Animal Experiences in Dubai
Sometimes, in Dubai, you need to take a little break from the hustle and bustle of the city and try to reconnect with nature and, luckily, there are still plenty of opportunities around this amazing city where you can have proper interactions and experiences with wildlife.
Enjoy some of these great wildlife experiences from your cheap hotel in Dubai.
What it is: One of the most beautiful and intelligent creatures on the planet, these aquatic mammals are gentle, loving and very friendly. Enjoy this shallow water interaction where you can get up close and personal with these fantastic animals. If you’re up for a bit of an adrenaline rush, you can try out the dorsal tow where the dolphin will give you a little bit of a boost on your boogie board.
Where it is: Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm.
How much it is: Around 850 AED (£173) per person.
What it is: This fantastic experience will give you a true taste of tradition and culture in the UAE, with this interactive and educational experience about camels, their natural habitat and a lovely ride. Enjoy getting to know these traditional creatures or, as they’re known colloquially, the ships of the desert. Understand how they have managed to survive in such an arid environment for so long.
Where it is: Arabian Adventures.
How much it is: Around 313 AED (£64) per person.
What it is: Have you got what it takes to come face-to-face with one of the most fearsome predators on the planet? Enjoy the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s shark diving experience where you can interact with the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. This 10 million litre tank is one of the largest aquariums in the world.
Where it is: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at Dubai Mall.
How much it is: 600 AED (£122) per person.
What it is: These beautiful and majestic birds are the national bird and symbol for the United Arab Emirates and a falconry experience is one of the most beautiful things you can witness. Learn about the history of falcons, their heritage and how they have become so ingrained into the UAE’s culture with this fascinating experience. Watch some of the most modern training techniques alongside some of the more traditional and ancient methods and watch some of the most rare falcons in the world flying in person.
Where it is: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.
How much it is: 3,500 AED (£713) for two people.
What it is: Ski Dubai’s indoor ski slope mountain has some beautiful snow penguins living inside the mountain at the Mall of the Emirates. These lovely Gentoo and King Penguins are lovable animals and a major hit with children as they can play and watch as the penguins swim, race and walk around.
Where it is: Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates.
How much it is: A basic penguin experience will cost around 510 AED (£104) per person.