Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai
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Wade into waist-high crystal clear waters for a magical shallow-water dolphin encounter at Aquaventure’s Atlas Village. Watch in awe as these beautiful mammals show off some of their favourite skills and enjoy an up-close experience with your newfound dolphin companion.
Our guide to Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai
Meet and play with the graceful and intriguing Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins during this memorable shallow-water dolphin encounter at Aquaventure’s Atlas Village.
Limited to just 10 guests per dolphin, this one-of-a-kind experience lasts around 90 minutes and includes a 15-minute orientation and 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins.
Wade into the shallow waters of the lagoon and watch the dolphins show off their favourite skills and behaviours. Accompanied by marine mammal specialists, gain deeper insights into the dolphins fascinating biology and behavior.
As the Dolphin Encounter experience is enjoyed within the shallow waters of the lagoon, this experience is suitable for all ages and is the perfect interaction for younger children and non-swimmers.
As a bonus, Dolphin Encounter tickets include complimentary same-day access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and the pristine Atlantis The Palm Beach with panoramic views of Dubai’s stunning skyline.
The Dolphin Encounter experience lasts around 1.5 hours including a 15-minute orientation and 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins. Your Aquaventure water park ticket gives you full same-day access.
Aquaventure’s Atlas Village is located within Atlantis The Palm Hotel on Palm Jumeirah.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai
- Participants of the Dolphin Encounter must arrive at Atlas Village at least 5 minutes before the
scheduled start time.
- This experience is for all ages and swimming abilities.
- Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. The maximum permissible ratio of adults to children is one adult to three children under the age of 12 years of age.
- Children 2 years old and below have complimentary access.
- There is a maximum of 10 persons participating in the Dolphin Encounter experience at any one time.
- The Dolphin Encounter experience should not be booked by guests staying at the Atlantis The Palm as preferential rates for hotel guests are available through the hotel.
- Photos are not included in the Dolphin Encounter however they can be purchased at the Photo Counter
- Spectators are welcome, but they must purchase an Observer Pass must be purchased locally. The current cost is AED300 and includes access to Aquaventure Waterpark.
- If a participant arrives 15 minutes after the scheduled start time, they will be considered a “no show”. Please know
that your scheduled time is for the mandatory check-in and not for the experience itself.
- Your Aquaventure water park ticket gives you full same-day access.
- *Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given if your reservation is cancelled 72 hours prior to your scheduled time. A 50% cancellation fee will be applied from 72 hours up to 24 hours outside the scheduled event. A 100% cancellation fee will be applied if cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled event. No-shows are charged 100% of their reservation amount.
Frequently Asked Questions for Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai
What is the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai?
The Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai is a captivating experience that allows guests to interact with these intelligent marine mammals in a stunning and state-of-the-art facility. It's a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with dolphins in a safe and educational environment.
What can I expect during the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai?
The Dolphin Encounter is designed for guests of all ages. You'll have the chance to wade into shallow waters and interact with dolphins under the guidance of expert trainers. Get ready for memorable moments, including kisses, hugs, and even a dorsal fin tow. It's an interactive and educational experience suitable for families and individuals alike.
Is the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai suitable for non-swimmers?
Absolutely! The Dolphin Encounter is conducted in shallow waters, and participants do not need to be proficient swimmers. Our experienced trainers ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Where is the Dolphin Encounter located within Atlantis Dubai?
The Dolphin Encounter takes place at Dolphin Bay, a magnificent lagoon nestled in the heart of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. The resort is a world-class destination known for its luxury, and Dolphin Bay is a highlight for those seeking an unforgettable marine adventure
Can children participate in the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai?
Yes, children as young as 6 years old can participate in the Dolphin Encounter when accompanied by a paying adult. It's a fantastic family-friendly activity that creates lasting memories for children and adults alike.
Are photos and videos allowed during the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai?
For the well-being of the dolphins, personal cameras and photography equipment are not allowed during the encounter. However, professional photographers will capture the magical moments, and photo packages are available for purchase.
Duration of Visit
How long does the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai experience last?
The Dolphin Encounter typically lasts around 30 minutes, providing ample time for guests to connect with the dolphins and enjoy the interactive activities. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled encounter time to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Clothing & Accessories
What should I wear for the Dolphin Encounter at Atlantis Dubai?
Participants are advised to wear swimwear, and it's recommended to bring sunscreen, a hat, and any other essentials for a day by the water. Towels are provided, and changing facilities are available for your convenience.