Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai

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Lucero G
3 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021 • Friends
Amazing place!!! You will get a lot of fun, you can touch penguins and also learn little bit about they
Written 11 June 2021
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Charlotte
Reigate, UK14 contributions
Cruel interaction
Dec 2020
What backwards moron thinks this ok? The penguins are constantly harassed and used as probs for photo ops. Absolutely appalled that this is an option in this day and age. Rethink your morales if you even consider going here.
I teach my children compassion for animals and would never enforce this or any other captured animal experience (swimming with dolphins in a pool/elephant rides/tiger selfies etc) on them. I would expect those parents that think this is a nice thing to do for their children need to rethink what kind of children they are bringing into the world.
Written 30 December 2020
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W.H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
Penguins Encounter Exclusive
Jul 2020 • Couples
Yesterday we had an exclusive package with penguins! IT WAS JUST AMAZING. The staff took care of us immediately. We felt welcomed and cared for all the time. We had the time of our lives being around penguins (like really next to them and holding them). Special thanks to Eugene our trainer, he was externally knowledgeable and friendly to us and penguins. In addition to this we also thank Belinda the lady at the photo booth, and also the blonde lady trainer who was taking care of penguin Shela, she was friendly and amazing.
We will go again for sure.
This place and this package is MUST DO.
The place is really caring for penguins and they have treated very well and with love and respect, the staff respected what penguins wants and never forced them to do anything they didn’t want to do.
Thank you again for everything.
Written 24 July 2020
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Emily L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates38 contributions
Penguins Encounter at Ski Dubai - a unique and memorable experience
Nov 2019
What you need to know:

♡ Ski Dubai provide snow clothes, socks, boots and gloves (not water resistant). I would recommend to bring warm under layers and a hat, it’s cold in there! -8C

♡ The encounter last about 15/20 min, and you are part of a small group. You get up close to Gentoo penguins - they are super cute, energetic little creatures. Then you get directed to another area where you get to meet and pet two King Penguins, the second largest species of penguins.

♡ The staff is friendly and knowledgeable sharing some fun facts about the aquatic birds.

♡ The penguins looked really well taken care off. The staff seemed really caring and attentive.

♡ The work of the team behind the attraction helps develop knowledge and education about the specie and the programme drives research on a global scale. While I absolutely enjoyed the experience, I also had to bring up the issue of animal in captivity and human interaction with wild animal to my children. It’s a touchy subject and it raises ethical questions. The first part of the experience include watching a video explaining that the “attraction” has been created with behaviourist and conservationists specials. They are actually part of a conservation breeding programme.

♡ No camera allowed but the photographer is great, making sure to capture some cool family shots. It’s an extra cost, so for the price of the attraction, I think a photo should be included as part of the package.

♡ It’s pricey, so make sure to look for special deals.
Written 19 February 2020
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Moe
6 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2019 • Family
This was a very memorable experience for myself and my daughter. The whole setup of ski Dubai makes it more realistic. It’s very cold but but it’s awesome. You’ll get great images of ice sculptures etc. We got to touch the penguins and takes pictures as also. You will love it.
Written 30 December 2019
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Amir SY
Mississauga, Canada13 contributions
Meet the Penguins at Ski Dubai
Dec 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Ski Dubai and their meet the penguins attraction. Unlike other animal attractions in the city, funding from Ski Dubai goes back to supporting research and conservation of Penguins in the wild.

It is a very kid friendly place with lots of rides, activities even for those that don't ski.

A few tips, download the Majid al Futtaim 'Share' app to get a 20% discount and earn points from your visit.

Bring a winter hat, wear thick socks and layers so that the -4 degrees temp doesn't get to you.
Written 14 December 2019
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Thomas T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates64 contributions
Boring and hungry penguins
Dec 2019 • Friends
Basic nothing special
Was expecting a real show but you just ee hungry penguins running non stop after some food.
Nothing impressive, which is too bad when you think that it is The Show of Ski Dubai
Would recommend you find something else to do
Written 1 December 2019
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Laura U
United Kingdom14 contributions
Great Experience!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Best to book online before you go as slightly cheaper. You can also book your ski clothes (you are provided with jacket, trousers, boots and socks, gloves also provided can be taken home as a keepsake).

The staff could not be more helpful. We arrived early and they were able to move the appointment forward.

You meet 2 types of penguins, with a talk about each, pictures are taken which are then available to purchase. You get to touch the king penguin for the photos.

It would be better if you could also take your own pictures during the experience, thus the 4 star not 5!

Something different to do in Dubai and not something you would think of doing. The centre has other penguin encounter options, offering more interaction with the penguins.

Check out the other activities there as there are lots to do, although we didn’t experience these, we will next time!
Written 31 October 2019
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simsidtours2014
Lagos, Nigeria2,166 contributions
INTERESTING PENGUIN SHOW
Aug 2019
The sight of these creation is so loving and beautiful. The show was a beautiful one with the way and manner they move and responded to the trainers.
Written 14 October 2019
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AvidWchrTraveller
Armidale, Australia267 contributions
An amazing experience and encounter with penguins - fully wheelchair accessible
Sep 2019
An incredible experience within Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. This experience is fully wheelchair accessible (there are even wheelchairs to hire within the Mall itself, via the Customer Service counter) and you can get to experience close encounters and informative talks by handlers of King and Gentoo penguins. Take home some amazing photos of your experience. It is cold here and you will need to wear a heavy coat and gloves within the area and these may hamper your use of your wheelchair as well as the hard-packed ice on the ground if you don't have reasonable upper body strength or someone to push your wheelchair but it's well worth the effort and exercise for this amazing experience. The gloves do their job well and you can keep these as part of the price of the encounter. Another amazing, "never thought I could do that" memorable experience in Dubai!
Written 14 October 2019
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