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Swimming With Dolphins at Atlantis The Palm Dubai

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What: Dolphin swim or interaction

Where: Dubai, UAE.

Availability: Daily, all year round

Don’t Miss: Interacting with dolphins whether you can swim or not!

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Have a go at swimming with dolphins in Dubai

Dust off your wet suit and flippers and get ready to make friends with the gentle dolphins at Atlantis The Palm’s Dolphin Bay!

Take a belly-ride with your new chum on the Deep Water Dolphin Adventure, or choose the Shallow Water Dolphin Interaction to have fun with the dolphins in waist-deep water (perfect for non-swimmers).

Experience a belly ride with a dolphin buddy!

Time to get into the water with Atlantis The Palm’s friendly dolphins! Enjoy a 30-minute experience which gives you a once-in-a-life time opportunity to come finger to fin with a real-life dolphin.

Dive into a Deep-Water Dolphin Adventure – swim to the centre of the lagoon alongside your new buddy and take a belly ride to the shore. Soak in the view of your exotic surroundings, as you make your way around the lush tropical setting of Dolphin Bay. It looks just like the dolphins’ natural habitat!

There’s no need to worry about rushing out to get a diving kit - wetsuits, lockers and towels are all included in the price of your ticket.

Can’t swim but still want to get close to the dolphins?  

Don’t worry – you can stay in the shallow waters and still have the chance to hug, stroke, hold hands and play ball with a dolphin. Oh, and also you get a FREE non-alcoholic drink after your dolphin interaction!

All you have to do is select the Dolphin Encounter –Shallow Water Interaction ticket and you’re all set.

Aquaventure Water Park for FREE with ANY ticket!

Whether you’re a swimmer or a non-swimmer, your ticket gives you full-day access to Atlantis The Palm’s Adventure Park  - the No.1 waterpark in the Middle East and Europe!

With record-breaking slides and rides to discover and 700 metres of pristine private beaches to explore, it’s safe to say you’ll be set for the whole day.

Suitable for:
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Nature Lovers

Shallow Water Dolphin Interaction

If you’re not a good swimmer, this experience is perfect as you’ll meet the dolphin in crystal clear waist-high water.

Your playful dolphin will swim around you and show off some of its favourite skills.

Enjoy an up-close and personal meeting in which you’ll get to hug, stroke, hold ‘hands’ and play ball with your new friend.

This interaction is limited to just 10 guests per dolphin, so you’ll get plenty of time with them.

After the interaction you’ll receive a complimentary non-alcoholic drink.

Please Note: This ticket is for a shallow-water interaction with the dolphins - you do not swim with them in this experience.

Deep Water Dolphin Adventure

This is your opportunity to swim with a friendly, playful dolphin in crystal clear water – an experience most people only dream of!

Journey into the deeper waters of the lagoon with your new dolphin friend, and let him pull you back to shore in an exhilarating belly-ride!

Enjoy 30 minutes of up-close time with one of the dolphins, in which you’ll be hugging, stroking, holding ‘hands’ and playing ball.

This interaction is limited to 6 guests per dolphin, making it even more intimate and special

Please Note: This experience is suitable if you are over 8 years old and able to swim confidently.

  • By Taxi: Drop-off and pick-up point is at the Avenues Entrance
  • By Car: You may park at the Dolphin Bay Car Park, where there is complimentary shuttle to the Avenues Entrance.


Available daily, all year round


Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai

Getting There:

  • By Taxi: Drop-off and pick-up point is at the Avenues Entrance
  • By Car: You may park at the Dolphin Bay Car Park, where there is complimentary shuttle to the Avenues Entrance.

Swim Times:

You will be allocated a swim time when your booking is confirmed (within 48hrs of booking)


Your dolphin swim will include:

  • 30-minutes for check-in and changing
  • 15-minute orientation
  • 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins.


  • All participants must be confident swimmers
  • 1 adult must be present for every 3 children
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult (aged over 18) in the water
  • The Dolphin Adventure Swim is only suitable if you are over 8 years old and able to swim confidently 
  • The Shallow Water Interaction is generally not recommended for children under 3

What to wear:

Please wear appropriate swimwear inside the waterpark, and respectful dress when walking through the hotel


  • Towels and lockers are available to hire for the full day in Aquaventure
  • Observer passes are available upon arrival


  • Dolphin interaction or swim
  • Wetsuits, lockers and towels are provided for the interaction.
  • Same-day access to Aquaventure and private beach.
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic drink (with shallow water interaction)


Please note a 100% cancellation charge will apply if you decide to cancel your dolphin experience


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