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.
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.
Amazing! Just do it! So personal! Great team there too! Shout out to Daniel who saved my life haha!
The dolphin experience was amazing! Would book this again in a heartbeat!!!
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 :
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!
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.
was wonderful but too short.
we was a family with 2 childs 9 and 14 years
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.
This experience was just awesome, it is indescribable how good it is to be with this cute animals.
fantastic from start to finish, great education and experience with the dolphins, photos were slightly expensive, but were good quality prints, plus got free access to the water park, which was brilliant, queues were not long for any of the rides, but we went in term time for schools so guess it would have been different then, well worth the money for great days fun.
Done this trip for my daughters birthday present. She had a brilliant day.
Just an amazing experience. We are a family of 5 with three teenagers and the half hour in the water with our dolphin and trainer was certainly the highlight of our stay in Dubai. Expensive, but it also gave us a full day at the waterpark which was superb as well, so a really full and exciting day - highly recommend it!!!!
Absolutely brilliant! Next time will definitely book the deep water experience. Easy to book and good customer service over the phone!
The Dolphins were great, cannot describe what they feel like to touch. Very intelligent animals and made everyone happy to be there in the water with them. Takes too long to get to the point of being with the dolphins and the photos are way too expensive and over the top. They do not need to be, you should be able to get your photos on a USB stick and they should not cost more than seeing the dolphins.
les dauphins sont géniaux, mais les coachs un peu moins, on a même 1min à chaque fois avec le dauphin meme pas le temps de prendre de photos, et les coachs doivent avoir tellement peur que le dauphin s'attaque à nous qu'ils reste à deux pas du dauphins à chaque fois et te dise à chaque pas comment te comporter comme si t'allais lui faire du mal !! très belle expérience tout de même, mais que je ne referai pas, du moins pas à Atlantis the Palm.
This was disappointing. My daughter and I expected more of a private experience, considering the high cost around USD 450. Instead, we were in a group of 10 people and had only 2 single experiences with the dolphin, each one which lasted no more than 3 seconds.
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