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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

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

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

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

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

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!

Our insider 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 should I visit?
    Hours vary slightly by day, but the slopes are always open from at least 10:00AM to 11:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information
    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

Sweet penguins, really touch, hug and kiss penguin experience

It was a very sweet experience. First, we met smaller penguins, unfortunately we couldn't touch them, but they made pictures of us with them. Later met with bigger ones, we can really touch, hug, kissed them. They were very very soft. They made alot of pictures you and the penguins. You can buy these photos for 150 dirhams/piece at leaving.

Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter Tickets: Dubai Reviewed by Csilla, 08/31/2018

super great and amazing experience that made me remember my childhood

the gloves are really necessary, especially when you pass from 40°C outside to -5°C inside

Slope Session for 2-Hours at Ski Dubai Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 10/12/2017

Awesome! Ski Dubai, a bucketlist of mine...check!

Whoever thought of this concept is a genius. The place was awesome! If you don't want to ski, there are other activites to do and try. I feel like a kid again. Come during weekdays and early. It is still very popular place to go to. My suggestion: have another area for the people to get warm before playing again.

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

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