x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Meet sea lions at Atlantis hotel

Sea Lion Point will allow members of the public to interact with the animals to learn more about their behaviour and take a souvenir photograph or two.

Kids have a rare chance to meet and get their photo taken with a sea lion at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Courtesy Atlantis, The Palm
Kids have a rare chance to meet and get their photo taken with a sea lion at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Courtesy Atlantis, The Palm

DUBAI// Visitors to The Atlantis, The Palm hotel will be able to get up close and personal with a group of South African fur seals.

Sea Lion Point will allow the public to interact with the animals to learn more about their behaviour and take a souvenir photograph or two.

“This interaction aims to be enriching for both the guests and the marine mammals,” said Heidi PerezCao, vice president of Sea Lion Point. “It lets guests meet members of the extraordinary pinniped family.”

Photo sessions cost Dh425 for day visitors and Dh275 for hotel guests. Visitors are allowed 10 minutes with the animals under the supervision of marine mammal specialists.

The sea lion photo session has a maximum of 10 guests and participants must be 6 or older.

Children aged between 6 and 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sessions are available at 11.15am and 3.15pm each day.

Each booking includes all-day access to Aquaventure Waterpark, 25 per cent off same-day admission to The Lost Chambers Aquarium and a free souvenir photo.

For reservations, prices or more information contact the Sea Lion Point reservations team on 04 426 1030, email dolphinbay@ atlantisthepalm.com or book online at www.atlantisthepalm.com

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