Whale sharks have been a regular occurrence in this city with sightings in Dubai Marina but recently, a Dubai resident managed to get up close and personal with the creature.
Nick Watson, swam in Jumeirah’s Open Beach, where he spotted the fish and swam with it for about an hour.
“People keep asking me if I was scared at any point, but I was far from scared. The shark was completely relaxed and so placid” said the father of two. He had spotted the fin from the beach, thinking it was a dolphin so he went in to the sea to “explore” but then soon realized it was actually a 6-metre whale shark. “I showed the shark my full respect, letting it lead the way.”
The clip him and his family filmed was posted on to Facebook and has gained over 16,000 views. Check out the video by clicking here!