Meet cheeky penguins right here in Dubai. Twenty of the loveable flightless birds have moved into their own enclosure at Ski Dubai. The penguins have been raised in the care of humans before being brought to the UAE from SeaWorld in Texas.
The 'Peng-Friend' program will allow guests to meet the snow penguins in an environment that has been created at Ski Dubai to replicate their natural Antarctic habitat.
And Ski Dubai snow park visitors can witness a daily "March of the Penguins". Children and families will be able to view these extraordinary birds travel across the Ski Dubai snow park, navigating the sub-zero conditions and enjoying their snowy surroundings.
To book a penguin encounter from 1pm to 9pm on weekdays and from noon to 9pm on weekends, visit Ski Dubai or call 04 409 4090.
Get the February 1 issue of Time Out Dubai to see what happened when we met the penguins.
To read about our meeting with these flightless friends, click here.
Pitch your ideas now to win up to Dhs25,000 investment
Caroline Feb 06, 2012 01:01 pm
Penguins should under NO circumstances be kept like this - where adults and children can harass the birds all day. This is just plain cruelty - well done Dubai.
Maria Abdullah Feb 05, 2012 08:37 am
It is irresponsible and ignorant to bring sociable animals for show from such a distance and keep them in environment that does not suit them at all, just for commercial purpose. I oppose such action and never visit the place!!!
Lisa Feb 04, 2012 05:52 pm
These animals are wild and should be in their natural habitat not couped up as a spectacle for human entertainment. Where is the ocean for them to swim in or the sunshine.
Just find this very sad in this age that we are doing this to wild animals. Sad too that your publication is promoting it.