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Top 5 facts about Ski Dubai

Situated in the Mall of the Emirates is one of Dubai's most popular – and surprising – attractions. With a skiing area of 22,500 m², it isn't quite the largest in the world, but it's by far the most luxurious! Here are a few things to know before your visit.

It boasts the world's first indoor black run

That term comes from the black lines that used to mark out the steepest, most challenging pistes on a ski map. If you didn't already know that, then it'd be best to avoid this one!

There's plenty for beginners to enjoy too

If the black run sounds too scary, fear not! The 85-meter high artificial mountain offers five slopes up to 400 meters. Whatever your skill level, you'll find something to enjoy!

It's the coolest part of Dubai

Need a break from Dubai's sweltering heat? Its indoor ski slopes are kept between -4°C and -6°C. Ski wear is included in the price but you might want to bring a woolly hat!

The snow is artificially produced but otherwise real

Chilled water is shot out through ceiling snow cannons every evening. As with winter rain, the water rapidly crystallizes once it's been exposed to the freezing temperatures!

There are penguins

Yes, you heard correctly: penguins. They're released from the enclosure several times a day, but if you want to meet them personally, then you'll have to book tickets in advance!

Ski Dubai: Our Tips

Can anyone ski?

Visitors must meet certain requirements in order to ski alone. The minimum means being able to make turns, stop, and use a chairlift. Absolute beginners can still ski if they book a lesson in advance, or can simply enjoy the bobsled, toboggan, and zipline runs. Also, did we mention the penguins?

What are the opening times?

The Ski Dubai opening hours are from 10:00AM to midnight on Thursdays, 9:00AM to midnight on Fridays, 9:00AM to 11:00PM on Saturdays, and 10:00AM to 11:00PM throughout the rest of the week. It can get busy, so save time by buying your tickets online first.

How to get there?

The Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai are located along the Sheikh Zayed Road. The closest metro station is Mall of the Emirates Metro Station 2.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Hours vary slightly by day, but the slopes are always open from at least 10:00AM to 11:00PM.
  • What is the price?
    A full day pass for adults is 275AED, which is roughly $75. Two-hour passes also available.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You can book a lesson direclty with Ski Dubai, or check out our other tickets!
  • How to get there
    Take the Metro to the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station 2. Ski Dubai is located on Sheikh Zayed Road.
  • Additional tips
    Hats and gloves are not included in the ticket prices but can be purchased onsite. | Lockers can be rented for 25AED. | There is a 20AED deposit for the ticket, which is refunded when the ticket is returned.

What People Are Saying About Ski Dubai

Friendly staff, ski-ing OK but chairlift very slow.

All the staff were helpful and friendly and spoke good English. I wish I had worn more clothes because the jacket provided was paper thin. At -4C I can ski with just a t-shirt under my own ski jacket but not your jackets. A good slope to learn on.

Slope Session for 2-Hours at Ski Dubai. Reviewed by Graham, 11/17/2016

Very good location and activity to have fun in such a destination.

Very Good and must give more opportunity to be with penguins with the value of money.

Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter Tickets: Dubai Reviewed by Lalindra, 07/11/2016

One of the most memorable moments of my life.

I visited with my grandson, he is 15, he enjoyed it as much as me. The staff were really friendly and informative. We were in a small group with 2 families with small children, their reactions were a pure delight. Never to old to be young again.

Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter Tickets: Dubai Reviewed by Josephine, 04/21/2016

A great penguin/snow experience in a desert country.

The Ski Dubai Centre is very busy and the huge crowds are a testament to it's popularity both locally and for tourists. Having purchased the tickets on-line through 'Get Your Guide' saved a bit of time with a dedicated on-line counter . Entry process was easy and the staff were helpful and friendly. The complete snow outfit includes gloves and socks. Lockers are provided for a minimal fee and security deposit returned when you hand in the key card. The penguin experience was exciting with the opportunity to purchase photos of those memorable moments with the penguins. Where else can you get a chance to actually touch a penguin? Overall a great experience and well worth going.

Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter Tickets: Dubai Reviewed by Aaron, 06/08/2015

nice change of temperature in the desert

It was a good experience of winter for my partner! And surely a nice change of temp for the day...

Ski Dubai Tickets: Full-Day Super Pass Reviewed by Caroline, 09/20/2014

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