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Meet And Greet With Penguins At Ski Dubai

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Ski Dubai is Now Open

Reopened On

June 2, 2020

Safety Measures

🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♂️Social Distancing

New Rules and Guidelines

  • Individuals above the age of 60 and children below the age of 2 will not be permitted
  • Guests are advised to book online to minimise queues 
  • Guests are currently not permitted to touch the penguins
More Updates

Revised Opening Hours


10 am – 10 pm

Last Entry

Saturday – Wednesday

8:30 pm. Thursday and Friday 8:30 pm

Penguin March


2 pm – 4 pm – 6 pm – 8 pm

Want to beat the heat with some adventure in Dubai? Make your way to Ski Dubai, Dubai’s indoor snow park. The Snow Park has 3000 square meters of fresh snow, games and everything to give you a break from Dubai’s heat and the desert. You’ll be surprised at the variety of activities here to keep you occupied. There are ski slopes, a chair lift, snowboards, zorbing, a slide and even a zip line. Plus unlimited fun building snowmen and rolling around in the snow. Ski Dubai is a complete winter experience.

One of the star attractions at Ski Dubai are their friendly penguins. Visitors to Ski Dubai can see some penguins for free when they do their march. It is called March of the Penguins and is a delightful experience. The penguins walk in a coordinated sequence across different areas of the park. For visitors wanting a more detailed interaction with the penguins, they can opt for a Polar Express Pass which includes a 40 minutes interactive session. This session allows you to get close to the penguins.

But when you have penguins as feisty and friendly as the ones in Ski Dubai, just 40 minutes doesn’t seem like enough!

Ski Dubai in a Nutshell

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Cool-off in temperatures as low -1 degrees to -2 degrees in this artificially created snowpark with 3,000 square meters of snow. It is the first indoor ski resort in the middle east where you can snowboard, ski and even meet the humble snow creatures, penguin! Get the chance to meet Gentoo and King penguins with your penguin encounter tickets. You can also witness the Penguin march which happen every day for free. Depending on the type of encounter you also get the opportunity to encounter them under water and get a training session with one of the penguins!



Sunday - Wednesday: 10AM - 11PM
Thursday: 10AM -12AM
Friday: 9AM - 12AM
Saturday: 9AM - 11PM



Mall of Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai, UAE
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Ski Dubai Tickets

Ski Dubai Polar Pass

All day access to park and rides, single rides on the Mountain Thriller and the Chairlift, Unlimited rides on Zorb, March of the Penguins through the Snow Park and winter gear.

Actual Price - AED 273

Headout Price -

Ski Dubai Penguin Pass

Have the experience of a lifetime interacting with the colony of incredible King and Gentoo penguins that call Ski Dubai home and get the opportunity to learn about these adorable creatures! Also includes interaction with 2 penguins in a private session.

Actual Price - AED 236

Headout Price -

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The Penguins of Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai has two types of penguins, each with their own distinct habits and quirks. These two species of penguins are:

Gentoo Penguins

These penguins are the third largest penguins from all the penguin species in the world. These little creatures are distinguished by their bright orange beaks and the white streak on their heads. The Gentoo penguins feast on a diet of small fish and tiny sea creatures called krill. These penguins scavenge for pebbles and molted feathers to build their homes in Antarctica.

King Penguins

King Penguins are the second largest of all the penguin species. Their yellow and orange plumage is distinctive and stunning to look at. These penguins feast on squid and small fish. These penguins have grayish feathers as compared to the usual deep black.

Ski Dubai has a fully equipped and state of the art habitat for the penguins. They have their own private holding areas, a private pool, a top deck area with rocks. It is possible for visitors to enjoy swimming with the penguins and also enjoy seeing them swim underwater.

Penguin Experiences At Ski Dubai

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Meet The Penguins

This is one of the best programs that Sky Dubai can offer. In this, you get a chance to meet 2 penguins and interact with them. You can also watch the penguins as they swim underwater in their pool and play around with each other. There’s also a 40 minute encounter with the penguins where you can learn about their lives and get close to the penguins. The park calls this a Peng Friend encounter. This can be booked for .

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March With The Penguins

The friendly penguins march around the snow park four times a day. This allows visitors to watch them as they walk around the snow park. The March with the Penguins is free of cost and can be enjoyed by any visitor who visits Ski Dubai. The timings for the March are: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm every day.

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Swim With The Penguins

This is one of the highlights of the penguin programs offered by Ski Dubai. You can’t get closer than this to the penguins. This opportunity allows you to get into the pool with the penguins and have a 10-15 minute session swimming with them. This activity costs 1300 AED and also includes underwater viewing, an up close and personal play and training session with the penguins, memories of the encounter, a special souvenir, complimentary hot chocolate, a ride in the chair lift, giant snowball and access to the Snow Park. This spot is limited to 1 person and is conducted once a week.

Timings of Penguin Encounters
Weekdays 12.00pm - 9.00pm
Weekends 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Timings of March with the Penguins
Everyday at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm

Timing for Swimming with the Penguins
This is specially conducted every Wednesday at 4pm. Space is limited to 2 people every week.

Purchase Ski Dubai Penguin Pass

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Ski Dubai: Penguin Pass - Meet The Penguins

• An up and close personal interaction with the penguins
• Underwater viewing of the penguins
• Meet at least 2 Snow Penguins
• Enjoy free rental for all necessary winter wear

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Ski Dubai: Swimming With Penguins

AED 1385

• Underwater Viewing
• Up-close and personal play
• A training session with your new Peng-Friend
• Memories of your encounter
• A souvenir from your Peng-Friend
• Free hot chocolate
• Access to Snowpark, Giant snowball & Chairlift

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NOTE: March With The Penguins is a free event that anyone visiting Ski Dubai can watch. No additional tickets are required.

Ski Dubai Rules and Regulations

Available Facilities

The following are available at each of the parks:




First Aid Stations




Drinking Fountains





Dress Code

Ski Dubai Snow Park provides guests with all the gear needed to stay warm, including disposable socks, jackets, winter trousers and snow boots. When you book with Headout, there is no additional rental price for any of the clothing items listed above. They come free, as a part of your ticket. Hats and gloves, however, are not included so plan ahead to bring your own.

Getting to Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is located in Dubai's Mall of Emirates, on Sheikh Zayed Road.

By car
Mall of the Emirates is located in the heart of ‘New Dubai’, at interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road. As you approach interchange 4, you will be able to spot the distinctive Ski Dubai slope on the west end of the Mall.

If you're driving in from Dubai, a new approach road provides direct access to the centre. If you're coming from Abu Dhabi, simply follow the signs for the right turn to the Mall just before the 4th interchange.

By Bus
To reach Mall of the Emirates, you can take the F29, F30, F33, F35, J01, 81, 93 and 105.

By Metro
Ski Dubai can be reached on the Metro's red line. Mall of the Emirates Metro link is located on the first floor above Carrefour.


Located at the Mall is a 4-tiered car park with over 7,000 covered parking bays. Parking aisles are electronically monitored for available spaces.

Parking aisles are colour coded to ensure that you are able to easily find your way back.

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