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“Brilliant place to escape the heat ;)”
Review of Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai
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Ski Dubai Polar Pass
Ranked #15 of 394 things to do in Dubai
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located inside Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is the world's third largest indoor ski slope and the first to open in the Middle East. With a chair lift and a t-bar, 6,000 tons of snow are at your disposal.Whether you just want to learn the basics, or get good enough to fly off a 10 ramp, our qualified instructors will help you improve your skills and have you carving up the powder in no time!Practice jumps, ramps and tricks in the dedicated freestyle zone.You can now meet the Snow Penguins in an up close and personal one-of-a-kind intimate encounter that the whole family will love.Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai are dedicated to teaching youngsters and adults about the nature of this remarkable colony of Gentoo and King Penguins through engaging and interactive programmes.Don't forget to watch the March of the Penguins several times a day which is free for the Snow Park guests.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“Brilliant place to escape the heat ;)”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Each time I visit Dubai I can never resist a visit a here.

This place is really one for families, but is suited to all types of visitors. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. No issues in terms of service.

The ski slope is good fun but after an hour or so can get a bit repetitive and other activities been quite expensive such as the apres bar.

The prices for the skiing are in line with prices charged in the UK at real snow centres and couldn't really complain at the price.

The penguin encounter was the best part of my visit, however the actual time we got to spend with the penguins wasn't really a lot. The proffessional photos were great I had done, having been told before hand that we couldn't take iPhones in, I did think it was very unfair that other locals could take theirs and were free to take pictures on there own devices without having to pay nearly £20 for one photo! Been my only criticism.

Now I've done all activities in ski dubai I don't think I'll bother again. Once you've seen it, you've seen it. The pictures make the best memories and abit unfair now I wasn't aloud to take my Iphone.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Great Experience. Worth the price..Must go place for kids”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited SkiDubai along with my cousins. They enjoyed it to the max. I would not suggest this place for a people over 40 years of age. But otherwise an must go place for kids. Its amazing to how much kids enjoy this. Penguins in this place is a feather on their cap.

You should expect the place to be extremely cold.. so please take proper clothing. They provide you overcoats, but I would suggest you to be take additional personal clothing. They serve hot coffee and chocolate beverages which is very good when you are in the coldest possible place.

Plan atleast 3 hours time for visiting this place. Call them up to find out the timing of the penguin show.. plan your visit accordingly.

Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Refreshing..Great Value”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Ski Dubai is one of the best things to do in Dubai.Unique,refreshing and amazing experience.A must go for all the travellers.

Visited March 2014
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“Wonderdul Experience”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We visited the place in the scorching summer , and was totally blown away..the only down was that the arrificial snow cannot be made into a ball . It was the cherry on top of our dubai experience. .will visit again for sure

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Interesting to see but an hour of skiing is enough”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

It's great to name Dubai as one of the places you've skied just to say you've done it. It was interesting to see because of all the different cultures and people there (the slopes were empty but the chair lifts were full because most arabs do not know how to ski and they go to watch us from the lift) It was definitely COLD, but it was a freezer type cold not a natural cold. The slope was not big but it was enjoyable for what it was. An hour or two is definitely enough. I would not purchase an all day pass just to ski or snowboard. They also give you everything you need aside from gloves and hats.

Visited June 2014
Thank Maryam A
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