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“You have to of this once...but be aware of what to expect”
Review of Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay
Ranked #8 of 401 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You have to of this once...but be aware of what to expect”
Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Dolphin adventure is a unique experience for sure. There are not many times you get the chance to be with a dolphin in the water so when oppty knocks, answer. Yes this is really pricey and yes it's at a mega resort that specializes in vacations - the kind where your vacation is also everyone else's vacation - so don't expect personalized, at your pace visit as you might expect for such a large price tag. The program is well set up but at the same time you feel like you're being processed through a series of stations, poses and activities. I guess there needs to be some structure to these things but overall felt like we were just the 10:30 group being herded through. Photos where nice to have at the end but again, expensive. Once you have made the investment in the experience, you kinda feel compelled to document it with a photo. Photos can be taken from the beach but again, to do do you need to purchase an observer pass for 300 AED.

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“Dolphin magic”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

This experience does not come cheap but when you see your kids in a pool playing with a dolphin it sort of makes up. Great photo opportunities and our kids were really impressed!

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Enjoyed this experience.
Was expensive but glad I did it.
The dolphins are just gorgeous and the Dolphin Bay facilities are very good.

Visited January 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome experience but very expensive”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

The experience turned out to be way better than what we had expected. The dolphins are very well trained and the handlers are a friendly bunch. My daughters were thrilled to be so close to the dolphins. Only one crib. They dont allow any photographic equipment. That means you have to buy the photos from them and they are crazily expensive. I dont remember the exact figure but I think I ended up paying almost SGD 250 (or about USD 200) for the package I selected. The saving grace was that the photos turned out awesome.

Visited February 2014
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Ropley
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“Wonderful experience, not cheap but worth the money”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Very well organised and a lovely experience, my daughter was 17 and still loved swimming with the Dolphins, so did I at 47!

Visited April 2014
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