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Ski Dubai Snow Penguin Packages

Come and meet the incredible Ski Dubai Snow Penguins! Say hello to the cute colony of Gentoo and King Penguins who call Ski Dubai home. Enjoy a rare and personal encounter with these wonderful creatures by booking one of our amazing Snow Penguin packages. Meeting our Snow Penguins is one of the top things to do in Dubai. This is definitely one experience you will treasure forever!


  • Save AED 10
  • Adult Supervision Required ( 2-14 yrs.)
  • Outfit & Equipment Included
  • 20% Off Resident Offer Available
  • Meet & Greet Santa

SNOW PLUS + MEET SANTA TICKET

What to Expect

Boost your Snow Classic experience to enjoy even more from Ski Dubai during Christmas!

What Is Included?

  • Meet and Greet Santa
  • 1 Gift from Santa
  • 1 Hot Chocolate
  • Select one experience:
    • 2 hours Slope (Skiers/Snowboarders must be Intermediate Level 2 to access the slope )
    • or 60 minutes Discovery Lesson
    • or 40 minutes Penguin Encounter
    • or Snow Bullet Ride
  • Unlimited access to all Snow Park rides (Bobsled, Tubing Run, Snow Bumpers, Snow Plough Playground, Zorb Ball 'Giant Ball', Chairlift and Mountain Thriller)
  • A standard locker and a pair of fleece gloves
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
  • A 20% UAE Resident Rate Discount is available for this package - you can book online by providing your Emirates ID number
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • For safety reasons, children under two years of age are not allowed to enter Ski Dubai
  • Min age to access Slope is 3 years for experienced skiers or Ski School Students
  • To ride on the Snow Bullet Ride children must be above eight years of age, 125 cm in height and more than 30 kg in weight. Adults should not weigh more than 120 kg
  • Guests under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult (16 years or above)
What We Provide
  • Standard jacket and trousers in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Ski/Snowboard Equipment
  • Snow boots & disposable pair of socks
  • Helmets (Children under 13 years of age must wear helmets at all times)
  • A pair of fleece gloves
  • Standard locker

Important Booking Information 

  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai Admissions counter
  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • To ride on the Snow Bullet Ride children must be above eight years of age, 125 cm in height and more than 30 kg in weight. Adults should not weigh more than 120 kg
  • Save AED 10
  • Adult Supervision Required ( 3-14 yrs.)
  • Outfit & Equipment Included
  • 20% Off Resident Offer Available
  • Meet & Greet Santa

SNOW PREMIUM + MEET SANTA TICKET

What to Expect

Enjoy the ultimate Ski Dubai Christmas Package, for the most fun-packed day out imaginable.

What Is Included?

  • Meet and Greet Santa
  • 1 Gift from Santa
  • 1 Hot Chocolate
  • Unlimited access to the Snow Park & Rides (Tubing Run, Snow Bumpers, Climbing wall, Zorb ball (Giant ball), Bobsleds, Sliding Hills, Snow Plough Playground, Chairlift and Mountain Thriller ride)
  • 40-minute Penguin Encounter
  • Select one experience:
    • 2 hours Slope Pass for experienced Skiers/Snowboarders
    • 60 minutes Ski/Snowboard Discovery Lesson
  • Standard locker, Waterproof gloves & Photo book with one picture
  • Meal at North 28 Restaurant, Hand warmers & A bottle of water
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
  • A 20% UAE Resident Rate Discount is available for this package - you can book online by providing your Emirates ID number
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • 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 of 16 years or above unless they are part of a supervised lesson
  • Minimum age for Ski lessons is 3 years and 8 years for Snowboard lessons
What We Provide
  • Premium Jacket and Trousers in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Premium Ski/Snowboard equipment for Discovery Lesson/Slope
  • Snow boots
  • Disposable pair of socks
  • Helmets (Children under 13 years of age must wear helmets at all times)

Important Booking Information 

  • Mobile and Cameras are not allowed inside the Penguin Encounter Area
  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai Admissions counter
  • Save AED 10
  • Min Age 2 yrs.
  • Adult Supervision (2-14 yrs.)
  • Outfit Rental Included

Peng-Friend Encounter

Join us for an incredible Peng-Friend Encounter, and get to know our iconic Gentoo and King Penguins a little better.

This package includes:

  • A 40-minute experience with the penguins
  • A one-to-one meeting with two of the birds
  • An underwater viewing session
  • An up-close encounter with your own penguin
  • A standard locker
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
What we provide
  • Ski Dubai Trousers and Jackets in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Helmets
  • Snow boots and a new pair of socks
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • For their own safety, children under two years of age are not permitted inside Ski Dubai
  • Children aged 14 years or under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or above
Timings
  • All our Peng-Friend encounters begin at midday and run every half hour until 9pm

Important Booking Information

  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • Mobile and Cameras are not allowed inside the Penguin Encounter Area
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai Admissions counter
  • This package does not include access to the Snow Park 
  • Save AED 10
  • Min Age 2
  • Adult Supervision (2-14 yrs.)
  • Outfit Rental Included

Exclusive Peng-Friend

Take your Peng-Friend Experience one step further, with an Exclusive Peng-Friend package from Ski Dubai! This package includes:

  • An hour and 15-minute long experience with the penguins
  • A one-to-one meeting with up to 14 birds
  • An underwater viewing session
  • One complimentary picture to capture the encounter
  • One souvenir of your experience
  • A Standard Locker
  • One Hot Chocolate  
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
What We Provide
  • Ski Dubai trousers and jackets in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Helmets
  • Snow boots & disposable socks 
  • One pair of fleece gloves
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • For their own safety, children under two years of age are not permitted inside Ski Dubai
  • Children aged 14 years or under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 yrs or above
Timings
  • The Exclusive Penguin Encounter has limited availability 
  • Guests need to call the Call Centre to open the slots from the below options:
    • Timing Options: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Important Booking Information

  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • Mobile and Cameras are not allowed inside the Penguin Encounter Area
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai Admissions counter
  • This package does not include access to the Snow Park 
  • Save AED 10
  • Min Age 2
  • Adult Supervision (2-14 yrs.)
  • Outfit Rental Included

Ultimate Peng-Friend

Get the most from your Ski Dubai Snow Penguins experience with our Ultimate Peng-Friend Encounter package! This package includes:

  • An hour and 15 minutes long experience with the penguins
  • A one-to-one meeting with up to 14 birds
  • An underwater viewing session
  • Soft copy images of  the encouter in online card and  one hard copy print out 
  • One souvenir of your experience
  • One hot chocolate
  • A standard locker
  • Snow Classic Package:
    • Unlimited access to the Snow Park & Rides ( Ice Cave, Snow Plough Playground, Climbing Wall, Bobsled Runs, Snow Bumpers, Sliding Hill, Zorb Ball 'Giant Ball' & Tubing Run)
    • One Chairlift Ride & one Mountain Thriller Ride
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
What We Provide
  • Ski Dubai trousers and jackets in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Helmets
  • Snow boots & disposable socks 
  • One pair of fleece gloves
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • For their own safety, children under two years of age are not permitted inside Ski Dubai
  • Children aged 14 years or under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or above
Timings
  • The Ultimate Penguin Encounter has limited availability 
  • Guests need to call the Call Centre to open the slots from the below options:
    Timing Options: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM  

Important Booking Information

  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • Mobile and Cameras are not allowed inside the Penguin Encounter Area
  • A minimum booking of Two people is required for this package
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai Admissions counter
  • Save AED 10
  • Min Age 2
  • Adult Supervision (2-14 yrs.)
  • Outfit Rental Included

Swimming with the Penguin

Our penguin friends certainly make a splash with our Swimming with the Penguins package! This package includes:

  • An hour and 15-minutes long experience with the penguins
  • Swimming with the penguins
  • An underwater viewing session
  • Soft copy images of  the encouter in online card and  one hard copy print out 
  • One souvenir of your experience
  • One hot chocolate
  • A standard locker 
Snow Classic Package:
  • Unlimited access to Snow Park and Rides ( Ice Cave, Snow Plough Playground, Snow Bumpers, Climbing Wall, Bobsled Runs, Sliding Hill, Zorb Ball 'Giant Ball' & Tubing Run)
  • One Chairlift Ride & one Mountain Thriller Ride
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
What We Provide
  • Ski Dubai jacket and trousers in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Helmets
  • Snow boots & disposable pair of socks 
  • One pair of fleece gloves
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • For their own safety, children under two years of age are not permitted inside Ski Dubai
  • Children aged 14 years or under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 yrs. or above
Timings
  • Swimming with the Penguin has limited availability 
  • Guests need to call the Call Centre to open the slots from the below options:
    Timing Options: Every Wednesday at 4:00 PM 
     

Important Booking Information:

  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • Mobile and Cameras are not allowed inside the Penguin Encounter Area
  • A minimum booking of one guest and maximum of two is required for this package
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai Admissions counter

Other Ski Dubai Packages with Penguin Encounter

  • Save AED 10
  • Min Age 2 yrs.
  • Outfit Rental Included
  • Adult Supervision Required ( 2-14 yrs.)
  • 20% Off Resident Offer Available

Snow Plus - Penguin Encounter

Enjoy more at Ski Dubai, with a Snow Plus Pass and Penguin Encounter! Get the best of both by booking this joint package today.

This package includes:

Snow Park:

  • Unlimited Access to the Snow Park
  • Unlimited access to rides (Bobsled, Tubing Run, Snow Bumpers, Snow Plough Playground, Ice Cave, Zorb Ball 'Giant Ball', Chairlift and Mountain Thriller)

Peng-Friend Encounter

  • A 40-minute long experience with the penguins
  • Meeting two penguins
  • An underwater viewing session
  • An up-close-and-personal training session with a penguin
  • A standard locker
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
  • A 20% UAE Resident Rate Discount is available for this package - you can book online by providing your Emirates ID number
What We Provide
  • Ski Dubai outfit jacket and trousers in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Helmets
  • Snow boots & disposable pair of socks
  • A pair of fleece gloves
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • For their own safety, children under two years of age are not permitted inside Ski Dubai
  • Children aged 14 years or under must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or above

Important Booking Information

  • Maximum group booking of twelve people
  • Mobile and Cameras are not allowed inside the Penguin Encounter Area
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card person at Ski Dubai Admissions counter
  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • Save AED 10
  • Min Age 2
  • Outfit Rental Included
  • Adult Supervision Required ( 2-14 yrs.)
  • 20% Off Resident Offer Available

Snow Premium

What to Expect

Enjoy the ultimate Ski Dubai Package, for the most fun-packed day out imaginable

What Is Included?
  • 40-minute Penguin Encounter
  • Choose from either a Slope Pass for experienced Skiers/Snowboarders or a 60 minutes Ski/Snowboard Discovery Lesson
  • Unlimited access to the Snow Park & Rides (Tubing Run, Snow Bumpers, Climbing wall, Zorb ball (Giant ball), Bobsleds, Sliding Hills, Snow Plough Playground, Chairlift and Mountain Thriller ride)
  • Standard locker, Waterproof gloves & Photo book with one picture
  • Meal at North 28 Restaurant, Hot chocolate, Hand warmers & A bottle of water
Special Discounts
  • Book online to save 10 AED on the counter ticket price
  • A 20% UAE Resident Rate Discount is available for this package - you can book online by providing your Emirates ID number
Minimum Age & Adult Supervision
  • 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 of 16 years or above unless they are part of a supervised lesson
  • Minimum age for Ski lessons is 3 years and 8 years for Snowboard lessons
What We Provide
  • Premium Jacket and Trousers in multiple sizes (S to 4XL)
  • Premium Ski/Snowboard equipment for Discovery Lesson/Slope 
  • Snow boots
  • Disposable pair of socks
  • Helmets (Children under 13 years of age must wear helmets at all times)

Important Booking Information

  • All prices are inclusive of 5% VAT
  • Mobile and Cameras are not allowed inside the Penguin Encounter Area
  • Kindly note a refundable deposit of AED 25 per guest will be collected for the Access Card at Ski Dubai Admissions counter

GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR PENGUINS

  • Gentoo Penguins

    They are the third largest penguins, following the Emperor and King Penguins. They are actually birds and they lay eggs!

    They have a white "cap" extending from their eye to eye over the top of their heads. There are more than half a million Gentoo Penguins living in the wild. They use nesting materials ranging from pebbles and molted feathers in Antarctica to vegetation on sub-antarctic islands to build their homes.

    Size : 61-76 cm (24-30 inches)

    Weight : 5,5 - 6,4 KG (12-14 lbs)

    Life Span : 15 - 20 years old

    Diet : Primarily small fish species and krill

  • King Penguins

    They are the second largest penguins, following the Emperor Penguins. They too are birds and they lay eggs!

    They have a black head, chin, and throat, with vivid orange, tear-shaped patches on each side of their head. Their total population is estimated to be around 2.23 million pairs and is increasing. They walk slowly and do not hop.

    Size : 94 cm (37 inches)

    Weight : 13,5 - 16 KG (30 - 35 lbs)

    Life Span : 15 - 20 years old

    Diet : Primarily small fish species and squid

  • Hadi

    Name :Hadi

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :03-03-2003

    Type :King

    Story :Hadi is the oldest penguin in our colony. He is usually very calm and quiet as to why he is called Hadi, meaning ‘calm or quiet’ in Arabic, although he does like to swim a lot. Most trainers say Hadi has got the most beautiful eyes of all the penguins as they’re very light colored. Penguins’ eyes have a 3rd eye lip which is called a nictating membrane.

  • Paul

    Name :Paul

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :15-06-2010

    Type :King

    Story :When Paul had just arrived in Ski Dubai, trainers called him ‘Nippy’ because of the way he eats his fish. He nips to grab the fish, then flaps it around a couple of times, and then eats it head first... He still does it! Paul usually spends a lot of time in the pool, but also spends a fair amount of time with his wife Bubbles. Penguins are known to mate for life, always returning to the same partner and nest every breeding season.

  • Jumeirah

    Name :Jumeirah

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :21-03-2009

    Type :King

    Story :Jumeirah was one of the few penguins who came over to connect with trainers right away, only within hours of arriving at Ski Dubai. He instantly wanted attention, and he was also called ‘the buddy’ because of it. Jumeirah was named by Mr. Majid Al Futtaim. Jumeirah is usually not the first penguins to go out and explore new things, he prefers to ‘follow the colony’. Penguins have been known to travel in numbers whether they are in the ocean or on the land.

  • McFatty

    Name :McFatty

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :29-03-2010

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Even though McFatty is not the oldest penguin, he surely is the most dominant one. He likes to boss the other penguins around and often claims the attention of trainers, not letting other penguins come close to ‘his’ trainers and ‘his’ guests. He was named McFatty because he had problems coming out of his egg when it hatched, he was so fat! Penguin chicks have what some call an “egg tooth” that they use to break out of an egg.

  • WallE

    Name :WallE

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :03-02-2011

    Type :King

    Story :WallE was called WallE because he loves to stare at walls! Anytime he sees a ‘new’ wall, he loves spending time exploring it. For him, it doesn’t matter if it’s a snow-wall, a fence, lights on a wall, picture panels or any other wall, he loves them all. WallE also loves spending time with his human friends as he’s an incredibly loveable penguin. Some penguins take part in allopreening which is a form of mutual grooming.

  • Mona-Lisa

    Name :Mona-Lisa

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :25-02-2007

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :As the oldest female penguin of our colony, Mona Lisa is a real diva. When she first arrived to Ski Dubai, she only wanted to eat two fish at the same time, though she quickly learned that one fish at a time is ‘okay’ too. Mona Lisa loves cleaning her feathers a lot, which is similar to you brushing your hair. Penguins have special preening gland that produces oil so they can spread it all over their feathers, making it water proof.

  • Bubbles

    Name :Bubbles

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :03-06-2009

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Like many other types of birds, penguins love shiny things. Bubbles was given her name as she really likes it when we blow bubbles for her, she just loves anything shiny! Out of all the penguins, Bubbles has a more insecure personality and she loves always having another penguin close to her, which is usually her husband Paul.

  • Squeaky

    Name :Squeaky

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :24-02-2011

    Type :King

    Story :Squeaky has earned her name by constantly squeaking when she eats or even sees a fish. This ‘squeaky’ noise is usually a sound that chicks produce when they’re asking their parents for fish, and most penguins grow out of this habit not long after their parents stop feeding them. Squeaky still does it though, she might never grow out of it!

  • Amsheet

    Name :Amsheet

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :01-01-1970

    Type :King

    Story :Amsheet is one of our younger girl King Penguins and she’s very much a princess. She was named by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum after a place in Lebanon. She is a calm penguin, and she’s the only King Penguin who always has her mind on climbing to the highest point in the area, be it a snow pile or a big rock, she conquers all. Even though penguins cannot fly they still like to be on the look out for predators and will find a higher spot to rest.

  • Cuddly

    Name :Cuddly

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :23-03-2011

    Type :King

    Story :Cuddly might not be our youngest King Penguin, but she definitely seems the ‘smallest’ King. Being one of the youngsters, her colors have not fully developed yet and her ‘crown’ is more yellow than orange. Cuddly loves spending time with her trainers, and picks out favorites as well! She is a very smart and inventive girl. During training sessions she always tries to look for new ways to surprise you. Adolescent King penguins can be identified easily as they do not have an orange stripe on their beak like the adults.

  • Mr Sim

    Name :Mr Sim

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :22-12-2009

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Mr Sim is one of our older Gentoo Penguin males and he is a pretty quiet one. But don’t let the fact that he’s quiet fool you, he is very smart and often tries to train his trainers. He is quite the womanizer, the Gentoo girls like his charm and he’s actually a very good singer too. Gentoo penguins are known to vocalise when they reunite with their partners after a long hunting trip.

  • Pumpkin

    Name :Pumpkin

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :15-12-2010

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Pumpkin is a very loyal and loving Gentoo Penguin. He is usually quite calm but gets very excited when he sees his trainers, and is always eager to do something new. Even when he’s not hungry, he just enjoys being around his trainers. When they’re in the area, he’ll be right next to them! Penguins are social animals and like to gather in groups in what we call colonies.

  • Lucifer

    Name :Lucifer

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :24-12-2010

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :When Lucifer arrived in Ski Dubai he was a very naughty boy! There seemed no other way to describe his personality than to name him Lucifer. He loved to steal fish and nip the trainers ankles. Since he’s been at Ski Dubai, he has changed a lot and he turned out to be a very smart boy that is always active and always looks for new challenges. Penguins can be especially territorial when they are nesting as they will have to protect their nest from thieving penguins and predators.

  • Myone

    Name :Myone

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :05-05-2009

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Myone is one of the penguins that arrived at Ski Dubai in January of 2014. Since her arrival, Myone has showed a big change in personality. She’s slowly coming out of her shell, changing from a shy penguin into a more outgoing penguin. She loves to chase dangly toys and enjoys being surrounded by other penguins. Penguins have very keen eyesight that enables them to see just as well in the water as they do on land.

  • Toby

    Name :Toby

    Gender :Male

    Birthday :01-04-2009

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Toby also arrived in January of 2014. He is very inquisitive and feels most comfortable being close to his partner Gummy. Toby has proved that penguins can see colour because he was trained to respond to a yellow target! When presented with 3 coloured targets he always go to the yellow one! He also likes to eat snow and play with ice. Not all penguins live in snow, some penguins are found in warmer countries like New Zealand, Australia, South America and South Africa.

  • Pebbles

    Name :Pebbles

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :09-12-2009

    Type :Gento

    Story :Pebbles is a quiet, lovely Gentoo penguin girl! She was named after the little girl ‘Pebbles’ from The Flintstones by the trainers and has an unstoppable sense of curiosity. She loves exploring, climbing, meeting new people and is usually the first one to confidently explore new situations or areas. She has a strong relationship with her trainers and likes to follow them around. Pebbles are very important in a Gentoo penguins life as the male penguins will use it to propose to the females by placing it in front of her and bowing.

  • Mitty

    Name :Mitty

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :15-01-2010

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Mitty is our ‘smallest’ Gentoo Penguin, although she has a big personality. She loves to sit on her self-proclaimed rock that she wouldn’t leave for any other penguin to stand on. When penguins say ‘I love you’ they bow to each other and produce a hissing sound. Partners have been known to greet each other in this way as well as when parents reunite with their babies. Mitty loves saying ‘I love you’ to everything and everyone, especially when her trainers say Hi to her. Sometimes she even gets jealous when other Gentoo Penguins come too close to her trainer.

  • Sneezy

    Name :Sneezy

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :16-01-2010

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Sneezy is another one of the Gentoo penguin girls, and is actually Mitty’s sister, hatched only a day after her sister did. Sneezy was given her name due to the fact that she always sneezed a lot, but all penguins actually sneeze a lot! This is their way of getting rid of salt sea water from their nose (and no it’s not snot). Sneezy is also very inquisitive, and is usually very persistent in whatever she’s doing. She has to finish what she started before anything else and is probably the most vocal girl Gentoo Penguins.

  • Lollipop

    Name :Lollipop

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :09-12-2010

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Lollipop is an extremely sweet Gentoo Penguin girl, therefor the name Lollipop. She almost walks ‘carefully’, just like a princess. She has a very patient and understanding personality and she is one of our star-painters. Her being so calm and understanding though makes for the other Gentoo girls to sometimes tell her off, to make them feel they are the boss.

  • Pie

    Name :Pie

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :17-12-2010

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Pie is probably the most eye-catching girl for the Gentoo Penguin boys as she’s quite flirtatious. She feeds off her trainers energy, as it just depends on how you approach her. If you are excited, she’ll get excited too. Pie is also the most dominant female, and probably the most dominant Gentoo penguin in our colony, claiming her own territory. She loves playing with toys and playing ‘water games’ with trainers.

  • Shella

    Name :Shella

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :10-05-2009

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Gender: Female Out of the penguins who have arrived in January 2014, Shella learned in a very fast paste. Not only is she generally fast (running and swimming) but she’s also very attentive. She naturally acts like a leader for other Gentoo Penguins, as she knows what she’s doing. Others always seem comfortable following her as she radiates confidence.

  • Gummy

    Name :Gummy

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :24-05-2009

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Gummy is another girl who joined the colony in January 2014 and she has a little energetic ‘skip’ in her walk. Gummy loves it when her trainers throw krill in the water, she will race around trying to eat as much krill as she can before the other Gentoo penguins get it all. Penguins eat fish, squid and krill.

  • Krishma

    Name :Krishma

    Gender :Female

    Birthday :16-05-2009

    Type :Gentoo

    Story :Krishma also joined Ski Dubai in January 2014. Krishma learns very fast, but likes to perform at her own pace. She loves to swim in the main pool, interacting with people looking at her through the glass. She’ll be watching you more than you’re watching her! She is always the 1st penguin to greet trainers in the morning, she greets by walking up to the trainers feet and bowing to them. This is a sign of respect in Gentoo penguin body language.

  • Professor Penguin School Program

    Snow penguins at Ski Dubai is dedicated to teaching youngsters and adults about the nature of this remarkable colony of Gentoo and King Penguins through engaging and interactive programs. This school program is the first experiential penguin encounter exhibit of its kind anywhere in the world. Students and their teachers will be given opportunity to be up-close with penguins swimming as they learn all about them in the fun and very unique professor Penguin School Program.

    Professor Gentoo Penguin Program - Ages 6-9
    Professor King Penguin Program - Ages 10-14

  • Programs :

    Minimum 20 Students- Maximum 50 Students for every 10 kids, a teacher or chaperone joins the program for free!

    Price: 100 AED

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Professor Penguin Classroom session
    Professor Penguin Encounter session
    Gloves
    Kids Meal

    Where do penguins live?

    Do penguins have five toes just like us?

    And what do penguins eat?

    In an interactive classroom during the Professor Penguin encounter session, students will learn all of these fun facts abut Snow Penguins, their environment and much more!

    Every student will get to be up close for a peek of the Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai actually swimming and playing underwater.

  • During every Professor Penguin Program, the most promising students will be chosen to actually meet up-close and personal (and even touch!) one of the Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai's King or Gentoo penguins inside Ski Dubai's Snow Cave. Whether they meet McFatty, Squeaky, Pebbles, Pumpkin or any of the other twenty penguins in the colony, these lucky students will have a memory that will last a lifetime. By the end of the Professor Penguin School Program, we hope that each student and teacher will be so attached to their new feathered friends that they will want to learn more about these amazing birds and what they can do at school or home to actually help all wildlife and their environment.

    Don't forget to play!

    Upgrade your Professor Penguin Program to include a fun visit to Ski Dubai's Snow Park for only 75 AED per child.

    For more information, call Ms. Shaima Bahraluloom at (+971)50 189 8485

    Note: Students and teachers are not allowed to bring in cameras, cell phones or any loose items. Our Digiphoto team will take pictures of the visit, these pictures are available in specially priced school packages.

    Each visit must be accompanied by one adult for every 10 children.

PENG FRIENDS

Our Snow Penguins here at Ski Dubai are ambassadors for their species from all over the world. You can help out too by visiting us and becoming an official Peng-Friend here at Ski Dubai. All Peng-Friend funds will support our penguin conservation, education and research partners.

To receive a Monthly Newsletter of your favorite penguin at Ski Dubai, just select a penguin below and sign up. We will keep you updated with the latest news and videos of your favorite Peng-Friends!

ASK OUR INSTRUCTOR

Want to know more about your favorite penguins and how we take care of them? Ask us what's on your mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

A. Yes, penguins are birds. They have feathers, lay eggs and have forelimbs modified as wings, but in this case used for swimming. They also share all the other characteristics of birds, being warm-blooded (around 40oC) and having a reduced reproductive system (one functional ovary or testis).

A. The diet of penguins varies between species and in some cases, location. The species taken include a wide range of fish, squid, octopus and euphuists (shrimp-like animals). Some species of penguin target surface-schooling fish species while others are mid-water or bottom feeders.

A. Most species have an average life expectancy of about 10-20 years in the wild and 15-25 under human care, although some individuals occasionally live for up to 30 years.

A. Not all penguins actually live at the South Pole, but two species do live on the edges of the Antarctic continent. The islands of the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic support the largest number of species; there are several species that live in temperate climates and one at the equator (the Galapagos penguin). No wild penguins live in the northern hemisphere.

A. No, penguins use their wings (called flippers) to propel themselves through water rather than air. Because water is much denser than air, penguin wings are shorter and stouter than the wings of flying birds. Penguins are also much heavier than similar sized flying birds and have solid bones rather than weight-saving air-filled bones. While these characteristics enable penguins to efficiently "fly" through water, they have had to sacrifice the ability to fly in air to do so.

A. No, penguins cleverly avoid being eaten by polar bears by living in separate hemispheres!.

A. Estimated, more than 3 million King Penguins. Estimated, more than half a million Gentoo Penguins. Different sources say different things, but neither species is presently under threat.

A. No, Gentoo and King Penguins are not endangered at this moment. If there would be an oil spill, or a disease outbreak in a major breeding area, this could change within 24 hours. Gentoo Penguins are classified as 'Near Threatened', which means numbers of Penguin populations might be increasing on Antarctic Peninsula and South Sandwich Island, and might be decreasing on some islands. King Penguins are classified as 'Least Concern', which means numbers of Penguin populations are stable or increasing.

A. We hope that by experiencing this unique, close contact interaction with our penguins, people will get a better understanding and appreciation of these extraordinary species, but also to appreciate their wild counterparts. Conservation plays a very important role in this, because we would love for our children, grandchildren and great grand children to still be able to see Penguins, and all other wild animals that are part of conserving this planet.

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To book this experience,
you need to call our call center on 009714 800 386 ,
Or email us [email protected]

  • Our team will check the availability and ask you to book online

ABOUT SKI DUBAI

A truly magical wintry adventure awaits at Ski Dubai. As the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, Ski Dubai gives you the unique opportunity to experience an extraordinary winter wonderland however hot the temperature outside! Located in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, Ski Dubai is the region's first indoor ski and snow resort and has welcomed over 30 million guests in the last decade.

Ski Dubai is constantly enhancing its product mix and is committed to continually offering unique and memorable experiences for our guests.

Covering an impressive 22,500 square metres of snow covered terrain and with five slopes of varying difficulty, this is an incredible pulse-racing experience for skiers and snow boarders of all ages and abilities. Ski Dubai also offers ski and snowboard lessons for all levels.

There’s something for everyone at Ski Dubai, the go-to place for family fun! Our 4,500 square meter Snow Park offers countless hours of exhilarating entertainment options, including bobsledding, tubing, tobogganing, wall climbing, zorbing and snow bumpers. You can also enjoy our Snow Plough area - play and slide in the snow, or experience a range of popular winter activities in this one-of-a-kind attraction.

Don’t forget to visit our very own colony of King and Gentoo Snow Penguins, either by watching the Penguin march held daily in our Snow Park or in a one of a kind encounter experience. Come and see for yourself just what makes this truly magical attraction in Dubai such a unique place!

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