Sharks In Dubai

Old Nov 26th 2004, 3:29 pm
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Was swimming with my daughter today down at the beach in Umm Suq and got me thinking whether there are any sharks in the waters here - does anyone know? Guess maybe I've been watching too many of the shark attack programs on discovery but would be nice to know. :scared: Also thought, once again, (not like me but there you go!!) if there were any attacks would they be reported via local media!!!!!!!!!

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Was swimming with my daughter today down at the beach in Umm Suq and got me thinking whether there are any sharks in the waters here - does anyone know? Guess maybe I've been watching too many of the shark attack programs on discovery but would be nice to know. :scared: Also thought, once again, (not like me but there you go!!) if there were any attacks would they be reported via local media!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry must also add thats not the human male variety that are often hanging around down there :
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Old Nov 26th 2004, 8:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Fairydust
Was swimming with my daughter today down at the beach in Umm Suq and got me thinking whether there are any sharks in the waters here - does anyone know? Guess maybe I've been watching too many of the shark attack programs on discovery but would be nice to know. :scared: Also thought, once again, (not like me but there you go!!) if there were any attacks would they be reported via local media!!!!!!!!!

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If there are sharks, I wonder what kind they do have? Out here the white tip reef shark is pretty harmless. We've seen them while snorkeling and they don't mess with people. I did see a Tiger shark while canoe paddling once and those you need to keep away from .. especially around sunset when they're hungry

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Was swimming with my daughter today down at the beach in Umm Suq and got me thinking whether there are any sharks in the waters here - does anyone know? Guess maybe I've been watching too many of the shark attack programs on discovery but would be nice to know. :scared: Also thought, once again, (not like me but there you go!!) if there were any attacks would they be reported via local media!!!!!!!!!

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yes there are some sharks here, I have caught a couple, not big enough to attack a human. There have been a few caught on the east cost and friends have sited a tiger shark but after living here for over 20 years and also being a diver and knowing lots of other divers I have never heard of any shark attacks. You are more likely to see Dolphins I have seen more of them than sharks here. I have never worried about it.
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We regularly saw black tips when we went diving/snorkeling but they don't seem particularly interested in us. We did see a tiger shark when we went to
Mussen Dam and when we returned to the harbour there were hammer heads that had been caught in some fishermans nets.
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