Dolphin Bay, Dubai

4.5
#5 of 108 in Wildlife in Dubai
Discover the secret lives of some of nature's friendliest critters at Dolphin Bay, where you can meet, swim, and play with its sleek residents. Let an experienced instructor introduce you to the animals in an experience suitable to your swimming level and wishes. Enjoy a splash with some of the dolphins in the shallow pool, or dive under the water for a bit of snorkeling with your esteemed, elegant hosts. Have a professional picture taken with the dolphins for a special souvenir. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dubai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dolphin Bay and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I can understand why they make this expensive as there are not many places that keep dolphins to create an income. It wouldn’t hurt management to provide say a picture for each person included in the ...  more »
  • Wow what an amazing experience, Mother’s Day gift was a Royal swim encounter with the dolphins. Alice the dolphin I interacted with was Beautiful. Staff were so friendly an knowledgeable. They show gr...  more »
  • This is obviously an expensive experience, but worth it. We did the Royal Swim, we loved it. My only recommendation is don’t view your photos in their booths with seating. If you’re a day over 25, it’...  more »
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  • Enter into the world of the intriguing and intelligent bottle-nose dolphins in this shallow water interaction which is intimate and educational. A 90-minute session with these amazing creatures will not only bring you close to these fun-loving mammals but will also give you the opportunity to learn more about them with the help of Marine Specialists, who will be available on the premises to share their knowledge about them and educate you on how to help preserve their habitat and conserve their population. This is a fascinating experience especially for the younger animal enthusiasts. You’ll spend 30 minutes in 3-meter-deep water, where you’ll be able to experience the deep-water hug, deep-water kiss and pectoral dance. On the belly ride, the dolphin will turn over, and you will hold the fins and be belly-to-belly as it swims through the lagoon. For the hand push, the dolphin will spin you around in the water. The minimum age to participate is 8 years and the program is limited to just 6 guests per dolphin. Note that an adult is required for children from 8-12 years. Your full program includes time for check-in and changing, when you will be fitted with a wetsuit, and then a 15-minute orientation and safety briefing. Then you’ll be ready to meet the dolphins with the trainers. Observer Passes are reserved for family and friends of those participating in dolphin interactions.
  • Lucky enough to have visited dolphin bay twice now and experienced the incredible sensation of swimming with dolphins. The staff were incredibly friendly, professional and accommodating. The facilities were so clean and well maintained and the whole place was a joy to behold.
  • Kids took the tour for the fish hospital and the feeding. What an experience even the adults love it. Very informative tour and the guide was amazing as she explained all the single details. Really worth it.
  • Go swimming with dolphins. You get to see a documentary before you enter the water. The dolphins aren't forced to do the "tricks", but get extra treats if they do. The experience is fun, but it wasn't cheap. You have to pay rather a lot of money for a couple of minutes (as a group) with dolphins. People not swimming can enter to, but cannot take any pictures. Which is a way to make you pay even more for the pictures they take of you during the experience.
  • Great experience playing with dolphins. Their skins are so smooth. Things to note is that the dolphins at any time like to hanging out with their kind, so we need to wait till they are done, then dolphins can get back to work/ play.
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