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Dolphin Bay

#8 of 395 things to do in Dubai Features Animals
Crescent Dr | Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 426 1030
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Amazing experience!

We loved every minute of this. The dolphin encounter is so special. We swam with "Black" he was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sally N
via mobile
Swimming with Dolphins

The experience is fabulous . The team are all trained and talk you through the procedures . We did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Dolphin Bay in Dubai is one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world. Here you can select from a range of dolphin interactions suitable for all ages and swimming abilities. Experiences range from standing in shallow water to swimming or scuba diving alongside these charismatic creatures. All Dolphin Bay packages also include access to Aquaventure Waterpark.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Crescent Dr | Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 426 1030

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved every minute of this. The dolphin encounter is so special. We swam with "Black" he was gorgeous. It's expensive but we thought it was well worth it. The dolphins are looked after so well. Most live longer in captivity than they would in...More

1  Thank Sally N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience is fabulous . The team are all trained and talk you through the procedures . We did the shallow water experience . You can dance and kiss the Dolphins . Wet suits are provided and the guides are always in control and made...More

2  Thank deborah1010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actual experience was enjoyable but as an observer was expensive at 300dh. Had to ask twice for water. Restrooms were not clean. Trainers were very enthusiastic and passionate.

Thank fbennett12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Encounter with the most beautiful and serene animals of the sea. The knowledge of the handlers and the organisation of the time we spent was first class. Only downside was the cost of the pictures as you have to rely on their photographer to...More

1  Thank Susan22092016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do, especially when staying at the Atlantis hotel. As close as you will ever get to a dolphin and touch and play with one for as long as you do. We did the encounter which worked out to about $230 aud...More

1  Thank Buzzie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is hardly anything to see at the Bay, this is an enclosed area in atlantis. There are few dolphins you can pay and get pics with the dolphins and some more things.

1  Thank ChauhanRuchi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. The coach / guide is so passionate about their job. They explain everything with lot of patience and passion. We did encounter and adventure. If you know swimming, strongly advice for adventure. Else encounter. The kids will simply love it.

1  Thank Ayush69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fly my son to Dubai for his 21st birthday and we swan with dolphins as a treat. The staff were very welcoming and professional. wet suits and towels are provided. The instructors talk about the dolphins which is suitable for younger children. The dolphins...More

1  Thank jazzyrabbit13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is very beautiful. Dancing, hugging and kissing dolphins - is an amazing experience. The personnel is very professional and welcoming, the called me by name and even put the music which was somehow related to where i came from. the only suggestion i...More

1  Thank nargizu2016
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great experience for all kind of ages. First you will hear some information about dolphins and instructions Dolphin Encounter - selection to the group first (8-10 people per group) Touching, dancing, kissing some time spend with group and single time with dolphin as well.

1  Thank MIchalR9543IW
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Hello, i want to book the dolphin adventure but a bit worried about getting tired in the water trending water all the time. I am an ok swimmer. Can we have a small life jacket? Can you swim to the side from time to time?
28 June 2017|
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Response from Ayush69 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I will advice that you go for encounter instead of adventure if you are not an active swimmer. Except for swimming, you do everything in encounter as well. Cheers
amran k
can I buy the observer pass on the day and how much does it cost please? will be watching my wife and kid. can I take photos and get complimentary access to the water park as well? thanks
7 June 2017|
Response from Martino B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy the observer pass and you can take loads of fotos of the family that way we have done this a few times and it's well worth it as you are close to the action . This is a really nice experience for everybody
amran k
With the shallow water interaction with dolphins, is there a charge for under 3 year olds accompanying adults?
7 June 2017|
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Response from Martino B | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it's well worth it as fantastic experience as they will stand in the shallow end and you can hold them on your knees as well . It's worth just seeing their face