Here’s your feel-good story heading into the weekend…

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment together with Dubai Police and the Marine Environment Protection Association helps a trapped whale shark make its way back to the Arabian Gulf after it lost its way and swam into Dubai Creek.

The three-metre long creature was spotted in Dubai Creek near the Al Jaddaf area, reported Gulf News, and it took a team of trained divers from the MOCCAE’s Biodiversity Department to coax it safely back out to open waters.

Hiba Al Shehhi, Acting Director of the Biodiversity Department at MOCCAE, said: “I thank everyone who was involved in the rescue operation. The collaboration among the teams was exemplary and saved the scared baby shark.”

The incident was captured on video and posted to social media:

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