Dubai appears an unlikely spot for a shark assault however a current state of affairs reminded us that shark encounters can occur anyplace there’s salt water. Video was captured there this week exhibiting a girl being lower off from the seashore by a shark in a terrifying state of affairs as a lifeguard tries to warn her to make her technique to shore. The incident occurred at Kite Seaside, a well-liked place for kitesurfing – therefore the identify. The shark does appear to be in stalking mode, however didn’t assault. There have been a number of swimmers within the water on the time.
The girl truly handles the scenario with aplomb: she doesn’t panic or splash round like a dying animal, which may have simply attracted the shark’s consideration. She simply merely waits the massive apex predator out. The world is about six hours east of Qatar within the Persian Gulf, the place the World Cup soccer event is at the moment being held.
Shark assaults are uncommon within the UAE. An Irish man was reportedly bitten in August of 2021 and suffered wounds to his leg, from which he recovered. An Emirati fisherman was bitten whereas returning to his boat after a freedive in 2017 in Khor Fakkan on the opposite aspect of the peninsula within the Gulf of Oman. His fishing accomplice was in a position to shoot the shark, which they then dragged to shore. You may examine that incident right here.