Dubai Dolphinarium is the first fully air-conditioned indoor dolphinarium in the Middle East, providing habitat to dolphins and seals, allowing the public to watch and interact with them through live shows and photo sessions. It is located in the creek side park at Bur Dubai.

Dubai Dolphinarium established May 2008 as part of Dubai Marine World at Dubai Creek Park (delayed from December 2007 opening date).

No shows on Sundays. Dolphins and seals have the day off to go watch a movie, go fishing, visit their friends at Dubai Mall Aquarium, and so on.

Facilities include a gift shop, photo studio, Happy Valley Restaurant (but you can't eat with the dolphins, only swim with them).

Ticket bookings can be made online at the Dubai Dolphinarium website.

Swim-with-the-dolphin enquiries also through the website.

Swimming with the dolphins is also possible at the Atlantis Dubai hotel on Jumeirah Palm, at Dolphin Bay. Ticket costs are about 50%-100% higher than at Dubai Dolphinarium (cheapest tickets at Atlantis are not for swimming with dolphins, just standing in the water with them).

Location is Gate 1 of Dubai Creek Park - entry fee of AED 5 per person (Dubai Municipality charge, not Dolphinarium entry cost).


Dubai Dolphinarium ticket costs, prices

[Update] Creek Park Exotic Bird Show (indoors, a/c) daily except Sundays, show timings 1215, 1615, 1915. Ticket prices AED 50 for adults, and AED 30 for children.


Dolphin and seal show:

Standard seats: adults AED 100, children AED 50.

VIP seats: adults AED 120, children AED 80.

[Update timings] Aladdin show:

Standard seats: adults AED 120, children AED 70.

VIP seats: adults AED 140, children AED 100.


[Update] Mirror Maze

Swim with the dolphins:

Private session: costs AED 2,100 for 1-3 people, AED 550 for each additional person (maximum 6 people [check]).

Public session: costs AED 550 per person (limited of 6 people per session).


Dubai Dolphinarium deals, discounts, special offers

Generally any discounts only apply to dolphin and seal shows (maybe bird shows also but check). Not for the 11am shows on Fridays or Mondays (DD have their own discounts applicable then). Discounts do not apply to swimming with dolphins.

Dubai Dolphinarium online booking discounts for 11am Mon and Fri shows (if available): adults AED 70, children AED 40. Online booking page will automatically show discounted price when you select one of those times, if discounted seats are available that day. No discount on VIP tickets.


Credit cards:

Citibank UAE - 25% discount on show tickets, also with debit cards.

Emirates NBD credit cards - 25% discount on show tickets.

First Gulf Bank (FGB) credit cards - 25% discount on show tickets.

Najm credit card - buy one get one free for show tickets, standard and VIP tickets.

RAK Bank credit cards - 25% discount on show tickets, regular and VIP tickets.


The Entertainer Dubai book or guide usually has 2 for 1 vouchers for dolphin shows, but not for all shows (11am Friday and Monday shows excluded last time we checked). No vouchers or coupons for swimming with dolphins.

[check other Friday timings, check discount ok for VIP seats 11am Fri and Mon - e.g. RAKBank].