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Ski Dubai - snowy fun in the desert


Page update - Oct 30, 2022

The Ski Dubai is a ski resort and snow amusement park under one roof. It will be fun and interesting not only for skiers and snowboarders, but also for ordinary visitors, especially children. This page will tell you about everything in detail: slopes, slides, rides, penguins, prices, and tickets.

By the situation of October 2022, the Ski Dubai complex is open and operating normally. Starting September 28, 2022, the UAE has abolished the requirement to wear masks in stores, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, cafes. However, it is not clear whatever this applies to amusement parks. Entertainment venues now determine the rules themselves. Some require masks, some do not. The Ski Dubai Park now does NOT require you to wear a mask.

However, remember an important point! Masks are still mandatory in transport. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have a mask with you at all times, as it does not take much space in your pocket.

Where is and how to get

The Ski Dubai complex is a part of the Mall Of The Emirates. The Ski Dubai building adjoins the mall on the west side. The Ski Dubai can be accessed via a direct passageway from the Mall Of The Emirates.

The easiest way to get there is by subway. Take to the Mall of the Emirates station on the first (red) line. For the map of the Dubai subway and the fares, see our review "Dubai Metro". Follow to the mall from the subway station by the Metro Link bridge. Inside the mall, follow the Ski Dubai complex by signs.

Taking a cab is convenient, but sometimes even longer than the subway, because the traffic jams in Dubai are commonplace. The cab ride cost ranges from 12 to 60 dirhams depending on the location of your hotel (or other place where you go from). See the cab fares in our review "Taxis in the UAE".

Working hours

Opening hours have changed since January 2022, when the United Arab Emirates switched to a 4½-day work week. See our review "Weekends and Fridays in the UAE" for details.

Monday through Thursday: 10 am to 11 pm (10-00 to 23-00);

Friday: 10 am to midnight (10-00 to 00-00).

Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to midnight (9-00 to 00-00).

It is highly recommended to come from Monday to Thursday as these days the Ski Dubai is the least crowded. On weekends there are a lot of locals, the rides and elevators have queues.



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Ticket price

Ski Dubai sells several tickets, each ticket with its own set of included entertainment. Therefore, we will talk about the tickets in detail further on this page, while describing all the entertainment.

Ski slopes

Ski Dubai has five slopes of varying complexity, including one "black diamond". The longest is 400 meters (1,300 feet), the height is 60 meters (200 feet).

You can go up on the four-seater chairlift or one of the two tow elevators.

The price of the skiing ticket includes equipment rental: a jacket and pants, ski boots and disposable socks, skis and poles or a snowboard, and a helmet (for children). Gloves and hats are not issued, you either bring them with you or can buy them at the local store.

For an adult, 2 hours of skiing costs 220 dirhams, a full day costs 320 dirhams.

See our review "Money in the UAE" for the current exchange rates.

Interacting with penguins

There are twenty penguins of the Gentoo and Royal Penguin species living in the Ski Dubai complex. You can interact with them for a fee. Penguins are friendly animals, but they can bite. Proper behavior with penguins will be taught at a pre-departure briefing.

Interaction with penguins is available in three different programs:

PENG-FRIEND ENCOUNTER - 40 minutes long, and most of that time is spent on instruction. With a group of up to 14 visitors, interacting with two penguins. The ticket price is 230 dirhams.

SNOW DAYCATION PASS - the same, but this ticket includes a visit to Snow Park (rides). The ticket price is 295 dirhams.

SNOW PREMIUM - the same, but this ticket includes skiing lesson, Snow Park, one photo, one meal and one drink at North 28 restaurant. The ticket price is 410 dirhams.

Snow Bullet

The ZIP-line attraction, a 150-meter-long (500-meter-long) rope that you can ride over the entire Ski Dubai complex, waving to skiers from on high. The height difference is 16 meters (19.5 feet), the speed is not extreme.

Children 8-10 years old are allowed, but only together with an adult, that is, you'll ride on two ropes side by side. Children older than 10 years can ride alone.

2 rides cost 150 dirhams. Snow Bullet rides are also included in various Snow Park packages.



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Snow Park

This theme park is a part of the Ski Dubai complex. It has the following attractions:

- Ice Cave - a beautiful ice cave with blue lights and ice statues;

- Zorb Ball - an attraction where the visitor is placed in a large ball in which he/she rolls on an ice trough;

- Twin Bobsled Runs - roll down the channel on a plastic sled, an imitation of luge;

- Snow Bumpers - "bumper cars" ride, nothing to do with snow or ice, but fun;

- Tubing Run and Mountain Thriller - tubing rides from the ice slide.

Visiting the Snow Park is possible with several tickets:

Snow Classic - all rides are included, but Mountain Thriller and Tubing Run can be ridden once each. Ticket price is 195 dirhams;

Snow Daycation Pass - extended package, one penguin interaction (minimum program) or Snow Bullet flight is added. Ticket price for adults is 295 dirhams;

Snow Premium - includes unlimited rides in all Snow Park rides, chairlift and Snow Bullet, interaction with penguins. Ticket price - 410 dirhams.

Tips for visitors

- The price to rent a locker for your belongings is 35 dirhams. The locker rental is included in the price in some packages;

- There is a premium service - swim with penguins in the pool, the duration of the session is 10-15 minutes, the price is 1,300 dirhams per person;

- You can buy tickets at skidxb.com and they will only be 10 dirhams cheaper. But you take the risk that you won't make it to Ski Dubai on the right day, and the tickets will be gone. It's easier to buy tickets at the ticket office.

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