announcements later this year.
Where its expected to be placed
So this is excellent news and will hopefully happen! I also think that if this is a park that won't house Orcas that will also get it good press also and will be a great investment for the region!