Ski Dubai, UAE: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips
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Ski Dubai Tours & Activities

About Ski Dubai

Want to experience something unimaginable in Dubai? Ski Dubai offers you a majestic snow and ice wonder world right in the middle of desert surroundings. Endure the winter chills with your family, friends, or beloved here and collect several extraordinary moments.

Situated in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is spread over an area of 4,500 sq. m. and amazes its visitors with a below-zero climate and pleasing atmosphere. From beautiful white spectacles, slopes, a mountain, rinks, cafes to exotic penguins, this indoor snow park extends an absolute snow-capped hill station outing.

With five different levels of tracks available here, it suits the needs of beginners to professional skiers. Even if you are new to ski, you can learn the skills from professionals and hire equipment for your thrilling sessions.

Offering snow adventures like sledding, tobogganing, mountain climbing, Sky Dubai offers activities suitable for all ages. Here, make your own snowman with your kids or explore an ice cave to relish an altogether unique experience. Or, test your adrenaline at the Giant Ball run, Snow Bullet ride, zip lines, or the Mountain Thriller ride.

Alternatively, head to the chairlift and observe a bird's-eye view of the entire snow park from a height. For adventure buffs, Ski Dubai offers an abundance of opportunities that can certainly satisfy their thirst for hair-raising experiences.

Ski Dubai's penguin encounter is park's another exclusivity that can leave you awe-struck and spell-bound. Here, you not only get the chance to see these lovely birds but also get to learn about them from their keepers. And, after spending time on adventures & activities, time is to satisfy your empty stomach.

Warm up yourself with a hot chocolate drink at any of the fantastic cafes or enjoy your choice of multi-nation delectables at the in-house restaurants. 
An incredible destination in the dream city, Ski Dubai promises you an extraordinary retreat to treasure forever.

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How to Reach Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is 26kms from the Airport and would take a mere 20-minute drive by road. Prominently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, there are several options to approach Ski Dubai, the Metro rail takes approximately 42 minutes, a direct train operating every 10 minutes from Terminal 3 takes 35 minutes alternatively one may also choose to travel in direct buses plying from the airport to Ski Dubai every 30 minutes.

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Best Time to Visit Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai can be visited all around the year as it is an indoor snow park dedicated to snow lovers and adventure seekers and is open 7 days a week. Weekends and Holidays attract a lot of visitors, thus to enjoy the snow at leisure, avoid peak/rush hours.

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What Not to Miss at Ski Dubai

Here is the list of best things to do in Ski Dubai:

1. Try Zorbing: Get yourself into a huge gigantic Zorb ball and feel the rush in your adrenaline while rolling through the slopes, inside Ski Dubai. Zorbing is truly enthralling and when it is done on snowy slopes, the experience becomes extraordinary. 

2. Explore the Ice Cave: 
After spending enough time on making a snowman or playing with snowballs, time to head to an indoor ice cave located near the slopes of the Ski Dubai. Explore the caves with your kids and be amazed by the stunning sculptures and formations that present not only a beautifully illuminated and glittering panorama but a sight to cherish and behold. 

3. Enjoy Chairlift: Enjoy the thrills of the chairlift ride taking you through the slopes of Ski Dubai and mark your trip with unforgettable memories.  The thrilling ride will take you to the top of slopes, where you either indulge in ice ski like activities or simply soak in the spectacular panoramic scenes. The chairlift ride also has a stop in the middle of the slope, you can also get there and spend time as you like. 

4. Meet the Penguins: Meeting and mingling with friendly penguins is something truly fascinating. Either watch them march through the snowy slopes or enjoy one-to-one encounters through special programs. Choose whichever option suits you, but the experience will surely be worth it! 

5. Hit the Slopes: 
Famous for its skiing and snowboarding facilities, Ski Dubai offers five slopes (of varying difficulties) spread across its 85 m snow-covered mountain. Rent equipment and get yourself chair-lifted to the top and start your fun-filled experience. If you are new to skiing, book a training session and learn new skills. 

6. Try Snow Bullet Ride: 
The first thing to do at Ski Dubai is to taste the thrills of Snow Buller Ride. Get yourself strapped on a state-of-the-art zip line and enjoy bird eye's views of the snow-covered ground and slopes from 16 m height. You will cross over 150 m across this gorgeous wonderland and be amazed by the overall scenery. 

7. Take Lessons at Ski School: 
The Ski School at the Ski Dubai offers different training sessions, which can benefit from amateurs to even pros. Here, you can brush up your skills or acquire new capabilities under experienced professionals. The training sessions are available for all (above 3 years of age) and can make you endure something special and the best.

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Places To Visit  Near Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is strategically located within the premises of The Mall of Emirates, one of the largest shopping Mall in the world thus offering a plethora of activities under a single roof. There are several places of interest in and around Ski Dubai which one could explore for an unforgettable trip to this part of the world.

- Visit Burj-Al-Arab, the only 7-star hotel with 40 restaurants to choose from. Witness the extreme of opulence and grandeur at this very site. The sky bar offers a magnificent view of the Dubai skyline.

- Visit Sparkyz if you have a child or a teenager accompanying you. A small family entertainment centre filled with video games, gaming consoles, 3D Zombies, mini roller coasters, bowling arenas and other interesting rides.

- Explore the nightlife of Dubai at the many bars, most of which have fantastic food and are well-heeled.

- Watch a movie at the 14-screen multiplex screening interesting movies day long.

- Go shopping at The Mall of the Emirates has 500plus international brands under one roof.

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Other Essential Information About Ski Dubai

 Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, United Arab Emirates

 Open 7 days a week.

Sunday to Thursday 10.00am - 12.00 midnight, Friday and Saturday 9.00am - 12.00 midnight

 The ticket for Ski Dubai starts from Rs. 2950/- onwards. The super Polar pass is for Rs. 3666/- keep an eye on the different packages and avail attractive discounts.

Tips for Visiting Ski Dubai 

-Plan your visit to Ski Dubai, only if you can easily acclimatize in below-zero climate and snow-capped surroundings.

-Do not plan a visit to Ski Dubai, if you are a pregnant woman or suffering from an ailment that makes you medically or physically unfit for a snowy environment.

-Don't forget to cover yourself up well with winter protective clothing.

-If you do not have winter clothes, rent proper clothing gears from the Ski Dubai itself.

-Adults are advised to accompany young children and keep watch on them while inside.

-Opt for a Snow Classic Pass, if you want to try almost all activities in Ski Dubai at the best price. This pass allows you all-day access to park and slopes, one ride each on the Mountain Thriller and the Chairlift, unlimited spins on Zorb, snow bumpers, tubing guns, and toboggans, access to the March of the Penguins show. It also includes the rental of essential winter gear.

-With this pass, you also get additional discounts or cashback, and even flexible cancellation possibilities.

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People Also Ask About Ski Dubai

  1. Which are the best cafes inside Ski Dubai?

    1. North 28 Cafe: To take a refreshing break from the fun-filled yet tiring sessions of skiing, North 28 Cafe, an Alps-themed venue, offers a varsity of delicacies listed on its menu. Binge eat or have a tasty hot chocolate drink to gain energy for another round of adventures.

    2. Avalanche Cafe:
    Do you just want to satisfy your little appetite while you keep enjoying skiing? Head to the Avalanche Café. The cafe lies halfway down the slope and offers hot beverages, hot dogs, and many other light delicacies.

    3. Ice Cafe:
    Enjoy the delicious cuisine of the ice cafe whilst experiencing the fresh aura of skiing in Dubai around you! 
  2. Which Penguins can we see in Ski Dubai?

    There are two types of penguins that you can see at Ski Dubai; large King Penguins and smaller Gentoo Penguins. You can meet and mingle with these amazing birds with different programs offered at this snow park. While the ‘Peng-Friend’ program allows you to meet the snow penguins, with VIP options, you can enjoy a face-to-face encounter with the birds with your family or group of four. Alternatively, watch them wander around the slopes during the ‘March of the Penguins’ event that takes place at 2, 4, 6, and 8 PM every day.
  3. Can we take photos at Ski Dubai?

    No, you are not allowed to click any pictures inside Ski Dubai. You can book their professional photographer, who can click your pictures both during skiing and penguin meet and hand over the prints later.
  4. What should I wear to Ski Dubai?

    One can wear comfortable clothing while visiting Ski Dubai as you should be at ease while participating in the zip line, skiing and other adventure activities. Though fully covered winter jackets, pants, disposal socks, snow boots and helmets would be provided at the entry it is suggested to be fully dressed and wear skull caps before entering SKi Dubai.
  5. What is the age criteria for children to enter Ski Dubai?

    The age criteria for children to enter Ski Dubai is as follows:
    - Infants and children below 3 years of age are not allowed inside Ski Dubai.
    - Children between 3- 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult at all times unless in a supervised snow lesson or snow park program.

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  6. Where is Ski Dubai located?

    Ski Dubai is prominently located in one of the largest shopping Mall in the world, The Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road. Ski Dubai can be approached from all the major locations of Dubai, like Dubai Airport, Burj Khalifa and other locations.
  7. What is the temperature inside Ski Dubai?

    The temperature inside Ski Dubai is generally between -1 to 4 degree Celsius constantly throughout the year.

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  8. What is the operational days and timings of Ski Dubai?

    Ski Dubai is open 7 days a week. Sunday to Thursday 10.00am - 12.00 midnight, Friday and Saturday 9.00am - 12.00 midnight.
  9. Is the snow at Ski Dubai real?

    Ski Dubai has the technology to make real snow every day which the visitors enjoy inside the premises during snowfall.
  10. Are there a ski or snowboarding classes for kids?

    Ski Dubai has various programs for Ski and snowboarding for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels which are generally organized either in groups or privately. 5 Different levels ranging from Discovery level to level 4 has been developed to train the kids by professionally trained personnel.

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  11. Is the locker facility available in Ski Dubai? If so, how much does it cost?

    There are facilities for the locker to keep valuables, which can be rented at Rs. 474/- per locker.
  12. How long is Ski Dubai?

    Ski Dubai is 22,500 sqm of sheer snow planned as one of the best indoor snow Park with several fun rides and adventure activities. The park is 80 sq meter wide including a 400-meter-long run, the world’s first indoor black diamond run.
  13. Is it safe for kids at Ski Dubai?

    Kids between the age group of 3-12 years have to be accompanied by an adult unless they are under a trained staff participating in one of the snow Park classes. Kids are generally safe inside the indoor snow park as sufficient care has been taken in applying safety parameters, CCTV and other security measures.

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  14. Can senior citizens also come for Ski Dubai? If so, what is the ticket price?

    Ski Dubai entertains senior citizens too to enjoy the beauty of the indoor snow park provided they can tolerate the cold temperature inside and are physically fit to participate in the various rides. The different activities happening at Ski Dubai can also be viewed from the different Café’s and restaurants in Dubai within close vicinity. There is no special discount for senior citizens in Ski Dubai.
  15. Any medical restrictions before going to Ski Dubai?

    Visitors entering the premises of Ski Dubai should be able to take in the sudden drop in temperature to sub-zero, should be physically fit to participate in the different rides like the chairlift, zip line and runs. Pregnant women, infants, people with cardiac conditions and other serious ailments are advised to watch the activities from a distance.
  16. Can I take outside food inside Ski Dubai?

    Outside food and drinks are not allowed within the Ski Dubai premises. There are a few options to dine and drink inside Ski Dubai.

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