Dubai Dolphinarium
Dubai Dolphinarium
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Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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UAE's BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Get ready for the ultimate dolphin experience, all under one roof inside the fully air-conditioned indoor facilities at Dubai Dolphinarium - The Only Dolphin & Seal Show, Creek Park Exotic Bird Show, Swim With Dolphins and more fun activities for all ages. Open Daily from 9:00AM to 8:00PM (No Shows/ Sessions on Tuesdays) Location: Creek Park Gate 1, Umm Hurair Rd. Dubai, UAE
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Dr. Abdullah
    Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dolphin and Seal show in Dubai
    A very good place for families with young kids , Dolphin show was great , not really expensive. They had cafeteria that served fast food for kids as well. Kids painting and Mirror Gallery was fun. Really Good place for kids below 12 years of age.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 20, 2023
  • kvnnch
    Brentwood, United Kingdom518 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best experience in UAE
    We did a family event to swim with dolphins and see the show I have to say both were amazing First the swim with dolphins It was not rushed and each had many chances to to swim and enjoy with dolphins. This was amazing Outside there is a camel and donkey ride after if you want. We did the show later it was great to see the power and the swim. This is a must for any visitor to UAE
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 27, 2024
  • GauravJ84
    Pune, India80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome kids experience
    Great experience for kids if they haven't seen sea lion and Dolphin show before. These shows have fixed time and you can buy online tickets through agents on cheaper price. It is near to old dubai area and can be easily reached via cab. It is siutated in public park and we have to pay 5 AED extra per person. They should ideally include the park entry. Show is for 20 mins and it includes both sea lion and Dolphin. Dolphin one is more engaging and fun to watch. Tip: go earlier to get a seat nearer to stage. Middle section is best viewing angle. BTW: if you are going to sea world, then you can surely skip this.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 29, 2024
  • Milind Shah
    Ahmedabad, India1,597 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect outing for Kids
    One of the prominent shows in Dubai and a must haves in your To Do list. The show houses some great stunts and skills by Dolphins and seals. The show is very well choreographed and articulated. This will surely be loved by the kids. Do note the show timings are fixed and you need to reach there well in advance as there can be a long Queue to get in. You also need to buy ticket for the park over and above the Dolphin show ticket which you might have already booked. The seating is clean and place is very well managed.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 4, 2024
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GauravKGoyal
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India338 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My advise is not to spend your time and money. Apart from entry ticket, there will be transportation ticket and park entry price of AED 5 per person. You need to have NOL card to enter the park (which if not already bought, can be bought at the park entrance itself).

The performance was pretty average. Donot bother to spend extra on VIP seats. Just go little early if it is weekend or public holiday.

Seal show was also pathetic. We had seen seal show in Singapore which is way-better than this one.

They make dolphin make a painting (just scribble the brush). First, they ask who wants to have the painting just to break kids’ heart when they start auctioning it (starting AED 50, ended AED 400 in our visit).

They even do not allow to click pics with dolphins and charges separately for it. To my mind, ticket price is already too high, considering the performance. At least touching the dolphin and clicking a pic with it without additional cost would have been better.
Written January 14, 2020
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Dear GauravKGoyal, Thank you for sharing your feedback/rating with us. Our apologies if your recent visit didn't meet your expectations. As for the NOL card is mandated by Dubai Municipality and we advised it in our website. As for the shows, we are improving to make sure that we will give our clients the best experience and your feedback is greatly appreciated. As for clicking of pictures, we allow it but on your seats. We also have discounted shows that you may have availed during your visit. Hope you visit us again.
Written February 12, 2020
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namit1707
New Delhi, India101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you are travelling with the kids, and if you haven’t watched any of the water sports activities it’s a must watch. Though it’s a kind of indoor stadium with various option of seat pricing, but yes you can view the dolphin show from everywhere within the dolphinarium. The show keeps you glued on your seat. If you are travelling with kids, this is an add on. There are various other shows too also you can buy a lot of stuff inside. This is a fully air conditioned stadium. It is located in the creek side park at Bur Dubai near the Children's City. Entry to creek park is paid also entry to dolphinarium is paid too.
Written March 13, 2020
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Thank you for taking your time to rate/write us a review. We are glad you've enjoyed the show and hope you visit Dubai Dolphinarium again.
Written August 16, 2021
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hani2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We were looking for a nice indoor experience during the hot weather in Dubai. Booked online and they had 50% off on tickets but still it is relatively cheap even with normal prices (like 100 for adult and 50 dirhams for kids).
Don't go for the VIP (center seats) as it is a waste of money.
The place is located inside Creek park. You pay park fees of AED 2 per person before you enter, and then take right from the main gate and it is there.
Try to be there 30 mins prior to the show since seats are first come first served basis.
You can have some snacks and popcorn to eat during the show.
In general the show was nice with seal doing tricks and dolphins too.
Avoid the closest seats to the pool if you don't want to get splashed by water.
Show takes around 45 mins.
Written September 28, 2021
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Hi, Thank you for taking the time to rate/write us a review. Just for clarifications, the park entrance fee is AED5 and is charged by Dubai Municipality. We are glad you've enjoyed the show and hope you visit Dubai Dolphinarium again.
Written September 30, 2021
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Maxim P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
On 9th of Jul, finally after two years living in Dubai, we managed to take my family to the Dubai Dolphinarium. Amazing experience! Very stuff and Amazing show! Check the pictures. Our family had an amazing day out. Thank you Margarita for your amazing meet and greet service! We felt special! Best regards to Nemo the dolphin and his instructor (I will find out his name and update the review) I do recommend this amazing show
Written July 11, 2020
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Hi, thank you for taking the time to rate/write us a review. We are glad you've enjoyed the show and hope you visit Dubai Dolphinarium again.
Written August 16, 2021
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Deep S
Bandra, India185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
It’s a limited time show, maybe 3 - 4 shows a day but it’s a visual delight. The animals are absolutely well trained and so gorgeous to look at.

The tickets range from 60 aed - 110 depending upon the show and the month you go. Also you can have a personal photo op with the dolphin for 250 aed and swim with the dolphins for approx 600 aed …

It’s placed in Dubai parks which is a 10 mins drive from Jumeriah. There’s also a bird show that’s decent right next to it.
Written November 12, 2022
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Alala
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Me and my 3,5 years old son really enjoyed the show! Dolphins and seals are so smart, doing different tricks with balls, dancing, jumping and even singing! You can tell how much trainers ( everyone is Russian) love and care for their animals :-) it’s a big job to train them so a big respect. I really can’t get the people who say, that it’s a pricey ticket etc it sounds like a joke)) and I feel shame for such people...You spend in any good Dubai restaurant three times more for just FOOD! And here the whole team of people train and care for such beautiful animals, giving positive, happy moments to you and your kids! We also took a beautiful picture with a dolphin in the end and again any price it totally worth the lovely experience! Thank you very much guys! Anna and Alejandro :-)
Written February 23, 2021
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Hi, thank you for taking the time to rate/write us a review. We are glad you've enjoyed the show and hope you visit Dubai Dolphinarium again.
Written August 16, 2021
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Memoirs-Sachin
Mumbai, India672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We visited the Dubai Dolphinarium in Nov'19 with our 2 year old daughter & this was the first time she was seeing dolphins for real. She really enjoyed the well choreographed moves performed by the dolphins. There is also a small show performed by seals.
Written March 8, 2020
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Thank you for taking your time to rate/write us a review. We are glad you've enjoyed the show and hope you visit Dubai Dolphinarium again.
Written August 16, 2021
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kirandamojipurapu
London, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This was the most underwhelming experience in Dubai, a high ticket price plus creek park entrance fee for a low quality event.
The approach is very dated and unimpressive. The compèreres were annoyingly loud and rarely on the stage. The non English speaking white guys did not speak at all and were a part of the acts like the dolphins.

The acts itself were impressive but the shouty talking just ruined the decent acts. The acts of the seal were old and dull. The screen on the stage was irrelevant and distracting. The waiting time for the show to start was utilised for loud selling of a lucky draw of taking a picture with the dolphins.

This was a wasteful experience of 45 minutes and £105 pounds for the 4 of us. Please don’t bother.
Written April 5, 2023
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Hi Kiran, it is nice to hear that you were impressed by the attraction. It seems like you've missed the special offers. If you book direct on our website, you may avail discounts up to 50% off. Dubai public parks, which includes Creek Park, requires guests to pay only £1.00 entry fee directly and separately to Dubai Municipality. This condition is posted on the terms and conditions page of our website. After the show, you can stay and enjoy the park amenities or have a picnic with your family until it closes. We will note your other concerns on the show and relay to the show team for improvements.
Written April 12, 2023
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Justine H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
I booked the dolphin interaction coz I tried the one in Atlantis and it was fun so why not try this one. We were escorted to a 3 feet pool that goes down to 4 meters and is very small for the dolphins to swim.

This trainer with short like a boy hair tried to flip over the dolphin for us to have a picture and have a chance to rub it’s tummy. But the dolphin doesn’t want to and she grabbed the dolphins mouth just to flip it over. The next lady that’s next to me had the same experience, the trainer held the dolphins mouth and held it tight to flip it again. And it has a fresh cut in itself dorsal fin too. Not really a good sign that they are well taken care of.

The ones in Atlantis are better if you are trying to go for a dolphin show. Pools are way bigger too for them to swim around.

I attached a photo of how small the pool is.
Written January 25, 2022
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GauravJ84
Pune, India80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great experience for kids if they haven't seen sea lion and Dolphin show before.

These shows have fixed time and you can buy online tickets through agents on cheaper price.

It is near to old dubai area and can be easily reached via cab.

It is siutated in public park and we have to pay 5 AED extra per person. They should ideally include the park entry.

Show is for 20 mins and it includes both sea lion and Dolphin. Dolphin one is more engaging and fun to watch.

Tip: go earlier to get a seat nearer to stage.

Middle section is best viewing angle.

BTW: if you are going to sea world, then you can surely skip this.
Written March 29, 2024
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