One of the top experiences that I’ve enjoyed since I moved to Dubai is the Dolphin Encounter in Atlantis Dolphin Bay! It’s a wonderful interaction that I truly believe any one, of any age will enjoy. I went with my younger sister, and during my encounter met a family that was visiting from England, as well as a young girl celebrating her birthday 🙂 … All of which had a blast!
Dolphins are such playful animals that it’s too hard not to fall in love with them. The bay’s environment is calm and fun at the same time, and not overcrowded at all. Both you and the dolphins don’t feel uncomfortable while you’re in the water. The trainers at Dolphin Bay do a great job in taking care of these precious creatures, and guiding you through what to and what not to do. When you first arrive, you are guided to the reception where you check in, and then to the change room where you are provided with a wet suit and towel. You go through a 15 minute orientation, and then head out to the water to enjoy 30 minutes of Dolphin Play Time!!
The Packages that are Available:
1) Dolphin Encounter – Rates Vary – Experience includes: Touching, hugging, holding ‘hands’ and playing ball with the dolphins. Open to all ages and suitable for non-swimmers.
2) Dolphin Adventure – 725 AED In-House Guest /890 AED Visitor – Experience includes: Touching, hugging, kissing, swimming, and dancing with the dolphins. As well as a belly-ride!
3) Royal Swim – 810 AED In-House Guest / 975 AED Visitor – Experience includes: Hugging and Kissing the dolphins, as well as a dorsal fin tow and a foot push!
4) Observer Pass – 100 AED In-House Guest / 300 AED Visitor – Friends and family can watch you from the beach area, as well as take pictures of your experience with this pass. Highly recommended if you care to capture a lot of pictures of your encounter, since the professional Photo Packages available can get quite expensive.
The package I chose was the Dolphin Adventure. Have a look through the slideshow to get an idea of what the encounter entails!
Once you are done with the dolphin encounter, you can head to either the Atlantis private beach or Aquaventure free of charge.
Plan a day out and about in the Atlantis Resort & make memories that will last a lifetime 🙂
Location: Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah
Price: Depending on the Package you choose.
Contact & Website: 044261030 ; http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/marineandwaterpark/dolphinbay.aspx