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Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is located within the Mall of the Emirates. It is the first indoor ski resort located in the Middle East and can accommodate up to 1,500 people at any given time. It is perfect for novices to experts; there are five different run that vary in difficulty and height.

Ski Dubai also contains a Snow Park play area. Here you can go inside an ice cave, climb ice towers, and take part in sled and toboggan runs.

The temperature inside Ski Dubai during the day is -1 C/30 F and at night it is -6 C/21 F.

Ski Dubai is open the following days and times:
Sunday-Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 09:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Saturday: 09:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

What to wear to Ski Dubai

There is no need to pack extra clothing in your suitcase if you are planning to go to Ski Dubai. All necessary clothing such as jackets, pants, boots, socks and ski equipment is provided with the purchase of a ticket. The only items not available to rent are gloves and hats. However, the Snow Pro shop located within Ski Dubai has these items available for purchase.

Ski slopes at Ski Dubai

Enjoy skiing year round at Ski Dubai. Whether you are a beginner just starting out or ready to tackle the advanced slopes, you will find the perfect run at Ski Dubai. Total beginner? No need to worry. Ski instructors are available for lessons. More information about lessons can be found here.

Included in package:
Ski jacket and pants
Ski boots with disposable socks
Skis
Ski poles
Helmets

Snowboarding at Ski Dubai

Snowboarding is another fun activity to do at Ski Dubai. There are five different runs snowboarders can go down at Ski Dubai. There is also a Freestyle Zone that includes jumps and rails which are ideal for more advanced snowboarders. Instructors are also available for those who wish to have snowboarding lessons. More information about lessons can be found here.

Included in package:
Snowboarding jacket and pants
Snowboarding boots with disposable socks
Snowboard
Helmet

Penguins at Ski Dubai

Daily viewings of Gentoo and King Penguins are part of what makes Ski Dubai such a magical place.

Gentoo penguins are the third largest penguins in the world. There are more than half a million Gentoo penguins living in the wild. They are usually 61-76 cm tall/24-30 inches and weigh between 5.5-6.4 kg/12-14 pounds.

King penguins are the second largest penguins in the world. The total population is estimated to be well over 2 million. They are usually 94 cm tall/37 inches and weigh between 13.5-16 kg/30-35 pounds.

The penguins can be encountered anytime from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Daily “March of the Penguins” viewings can be seen at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

For those wishing to have a more intimate experience with the penguins the following options are provided:

Exclusive Peng-Friend Encounter
This exclusive package includes the following:
• Underwater viewing
• Up-close play and training session with your Peng-Friend
• Meeting up to 14 penguins
• A souvenir from your Peng-Friend
• Free hot chocolate

Ultimate Peng-Friend Encounter
This package includes the following:
• Underwater viewing
• Up-close play and training session with your new Peng-Friend
• A souvenir from your Peng-Friend
• Free hot chocolate
• Access to Snow Park, Giant Snowball and chairlift

Swimming with the penguins
This package includes the following:
• 10-15 minutes swimming with the penguins
• Underwater viewing
• Up-close and personal meet and greet with your own Snow Penguin
• VIP room with a Ski Dubai attendant during changing
• Snow Penguin's Souvenir
• Hot chocolate
• Clothes and gloves
• CD with 25 pictures collected from both the encounter and snow park visit
• Free locker
• Access to Snow Park, Giant Snowball and chairlift

Ski school at Ski Dubai

Ski and snowboard lessons are available for true beginning students to more advanced students. There are both private and group classes. There are also classes for children.

Snow Bullet

Ski Dubai is home to the world’s first indoor sub-zero Zip Line. The Zip Line is 150 meters long/492 feet and 16 meters/52 feet above the slopes of Ski Dubai.

Where to eat at Ski Dubai

Avalanche Café: When you need a break from Ski Dubai head over to the Avalanche Café. It is located at the middle station of the chair lift. There is even a balcony overlooking Ski Dubai.

St. Moritz Café: This café is great for having a quick bite after hitting the slopes of Ski Dubai all day. It is located by the entrance of Ski Dubai.

For more information on Ski Dubai click here. 

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