‘Eco-friendly’ ice rink inaugurated at Dubai Global Village

Big News ‘Eco-friendly’ ice rink inaugurated at Dubai Global Village. A staple destination for many UAE tourists and residents, Global Village has become a winter wonderland with the opening of its outdoor skating rink.

‘Eco-friendly’ ice rink inaugurated at Dubai Global Village

The open-air park on Thursday launched the Snowfest Ice Rink, which it touts as eco-friendly. The custom-built rink uses artificial ice, a solid polymer material designed specifically for skating. Its first use dates back to the 1960s.

The park promises guests “the same experience as real ice skating, but without the wet feet and cold noses”.

Tickets for the rink cost Dh40 for 20 minutes.

The new ice rink adds to the list of similar attractions in Dubai, which also includes an Olympic-sized attraction at the Dubai Mall. In Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City also has a skating surface that hosts ice hockey matches and figure skating.

Global Village, located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, reopened on October 25 with a new line-up of amenities, entertainment and dining options.

Last year, the park recorded 7.8 million visitors from October 2021 to May 2022.

The park has 27 pavilions this year with the recent additions of Oman and Qatar. This year also saw the launch of a new concept of Road of Asia which includes 13 countries.

Apart from the ice rink inaugurated at Dubai Global Village also launched House of Fears, a 660 square meter haunted house. The large balloon, which can seat up to 20 people to get 360-degree views of the park. Diggers Lab which includes “learning” activities for children. Also the Heroes Gallery, which will feature a rotating exhibition of superheroes and movie memorabilia.

A popular fixture at the park, the carnival features more than 170 rides and games, featuring a new “Fast Track” queue.

How much do Global Village tickets cost?

Sunday to Thursday tickets are Dh18 online and Dh20 at the gate. For all other days, it is Dh22.5 online and Dh25 at the gate.

Tuesday is reserved for women and families only, except on public holidays.

What are Global Village opening hours?

Global Village is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 4pm to midnight and from Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to 1am.

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