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Zebedee the Shark

Zebedee the Shark

Our guest since 2001, Zebedee, a beautiful blue-eyed zebra shark, has made herself at home in Burj Al Arab, causing quite a stir among press and visitors.

A media darling, with photographs and headlines regularly dedicated to her amazing story, she has quite a fan following. A remarkable and very rare natural phenomenon known as “parthenogenesis”, by which females of certain species reproduce without a male, has enabled Zebedee to generate eight surviving offspring four years in a row.

Dedicated to scientific discovery, and maintained by team of experts and marine biologists, the hotel’s aquarium is carefully designed to provide her and other fish with a natural environment.