• Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 65.62 View price calendar

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Enjoy a personal penguin experience with this 40-minute experience at Ski Dubai. Don a thermal suit, head inside the sub-zero penguin zone at the state-of-the-art indoor ski complex, and enjoy watching the resident penguins from close by. View a documentary about the penguins’ lives in the wild, and enjoy a group encounter with another penguin as an informative guide explains their characteristics. Then, watch the playful penguins frolic and swim around the pool through the underwater viewing windows.


  • 40-minute penguin encounter at Ski Dubai in Dubai
  • Discover gentoo and king penguins in the park's sub-zero penguin zone
  • A trained professional will introduce two or more of these adorable birds
  • See the penguins by the pool and watch their underwater antics at the underwater viewing area
  • Learn about the penguins and their natural habitats and behaviours from the expert guide

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What You Can Expect

Select your preferred time of your penguin encounter when you book. Then, travel independently to Ski Dubai at Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates in advance of the start time.

An indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai boasts not only ski slopes and jumps, but also a penguin zone that’s home to a colony of adorable Gentoo and king penguins. The penguins can roam free within the sub-zero zone and are cared for and fed — with regular servings of fish — by a skilled team.

Upon arrival, don your provided thermal suit to keep you cozy in the chilly zone, and meet your expert penguin guide. Then, after instructions, head inside with the rest of your group for your encounter. Your group is limited to maximum of 12 to ensure you enjoy a more personalized experience.

To start, watch a fascinating short film on the Gentoo and king penguins. Learn about their natural habitats in regions such as Antarctica, and get the lowdown on their characteristics, markings, and behavior.

Then, as a group, watch as your guide introduces you to a gorgeous Gentoo penguin and tells you more about the species.

Finally, enjoy free time to watch the penguins as they play in and around their pool. Gaze through the pool windows and admire their aquatic grace as the penguins swim and dive underwater with almost-effortless ease.

After roughly 40 minutes, exit the zone and change back into your day clothes. Your experience concludes when you leave Ski Dubai.

Customer Reviews

Kishani R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great experience.

Nicholas O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Really enjoyed it! Make sure to get there an hour before because it does take some time to get checked in and get your snow suits. The only bummer is that you can't take any photos on your cell but there is a professional photographer who will sell you their photos for a high price. Overall though I enjoyed

Melissa E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Quick tour, but totally fun. My kids loved this tour.

Samia I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Smooth experience. It was lovely seeing the penguins in person. Pictures cost me more than the entry ticket but I was mentally prepared for that having read all the reviews. If you have more time on your hands, I would suggest going for the full package with snow park access as that includes picture prints and is a better deal as you can then spend time inside Ski Dubai after the penguin experience.

Gwendolyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The best tour of all. You get up close and personal with the penguins. Very educational.

Ben H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing, the pictures that you can purchase separately were ridiculously priced though.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

we all loved this place ! great for adults and children.

Valerie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Absolutely Fantastic


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a fun experience ....touching a penguin was a fabulous experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic experience!!

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