Burj Al Arab unveils the new home for its 40 species of exotic fish

From: Jumeirah Group
Published: Thu Oct 18 2012

Burj Al Arab, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel, recently unveiled its fully transformed aquarium, with an innovative décor and newly introduced exotic species of fish. The recently re-opened aquarium also boasts some of the most technically advanced underwater lighting, new artificial coral reefs and improved filtration systems.

The fish tanks at the Dubai hotel are a captivating attraction for both guests and local visitors, with the resident marine biologists being highly commended for their great efforts in looking after its stock. Going beyond the standards usually found in commercial aquariums, Burj Al Arab has its own aquatic quarantine facilities, ensuring the fish were kept in a perfect condition during the three-month refurbishment.

"We take extreme pride in nurturing our fish and providing it with as natural an environment as possible. Therefore we designed the best possible undersea 'home away from home' for our new and existing species", said Warren Baverstock, Burj Al Arab's Aquarium Operations Manager. "No live coral was used in the tank and the habitat was created to imitate natural coral reefs."

The ultimate undersea habitat for over 4,000 fish, such as Zebra and Bamboo sharks, Clown Fish, as well as Yellow and Blue Tang, was created by Pangea Rocks in close collaboration with the aquarists' team to finalise the project.

Burj Al Arab boasts three aquariums: two are located on both sides of the hotel lobby and one is featured inside Burj Al Arab's award-winning seafood restaurant, Al Mahara.


About Burj Al Arab:
Burj Al Arab is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 meters. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel, with features including in suite check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round-the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel's Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach.

About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives hotels; Jumeirah Himalayas; Jumeirah hotel in Frankfurt, Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto Rome hotel; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah Istanbul hotel; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.

For further information please contact:
Burj Al Arab
Marketing and PR Department
PO Box 74147
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 301 7565/7564
Company: Jumeirah Group
Contact Name: Burj Al Arab
Contact Email: enquiries@pr-sending.co.uk
Contact Phone: +971 4 301 7565/7564

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