Meet the penguins at Ski Dubai during this 40-minute penguin encounter. At the state-of-the-art indoor center in Dubai, change into the provided thermal wear, enter the sub-zero penguin zone, and watch a video about the Gentoo and King penguins that live here. Then, meet two or more of the wonderful birds, and enjoy a personal interaction with one as a photographer snaps photos of your encounter. Watch the penguins playing around their pool, and diving into the water at the underwater viewing area. Souvenir photos are available to purchase afterward.
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- Ideal choice for families
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
Know More about this tourMake your own way to Ski Dubai at Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates to arrive well in advance of your penguin experience. The ski center has a state-of-the-art penguin enclosure and educational zone with a pool, deck and habitation area for a colony of gentoo and king penguins, who are able to roam free within it and are cared for and fed — with regular servings of fish — by a skilled team.
On arrival, put on your provided thermal clothes and gloves in the locker room. Then, meet your guide and enter the penguin zone, where sub-zero temperatures replicate the birds’ natural habitat. Groups for your penguin encounter are limited to a maximum of 12 people, allowing for a personalized experience.
After a briefing on your penguin interaction, watch a video on the gentoo and king birds you’re about to meet. Learn about their natural habitats in places such as Antarctica, and how to tell the species apart by their distinctive markings. With the rest of your group, come face-to-face with a gentoo penguin as your guide talks you through its species’ characteristics.
Enjoy some time to watch the penguins waddling around their pool and deck, and view them underwater. Watch spellbound through the underwater glass wall as they dive, paddle, and skim through the water!
After around 40 minutes, leave the cold zone and change out of your thermal wear. Your experience ends when you leave Ski Dubai.
Inclusions for Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter
- Entrance to penguin zone at Ski Dubai
- Use of thermal jacket, trousers, boots, gloves and socks
Exclusions for Ski Dubai Penguin Encounter
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 3 years
Please note: You will not be permitted to touch the penguins