Currently in Dubai and in love with dolphins? Let’s head to the Dubai Dolphinarium at Dubai Creek Park, one of the many great parks in Dubai! We are sure you expect to see dolphin shows, and you are right. However, this attraction has a lot more to offer. To help you know what to do and see and how to prepare for your trip there, we have prepared this important guide for you. The popularity of this place appears to be increasing with time. Once you read our article about the Dubai Dolphinarium, you will learn why this is one of the must-see sites in Dubai, especially if you have little children. In fact, the Dubai Dolphinarium has a variety of family-friendly activities. The daily, three-times-a-day, 45-minute dolphin and seal presentations, in which the aquatic mammals perform juggling, hoop-jumping, ball sports, and even painting, are at the top of the list. Dolphin encounters, a performance featuring exotic birds, a mirror maze, a 5D and 7D movie theatre, trampolines, and a virtual reality experience are among the other attractions.
Location and Charge:
Dubai Dolphinarium is located in the heart of Dubai, in the magnificent Creek Park. All visitors must have an NOL card. To enter Creek Park, the card should have a credit of at least AED 5 (for each person). Dubai Municipality imposes this fee, which is non-negotiable. If attendees do not have an NOL card, they can purchase one at the gate for AED25. If you are living in the Bur Dubai district, then you’re in luck. You can reach the park using the metro, red or green line. It is 20 minutes’ walk away from Oud Metha Metro Station, and 21 minutes walk away from Ggico Metro Station.
What You Can Do At Dubai Dolphinarium?
Although it is best known for its dolphin and seal shows, the Dubai Dolphinarium offers a variety of additional activities that will keep you occupied for hours. The fully air-conditioned building keeps the blazing desert heat at bay. The dolphinarium is a must-see for anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience or a fun day out with the kids.
A. At The Dubai Dolphinarium Watch Seal and Dolphin Shows
Watch the magnificent dolphins perform at the Dubai dolphin and seal show for an immersive spectacle that lasts for 45 minutes. The incredible talents shown by these seals and dolphins surprise the audience. You will enjoy watching them leap through hoops, dance, play ball, sing, and juggle The show also includes cute fur seals. The dolphin and seal performance at Dubai Dolphinarium is held in the main pool, which is encircled by arena seating.
The Dubai dolphin and seal show takes place every day from Monday to Saturday. There are three show times available: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Shows at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Friday, and Saturday are discounted.
Prices For Tickets
Tickets for the dolphin and seal shows are AED 105 for adults and AED 50 for youngsters. Adult VIP tickets cost AED 125 and children’s tickets cost AED 85. Tickets for regular concerts cost AED 75 for adults and AED 45 for youngsters.
B. Swim with the Dolphins
Dolphin Planet Dubai is also known as “swimming with the dolphins. This activity is ideal for anyone who wishes to interact with and even swim with dolphins. The pleasure of being up and personal with these loving creatures goes far beyond just seeing them perform. The entire activity is overseen by skilled dolphin trainers to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.
You might pick between shallow-water and deep-water swimming experiences when swimming with dolphins. Swimming with the dolphins is available from Monday to Saturday, regardless of which session you choose. Time slots are available at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
- Mixed Groups: AED 475 for Shallow Water Experience and AED 630 for Deep Swimming (per person)
- Mixed Groups: AED 1900 for Shallow Water Experience and AED 2500 for Deep Swimming (for 3 persons).
Keep in mind that:
- Children as young as 5 years old are welcome.
- Children aged 5 to 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
- Each session is limited to only six attendees.
- Guests’ weight should be less than 110kg.
C. Enjoy The Exotic Bird Show At Dubai Dolphinarium
Do you want to see some exotic birds in action? The Creek Park Bird Show at Dubai Dolphinarium will keep you entertained. More than 20 exotic birds and parrot species have been trained to perform stunts and interact with humans at the facility. They will soar above your head, sit on your shoulder, and do their bidding as you are awestruck by their beauty and intelligence. Buy your tickets to see Green Winged Macaws, Red Billed Hornbills, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Sun Conures, and more birds in action.
From Monday to Saturday, the entertainment is performed three times a day. Show times are 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 7:15 p.m.
Prices Of Tickets
Tickets to the Creek Park Exotic Bird Show cost AED 30 for children and AED 50 for adults.
D. Watch The 5d and 7d Cinema
The Dubai Dolphinarium’s 5D/7D Cinema offers the allure of virtual reality. This cinema allows you to ‘see and feel’ the movie you watch by combining 3D cinema’s visual elements with additional physical and sensory feelings. The 7D theatre even allows you to become a part of the film by shooting at various targets till the film ends. This is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
For a 3-5 minute session, tickets for both the 5D Cinema-Movie Ride and the 7D Cinema-Shooting Game cost AED 25 per person.
E. Jump On the Park With Trampolines
The Dubai Dolphinarium trampoline park isn’t just activities for the kids. It’s suitable for people of all ages, and it’s even more enjoyable when you let your inner child loose while bouncing off it.
A 15-minute session at the Trampoline Park costs AED 10 per participant.
F. Get Lost in the Mirror Maze
Challenge yourself to one of the wildest activities available. The Mirror Maze at the Dubai Dolphinarium is a dizzying labyrinth of life-size mirrors. It’s nearly impossible to get out after you’ve entered. But there is still a way out – as strange as it may sound, touch the mirrors and let them guide you to the exit. This activity is far too enjoyable to pass up.
Tickets for Mirror Maze cost AED 25 for adults and AED 20 for children.
Here you have a guide that tells you when to go, what to do, and how much to be at the Dolphinarium, and in the attractions surrounding it. So, when are you planning to go there? Have been there before? Share your answers in the comment section down below.