Shallow-water “Dolphin Encounters” (30min; from 695dh) are open to all ages, including non-swimmers. Alternatively, there are also deep-water “Dolphin Adventure” and “Royal Swim” packages (30min; ages 8 and above only) – the latter includes the chance to hitch a ride on a pair of dolphins by hanging onto their dorsal fins while they pull you through the water. Certified divers can also dive with the dolphins (from 1350dh). If you want to see the dolphins without getting wet there’s the “Dolphin Photo Fun” package (from 425dh).
Dolphin Bay is also home to Sea Lion Point, home to the resort’s crowd of resident sea lions and with further shallow-water (from 620dh) and photo-fun (from 425dh) packages available.
The hefty price tag also includes same-day admission to Aquaventure and the private beach. If the dolphins appeal but the price doesn’t, bear in mind that you can swim with dolphins at the Dubai Dolphinarium for around half the cost.