SHOPPERS fled in terror today after a giant aquarium filled with 400 SHARKS and stingrays cracked and began gushing torrents of water.
Horrified holidaymakers were among those left fearing that they were about to be engulfed by 10MILLION gallons of water — holding 33,000 sea creatures.
Dramatic video captured people fleeing the Dubai Mall as water poured on to the floor.
Engineers in the Middle East battled to shore-up the aquarium.
Mall security men donned life jackets and stores were ordered to shut up shop.
But the break in the 30-inch thick acrylic viewing panel managed to hold and prevent certain disaster.
Authorities later claimed the problem had been fixed, but were not allowing anyone near to see and anyone with photos of the drama were ordered by cops to delete them.
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo opened in 2008 at the foot of the Bhurj Khalifa — th
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