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Ski Dubai Peng-Friend Encounter


21 Jan Onwards Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates | AED. 240.00 Onwards
F&B Available
Parking Available
ID Required
Social Distancing
Family Event
Free Cancellation
Free Wifi
No Professional Cameras Allowed

Key Highlights

You will have the opportunity to see both species of penguins (Gentoo & King Penguin)

What To Expect

Few creatures are so well-loved as the penguin. A Ski Dubai penguin encounter will live long in the memories of children and adults alike. Book today to visit the penguins at Ski Dubai and experience a rare chance to get to know these amazing birds.

  • Join us for the incredible Peng-Friend Encounter, and get to know our iconic Gentoo and King Penguins a little better.
  • Up to 40-minutes of a fun and educational experience where you will learn more about the penguins.

Detailed Experience

One of the UAE’s top visitor destinations, Ski Dubai has won plenty of awards since its opening in 2005. As one of the region’s best family-friendly attractions and lifestyle brands, Ski Dubai has been named the world’s best indoor ski resort for 2016 and 2017.

At Ski Dubai’s Snow Park you can enjoy all the magic and fun of building your own snowman or just having fun in the snow! The 4,500-metre square Snow Park gives you the chance to go sledding and tobogganing or climb towers. You can also explore a beautiful indoor ice cave, and there are many activities for children and adults.

With the temperature held at a constant -4°C, why not warm up with a hot chocolate at one of our fantastic cafés? You could enjoy the atmosphere and refreshments at our Alpine-inspired North 28 restaurant.

The Peng-Friend Encounter

Prepare for an overload of cuteness from our resident penguins at Ski Dubai! Get up close and personal with these amazing birds. This is a rare chance to meet the incredible wildlife native to some of the most extreme habitats on earth. Book a Ski Dubai penguin encounter, for one of the most memorable and unique experiences imaginable! You’ll learn more about this fascinating species from our expert handling team.

  • Join us for the incredible Peng-Friend Encounter, and get to know our iconic Gentoo and King Penguins a little better.
  • Up to 40-minutes of a fun and educational experience where you will learn more about the penguins.

COVID-19 precautions

The health, well-being and safety of our employees and customers remains of paramount importance to us and we have taken all necessary precautions and conducted a comprehensive health and safety assessment to ensure it is safe to reopen. We have also implemented enhanced safety protocols, designed to ensure that our customers have a comfortable experience with added peace of mind. These safety protocols include operating at reduced capacity, maintaining safe physical distancing in all areas, ensuring that all guests wear gloves and masks and continuous cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces and high touch points.


  1. Ski Dubai Trousers and Jackets in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  2. Helmets
  3. Snow boots and a new pair of socks


The below items are not included in the ticket price. These can be availed at an extra charge (subject to availability).

  • Optional photos of experience
  • Snow Park access
  • Lockers and key cards

Know Before You Go

  • We do not allow our guests to carry and use personal mobile phone or camera inside the penguin encounters. Although we have our professional photographers who will take pictures of your experience with the penguins which later you can purchase the selected pictures at Digi Photo shop on the same day. Guest to be informed to meet at assembly point before 15 min for penguin encounter booked time (if already inside the park ) , and 40 min if the guests just arrived at the venue , to have enough time to change and meet at the assembly point.Penguin Encounter is subject to availability.
  • Make sure to have a valid ID card with you. Entrance is only possible with a valid identification card or passport
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai admissions counter.
  • Helmets are compulsory for child under 13 years old.
  • For safety reasons, children under two years of age are not allowed to enter Ski Dubai.
  • Guests under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult (16 years or above).
  • Please note that all customers must sign at the counter a mandatory Health and Safety waiver form, from Dubai Municipality; and that only by signing this waiver they shall be accepted to have the experience, otherwise the usual cancellation policy apply without any refund exceptions.
  • The park is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily

Cancellation Policy

  • These tickets allow free cancellation up to 72 hours before the schedule. 
  • After that they cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.
  • For more details connect with us 24 X 7 over live chat at https://support-ae.bookmyshow.com/support/home