Dolphin Bay Dolphinarium in Dubai
Dolphin Bay Dolphinarium is located at Atlantis The Palm on the artificial bulk islands Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. For tourists there is an opportunity to chat with dolphins. But whether these services are worthwhile that ask Dolphin Bay Dolphinaria?
This article will respond to this question, we will give prices, tell about the types of programs and give all the necessary information about Dolphin Bay Dolphinaria.
As of February 2021 Dolphin Bay Dolphinarium is open to visitors. There are COVID security rules, read in detail in the article on the link above.
In Dolphin Bay Dolphinaria, do not suit the dolphins show, here only communicate with dolphins of small groups of visitors. If you want to see the show, you need to go to Dubai Dolphinarium in the area of Bur Dubai. About him in detail in our article "Dubai Dolphinarium".
Whether the meaning is?
Does it make sense to pay for communication with dolphins in Dubai? Is it easy to do this in Russia? We have 13 dolphinariums across the country, and almost all of them provide communication service with dolphins.
Let’s compare prices. In Dolphin Bay, the cheapest Dolphin Encounter program costs 745 dirhams – this is 15,000 rubles (this article was updated in February 2021). For this money will spend 30 minutes in the water, the dolphin’s dolphin several times, throw him a ball and kiss for a good photo.
And what can afford for this money in the most expensive Dolphinarium of Russia – Moskvarum at the VDNH in Moscow?
For 7,000 rubles in the Moscow, you can order a program for a duration of 4 hours (Program: School of Young Coach). Lecture, study and application of teams to dolphins, communication with dolphins in water. For 15,000 rubles in the Moskvoy, you can order individual swimming with dolphin.
Considering these numbers, think about yourself – is it sense to visit Dolphin Bay?
How to get
About how to get to the Atlantis hotel, we told in detail in the main article "Waterpark Aquadventure". Dolphin Bay Dolphinarium Located in the Eastern Water Park Aquadventure. Focus on the signs.
Communication sessions with dolphins are held either in the morning from 9:30 to 11:30, or at lunch from 13:30 to 15:30.
The exact time of its session can be selected on the site when buying tickets. Arrive better 20 minutes before the specified time. If you are late for the time-specified time, the ticket price is not refundable.
Attention – Discounts
When booking 14 days before the date, a visit is provided with a discount – 100 dirhams for one ticket. We hope that by the time of your visit this discount will not cancel.
Important moment that when buying a ticket through the site, this discount is not automatically provided. You need to manually choose a discount package. See Picture on the left, click to enlarge.
With any ticket to Dolphin Bay, free entrance to the Aquadventure water park and 25% discount on the ticket to the Oceanarium The Lost Chambers. This discount is essential – save 270 dirhams on a ticket to the water park. Ticket to Oceanarium The Lost Chambers costs 110 Dirhams, save 27.5 Dirhams.
Programs of communication with dolphins stand from 745 dirhams for communication in a small pool to 1245 dirhams for diving with dolphins in the pool of 3 meters deep. Current Dirhama Course to the ruble, see our article "Dirham UAE".
Next, we will describe each program in detail and will give prices.
Attention! Prices may be higher than those specified by us, depending on the season and day of the week.
Buy tickets on the website www.atlantisthepalm.COM / Reservation / Dolphin-Bay / Book-Now. After entering the page, select the date of visits, then the program. Payment is accepted on Visa or MasterCard plastic cards.
ATTENTION! All discount tickets 100 Dirhams Non-return! You can only contact the administration and change the date or time of the session. In most cases, the administration goes to meet.
If you buy a full ticket (without discount 100 dirhams). Then you can return it with a return of 100% of the amount in 72 hours or earlier. When refunding for 24-72 hours, only 50% of the amount is returned. For 24 hours or later money is no longer returned.
ATTENTION! The official website of the Atlantis Palm hotel (on which you can buy tickets) works "after". It is likely for the shopping attempt to see this picture. Do not be surprised, here this is this site "curve", try again, with N, turn out. We sincerely hope that at the time of your visit, the site will be finalized to a normal state.
Dolphin Encounter program
Communication with Dolphin in a small pool in a depth of 0.7 meters.
Price – 745 Dirhams per person. Session duration – 30 minutes. In a group of up to 10 people. Children under 12 should be accompanied by adults (up to 3 children per adult).
First of all alarming name. The English word "Encounter" is translated as "fight", "shake" or "collision", the word has a clearly aggressive character. Who and why chose such a word? That at that moment "lured" this person from the subconscious? Better not to think about it.
Of course, the program is peaceful. A group of up to 10 people are started in a small pool where Dolphin is launched. At the team of the trainer, Dolphin sails past people, and at this moment you can touch. And so 5-6 times.
Also allowed to beat the dolphin the ball or command him to make several dance movements. How it happens, look at the photo next, click on the photo to enlarge. At the end, each visitor kisses with dolphin, and photographers from the shore make photos.
That’s all. And what else did you want? Free communication with dolphins? No, this in Dubai Dolphin Bay is not provided. Search for such a service not in the UAE, but in Russian dolphinarities.
Photos of local photographers can then be bought for 100 dirhams for the thing. At such a price immediately recalled Kis Vorobyaninov and his famous exclamation "however!".
You can make the photo yourself, but it is forbidden to do it while in the pool. That is, someone should take pictures from the shore, while others communicate with dolphin. Some family tourists simply share and buy tickets for different sessions. Initially, one parent with the first child communicates with Dolphin, the second parent makes the photo, the next session is already the second parent with the second child, and the first one makes photos.
Free Towels, Savings, Lockers, Ticket in Water Park, Discount in Oceanarium, Non-alcoholic drinks without restrictions.
SWIM program & Explore
Communication with dolphin in the pool of 3 meters deep.
Price – 895 Dirhams per person. Session duration – 30 minutes. In group up to 6 people. Children are allowed from 8 years old who know how to swim. Children under 12 should be accompanied by adults (up to 3 children per adult).
Visitors swim in the pool, Dolphin swims around, pushes into hands. One time you can ride from the center of the pool to the edge, climbing the dolphin. With dolphin you can hug, dance and in the end kisses.
Rules Photo similar as in the Dolphin Encounter program.
ROYAL SWIM program
Two dolphin are involved in this program at once, at least it is said on the official website. During the ROYAL SWIM session, you can fully swim with dolphins, but also the price of this program is one of the highest.
Price – 1175 Dirhams per person. Session duration – 30 minutes. In group up to 6 people. Children are allowed from 12 years old who can swim.
First entertainment, it is swimming, when Dolphin pushes a visitor to his feet. You can also swim, climbing the dolphin, or even for two dolphins. At the end of the program in shallow water, you can kiss with dolphin.
Rules Photo Similar as in previous programs.
Dolphin Scuba Dive
Swimming with scuba with dolphins in the pool of 3 meters deep.
Attention! This program requires the availability of a diver certificate of the "Open Water". The certificate needs to take with you and present a park employee before a session.
Price – 1525 Dirhams per person. Session duration – 30 minutes. In group up to 6 people. Visitors are allowed from 15 years with a valid certificate. An important point is a children’s certificate is not accepted.
Diving equipment provides dolphinariums, their equipment is prohibited.
During this program, you can iron the dolphin under water and swim, clutching the dolphin. This is the most expensive program from all available.
Rules Photo Similar as in previous programs.
Dolphin Photo Fun
Attention! When buying this program, 100 dirhams discount are not covered with early booking.
The essence is simple. You are standing at the edge of the pool, the dolphin swims, you can kiss with him. Photo can do accompanying or can buy photos from local photographers. One photo is included in the ticket price.
Price – 490 Dirhams per person. Considering that at the same time a ticket to the water park will be free, the price is obtained: 490 – 290 = 200 Dirhams.
Session duration – 10 minutes. In group up to 15 people. Children of all ages are allowed. Children under 12 should be accompanied by adults (up to 3 children per adult).
SEA Lion Discovery Program
The program completely repeats Dolphin Encounter, but not with a dolphin, but with a sea cat.
Price – 670 Dirhams per person. Session duration – 30 minutes. In a group of up to 10 people. Children are allowed from 6 years. Children under 12 should be accompanied by adults (up to 3 children per adult).
Rules Photo Similar as in previous programs.
SEA Lion Photo Fun program
The program completely repeats Dolphin Photo Fun, but not with a dolphin, but with a maritime cat. One photo is included in the ticket price.
Price – 495 Dirhams per person. Session duration – 10 minutes. In a group of up to 10 people. Children are allowed from 6 years. Children under 12 should be accompanied by adults (up to 3 children per adult).
Safety of people and dolphins
– All participants in the programs of Dolphin Adventure and Royal Swim should be able to swim, that is, stay on the water without savage. During these programs, swim with dolphins will be precisely without any savage;
– In case of violation of the rules: Do not know how to swim without saving for Dolphin Adventure and Royal Swim or not a dive certificate for Dolphin Scuba Dive, money for tickets are not returned;
– Before a session you need to remove: clock, jewelry, including piercing, hats, hairpins, sunglasses. It is forbidden to take any items that Dolphin could swallow;
– In case of late, money is not returned. To the time specified in the ticket you need to be registration.
Good to know
– There are several ways to buy tickets are cheaper. Details in our article "How to save on entertainment in Dubai";
– As it is expensive to Dolphin Bay, some tourists prefer to buy a transfer excursion. Look, it may be a hotel guide or excursion agencies will offer the price even below the official, it happens often. Read our article "Excursions in Dubai";
– if you relax in Abu Dhabi or Sharjah, then you need to get to Dubai at first. Read Niche Reviews "How to get from Abu Dhabi to Dubai" and "How to get from Shardji to Dubai".
Merry communication with Dolphins in Dubai, and read our interesting articles about the UAE (Links below).