Fun and entertaining for kids and adults – This is how I described our experience in Dubai Dolphinarium.
I bought the tickets online and opted for the 3pm show on Friday. As I am not very familiar in Dubai, we left early from the hotel. We arrived 45 minutes early for the show.
So we hanged out in their small restaurant area. Luckily, there were many activities to try to kill the boredom of waiting. My kiddo headed for the ‘Come in and Play’ play area.
While we, the adults, tried the 5D show. It was a short film but worth the experience if you haven’t ever watched a 5D show. The nice thing about this is you can watch your family and friends from the outside. When my family and our nanny watched the horror 5D show, we were outside the room, standing and watching the screen. We saw their reactions – how they raised the feet thinking the shrubs and stones would hit them, how they avoided the devil spear, how they scream.
Then next we tried the mirror maze. It was a labyrinth of mirrors and the only way to find your way was to touch the walls making sure that it was the actually door and not a mirror. It was fun but I had a headache afterwards.
Finally, it was three o’clock and we hit the queue to enter the venue for the dolphin show.The seats had been allocated already. Actually we didn’t have the opportunity to choose our seats.
As we entered, we were ushered to the left side of the ‘water stage’. The front of the ‘water stage’ are seats in red color which I believe are for VIP tickets only.
Anyway, the show started with the seals and then followed by the introduction of the dolphins. This is where the real dolphin show started. There’s dancing, ball playing, painting, and some audience interaction also.
We really enjoyed it. It was an awesome experience and worth for a visit.
Some helpful information.
Tickets: As mentioned, I purchased it online. I paid AED100 for adults and AED50 for my son.
- The location of Dubai Dolphinarium is in Creek Park in Dubai. There’s an entrance fee of AED 5 per person.
- They serve popcorns inside the venue.
- They also have gimmicks like painting auction wherein the masterpiece painting which is painted by the dolphin is being sold to the highest bidder or buying a ball (though you will actually return the ball) that allows children to throw the ball in the pool. Once your ball is selected, you will receive some prices.
- And of course, some tokens to buy if you wish. There’s balloon, photos, etc.
Dress code: Nothing particular as long as you feel comfy.
Warning: Be prepared to get wet specially when you are in the front row. The water splash sometimes reach you.
Dubai Dolphinarium Details:
Tel : +971 (4) 336-9773
Fax : +971 (4) 336-9774