In a move that shows its commitment to marine sustainability, Atlantis The Palm released fifteen baby sharks and two stingrays into the ocean at Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary.
In addition to wildlife releases, the hotel also carries a number of sustainability focused projects, including beach clean-ups and mangrove planting, throughout the year.
The Arabian Carpet sharks and Honeycomb stingrays, released into the ocean, were ten months to a year old. Born in Atlantis’ fish hospital, marine animals received proper care from experts and were released into the ocean only after they were believed to be fit enough to enter the ocean.
The hotel teamed up with Dubai Municipality and Dubai’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to implement the initiative.
Natasha Christie, Director of The Lost Chambers, Atlantis, The Palm, said, “The sustainability and prosperity of the marine environment is extremely important to Atlantis.”
“We regularly carry out a number of initiatives such as wildlife releases and beach clean-ups 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.”