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The Dolphin Bay

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The Dolphin Bay
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An extraordinary Dolphin habitat that you can experience firsthand

The Palm Jumeira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Asia Republic, Ossiano Seafood Restaurant, Nobu Japanese Restaurant etc.
All interaction sessions come at varying prices.

A venture of Atlantis The Palm, a luxury resort in Palm Jumeirah, The Dolphin Bay is a place to watch out for. Housed in the Atlantis, it is one of the finest dolphin habitats in the world. It is a place suited for people of all ages. There are various ways of interaction offered to visitors at the Dolphin Bay. You will enjoy every moment spent at this wonderful place.


‘Dolphin Encounter’ is an exciting section where visitors can come in close vicinity with dolphins. Experience the Dolphin’s touch by kissing, hugging and playing with them in waist-high clear water. Experienced swimmers can go deeper and have a larger than life experience at the ‘Dolphin Adventure’. The signature belly ride in the depth of the lagoon is a must try.


The ‘Royal Swim’ gives you a chance to swim with a pair of dolphins and a thrilling ‘double dolphin dorsal tow’. Make sure you are a confident swimmer. The ‘Dolphin Scuba Dive’ is an interesting section where you are taken underwater along with a professional scuba diver and you are offered a rare opportunity to swim and play with the dolphins at such depth.


A ‘Dolphin Photo Fun’ programme will give you a golden opportunity to get fascinating clicks with these adorable dolphins that too without stepping into the water. A perfect picture is given to the tourist for free which serves as a souvenir. There is also a reserved criterion called ‘Observer Pass’ for families and friends of those who are busy interacting with the dolphins.


You can also book exclusive private experiences at the lagoon. This is available upon request. A 15-minute orientation session with a marine mammal specialist is given at the Dolphin bay which will help you in getting close to the dolphins without harming them. A limited number of people are allowed per session in all the interaction programmes so that the visitors can enjoy their time freely.


The visitors at the Dolphin Bay are given complimentary access to the Aquaventure Waterpark which is an adventure park located in Atlantis as well. The pass is valid for the same day. Wetsuits or vests are a necessity in water and they are provided at the venue. Photography of any kind is not permitted at this place and hence you will not be allowed to carry your camera with you in the water.


If you are staying at The Atlantis, you will receive a Preferential booking rate, but you must present your room keys at the time of booking as a proof of your stay at the hotel. There are various other attractions in The Atlantis which you can enjoy.


The Dolphin Bay is definitely one of the top attractions in Dubai and you must not miss out on it.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00- 19:00

How to get there

You can reach The Atlantis directly by car. Alternately, you can opt for a metro which would take you to the Mall of Emirates and you can hire a taxi from there.