Sharks in Qatar

While the exact number of sharks living in Qatar remains unknown, the country is famous for its whale shark population. During whale shark season, from April to September, one can interact with these majestic beasts while diving underwater.

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Qatar

Species Maximum Size Aggressiveness
Arabian Carpetshark 2-3 feet Not aggressive
Arabian Smooth-hound 4.9-4.92 feet Not aggressive
Blacktip Shark 5-8 feet Moderately aggressive
Bull Shark 7-12 feet Highly aggressive
Great Hammerhead Shark 15-20 feet Highly aggressive
Hooktooth Shark 2.2-3.3 feet Not aggressive
Milk Shark 3.6-3.7 feet Not aggressive
Pigeye Shark 6.2-8.2 feet Not aggressive (but potentially dangerous)
Sandbar Shark 5.5-8.5 feet Not aggressive
Slender Weasel Shark 1.57-1.6 feet Not aggressive
Snaggletooth Shark 7.8-7.9 feet Not aggressive
Spot-tail Shark 5-5.3 feet Not aggressive
Tawny Nurse Shark 9.6-10 feet Not aggressive
Whale Shark 18-32 feet Not aggressive
Whitecheek Shark 3.2-3.3 feet Not aggressive
Zebra Shark 8.2-11 feet Not aggressive

FAQs

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As information from Qatar is quite restricted, there is almost no information about shark attacks taking place in the country.

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Great white sharks do not swim in the Persian Gulf.

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