Dubai Dolphinarium – 6 Must-Do Things
Ultimate dolphin experience, inside the fully air-conditioned indoor Dolphinarium in the Middle East, providing habitat to dolphins and seals, and allowing the public to watch and interact with them through live shows and photo sessions. This Dolphinarium attracts more than 35,000 visitors per month. It allows you to be in a comfortable environment and is a complete family experience. It is located at the Creek Park, Bur Dubai near the children’s city. This is spread across 54,000 sq ft, the Dolphinarium is home to dolphins, seals and over 20 species of exotic parrots.
How do you get to the Dubai dolphinarium once you reach the creek park?
The Dolphinarium is situated inside the creek park and can be reached by entering from Gate 1.
Location: Creek Park Gate1, Umm Hurair Rd. Dubai, UAE
Dubai Dolphinarium was opened on May 21, 2008, by Dubai municipality, and is sponsored and supported by the Dubai government to provide the general public with entertainment and also educate them regarding Dolphins, seals, and other marine organisms. This reflects that friendly mammals like dolphins will motivate the young generation to protect Marine life and the environment.
The dolphins have their private habitat area with 600 cubic meters of seawater connected to the main arena pool. There is a separate medical pool and seal pool constructed considering the well-being of these marine animals.
Do you need to pay to enter Creek Park?
Yes, you need to pay 5 AED to enter the creek park.
Can I select seats at the Dubai Dolphinarium shows?
You can watch the show from two types of seating available at the entrance, regular and VIP seats. VIP seats are in the center of the arena and provide the best viewing point for the show.
If you have selected regular tickets, then seating is on a first come first served basis. It is advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the shows begin to find the best seats.
Is car parking available at Creek Park?
Yes, free parking space is available at Creek Park Gate 1 for all the dolphinarium guests.
Do you need to prebook your tickets?
Yes, you need to prebook your tickets and even seats to be selected prior, if you’re selecting VIP seats.
When is Dubai Dolphinarium closed?
Dubai Dolphinarium is closed on Tuesdays
1. The dolphin and seal show
A 45-minute indoor interactive extravaganza showcases these animals’ amazing skills. Watch in wonder as the dolphins and seals dance, Sing, Jiggle, play Ball, jump through hoops, and even create their masterpiece.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be impressed by these adorable and talented sea creatures. Watch this incredible stunts-dolphin and seal show.
Enjoy the show in a 180° amphitheater with a high-tech sound and light system around a saltwater pool.
Check your Luck: small rings are available for 20 AED which should be thrown randomly, if a dolphin picks your ring, you will be allowed to swim with dolphins for free!
Show duration: 45 minutes.
Timings: 11 AM, 2 PM, 6 PM
Dolphin and seal show(regular entry) AED 99
Dolphin and seal show(VIP entry) AED 130
2. Swim with dolphins
Interact with the dolphins in their environment, learn about their behavior, and how to take care of them. Enjoy a close encounter with a dolphin expert of them.
Wet suits and life jackets are provided. You can learn more about dolphins and their behavior from the trainers. Children less than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. There are changing rooms with showers and hair dryers. You can get a complimentary photo with each interaction. This is perfect for more confident swimmers.
a. Majestic Deep Swim
Connect with the dolphins intimate level and fulfill a unique bucket list idea. Hug, kiss, Dance, and delight on an exciting, dorsal fin tow or belly ride with the dolphins. It is 5.5 meters deep.
Age requirement: children from 5 to 12 years old should be accompanied by an adult. Guest weight should be less than 110 KG.
Ticket price: AED 630
b. Shallow water experience( knee deep)
Cherish a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet a dolphin so close. This experience allows you to touch, dance, Sing, hug, and kiss the dolphins.
Children from 5 to 8 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
A 20-minute session in the water, limited to 4 guests per session
Complimentary printed photo will be taken by professional photographers
Selfie with the Dolphins is also allowed.
Show duration: 30minutes
Timings: 9:45 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:45 PM, 4:45 PM
Ticket price: AED 475
3. Creek Park Exotic Bird Show
This is a unique family attraction in UAE, the first show in the Middle East, featuring exotic birds.
The beautiful and fascinating species of birds, become a part of the show as the birds fly overhead and interact with the audience!
Witness the amazing birds of distinct species as they perform tricks that will prove the bird brain theory wrong. The show features, the talents and skills of sun conures, Amazon parrots, cockatoos, blue and gold macaws, green-winged macaws, hornbill, toucans, and Eclectus parrots.
Connect with the playful sun conures, one of the most exotic birds in the UAE, and engage in a fun and educational feeding activity.
After the show, you can take a photo with the parrots and eagles.
Show duration: 30 minutes
Timings: 12:15 PM, 3:15 PM, 7:30 PM
Ticket price: AED 50
4. The Mirror maze
Discover your way through this mind, fun-filled, life-size maze of mirrors! Bring your family and friends to the most fun place.
Find your way through a reflective path of this orienting mirror. The maze is a dizzying labyrinth in which you are challenged to find your way through a baffling and disconcerting maze of mirrors.
Once within the mirrors, you won’t be able to work out which way to go, and will help you use your senses to search and find the way.
Experience all the fun, under the fully air-conditioned indoor facility in Dubai, dolphinarium. The mirror maze is one of the most challenging puzzles in Dubai.
Ticket price: AED 15
5. 5D/7D cinematic experience
This is a 3-D Cinema effect that not only lets you see the movie but also lets you feel it and become part of it as you step in.
5D cinema allows you to feel everything that is happening on the screen while 7D Cinema, allows you to participate in the on-screen story and shoot targets on the screen.
The cinemas combine footage with an exhilarating variety of physical effects. This is a unique and thrilling experience.
Ticket price: AED 12
Defy gravity on the trampoline and Dubai Dolphinarium. Following a quick safety briefing, jump, flip, bounce, and dive on the massive indoor trampoline. This experience is suitable for all individuals above the age of seven. This indoor activity will facilitate to work out your muscles in a fun manner.
How to reach Dubai Dolphinarium?
By car /cab: 9km from Dubai, city Centre, and can be reached within 15 minutes by car or cab.
By Metro: the nearest Metro Station is the healthcare city on the Green Line route. You can get off at Dubai Health Care, city Metro Station, and take a five-minute taxi ride for the remaining distance.