Dubai's Atlantis releases 15 baby sharks, two stingrays into the ocean

The hotel teamed up with Dubai Municipality and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment for the release

15 Arabian carpet sharks and two honeycomb stingrays were released into the ocean at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary
15 Arabian carpet sharks and two honeycomb stingrays were released into the ocean at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary

Atlantis, The Palm has released 15 baby sharks and two stingrays into the ocean in a bid to protect the marine environment.


Natasha Christie, director, The Lost Chambers, Atlantis, The Palm, said: “The sustainability and prosperity of the marine environment is extremely important to us. Atlantis is home to more than 65,000 marine animals and we go to every length possible to make sure each and every animal is healthy and cared for.”


The latest effort saw 15 young Arabian carpet sharks and two honeycomb stingrays being released into the ocean at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary in Dubai earlier this month. Each of the marine animals, aged between ten months and one-year, were born and cared for in Atlantis’ fish hospital before being deemed fit to be released into the ocean.

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The release was carried out in the presence of Dr Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, minister of climate change and environment and Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, executive director at environment, health and safety control sector of Dubai Municipality.

Also read: Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah could shift consumer business from Dubai hotel market: Atlantis VP

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