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Ski Dubai - Skiing and Snowboarding in Dubai

Ski Dubai is a large indoor skiing facility and ski resort at Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, with snowboarding, ski lessons, children's play area, and hot chocolate at the Avalanche Cafe halfway up the chairlift. Information guide about the Dubai indoor skifield.

SkiDubai background

In October 2005 Dubai, the city with the biggest adjectives in the world, opened its first indoor ski slope with genuine artificial snow. So instead of getting into a steel tube and sailing through the air at 50,000 feet to get to Switzerland, you can now go to the northwestern end of the Mall of the Emirates (MOTE) where a 400 m long steel tube contains snow, cold air, hot chocolate and even an apres ski bar in the Kempinksi Hotel where you can enjoy the alpine scenery painted on the walls.

Many laughed, many visited, and many thought "hey, this is not a bad bit of fun!". If you're experienced, then you'll find it tame but not as boring as you might expect. If you've never skied or snowboarded before, then this is one of the best places to learn - you can go when you like, you don't have to worry about weather, and you can wait a week between lessons while the bruises and aches and pains go away.

The standard way to enjoy the giant freezer is to buy a ticket for two hours worth of boarding or skiing - ticket price includes chairlift rides, warm jacket and trousers but not gloves or hat (gloves you need, hat you can do without unless you really feel the cold), and equipment rental. If you want lessons, that costs a bit extra unless it's the first time - you can get a beginner package.

Ski Dubai opening times and hours
  Sun-Wed Thu-Sat Ramadan
11-19 August 2010
Ramadan
11 Aug-10 Sep 2010
Ski Slope 1000-2200 1000-2400 1400-2400 1000-2400
Snow Park 1000-2200 1000-2400 1000-2400 1400-2400
  • Ramadan 2010 dates approximate only. Check with Ski Dubai for timings on first and last day of Ramadan.
Ski Dubai ticket prices and packages (updated 24 Sep 2012 - email)
Prices
(AED)
Snow Park Ski Slope
(2 hrs)
Ski Slope
(Day pass)
Discovery
Lesson
Group
Lesson
Private
Lesson
Super Pass Power Pass Fly Ski Dubai Peng Friend (45 min) Exclusive Peng Friend (60 min) VIP Peng Friend (90 min)
Adult (13+ yrs old) 130 180 300 150 (1 hr) 220 (90 min) 595 (1 hr) 200 275 80 175 500 850
Child (<12 years) 120 150 275 150 (1 hr) 190 (90 min) 595 (1 hr) 200 275 80 175 500 850
Youngster (3-6 yrs) 120 150 275 150 (1 hr) 160 (1 hr) 595 (1 hr) 200 275 80 175 500 850
  • Snow Park is an entry valid all day (not for chairlift, skiing, or snowboarding), includes clothing (but not hat or gloves?), includes helmet for children under 13 yrs.
  • Ski Slope tickets include ski jacket and trousers, disposable socks, skis or snowboard, ski or snowboard boots, ski poles, helmets for children. Not included: gloves, hats, ski goggles (but you don't really need them).
  • Discovery lesson is for complete beginners (60 min).
  • Fly Ski Dubai is a chairlift ride, includes a voucher for a cup of hot chocolate.
  • Peng encounters are meet the penguins (real ones) experiences.
  • Super Pass includes Snow Park, unlimited chairlift rides, Giant Ball, Mountain Thriller, locker, voucher for fleece gloves.
  • Power Pass is the Super Pass together with an introductory (Discovery) lesson (60 mins).
  • Additional person for private lesson costs AED 150
  • Locker rental AED 20, keycard deposit AED 20 (refundable) (updated 24 Sep 2012 - email, previously AED 10).
Old price information
Prices
(AED)
Snow Park Ski Slope
(2 hrs)
Extra hr Ski Slope
(Day pass)
Group
Lesson
Discovery
Lesson
Private
Lesson
Adult (13+ yrs old) 120 180 40 300 220 (90 min) 150 (1 hr) 595 (1 hr)
Child (<12 years) 110 150 30 240 190 (90 min) 150 (1 hr) 595 (1 hr)
Youngster (3-6 yrs) 110 150 30 240 160 (1 hr) 150 (1 hr) 595 (1 hr)

 

Ski Dubai facilities
Ski Dubai contact details
  • Location: Mall of the Emirates, off Interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed Road (exit 39).
  • Tel +971-4-4094000, fax +971-4-4094101
Last update Tuesday 25-Sep-2012. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
Related pages
Related websites (new window)
  • www.dubaiskiclub.com - Dubai Ski Club website, join the club to get 20% discount on Ski Dubai passes and a free 1 hour extension.
  • www.skidxb.com - Official Ski Dubai website, also at www.ski-dubai.com
  • www.skidubai.com - this is not the official Ski Dubai website, although it looks like it might be. It has a ticket ordering form which appears to sell (we didn't check) SkiDubai tickets for the same price that Ski Dubai sell them when you get there.
  • www.dubai-ski.com - not a SkiDubai website, and has very little information about Ski Dubai anyway.

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