16
May
2019
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13:36
Asia/Muscat

Atlantis, The Palm Highlights Marine Sustainability With The Release Of 15 Baby Sharks Into The Ocean

The iconic ocean-themed resort teamed up with Dubai Municipality and Dubai’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the prosperity of the marine environment

Atlantis, The Palm underlined its commitment to marine sustainability with the release of 15 baby sharks and two stingrays into the ocean. The iconic entertainment resort teamed up with Dubai Municipality and Dubai’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment for the release as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the future prosperity of the marine environment.

Ensuring the health and prosperity of the ocean is a major focus for Dubai’s authorities as the city strives to protect the environment for future generations. As the city’s iconic ocean-themed entertainment resort, Atlantis regularly carries out a number of sustainability focused projects such as education programs and wildlife conservation initiatives. These include numerous beach cleanups, mangrove planting and wildlife releases throughout the year. The latest effort saw 15 young Arabian carpet sharks and two honeycomb stingrays released into the ocean at the Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary in Dubai on the 2nd of April. Each of the marine animals, aged between ten months and one-yearold, had been born and cared for in the Atlantis’ fish hospital before being deemed fit to enter the ocean. A team of marine experts carefully studied each one based on its size and how well they were feeding before deciding they were strong enough be released into the open ocean. 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, and other distinguished guests.

Natasha Christie, Director of The Lost Chambers, Atlantis, The Palm, said: “The sustainability and prosperity of the marine environment is extremely important to Atlantis.

“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.

“We regularly carry out a number of initiatives such as wildlife releases and beach cleanups as we believe everyone has a part to play in making sure future generations can enjoy Dubai and the ocean as much as we are able to.”

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About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46-hectare site. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with over 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Aquaventure features 18 million litres of fresh water used to power thrilling waterslides, a 2.3-kilometer river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. Dolphin Bay, the unparalleled dolphin conservation and education habitat, and Sea Lion Point were created to provide guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about one of nature’s most friendly mammals. Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renowned restaurants including Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Hakkasan, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Dubai’s ultimate entertainment destination, Wavehouse. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities.