A movie script of this nature would never get passed as it’s just not that believable. Well, believe it my friend! This has just happened!
Dubai, the global symbol of greed and the embodiment of karma itself has been dealt another blow, this time in the form of a leak – in the Dubai Mall’s aquarium.
The one with all the sharks. Yup, you heard me.
I know – how is it possible that 75cm thick glass, which has been made to hold 10 million litres of water and 400 sharks, can crack?
Don’t be ridiculous!
2oceansviber, Peter V, who works in the same building in Dubai, received this email : “Dubai mall’s aquarium exploded today!! The parking is flooded with water.. If ur car is there take it out asap.. And if ur heading there then DON’T”
Then check this out from ever-so-slightly-sensational The Sun :
A HUGE shark-filled aquarium at the famous Dubai shopping mall is leaking forcing part of the shopping centre to be evacuated, reports say.
A Dubai Mall official announced that the tank’s giant viewing platform, where the glass is 75cm thick, has cracked.
The shark, stingray and fish-filled tank is located on the mall’s ground floor, next to upscale clothing shops and not far from an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink and the only international branch of high-end retailer Bloomingdale’s.
Witness Ranjin, a 27-year-old corporate secretary, said: “I saw a crack in the aquarium glass and there was water coming out and a lot of water on the floor.
“The police came and evacuated the area around the aquarium.”
The tank is one of the largest in the world and features the huge 32.8m wide and 8.3m high viewing panel.
The aquarium — dubbed an “indoor ocean” — contains more than 33,000 living animals, from 85 species — including over 400 sharks and rays, according to Dubai Mall’s website.
It is operated by Emaar Properties and has been visited by more than one million people since it opened seven months ago.
Pretty hectique, I think you will agree?
I’m glad The Sun clarified that it contains 33,000 LIVING animals. I’d be pretty pissed off if I went to aquarium and they had dead animals floating around. Although, granted, it would be a pleasant alternative to the 400 live sharks that might be thrashing around at their feet in a moment.
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