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“Definitely worth doing if you visit Dubai”
Review of Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay
Ranked #9 of 403 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Definitely worth doing if you visit Dubai”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Visited Dolphin Bay on the 3rd October.

Excellent set up and fantastic experience for everyone of all ages and swimming abilities. The Dolphins are well looked after and the trainers are very professional and knowledgeable on the behaviours and habitat of the Indo-pacific dolphin and how to handle them when you are in the water.

The experience starts of with some common sense do's and don'ts when interacting with the dolphins and there is a short question and answer session about the dolphins before you get to meet them. I certainly came away from it learning something new about the dolphins

We had the opportunity at the time to have fun with Danetta? The youngest of the dolphins at the experience, and spent a good 30 minutes having fun in the water. Great value for money, had loads of fun and didn't feel rushed at all.

Photos were a little bit expensive but that depends on the package you choose after the experience. The photographers take some fantastic pictures of the experience you have and its worth the money in my opinion.

Try and do the dolphin bay experience in the morning or early afternoon so that you can spend the rest of the day you in the park. Also make sure you take some cash with you to get photos and don't do what we did and leave everything in the main lockers

Visited October 2012
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Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good experience, not too rushed as some of these trips can be”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great set up, efficient guest experience. For the amount of time we had in the water we felt we had good value for money. We really enjoyed our swim with the dolphins, the staff take pride in what they do and they seem to take good care of the large number of dolphins residing here.

Visited September 2012
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Though the Dolphin Experience is an amazing personal event, it looked very commercialised to me. For the wellfare of the animal you first get an introduction about the do's and don't do's and than you go with your group to the basin. There are a few handlings you do with the animal and that is it. Whether it is too much money or not depends o what you think it is worth. It is not cheap, but to me it was worth the money. That the pictures are more expensive than the Experience was quite odd to me. Of course they know anyone wants proof of their Dolphin Experience for at home...

Visited March 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lucy is the best...”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Our dolphin experience was beyond belief! So much fun and the trainers were very professional, however, it seemed they'd forgotten how to have fun! Their manners need some polishing! :o) but that doesn't take away from the incredible experience of touching and playing with the dolphins!!

Visited September 2012
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Jeddah
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“Cool experince”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were staying in the Atlantis and my son swamp with the dolphin. He enjoyed it so much. although the weather were rather cold to me.

Visited May 2012
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