Escape the prickly heat of Dubai by traveling to the UAE's winter wonderland at Ski Dubai! Visit the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. Located in the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai features an incredible 22,500 sq/m covered with real snow all year round. With 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and gradient - skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels can enjoy the slopes. Meet the penguins, try snowboarding and skiing, and much more here.
With our guide, learn everything there is to know about this wonderful attraction, from booking discounted Ski Dubai tickets, to best time to visit, all the top adventure activities to try, and more.
Why You Must Visit Ski Dubai
Head out to the UAE's largest snow park and a unique destination in this hot metropolitan city, Ski Dubai. Have all your mountain adrenaline needs met at a go- whether with skiing or snowboarding, you're in good hands.
Get ready to have your adventure meters on overdrive here, because there’s no shortage of fun in Ski Dubai - brace yourself for skiing slopes, bobsleds, ski lifts, and penguin interactions!
Home to King and Gentoo penguins, the park offers guests several activities to interact with these incredible birds. One of Ski Dubai’s newest experiences - the chance to swim with penguins!
After you’ve had your fix of playing in the snow, be sure to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa at the famous Avalanche Cafe.
Enter the ice-wonder-world of Ski Dubai located smack dab in the middle of the desert!
Grab your friends and family and head to this snow-kissed attraction.
Meet and greet the adorable penguins that call Ski Dubai their home.
Ski Dubai's Safety Measures Post COVID-19
Ski Dubai Tickets Options
Ski Dubai Snow Classic Pass
Visitors of all ages are in for a treat at Ski Dubai. This magical snow-filled land is a great respite from Dubai's heat. Slip and slide across the snow, try different activities like snowboarding and skiing, meet the penguins, and do more here.
If you're looking for endless fun and a chance to try all the major rides and attractions, your best option would be the Ski Dubai Snow Classic Pass.
- Unlimited access to the Snow Park.
- Free rental of all winter wear necessary.
- Avail one ride each on the Mountain Thriller & Chairlift
- Enjoy multiple rides on the Zorb Ride, Snow Bumpers, and tobbagan runs.
- Watch the March of the Penguins.
- Choose one activity from a list of 4 special activities: 40 Minute Penguin Encounter, Discovery Skiing Session, Discovery Snowboarding Session, and Snow Bullet Ride (2 Runs).
- 20% Off on Food and Beverages at North 28 Cafe.
Ski Dubai Snow Plus Pass
Alternatively, if you're looking to get your fill of everything that this winter wonderland has to offer, we recommend opting for the Ski Dubai Snow Plus Pass. This pass not only includes all the activities of the Snow Classic Pass, but gives you an additional choice to choose one out of four different activities at Ski Dubai.
- 40 Minute penguin encounter
- Discovery Skiing session
- Discovery Snowboarding session
- Two passes on the Snow Bullet Ride
Ski Dubai: Other Activities
Dubai Explorer Pass
Combine your visit to Ski Dubai with other iconic attractions in the city! The Dubai Explorer Pass lets you fit in the selected number of attractions into your itinerary spread across 60 days. Talk about convenience!
Top Attractions At Ski Dubai Snow Park
Tobogganing hills, an epic chairlift, the world’s first sub-zero zip line and more, Ski Dubai hosts an array of attractions, including the amazing opportunity to interact with penguins.
Tip: If you're looking for a way to cover all major rides & attractions at the park in one go, read about the Ski Dubai Snow Classic Pass!
1. Ski Slopes
Try indoor skiing in Dubai amidst the sweltering heat of the city. Glide through fresh snow on the five different slopes at Ski Dubai. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s a slope for you at Ski Dubai. Don’t worry about not learning skiing, you can take ski lessons from the experienced teachers at the Ski Dubai Ski School.
Snowboarding is one of the most popular sports that can be enjoyed at Ski Dubai. There’s professional guidance for novices and slopes for experts to enjoy. There are also lessons in the Ski School. Enjoy a 2-hour snowboarding session at Ski Dubai to make the most of your day.
3. Chair Lift
What’s the best way to enjoy Ski Dubai? From the sky of course. Take a ride on the chair lift to get unparalleled views of Ski Dubai. One ride on the chair lift is included in the Snow Plus Pass.
4. Mountain Thriller
This is Ski Dubai’s bobsled. Did you always want to rush down a mountain slope and feel the wind on your face? The Mountain thriller starts from the highest point in Ski Dubai and you can enjoy a fast downhill ride. The Snow Classic Pass allows one Mountain Thriller ride.
Another unique adventure activity to try at Ski Dubai is Zorbing. Imagine a giant transparent ball. And now imagine gently rolling down a slope while being inside it! What a thrill. When at Ski Dubai, go zorbing down the snow-covered slopes for an absolute fun time.
6. Snow Tubes
Enjoy a thrilling ride in slides called Snow Tubes. With the Snow Classic Pass, this is open for unlimited rides. This slide ride is absolutely magical as you make your way through the slopes.
7. Snow Penguins
The star attraction here is the Penguin Encounter at Ski Dubai. The March of the Penguins is a display for everyone. For more intimate experiences, opt for the 40 minute penguin session in the Snow Classic Express pass where you can get close to the penguins and even see them swim. You can also choose to book the penguin encounter separately.Read more about your Penguin Encounter at Ski Dubai here.
8. Snow Bullet
The Snow Bullet is Ski Dubai’s very own zipline which allows you to fly down the hill side. The Snow Bullet is 16 meters above the ground. Enjoy this adrenaline filled ride for 150 meters.
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Hacks To Avoid Crowds at Ski Dubai
The best part about Ski Dubai is that it is an indoor snow park open 7 days a week all-year-round. Dedicated to snow lovers and adventure seekers everywhere, this is a great visit to escape the harsh heat of the prickly Emirate. Note that weekends and holidays tend to attract a lot of guests- so if you want to beat the crowds, try visiting during the week and avoid peak/rush hours.
Visiting During Ramadan
Many are skeptical about taking a trip to Dubai during Ramadan because of the holiday rush, but there is a way around it. If you start your day early, hit the attractions right around the time they open, and avoid the weekends, you can enjoy the holiday season in the UAE to the fullest. Ramadan also comes with holiday discounts on your tickets, so it's a great way to save money.
Before you visit Ski Dubai, make sure you check the timings. Park timings and visiting hours are different for the summer, winter, and Ramadan.
All You Need to Know Before Visiting Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai Timings
Sun-Thur: 10 AM - 12 Midnight
Fri & Sat: 9 AM - 12 Midnight
Daily from 2 PM - 4 PM
Please check the timings of the park on the day you visit as the park hours are subject to change.
The following are available at each of the parks:
First Aid Stations
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.
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.
To reach Mall of the Emirates, you can take the F29, F30, F33, F35, J01, 81, 93 and 105.
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.
Restaurants in Ski Dubai
2. Avalanche Café and Ice Café
Paninis, sandwiches & crepes.
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates.
Ski Dubai Snow Park Reviews
Ski Dubai is a wonderful place to spend time with your family. For that I recommend to choose the package Snow Premium for full day access to snow park and also to the slope. We did it, and spent a whole day having fun. At the snow park you have a lot of activities - bobsledding, zorbing, tubing, chairlift ride, also we’ve chosen penguin encounter which was very interesting.
The package included all day access, rental of closing and skiing equipment, gloves, meal, and hot chocolate which we chose to have in the cafe at the slope.
Good Experience. We particularly went to the Penguins encounter,and its the most cutest thing one could ever experience not only my lil one had a fabulous time but we all enjoyed,the Trainer Eugene knew almost everything about those fury animal so kept pouring us with all the information.
- Get your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.
- If you plan to visit any of Ski Dubai Snow Park more than three times a year, it would be wise to purchase an annual pass to save money.
- If possible, visit the park on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
- Buy a combo ticket to enjoy the best savings.
- Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.
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