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Why You Should Visit the Dubai Dolphinarium when in Dubai

Dubai is an electrifying place to visit, because of it’s extravagant nature. One such experience is Dubai Dolphinarium. This is a massive construction spread for 1.25 acres approx and the whole structure is air-conditioned. More like the other sights in Dubai, this again will provide you with complete family experience. Dubai Dolphinarium is the home for  6 famous bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and few exotic parrot species as well. Let’s take a detailed look at what the dolphinarium has to offer and how you can get the most out of it.

Shows

  1. Dolphin and Seal Show
  2. Creek Park Exotic bird show
  3. Swimming and Meet & Greet with Dolphins
  4. Mirror Maze – Labyrinth @ Dolphinarium
  5. Trampoline

Dolphin and Seal Show:

This Dolphinarium has an arena-style seating with the Pool in the centre, like an amphitheatre. 

You get to see the Dolphins performing different actions on commands, starting from dancing, juggling to Playing ball. This sure will leave you in awe. There are 6 bottlenose dolphins and each has a name. The names of the dolphins are Kyushu, Jerry, Tetka, Fekla, Kai and Elvis. Apart from the Dolphins, you get to see the rare fur seals as well. This is a 45 mins show.

The seating arrangement has a VIP section in the centre and the regular section surrounding it in an arc. The advantage of taking a seat in the VIP section is that you’ll be sitting right opposite the pool and no better place is there to watch this. When it comes to tickets it’s based on the order of arrival, no special queues are there. So reach early to make sure you get a seat in the VIP section. If not at least sit close to the VIP seats in the regular section to get better views.

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Dolphinarium seat arrangement
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                                         Dolphin and Seal Show Seating Chart

SHOW TIMINGS

  1. The Dubai dolphin and seal show happen on all days of the week except Sunday.
  2. You can choose from: 11:00 am, 02:00 pm and 06:00 pm slots.
  3. You get a discounted 11 AM show on Monday, Friday and Saturday.

2.  Creek Park Exotic bird show

Creek Park hosts the only bird show in Dubai, so it’s a must-see. Creek park acts as a home to over 20 species of parrots and exotic birds. They have been trained to amaze people with their tricks and the way they interact with the audience. Purchase your tickets to witness the Blue and Gold Macaws, Green Winged Macaws, Eclectus Parrots, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Sun Conures, African Grey, the Red-Billed Hornbill and much more in action.

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A parrot performing in the bird show
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SHOW TIMINGS

1. The bird show takes place at 3 different slots like the Dolphin show – 12:15 PM, 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM.

2. Creek Park Exotic Bird Show tickets are available for purchase online.

3. Swimming and Meet & Greet with Dolphins

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Kid cheerfully swimming with the dolphin

Dolphin planet Dubai hosts this show. As the name implies, yet get to interact and swim with the dolphins. Everything from your interaction with them on the poolside is done under the supervision of expert trainers. The hyperactive nature of these beautiful creatures and their intelligence will bring in some vibe around the place which cannot be explained in words. You’ll only feel it when you are there. If you are looking to swim with these friendly animals, you are left to choose between the knee-deep shallow water experience and deep water swimming experience. For those looking for an alluring dolphin experience, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with these lovable creatures. 

Show timing: 

  1.  This takes place in 6 different slots – 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM,4:00 PM &       5:00 PM.
  2.  There is a limit for the number of people participating in a session, and not more than 6 people are allowed in a session, If you are a big group then you’ll have to wait. We recommend you to book the tickets well in advance. So that you don’t get disappointed. 

Mirror Maze

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Kids amazed by the illusionary wall mirrors

Would you like to challenge yourself with a fun maze? Then this is for you. Once you are in there, it’s seriously tough to figure out the exit or the direction to the way out. This is because of the disconcerting labyrinth made of huge wall-sized mirrors. This would be a perfect activity for a family vacation, especially if there are kids. 

Show timings

This activity doesn’t have a particular timing. It’s open the whole day, So you can experience this whenever you want. But not to miss out!

Trampoline

How many of you thought trampolines were only for children?  The trampoline park at Dubai Dolphinarium is fun for people of all ages, especially children. This sure is a pass-time for a few hours jumping and bouncing at the trampoline inside the Dubai Dolphinarium. This is one of the first trampoline indoor parks in the UAE and undoubtedly one of the best! Before you start flying against the gravity on the trampoline sheet, a safety briefing is done. 

Eligibility for Trampoline

  1. Age: 7+.
  2. Maximum of 250 kgs allowed in one trampoline
  3. One person to bounce on one trampoline

To sum up the main points

This is one such place where people of all ages can have fun-time and locate in such a way that it takes just a 10 min drive from the city centre. You get to interact with amazing creatures, you sure can click some pics for your Instagram posts. Apart from the major attraction of the dolphin show, it has additional facilities like a mirror maze, trampoline park and 5D/7D cinema makes it a non-monotonous experience.  Given all that, this has a limited seat capacity, which makes it difficult to get a good seat on a busy day. If you are unable to find a good seating position for a show, try booking that show on a different slot. Since people are spending a day’s time with their family, food becomes a major concern here. There is only one restaurant on the premise, which can host 150 people at once. If you can manage these things then this will be a splendid time spent with your family. Planning a Dubai vacation? Get your Dubai itinerary customized with the help of a travel consultant from Pickyourtrail or visit pickyourtrail.com.

Nigilesh