Dubai Dolphinarium is the first completely air conditioned indoor Dolphinarium in the Middle East that houses dolphins and seals. It allows people to interact with the dolphins and seals by means of live shows and photo sessions. It is situated at the Creek side park of Bur Dubai which is adjacent to the Children’s city. It provides an exciting day for the whole family out especially for the children, which is coupled with both entertainment and education.
Dubai Dolphinarium was inaugurated on May 21, 2008 by the Dubai Municipality. It is managed by the Dubai government and the authorities make use of the Dubai Dolphinarium to provide entertainment to the public and also to create awareness among the people regarding dolphins, seals and other marine creatures. One of the objective of the Dubai Dolphinarium is to inspire young generation to protect marine life and environment by interacting closely with dolphins and seals.
The size of the Dubai Dolphinarium is about 5000 square meter having a seating capacity of 1250. Dolphins are equipped with their own exclusive habitat space with about 6, 00,000 litre of sea water that is attached to the main arena pool. For maintaining the health and well-being of these marine creatures, a separate medical pool and a seal pool is built near to this.
Dolphin and seal halls are present in the Dubai Dolphinarium having a length of 30 meters and a width of 15 meters. Charity and promotional functions, press events, children’s birthday parties, family get together, kid’s fun activities are usually conducted here.
There are three classrooms and a multimedia room where the educational and awareness programmes for children in relation to the marine environment are organized. There is a wonderful gift shop in the Dubai Dolphinarium where unique souvenir toys that has educational value in connection with the marine environment are provided. Another attraction is the Photo shop where professional photographers will capture the lovely moments you will spend with the dolphins and seals, the most loved animals of the world.
There is a restaurant named as the Happy Valley restaurant in the middle of the Dolphinarium that serves delicious fusion meals, beverages and fun meals for children. Various activities like Kid’s Summer camp and Dubai Summer surprises are organized here every year during the summer season.
The Dolphinarium supplies habitat to five Dolphins namely Senya, Ksyusha, Fekla, Tetka and Jerry and four Northern fur seals which are Ghosha, Max, Fila and Lusha.
A mini 5D cinema theater is also present in the Dubai Dolphinarium that provides complete entertainment for the families.