Atlantis, The Palm is a UAE hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis but includes distinct Arabian elements.
In October 2007, the hotel received a shipment of 28 bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands, to be used as part of their aquarium exhibit, called Dolphin Bay. Hotel managers have said that though the dolphins are being trained to interact with visitors, they will not appear in any sort of show or circus-like performance. They have also stated that the health of the dolphins is paramount, and because the bottlenose is not an endangered species, their shipment did not pose a problem. The deal was done with the approval of the United Arab Emirates and Solomon Island governments, through the company Solomon Islands Marine Mammal Education Centre and Exporters Limited .
Dolphin Bay in Atlantis is one of the most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world. Here you have the opportunity to swim with dolphins in Dubai; choose from a range of dolphin experiences suitable for all ages and swimming abilities. Interactions range from standing in shallow water to swimming or scuba diving alongside these charismatic creatures. Whether you’re a hotel guest or visiting for the day, Dolphin Bay in Dubai offers an unforgettable experience.
If you do not prefer to go down to the water, you can also enjoy the program of ” taking pictures with the dolphins “, whatever the activity you choose, you’ll definitely gain new friends and get unforgettable memories with them.