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“An indelible impression! Stunning place!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dolphin Bay
Crescent Road Palm Jumeirah | Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-4261030
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Ranked #2 of 197 attractions in Dubai
Type: Other
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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.
St. Petersburg, Russia
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“An indelible impression! Stunning place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Despite the fact that I am no longer a child, visiting the Dolphin Bay left an indelible impression on me! Yes, a little expensive but it's worth it! When you have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in such close proximity? Instructors are very friendly, explain you everything you need to know how to behave with the dolphins as you can touch and that can not be touched :)Trying to learn more about you! Many jokes! Even try to talk to you in your native language :) Create a very pleasant atmosphere :)
Ask you to be a good swimmer, but I think it's not so important, because the water is so salty, can support you well enough :) I am very poor swimmer, but I was so simple to tread water :) We chose the Atlantis Royal Swim! Was pretty cool!!! Dolphins are so tender creature, so friendly that you do not want to leave the bay, after communicating with them, and the time spent there will seem too short!!! Want to give advice about shooting! If you go there is not one, if you have a partner, if you have a good camera and someone will be able to take pictures of the beach, better do yourself. And take a swim at different times, such as one at 14-00 and another at 15-00 ... to be able to take pictures of each other! You will not be allowed in the water with the camera, just off the beach, which is a few meters from swimming and shallow water very close! Photos are not of very high quality but very expensive! At such prices photographer could do much better pictures! I say this because very often use the services of photographers and know it!
Stunning place! Very touching communication :) Unforgettable memories for a lifetime! I highly recommend!!! Thanks for every one from this place!!! Specialy to Dolphin Cathy :)

Visited November 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Captive but Happy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A variety of experiences are offered to interact with the dolphins, from watching on the beach through shallow water experiences and on to diving experiences, so all competencies of swimming are accounted for.

Opting for the shallow water encounter we spent a fun half an hour interacting with "Central" a female dolphin with a small group of other visitors and controlled by a very informative and competent attendant.

Wet suits or vests are provided as the waters were quite cool in the November air, especially as it decided that the day we attended would be one of the only rainy days in this desert environment.

Overall a great experience which we would recommend to anyone visiting the Atlantis Hotel waterpark.

Visited November 2013
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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“A very interesting experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Very well organized, both the people and the dolphins are handled by respective proffessionals.
Unique see-touch-play experience with these incrdible creatures in exceptional surroundings. The souvenirs, including pictures are reasonably priced and not exaggerately pushed on you. All details are well taken care of, including clean towels, refreshments and a quality coffee shop at the entrance while waiting for one's turn. The family members and friends who do not participate have "prime seating" to watch, take pictures and enjoy from a comfortable distance.
The only slightly unpleasant surprise is the water temperature. As the dolphins enjoy a rather colder water than most people and in Dubai is generally hot, the water temperature might surprise you a little. Come prepared, at least psychologically for this aspect. Excellent experience overall!

Visited November 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Swimming with the dolphins!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Fantastic to come so near to the dolphins. A dream came true! Expencive yes, but what the hell :) Would have done it again!
Great for kids as well.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

its awesum to be there .kids enjoy the most .just the entry fees a bit too high but its wonderful.must visit the place atleast once while in dubai

Visited August 2013
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