Ski Dubai’s annual Ice Warrior Challenge has a date.
The event at Mall of the Emirates is all in aid of charity so residents are encouraged to get involved for the sixth year in a row.
So what’s involved? Much like many of the challenges taking place in Dubai this year, expect plenty of obstacles - 15 to be exact – and participants will be getting to grips with a cargo net crawl, zorb mall maze, monkey bar swings, tire course and black run climb.
It’s essentially the Desert Warrior Challenge or Gladiator Challenge but on ice, so if you think you’re fit, prepare to test yourself physically with the added difficulty of doing in -4 degrees.
One male and female will be triumphant as part of the October 2 extravaganza and the winners get some pretty cool prizes.
For starters there’s a three-night stay at the Cristallo Hotel in Italy, with the round-trip tickets economy on Air France/KLM, ground transfers to and from the airport plus as ski lessons.
If you don’t quite make it to the respective first places, there’s the chance to score dinner and spa vouchers, gym memberships, plus plenty more.
Anyone aged 16 and over can sign up to take part, just hand over the Dhs250 before September 27.
Those involved won’t know the full details until the day before when they will be sent their start time.
Of course you won’t be left out in the cold if you do decide to take on the challenge because Ski Dubai are holding Snowrobics to prepare you for the big day. The good news is, this kind of workout will burn more calories than a regular aerobics class due to the subzero temperatures.
Get practicing from September 6 when on Sundays and Tuesday at 7pm, classes kick off. One session is Dhs80 while a package of eight classes are Dhs600.
Spectators can pay Dhs50 to see the action from the Snow Bullet Café, and all proceeds from the actual event will go to the Dubai Center for Special Needs, which is a non-profit organisation.
‘We are thrilled to be hosting the sixth annual Ice Warrior Challenge at Ski Dubai. This charity event has continued to raise funds for children with special needs and together we have contributed towards a good cause,’ Omar El Banna, Marketing & Business Development Director at Majid Al Futtaim - Leisure & Entertainment, said. ‘In addition, we are giving participants the chance for a one-of-a-kind experience. At Ski Dubai, we want all guests to share great moments, every day, and we look forward to seeing friendly and fun competition at this year’s event.’