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Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter

Meet the penguins during the “Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai” show that introduces the park’s colony of Gentoo and King Penguins! See the magnificent penguins running and playing in the snow!

Come and see a world-first: the Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai show. The Gentoo and King Penguins at Ski Dubai will treat you to a unique experience.

During this 40-minute encounter youll have the opportunity to experience an exclusive interaction with these remarkable birds.

Don a thermal suit, head inside the sub-zero penguin zone at the state-of-the-art indoor ski complex, and enjoy an interaction with one of the adorable, resident penguins.

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, and if you wish, buy souvenir photos of your experience.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get close to these friendly animals in a great habitat that was created especially for them.


Ski Dubai is located at the Mall Of the Emirates.

Experience Includes

  • Admission to the Penguin Zone at Ski Dubai
  • 40-minute Peng-Friend Encounter where you will see gentoo and king penguins
  • Meet two or more penguins
  • Underwater viewing
  • Learn about the penguins and their natural habitats and behaviours from your guide
  • Use of thermal jacket, trousers, boots, gloves and socks
  • Maximum group size of 12 persons

Experience Excludes

  • Admission to the snow park
  • Optional photos of the experience - these can be purchased locally
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Use of locker

Departure location

Ski Dubai is located at the Mall Of the Emirates.

Start times

12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm 6.00pm, 7.30pm or 8.00pm. You must arrive at Ski Dubai 45 minutes before the encounter starts to allow enough time for security checks, clothing, and all the arrangements.


40 Minutes in total including a 20-25 minute penguin interaction.

Terms & Conditions

  • Children 3-12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under two years of age are not permitted inside Ski Dubai.
  • The exact Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter time can only be confirmed one month in advance.
  • Entrance to the Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter is only possible with a valid identification card or passport.
  • You need to be at Ski Dubai 45 minutes before the booked time of the encounter experience.
  • The whole experience is 40 minutes which means from the time you get started to the end of the experience with the penguin interaction being 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Warm clothing - snow jacket, trousers, boots, socks and gloves - will be provided.