Dubai Dolphinarium

The Dubai Dolphinarium is one of the best marine Amusement Parks in Dubai & the Middle East. It surely enthralls young and old alike.



With 4 beautiful Black Sea Bottle nose Dolphins (trained in Ukraine) and a number of seals that perform various tricks, it should be a MUST on every tourist's Dubai vacation itinerary.

We have tried to present important information about The Dolphinarium in a very friendly and easy-to-read manner, that will help you be prepared.



Rates:

The Dolphin & Seal Show:

  • AED 120 (adult - VIP seat) & AED 80 (child - VIP seat).

  • AED 100 (adult - Regular seat) & AED 50 (child - Regular seat).

  • Special rates on Fridays & Mondays for the 11 am show are AED 50 (adult) & AED 30 (child).


Dubai Dolphinarium - Twin Dolphins


Swim With The Dolphins Show:


  • Private Session: AED 1600 for 3 persons. Extra person AED 400. Maximum 6 persons.

  • Mixed Session: AED 400 per person. Maximum 6 persons.

  • [Approximate conversion rates are: 1 GBP = 5.75 AED, 1 USD = 3.67 AED, 1 EUR = 5 AED]

  • Master, Visa and JCB cards only are accepted. The closest ATM machine is located at Barclay's Bank next to Creek Park.

  • Tickets can be purchased online. You get a free VIP upgrade (if seats are available).


Useful Tips, Do's and Dont's, and Important Information:
The Dolphin & Seal Show:


  • The show duration is 45 minutes. It's in a closed auditorium with air conditioning of course, and has 1,243 luxury cinema style seats.

  • A child below 2 years does not require a ticket, however, this child needs to be seated in your lap.

  • Age 12 years and above needs an adult ticket.

  • The Dubai Dolphinarium is located in Dubai Creek Park, and there's an AED 5 ticket per person to enter.

  • The Deira Shopping Mall is just around a brisk 15 minute walk away. Most hotels provide a free shuttle to this Mall. You can easily ask your way to the Dolphinarium from there.

  • The gates open around an hour prior to the show, and it's advisable to be there early since availability of seats is on "First Come, First Serve Basis".

  • In the VIP section, there are 149 red cloth seats at the center of the arena pool giving the best view to the stage and the pool.


Swim With The Dolphins Show:

  • The Swim with the Dolphins session takes place in the same pool where the dolphins perform their acrobatics. Elsewhere, this is done in a separate shallow pool.

  • If you have guests with you, they can sit and take photos of you with the dolphins.

  • The changing room has a separate shower area. You are provided with personal lockers where you can hang your clothes. You are also provided with slippers, dressing gown and a towel.

  • You are then taken to the pool and given instructions about the session & some safety measures to keep in mind.                                                                                                                                  
  • Then off you go into the pool. Initially, one of the 4 dolphins swim alongside you, and once you catch it's fin it literally takes off.

  • It is advisable to bring along goggles, to avoid having salty water in your eyes.

  • They swim very fast and you have to make efforts to breathe without getting water into your mouth and nose. In the 20 minute swim session, you can easily have a couple of rides like this.

  • Once out, you are provided with shampoo and gel in the shower room.

  • The photographer takes photos of you with the Dolphins. One printed picture is free, you can get printed copies for AED 40 each, or one on a CD for AED 20 each.                                                                                                                                                     

For timings and to purchase tickets online, navigate to the official Dolphinarium site.

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