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Turtle Rehabilitation

Turtle Rehabilitation

Behind the scenes at the world's most luxurious hotel is a turtle rehabilitation centre that rescues and treats hundreds of distressed sea turtles every year.

The day-to-day running of the project and the animal husbandry is managed by Burj Al Arab's dedicated aquarium team. Since it was set up in 2004, the team has nursed almost 700 sea turtles back to health and returned them to the waters off the Dubai coast.

Over the last decade, the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project has impacted regional and international sea turtle populations by increasing the number of animals in the environment that would have otherwise perished. During the second phase of rehabilitation, the turtles can be seen swimming in the salt-water canals of Madinat Jumeirah as they prepare to be returned to the sea.


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