No trip to Dubai is complete without meeting our friendly pod of bottlenose dolphins. The 4.5-hectare Dolphin Bay is an AZA gold standard accredited state-of-the-art dolphin education centre and interaction habitat which was created to bring enlightenment and education to visitors about one of the ocean’s most fascinating and friendliest inhabitants. Atlantis guests and visitors have the opportunity to meet and interact with these charismatic animals in an unparalleled encounter programme that is enriching for both the guests and the dolphins. For every experience booked, 1 USD will be donated to conservation, sustainability, and environmental education initiatives as part of Atlantis Atlas Project.
- Dolphin Bay Hours: 10am-sunset daily
- Price: Experiences start from AED 375 per person
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Dolphin Bay Experiences
Guests can enjoy a variety of unforgettable educational experiences with the dolphins. Each Dolphin Bay Experience has a maximum of 10 guests per pod including two Marine Mammal Specialists and one dolphin.
Dolphin Meet & Greet
The ‘Dolphin Meet & Greet’ experience is perfect for guests looking to meet a dolphin without having to enter the water/lagoon, and without having to change into any swimwear. Meet and greet one of our fascinating resident Indo-pacific dolphins. Learn fun and interesting facts about their anatomy directly from our marine mammal specialists. Watch the dolphins during their daily exercise routines and go back of house to learn more about how we expertly care for them. All guests will receive a complimentary souvenir photo.
Dolphin Meet and Greets start from AED 375, daily at 10am and 4:40pm. Open to all ages, but those 12 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
Dolphin Dip & Play
In this shallow, waist deep water interaction, you can enjoy a variety of unforgettable interactive and educational experiences as you discover the playful nature of dolphins during their daily enrichment exercises, designed to support both their mental and physical wellbeing. Each Dolphin Dip & Play supports a maximum of 10 guests per pod including two marine mammal specialists and one dolphin.
Dolphin Dip & Plays start from AED 475, daily at 10:30am, 11:10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:10pm, 2:30pm, 3:10pm, 3:30pm and 4:10pm. Open to all ages, but those 12 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
Dolphin Swim & Explore
With our new Swim and Explore experience taking place in deep water, guests who are confident swimmers can swim out to the depths of the lagoon to interact with our resident dolphins. A truly exhilarating experience, guests will have the chance to be part of the dolphins’ exercise routine as they swim and glide alongside these majestic marine mammals.
Dolphin Swim & Explore runs daily at 10:30am and 3:30pm. From AED 595 per person. For confident swimmers aged 8+ but those 12 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
Dolphin Dive & Discover
Offering guests an experience of a lifetime, plucky divers will delve into the world of Dolphin Bay for the unique opportunity to walk with one of the ocean’s most fascinating and friendliest inhabitants and witness their behaviours. Perfect for anyone from age 8 to 80 and with no previous diving or swimming experience necessary, Dolphin Dive & Discover will see guests descend to three metres, while wearing a specially designed high-tech helmet that supplies a continuous stream of air, allowing them to experience the sensation of breathing underwater.
Dolphin Dive & Discover runs daily at 10:30am. From AED 1,195 per person. For ages 8+ but those 12 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
Dolphin Tales Tour
As part of Atlantis Atlas Project, Atlantis, Dubai’s commitment to sustainability and conservation, our Marine Education Programmes provide the chance to learn more about oceans and marine species and nurture a passion to protect them. Embark on an educational journey by going back of house at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point on a Dolphin Tales Tour with our marine experts to learn how we care for our marine life. Visit our medical laboratory where expert veterinarians and technicians provide the highest level of care and welfare for our marine mammals Our educators can answer everything you ever wanted to know about dolphins and sea lions, their behaviours and wellbeing – and the specialist care we provide for them. For every experience booked, 1 USD will be donated to conservation, sustainability, and environmental education initiatives as part of Atlantis Atlas Project.
Dolphin Tales Tour runs daily at 10am, 11am, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. From AED 350 per person. Open to all ages.
Each poignant experience begins with an informative introduction to dolphin training, physiology, and the importance of marine life conservation, before guests are guided down to the sandy shores where they are introduced to a Marine Mammal Specialist. Guests learn behaviours which help create a deeper connection between human and dolphin. Each experience is designed to help foster a closer affinity with these intriguing animals, providing an experience which is intimate, exciting and fun.
Guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a participating adult (18 years and older), with one adult per three children per interaction.
For those watching their friends or family members enjoy an experience, not wishing to get wet, a Dolphin Bay Beach Observer Pass is available. Guests can relax in a chaise lounge, take photographs and enjoy a complimentary soft drink.
Dolphin Bay experiences Include:
- Complimentary same day access to Aquaventure Waterpark
- 30-minute check-in/changing
- 15-minute orientation with a Marine Mammal Specialist
- 30 minutes in the water (*wet experiences only)
- Wet suits and/or vests (*wet experiences only)
- Towels and lockers
- Same-day discounted admission to The Lost Chambers Aquarium