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  • Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

    1. Dubai: Atlantis Aquaventure & Lost Chambers Aquarium Ticket

    Experience the rides and slides of the Aquaventure Waterpark and then discover more than 65,000 marine animals up close at the Lost Chambers Aquarium at the Atlantis the Palm Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Skip the long lines to Aquaventure Waterpark and then brave the world’s first dual waterslide within a waterslide. Get your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500 meters of private beach. Prepare to do battle with the King of the Sea at the Tower of Poseidon or ride through the dark and twisting Aquaconda water tunnel. Grab an inner tube and face the rapids of a tidal river or experience the dramatic wave surges of The Torrent. Get up close to more than 65,000 marine animals at the Lost Chambers Aquarium. Walk amongst the ruins of a lost city and get a behind the scenes look at what it is like to be a marine animal ...

    Buying tickets online was easy and seamless. When we collected our passes we had the opportunity to have add ons, towels, locker, food etc. The park did not have all the rides on but it also limited the capacity. There was hardly any queues for anything. The lazy river you could join and get off whenever you wanted. There were lots of access points at different parts. We have food and it was hot fresh and large portions! There was two of us who went on the day (a couple) and whilst there were lots of families we were not the only adults without children. It was a fabulous day with lots to do and lots of different rides to suit the most timid and most adventurous. My only disappointment was when the day came to a finish and the horrible faces I was pulling when the official photographer took our picture on some of the rides. The park is huge, make sure you venture to all the different parts to check out all the different areas

  • Dubai Aquaventure Waterpark Admission Ticket

    2. Dubai Aquaventure Waterpark Admission Ticket

    Enjoy thrills and spills at Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Middle East, on dozens of rides and waterslides. With your day ticket, prepare to do battle with the King of the Sea at the Tower of Poseidon. Ride through the dark and twisting Aquaconda water tunnel. Grab an inner tube and take a trip on the rapids of a tidal river. Test your nerves on the exhilarating Ziggurat, and plunge more than 27 meters down the Leap of Faith, a near vertical freefall waterslide, through shark-filled waters. Unwind on a private beach, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments from on-site restaurants. Take the little ones to Splashers, a water playground especially for kids.

    Absolutely amazing. Felt safe as lifeguards everywhere. Staff were very friendly too

  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

    3. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket

    Walk through the Aquarium Tunnel and experience life under the water. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre tank which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. After exploring the aquarium tunnel, depending on option selected, continue your trip to the Underwater Zoo located at level 2 to marvel at the incredible variety of exotic species. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating children and visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean.  Meet playful & lively otters along with joyous penguins and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his Queen at the Underwater Zoo. Enhance the experience with the Explorer Experience package that includes entry to the ...

    Very nice place quite large with the king croc to be the most exciting part of the zoo

  • Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

    4. Dubai: Day Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

    Pre-purchase your entry ticket and visit the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to discover an awe-inspiring underwater world located in the ground level of the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre aquarium tunnel, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Continue your visit to the Underwater Zoo located at level 2 to see an incredible collection of exotic species housed in three ecological zone exhibits: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Meet playful and lively otters along with joyous penguins and don’t miss your chance to see one of the largest crocodiles in the world, King Croc and his loyal queen.

  • Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

    5. Dubai: Explorer Ticket to Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

    Enjoy a combo ticket and explorer package and enhance your visit to the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to discover an awe-inspiring underwater world located in the ground level of the Dubai Mall. Marvel at the giant 10 million-litre aquarium tunnel, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. Continue your visit to the Underwater Zoo to see an incredible collection of exotic species housed in three ecological zone exhibits: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks, and many other sea creatures. Board a glass-bottom boat where you can watch thousands of creatures swimming below you as well as get the c...

  • Dubai: Dolphin Dip and Play at Atlantis

    6. Dubai: Dolphin Dip and Play at Atlantis

    Get up close with playful dolphins in shallow water with a 30-minute dolphin encounter at Dubai's Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis the Palm. Make your way to Dolphin Bay at Atlantis the Palm at your allotted time, and meet a marine mammal specialist for a 15-minute safety briefing and orientation session. Then, wade waist-deep into the water to interact with a dolphin. Enjoy a 30-minute in-water encounter as you pet, touch and play with the dolphins in groups of no more than 10 people per animal. Including check in and time to change into the provided wetsuits, the full experience should take around 1.5 hours. Experience an animal encounter suitable for all ages and ideal for non swimmers.

    Very well organised, so no ce to get so close to the animals. Trainers were very informative and friendly

  • Dubai: Dolphin Swim And Explore at Atlantis

    7. Dubai: Dolphin Swim And Explore at Atlantis

    This 90-minute program is designed for confident swimmers who want to experience the thrill of a deep-water swim with amazing dolphins. Your full program includes time for check-in and changing, when you will be fitted with a wetsuit, and then a 15-minute orientation and safety briefing. Then you’ll be ready to meet the dolphins with the trainers.  At Dolphin Bay, the largest coastal dolphin habitat in the world, spend 40 minutes in 3-meter deep water with these beautiful creatures. Interact with them while you try out maneuvers in the water, like the Hug and Dance and the Foot Push, where a dolphin will push your foot while riding on a boogie board. The program is limited to just 6 guests per dolphin.

    The most amazing experience in my life. Trainers were great, told us lots of information about dolphins and dolphin was the most cutest animak Ive ever seen. This was making my dream come true. Definitely recommended!

  • Dubai: 2-Hour or Full-Day Slope Session at Ski Dubai

    8. Dubai: 2-Hour or Full-Day Slope Session at Ski Dubai

    Add to the enjoyment of your stay in Dubai with a 2-hour or full-day pass to Ski Dubai. The resort has 5 ski runs that vary in difficulty, height, and gradient. The longest run is 400 meters and has a fall of more than 60 meters. You can test your skiing skills on the world's first indoor black run. If you’re not quite up to that you can stay on the gentle beginner slopes to practice your turns. There’s nothing you need to bring along in the way of equipment or clothing. Your pass includes ski attire as well as ski boots, skis, and poles. After you’ve made your way down the slopes there is a quad-chairlift and a tow lift to promptly carry you back to the top for another run. If you’re interested in lessons, the resort has qualified professional instructors available. You’ll also find an exclusive retail shop and St. Moritz and Avalanche cafés.

    Great skiing, however, the real experience is 10x better. Easy slopes. Only 3 slops in my eyes (I’m a confident skier) & website says black slope… but again, in my eyes - it was an easy red.. VERY COLD so bring layers.

  • From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

    9. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

    Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. Your tour begins with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterwards you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dan...

    Amazing experience!! Had the best guide Mounir very welcoming, knowledgeable and made the experience perfect

  • Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

    10. Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo & Penguin Cove Experience

    Discover a fascinating aquatic world with a day admission ticket to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. The 10-million-liter tank is home to more than 33,000 aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. There are more than 300 sharks and rays living in the tank, including the world’s largest collection of sand tiger sharks. Just above the aquarium is the Underwater Zoo. Get up close to penguins, piranhas, seahorses, jellyfish and more. Step inside the Submersible Simulator for a virtual adventure among dugongs, whale sharks and many other sea creatures. The Underwater Zoo provides an interactive approach to educating children and visitors on the ecology and sustainability of marine life. The journey consists of three ecological zones: Rainforest, Rocky Shore, and Living Ocean. The Penguin encounter allows you to get face to face with a colony of 16 Gentoo penguins residing at the n...

    Not as big as we expected and didn’t feel the penguin cove was worth the money. However it was awesome to walk through the tunnel.

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