Skating in Desert: Dubai Ice Rink is now open for public

Last updated on May 15th, 2013

When temperatures in Dubai soar beyond acceptable limits, just grab your skates and go ice skating. Ice skating in the desert city of Dubai? . Yes, you read it right. Better carry a sweater on your Dubai tour this time!

You can actually try your hand at ice skating in Dubai, a renowned desert land. And, all this courtesy the numerous ice skating rinks and clubs that have turned this implausible thought into a reality.

Ice skating in Dubai is on the course of becoming one of the most preferred tourist activities. For locals, it is definitely the most happening thing to do in Dubai.

Mr Yousif Al Ali, General Manager, The Dubai Mall, said: “Dubai Ice Rink’s Olympic-size proportions and multi-purpose usage is the first of its kind in Dubai providing a true leisure differential for residents and tourists. Designed with an open-air feel, Dubai Ice Rink is completely visible from three levels of the mall’s main thoroughfares, offering a theatre-like show to the enjoyment of shoppers passing by. Children and families will flock to Dubai Ice Rink to be entertained – whether skating on the ice rink floor, or people-watching from above, for year-round family fun.”

Boasting Olympic-size measurements, Dubai Ice Rink at The Dubai Mall is an ideal destination to host international ice skating and ice-hockey events with the professional hockey dasher boards and glass being NHL-certified. Built using the latest technology in indoor ice rink construction, Dubai Ice Rink will comprise a built-in thermostat system to adjust the temperature differential needed to maximse competition-standard figure skating events or ice hockey matches.