Penguin Encounter at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai

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  • Discover penguins in a replica of their natural habitat

  • Observe penguins on ice and in the water

  • The small group size for a personalized experience

  • The services of a professional guide (commentary in English)

Essential info*

Duration 40mins

  • English

Opening times 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


See King penguins and Gentoo penguins up-close in Dubai!

Discover Dubai’s famous indoor ski station Ski Dubai located in the Mall of the Emirates. Once there, you will be met by an expert guide before putting on some warm thermal gear and entering the penguin pen. Learn all about these animals and their characteristics as well as how to identify the different penguin species.

You will then have the chance to watch the daily penguin show: the Penguin March. In a group of 12 participants maximum, observe and admire King penguins and Gentoo penguins. Watch them play in the snow and even dive and swim in the water thanks to an under-water observation zone. 


This activity is open to visitors from 12-noon to 9pm. You cannot choose the exact time of the activity. The exact time will be indicated on the official ticket, which you will receive by the service provider. You are asked to indicate the time slot during which you would like to take part in this activity. Depending on availability, the service provider will strive to meet your chosen time slot.

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: 40 minutes, 20 to 25 minutes with the penguins
  • Location: Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates
  • The exact time of this activity will be given to you during your booking. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the activity in order to gear-up and understand the safety guidelines
  • Children (3–12 years) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 3 years of age cannot take part in this activity
  • Please note that the maximum group size will not exceed 12 participants in order to guarantee a personalized experience
  • You will need to provide a valid proof of ID as well as your voucher
  • Thermal clothing will be provided
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Meeting Penguins in Dubai
  • Thermal gear rental
  • The services of a certified guide

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Nadir M.
    Mar 8, 2019

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