Eating in temperatures of minus six degrees is not pleasant, no matter how hot it gets in Dubai. But, it’s worth a trip to Chill Out, Dubai’s only ice bar, just for the novelty and the photos.The ‘decor’ is impressive; the small room has ice sculptures of the Burj Al Arab and other Dubai landmarks, and looks like a trendy bar, with its multi-coloured lighting. Don’t go in your skimpy club wear, however, as even with the thick jackets and gloves provided, you’ll feel like a Popsicle. The tasty soups and skewered meats (served on dancing flames), and the super-friendly bar man/waiter/photo-grapher, are warm enough to make you forget the chill.

It’s a great gimmick, and a worthwhile, surreal Dubai experience. But, the lack of customers suggests that its location (the quiet Time Square Mall in Al Quoz) is all wrong, and it might be better suited by Ski Dubai in Mall of the Emirates.