The new aquarium at Burj Al Arab The new aquarium at Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab has unveiled its fully transformed aquarium, located in the hotel’s lobby.

The aquarium – one of three within the hotel – now boats 40 species of exotic fish, including zebra and bamboo sharks, clown fish, and yellow and blue tang.

There are a total of more than 4,000 fish in the aquarium, which was created over the course of three months by Pangea Rocks.

“We take extreme pride in nurturing our fish and providing it with as natural an environment as possible,” said Warren Baverstock, Burj Al Arab’s aquarium operations manager.

“Therefore, we designed the best possible undersea ‘home away from home’ for our new and existing species. No live coral was used in the tank and the habitat was created to imitate natural coral reefs.”

Last year the property’s aquarium team received worldwide media attention after its zebra shark, known as Zebedee, gave birth to female sharks by a virgin birth for the fourth consecutive year.


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