7 Fun Ways to Have a Wintery Weekend in Dubai

No snow? No problem – Dubai will make it happen! Even though it’s always sunny in this part of town, there are sooo many reasons to love winter in Dubai! From snow parks to frozen bars in Dubai, here’s how to have the best wintery weekend…

1. Ice Skating at Dubai Ice Rink

Put on your skates and get ready to glide across the Dubai Ice Rink this winter! Until 6 January, there’s even a festive market taking place at the ice rink, where you can have snowball fights, visit Santa’s grotto and ice skate.

Where: The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai

2. Snowpark at Downtown Dubai

Looking for some family fun? From market chalets and snow fight zones to snow globes and carnival games – there’s so much happening at the Snowpark in Downtown Dubai!

Where: Downtown Dubai

3. Festive Market at Madinat Jumeirah

Hands-down one of the best Christmas markets in the city, the Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market has everything you could hope for and more. Head there with your friends and family to enjoy the traditional German market, abra rides with Santa, a snow zone, food stalls, a giant Christmas tree and more!

Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah

4. Chillout Ice Lounge at Times Square

If you want to feel what real winters are like around the world, make your way to Chillout Ice Lounge in Times Square Centre! This sub-zero ice lounge is literally made out of ice, and filled with ice sculptures, ice seats and ice tables. However, you can stay warm by treating yourself to hot soups, sandwiches and drinks.

Where: Times Square Centre, Al Quoz

5. Zorb Balls at Ski Dubai

Looking for some fun in the snow? Ski Dubai is filled with fun activities for all ages, including skiing, hanging out with penguins, and rolling down ski slopes inside a zorb ball!

Where: Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

6. Hot Chocolate at Avalanche Cafe

Because what’s more wintery than sipping hot chocolate, surrounded by snow? Make your way to Avalanche Cafe, which you’ll find at the top of Ski Dubai, and enjoy a piping hot teas and hot chocolate with whipped cream and mini marshmallows – yummm!

Where: Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

7. Aspen Chalets at Kempinski Hotel

If you’re looking for a wintery weekend staycation, there’s no better place than the Aspen Chalets at Kempinski Hotel! Designed to look exactly like a luxurious ski chalet, they’ve even got a ‘fireplace’, a view overlooking Ski Dubai.

Where: Kempinski Hotel

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