The open-topped rink is part of a number of free festive activities coming to JBR…

Ever thought you’d see the day where you could ice skate outdoors in Dubai? Well, this December you can, as an open-topped ice skating rink is opening at JBR – and it’s free to enjoy.

The outdoor ice rink is a Dubai first and it comes as part of the festive edition of #WOWJBR – Jumeirah Beach Residence’s family-friendly range of free activities that happen every weekend of the winter season.

Get ready for some serious ‘Gram-spiration’ when you hit the environmentally-friendly ice skating rink, which has a giant igloo as a holding area. Best of all? You don’t even have to get wrapped up in your hats, scarves and mittens.

To use the ice-rink you just need to spend Dhs70 at any of the JBR retailers, and you’ll get 20 minutes of free skating time.

Complete with its own winter forest, the Christmas version of #WOWJBR launches on Thursday, December 5 at 6.30pm and will run every weekend until Friday, December 27.

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As well as the free to use ice rink, expect to mingle with your favourite Christmas movie characters who’ll be sharing selfies with those passing by The Walk.

Grab a picture with The Grinch, catch up with The Sticky Bandits from Home Alone, or even watch breakdancing Santa show off his moves.

JBR will also welcome new activities including the Claw, where you’ll be raised into the air to attempt to grab prizes, and a giant Rubik’s Cube game.

2019 marks the third edition of the popular outdoor attraction, which welcomes guests to explore a range of themed events with entertainment, art, music and activities on every weekend throughout their five-month run.

Race you there…

Festive WOWJBR, JBR The Walk, Dubai, running Thursday December 5 from 6.30pm, every weekend until Friday, December 27. @jbr_official

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