You can now ice skate on the highest mountain in the UAE

Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park launches a brand-new skating rink

You can now ice skate on the highest mountain in the UAE

Forget trekking up mountains, it’s time to start skating on top of them at Jebel Jais' brand-new ice skating rink.

The highest mountain in the UAE now has a synthetic skating rink, and it’s at 1,300 metres above sea level.

Adults and kids over the age of three can glide, twirl and, let’s face it, fall over a couple of times while taking in the views of the Hajar Mountains.

The skating rink is open from 10am to 5pm every Wednesday to Sunday, with tickets priced at Dhs45 (skate rental included) for a 30 minute session. You can book your spot here.

Just because it’s the UAE doesn’t mean it won’t get chilly, as Jebel Jais can be as much as ten degrees celsius colder than the rest of the country. That’s quite cold considering we’re in winter, so wrap up.

If you’re planning on taking a trip there, there's a shuttle service that runs a coach up the mountain three times a day for just Dhs20.

Jebel Jais is also the home to the world’s longest zip line, Jebel Jais Zip Line, where you can travel at speeds of up to 150kmph. The Time Out Dubai team has the full experience right here.

If you can’t stomach the height, there’s always the Olympic-sized ice rink at The Dubai Mall, which now has “IceBykes” so you don’t slip and slide too much.

It's just another great reason to visit Jebel Jais.
Dhs45 (30 min). Every Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm. Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park, Ras Al Khaimah, (07 204 6250)

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