Dolphins are one of nature’s anomalies—intelligent beyond their contemporaries and beautiful to behold, especially from a close distance. While many people have seen real life dolphins at Seaworld, few have ever thought about swimming with these wondrous marine animals.
Photo by Tyler Yeo
Sometimes to get really close to dolphins, you need to think outside the “theme park” and onward to an exotic location like Dubai. The Dolphin Bay in Atlantis is one of most sophisticated and amazing experiences you will ever have with dolphins.
Photo by Nicolas Fleury
You don’t just touch their skin, but are also able to swim with them and choose from a range of dolphin interactive experiences. For example, you can stand in shallow water, enjoy a belly ride, or scuba dive alongside a dolphin.
It’s a profound experience, since you get to meet the dolphins up close, touching them, hugging them, or even playing games. There are no age restrictions for dolphin play, and you always work with certified professionals to ensure safety. Many visitors have remarked that the dolphins are surprisingly humanlike in their ability to dance, kiss and play.
Last but not least, snap a picture in the Atlantis Dolphin Encounter lagoon to commemorate your experience. You can take a “selfie” with a dolphin up close or relax in the chaise lounge and watch or photograph dolphins at a distance. As if things couldn’t get any “fishier” you also get free soft drinks.
The Dolphin Bay in Atlantis features an educational center and several educational programs of interest to educational institutions.
There’s something for everyone at Atlantis Dolphin Encounter. Come and see them in person…oh yes, and thanks for all the fish.
- Non-swimmers and swimmers welcomed!
- No age restrictions for shallow water interaction
- Ages eight and up for swimming interactions
- Ages twelve and up for deeper swimming
- 10 guests are permitted per dolphin
- 30 minutes of dolphin bonding time
- Dolphin-assisted surfing available!
Scuba diving requires certification and ages twelve and up
- AED 695 for Dolphin Encounter
- AED 860 for Dolphin Adventure
- AED 1000 for Royal Swim