Get your skates on…

Ever thought you’d be able to ice skate outdoors in Dubai? Well it’s now a reality as, this December, a number of locations across the city have created outdoor skating rinks as part of their fun festive markets.

That’s right, you’ll be able to swoosh, twirl and glide across the ice right under the balmy Dubai sky throughout December and you won’t even have to bring your mittens.

What a way to celebrate the Christmas season…

City Centre Me’aisem

You’ll find a whole host of festive goings-on at City Centre Me’aisem’s outdoor winter wonderland. As well as seeing their huge Christmas tree, you’ll be able to watch Christmas movies under the stars, visit various food stalls and the little ones can meet Santa. They have a special outdoor ice skating rink and a snow park, which are each priced at Dhs30 for 30 minutes’ use.

City Centre Me’aisem. Dubai, weekdays 4pm to 12pm, weekends 12pm to 12am, runs until January 5, 2020, Dhs30 for 30 minutes. Tel: (04) 437 4999.

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The Pointe

There’s a whole festive village at The Pointe throughout December, with Christmas markets, choir performances and lots of stage shows to entertain the whole family each weekend. You’ll find a fun outdoor ice skating rink out on the boardwalk, which is free to use with free skate hire, as well as a huge snowball to play in. There’ll be chances to meet Santa and his elves, as well as settling in for some classic festive movies at their outdoor cinema every Saturday.

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, weekends running until Wednesday December 25, 2019 starting from 5pm. Tel: (04) 390 9999.


#WOWJBR is the activity-packed outdoor offering that happens every weekend on JBR’s boardwalk throughout the winter season, and this time around it even comes complete with an open-topped outdoor ice skating rink. 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.

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