We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Birthday treat never to be forgotten”
Review of Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay
Ranked #8 of 408 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Fantastic time our family of 4 went for little girls 7th birthday we booked the swim with dolphins the event went fast and was expensive but hey don't all amazing experiences. We swam,danced and touched the dolphins for about an hour then afterwards we had admission the the massive water park at the Atlantis as well which was included in price and again fantastic and can only be Dubai..!!!

2  Thank Chris N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (2,166)
There are newer reviews for Dolphin Bay
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

781 - 785 of 2,166 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2014

As others have mentioned, the Royal Swim is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination and whilst the ticket does include 'free' entrance to the Aquaventure Water Park, you cannot use/eat at the outlets at The Atlantis The Palm - they stop you as it is for residents only. Needless to say, this leaves very few and over-priced food outlets for you to use.

But the dolphin experience blows all negative thoughts away and being in close proximity with the dolphinss really does seem to be as therapeutic as people say.

Quick 15 minute instruction and then about 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins and groups are kept to 4 or 5 people and so you do get some quality time with the dolphins.

All of the instructors are friendly, jovial and seem to adore their charges and we would definitely do this again and would recommend this to anyone considering it.

1  Thank AdrianShanghai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The trainers have a really good rapport with the Dolphins, and a very good knowledge of them. Their main concern is for the animals welfare, and everything is done with this in mind. we thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Dolphin, and learning all about her. Worth every penny.

1  Thank Ke11y2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My partner and I split up the activities as she wasn't a confident swimmer. She did the basic dolphin encounter while I did the royal swim. This is a very cool experience to be up close and touch a dolphin if you have never done so. However, it really is only a short amount of time you have with the dolphins while you are in groups. To make this whole attraction worthwhile and store your memories, you should purchase the professional pictures shot by their photographers. Given we were in different sessions, they wouldn't let us purchase the 650 AED USB package, but upsold us to the 850 AED package with USB, poster and 10 prints. Of course, we went with the more expensive option, didn't mind as we understand it is costly to run a dolphin habitat. Make sure you allocate enough time to use the water park after as it's included in the price of the dolphin activity.

1  Thank mrGQreader
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We booked a dolphin encounter and do not regret it one bit. Had a great time.

The water was nice and cool on a hot Dubai day, and the whole experience was memorable. We bought a few photos of the experience, which weren't cheap, but still worthwhile at AED80 each.

3  Thank chrisby80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Dolphin Bay also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 

Been to Dolphin Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing