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Interact with a bottlenose dolphin at Dolphin Bay at Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm. Opt for a shallow-water or deep-water experience and, with an expert trainer, wade into a warm lagoon for a 30-minute encounter with one of these majestic marine mammals. Whichever option you select, your Atlantis dolphin encounter also gives you free entrance to the Atlantis’ Aquaventure Waterpark, plus a 25% discount on admission to The Lost Chambers Aquarium for visits on the same day as your dolphin interaction.


  • 1.5-hour dolphin experience at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai
  • Enjoy an interaction with a bottlenose dolphin in a Dubai lagoon
  • Choose between a shallow- or deep-water experience
  • Learn all about the dolphins and their behaviours from their trainer
  • Both experiences include same-day entry to the Aquaventure Waterpark, plus 25% off same-day access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium

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What You Can Expect

Dolphin Experience at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai

Interact with a beautiful bottlenose dolphin at Dubai's Atlantis The Palm

Select your preferred dolphin experience, and travel independently to Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm. Walk to Dolphin Bay in the resort, where three inviting lagoons set the scene for your encounter. 
Greet your dolphin trainer, put on your supplied wetsuit or vest, and start your experience with a 15-minute introduction and safety briefing.
Discover how Dolphin Bay, Dubai’s first mammal rescue and rehabilitation centre, is dedicated to education and conservation, and learn about its adorable residents — Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Sip on an included soda or water as you hear about the lives and characteristics of these endearing mammals. 
Stroll to the lagoon with the rest of your group. Numbers are limited to 10 people per dolphin at most for the shallow-water interaction, and 6 per dolphin for the deep-water session. The small numbers enable you to enjoy a personalized, 30-minute experience in the water.
Whichever option you choose, it comes with included same-day admission to Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark, and 25% off same-day entry to The Lost Chambers Aquarium, both at the Atlantis.

Shallow-Water Experience: Step into the waters beside your trainer and delight as a dolphin swims up close for a one-to-one interaction. Lightly touch the mammal, and watch as the dolphin shows its grace in the water. Your 30-minute experience occurs in shallow water so there’s no need for any swimming.

Deep-Water Experience: Wade into deeper waters with the dolphin trainer, and wait as a dolphin wafts up to you. Look on as the dolphin swims around you, gliding effortlessly through the lagoon’s deep waters. If you wish, pat the dolphin and enjoy a tummy ride, skimming through the water on its back.

Customer Reviews

Shaunet W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This experience is amazing! The best part is that children of all ages can participate. There are other packages for the dolphin experience but they have age requirements. I have a five year old and this was the only place that would allow a child his age to interact with dolphins. Trust me I've search many locations in Europe and the USA and no one was willing to take on any children younger than eight years of age.

Everything about this was great to include same day access to the water park. If you want to get the best for your buck, book an early appointment in the day, that way you have the rest of the day to relax at the water park and beach, which is included in your package. If you're not staying at the Palms hotel, you can travel by cab and train. The train system is really easy to use, but you will need to take a cab from the Emirates Mall train station to the Palms, as the train does not go out that far. The train cost is equivalent to a few dollars and the cab ride will be roughly 15 and up, depending on the cab driver.

The professional photos are priced at 100-400 for various packages. I told myself before I went in that I wouldn't buy those expensive photos because they allow you to take your own, but I ended up caving in at the end. It was just myself and my child, therefore I would only have pictures on my camera of him and none of myself, if I used my own camera. Plus, you have such limited time in the water with the dolphin, it's not worth it to get in and out the water to snap pictures. However, you can bring a friend/family member to take pictures for you, but you will still have to pay their way into the dolphin bay. Be advised, you will be grouped with other people for a total of eight people per dolphin.

Overall a great, once in a lifetime experience! I loved every minute of it. I do wish we had more time with the dolphins but it was still amazing. We booked in the off season November which meant the weather and water was nice and warm, Not too hot and not too cold.

Hope you book this tour and enjoy it as much as we did.

Allison D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Nothing but amazing - my teenage children loved this. Well organised. I was allowed to get close and take photos although they also take great photos which are expensive but great shots. An expensive experience but worth every penny - these memories will last for ever. The dolphins are well cared for and the carers are amazing, know their stuff and made us all feel very welcome.

Kerrie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amazing! Just do it! So personal! Great team there too! Shout out to Daniel who saved my life haha!

Peter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Just fantastic a surprise for my wife.

Gina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The dolphin experience was amazing! Would book this again in a heartbeat!!!

Sunny Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

a dream is coming true...
We booked deep water. It was fun to do and you had a lot more time alone with the dolphins then in the low water..At 1st I was worried to take the deep water tour because of my 9year old. But if your child is a good swimmer its totally fine to do and a lot more fun for them as well. Take the early tour we had 9:30 so you get the full the at the water park!! Atlantis Water Park was great :

Monique C F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What an amazing opportunity to meet a dolphin, learn about their environment and the trainers. Cant wait to go back and do the Royal Swim!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the highlights of my month overseas. Absolutely awesome is the fact that one can interact with these amazing gorgeous animals - it was just fabulous! The trainers do an incredible job with these lovely Dolphins and the animals seemed to love what they do. My only criticism is the number of process steps involved from time one arrives to actually getting in the water but I suspect that is just Dubai which is incredibly labor intensive. All the many staff I interacted with were friendly and helpful. I absolutely recommend this tour - it makes a visit to this city worthwhile and they take amazing photos of you as well.

Sorin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

was wonderful but too short.
we was a family with 2 childs 9 and 14 years


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The show was professionally done. As we came half an hour earlier as suggested, there was a possibility to attend an earlier show, which we did. It was Friday so it was crowdy in the Aqua world afterwards.

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