Ski Dubai

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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!

Planning Your Visit

  • 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.

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What people are saying about Ski Dubai

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,212 reviews

From start to finish everyone was so helpful in what I needed to do ...the penguins were a delight to watch and even better when you can stroke their feathers .only down side photos were very expensive 150 dirhams is slightly expensive especially as you can only choose 1 photo out of all the ones you have taken

It was a great life experience. The only thing we were a bit unhappy is that we touched the penguins for 2 minutes or less .

I dont have any world to describle my emotion on that. You definetely need to be there and visit this place. Amazing!!!

Super activité dépaysante avec un accompagnateur super sympa Jamil. Authentique show et camp génial.

Absolutely amazing. Me my 11 year old daughter and 19 year old son really enjoyed.