Visitors under 18 traveling to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and/or the rest of the UAE with a parent of theirs get a free UAE visa. This scheme applies from July 15th to September 15th yearly.
The UAE, particularly Dubai, puts a premium on tourism and this has informed the various destinations it now boasts. In Dubai for example, you see the chic skyline, and posh landscape, among other things. The city boasts the world’s tallest skyscraper since 2010, the world’s most luxurious hotel, some of the world’s tallest hotels, one of the world’s biggest shopping malls, Dubai Mall, the world’s tallest and biggest choreographed fountain, Dubai Fountain, some of the biggest mam-made archipelagoes etc.
Not long ago, a free-SIM-for-tourists initiative was introduced in Dubai. And now, we see an initiative on complimentary visa for tourists below the age of 18 and this is even more significant. It is small wonder the UAE is thriving in tourism. It has been said that crude oil culminates in only about 5% of Dubai’s economy.
Given such tourists’ friendly initiatives as the foregoing, it is little wonder Dubai is the world’s fourth most visited city with the world’s busiest airport.
This Under-18 scheme is sequel to a cabinet decision issued in July 2018. The decision demands the waiver of visa fee for the under-18 category from July 15th to September 15th yearly.
While the scheme was initially announced in June 19th, more details including the official start date only became available much later.
With the initiative, parents will now save the visa fee they’d normally spend on their children, whatever the number of children they’re traveling with. Usually a tourist visa fee for a child starts at AED 350.
The current director general of the Foreigners Affairs and Ports Authority, Major General Saeed Rakan Rashidi says tourists could apply for the visa through its smart app (ICA UAE e-channels) in the category of family tourist visa, or through its website www.ica.gov.ae. As well as, by booking flights through national carriers Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia, and licenced travel agencies, provided they buy tickets from their offices and UAE hotels.
Further, Major General Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi says if tourists are applying for the exemption through hotels, they need to “comply” with their reservations.
How To Get to Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa from Dubai Marina by The Taxi
Getting to Dubai Mall or Burj Khalifa from Dubai Marina in a taxi should be the easiest, most convenient and about the fastest means. To get a taxi, either call +971 4 208 0808 (04 2080808), 800 272242, 800 227789, 600 566000, 600 566000 and 600 543322 or get to the roadside for an available taxi passing. Once you find one, gesticulate to it and it’ll stop. Board it, and tell the driver your destination and that’s it. Note that the taxis with pink roofs are exclusive to women. A man can only enter when a woman leads the way.
Dubai Marina to Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Taxi Fare
Here’s your fare’s calculated. You pay a starting fee. And for each kilometer covered in the journey, you’re charged AED 1.82. If you pass any toll gate, you’re charged AED 4.
The transportation apps may help determine the toll gates.
Your journey in the taxi is estimated to take about 20 minutes.
How To Get to Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa from Dubai Marina by The Metro & Tram
Whether or not you’d use the tram on this journey depends on where you’re at Dubai Marina. If you’re close to Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram Station or Dubai Marina Tram Station, you’d not need the tram’s service. Just get across to Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro Station or DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro Station respectively. At either of these, you can board the metro. Please note that walking can take more or less 15 minutes, depending on the pedestrian.
If you’re not close to Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Dubai Marina Tram stations and you feel like taking the tram to any of them, then it’s fine; take the tram to any of Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram Station or Dubai Marina Tram Station and then get across to Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro Station or DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro Station. Remember to check in and out, if you boarded the tram.
At Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro Station or DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro Station, board the metro headed Al Rashidiya (or the direction of Dubai International Airport). In other words, board the metro going away from UAE Exchange. Remember to check in. Make sure to board the metro within 30 minutes after checking out of the tram, if you took it. This is because it’ll be regarded as a transfer which means you’d save money. Please, read Dubai public transport transfer to understand it better.
Alight from the metro at Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Metro Station which is at Downtown Dubai. Remember to check out.
Take the feeder Bus headed Dubai Mall, even if you’re going to Burj Khalifa. Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are very close that you can see one from the other. See the featured image, for example.
Please note that since you took the metro, the feeder bus service should be free.
Your journey in the metro and tram may take about 54 minutes.
How To Get to Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa from Dubai Marina by A Self-drive Car
If your car’s comfortable, this can compete with Dubai’s taxis in convenience, cost-effectiveness and speed.
You should know before our starting that the distance between the Mall of the Emirates and the palm Jumeirah is 5km, according to Rome2Rio.com. But getting to your specific location in the Palm may defy this fact.
How To Get to Palm Jumeirah from MOE by The Taxi
It’s easy. But first up, this, apart from a comfortable self-drive car, may be the most convenient, comfortable and fastest way to reach the Palm Jumeirah from the MOE. Although, it isn’t the most inexpensive or cheapest.
Assuming you’re coming out from the Mall, the best place to get a taxi isn’t on the roadside but the Taxi Rank. Get to the Mall’s taxi rank and get into any queue for a taxi, if there were a queue. You could also get a taxi via the phone at any of +971 4 208 0808 (04 2080808), 800 272242, 800 227789, 600 566000, 600 566000 and 600 543322.
Get into a taxi and tell the driver your destination and this would serve. Ensure you know your exact destination. If not, your host may help. Call them and hand the driver the phone. A map might also help. See RTA’s apps (particularly the RTA Smart Drive and the Wojhati).
Taxi fare is AED 1.82/km. There’s a starting fee of about AED 8. Your journey is estimated to take about 25 minutes by the taxi.
How To Get to Palm Jumeirah from MOE by The Metro & The Tram
Getting to Palm Jumeirah from the MOE is also very easy, although more complicated than getting there by the taxi.
First, get to the Mall of the Emirates’s Metro Station. There’s a link from the Mall to it. If you’re not sure, you may ask those you deem fit or the Mall’s staff, politely for directions.
Study the map against the following text for ease of understanding. Image is meant to make information graphical. Although, sadly, it doesn’t include the MOE Metro Station.
At the MOE Metro station which is at Al Barsha, board the metro headed to UAE Exchange (Jebel Ali). You’re to stop at DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro Station.
Get off the metro at DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro Station (remember to check out) and get across to Dubai Marina Tram Station. Walking may take about 15 minutes depending on the pedestrian. Try to get across, and board the tram in 30 minutes so that it’d be considered a transfer. This saves you money.
At Dubai Marina Tram Station, board the tram headed to Al Sufouh.
Get off at Palm Jumeirah Tram Station.
And go to the Gateway Monorail Station at the foot of Palm Jumeirah.
Board the monorail which has only two stations besides the Gateway station. This means you can only stop at these stations, nearly halfway into the Palm or at its crescent. If this isn’t convenient given your destination, you may take the taxi, but be aware that the taxi charges a starting fee of about AED 8.
For information about your fare, this may help. Information on the time this journey may take is sadly not available.
How To Get to Palm Jumeirah from MOE by A Self-drive Car
There’re many routes from MOE to the Palm. Your preference is unique. In this connection, you should get the RTA’s transportation apps, particularly the RTA Smart Drive and the Wojhati. These would help guide you on which way to pass. But your watchword should be which is the fastest way. Generally, the ways from MOE to the Palm are safe.
This site has one objective, namely to guide via the provision of clear and accurate information. If you have way to help improve this directions, please share it with us we’d really appreciate it. Stay guided!
First up before we lurch in properly, the distance between Atlantis, The Palm and the Mall of the Emirates is about 14km by road.
Getting to Mall of the Emirates from Atlantis by Taxi
Given that the Atlantis is a notable destination, it is frequented by taxis. What this means is that you wouldn’t be hard put to get a taxi at the prestigious hotel, although you could also get a taxi via the phone at any of +971 4 208 0808 (04 2080808), 800 272242, 800 227789, 600 566000, 600 566000 and 600 543322. This is considered a reservation and the starting fee is AED 1 higher than when you get the cap on the roadside.
In a taxi, tell the driver your destination. That’d serve.
You’re changed on the basis of the reading of the taxi’s meter during your journey. The meter charge per kilometer is AED 1.82 around the city and AED 1.96 from the Dubai International Airport (DXB). Besides the meter charge however, you’d be charged a starting fee which depends on the context. For example, if you’re entering from the roadside which is equivalent to the Atlantis between 6 am and 10 pm, your starting fee would be AED 8 but between 10 pm and 6 am it would become AED 9.
Further, there’re toll charges (called Salik) of about AED 4 whenever you pass a toll gate in the taxi. There’re two toll roads on your way which implies that there’re two toll gates.
Given the foregoing, if you’d have this trip between 6 am and 10 pm, your fare should be about AED 41.48 (starting fee charge plus total meter charge plus two-toll-gates charges). Please note that even though there were delay by the taxi, your meter keeps reading.
Fare payment is done mainly in cash. Please, to learn more about your fare, click here and for how to calculate your fare, click here.
Getting to Mall of the Emirates from Atlantis by A Self-drive Car
If you’re at the Atlantis already, it is expected you’d be able to exit the Palm Jumeirah. To get to MOE, first exit The palm and continue straight until you get to Sheikh Zayed Rd. Go left on the Sheikh Zayed Rd and drive to Al Barsha where you’d find MOE. You’ll find the Mall of the Emirates at the 4th interchange along the Sheikh Zayed Rd. The structure of the Mall or the distinctive Ski Dubai slope on the west end of it should help you identify it.
You may also consider the following directions by Google Map.
From the Atlantis, The Palm, Head northwest
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Crescent Rd
Keep left to stay on Crescent Rd
Keep right at the fork to continue toward Sheikh Zayed Rd/E11
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for E11 and merge onto Sheikh Zayed Rd/E11
Keep left to stay on Sheikh Zayed Rd/E11
Take the exit
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit
Turn left onto 22nd St
Turn left onto Al Barsha Rd
Continue straight until you arrive at Mall of the Emirates
RTA has offered some transportation apps to make traveling around Dubai easy. With these apps particularly the RTA Smart Drive and Wojhati, you could drive yourself to MOE without difficulty. So please, assist you with these apps. As a disclaimer, Google believes that these directions of its are best for planning.
MOE Parking Information
There’re over 7000 covered parking bays waiting in a 4-tiered car park which provides direct access to the Mall. Parking aisles are electronically monitored for spaces for your convenience.
Color-coded parking aisles include distinct floor patterns so that you can find your way back quickly.
Getting to Mall of the Emirates from Atlantis by Monorail, Tram and Metro
First up, this should be about the cheapest and the slowest way to get the MOE — slowest in the sense that it mainly takes more time.
First get to Atlantis Aquaventure Monorail Station and board it to the Gateway Station which is at the foot of the Palm.
Go from the Gateway Station to Palm Jumeirah Tram Station. Walking would take about 5 or 10 minutes depending on the pedestrian.
Board the tram headed to Dubai Marina Tram Station. Remember to check in and out with your Nol Card.
From Dubai Marina Tram Station get across to DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro Station. Walking may take about 15 minutes depending on the pedestrian. Try to board the metro in 30 minutes so that it’d be considered a transfer.
At the DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro Station, board the metro headed Al Rashidiya, although you’re to stop at Mall of the Emirates Metro Station at Al Barsha. This station links to the Mall. Remember to check in and out.
Your journey is estimated to take about 53 minutes. The monorail’s one-way trip would cost AED 20 and its round trip would cost AED 30. Both the tram and the Metro’s fare charging system are the same as they’re both run by RTA.ae. Explaining the fare charging system may be abstruse. In this way, to determine what your fare would be, kindly see this. For Dubai’s zones which your fare is dependent on, click here.
Getting travelers in Dubai guided and informed is the purpose of this site. So, I hope this aim is achieved in this article. I am aware that Atlantis, The Palm provides free shuttle buses to the Mall of the Emirates, although I don’t have enough recent information on this. Stay guided!
Note before we lurch in the distance between DXB and Burj Khalifa by road is approximately 15km.
Getting to Burj Khalifa or Dubai Mall from DXB by Dubai Taxi
Taxi is run in Dubai by a corporation called Dubai Taxi Corporation. All legal taxis in Dubai have the cream-painted body, their roofs boasting different colors (green, blue, red, orange, yellow, pink and black). Getting to the Burj Khalifa or the Dubai Mall from DXB is quite easy not only given that they’re quite notable, but also that they’re situated in one of Dubai’s most glitzy areas, Downtown Dubai (Also home to the Dubai Opera).
When traveling in Dubai, your destination is determined by a nearby landmark, so that if you’re not sure of the exact location, you may need your host to guide the driver. But in this case, your destinations are themselves landmarks.
So, how do you get to the Burj Khalifa or the Dubai Mall from Dubai International Airport by the taxi? At the airport, as with other notable places such as major shopping malls in Dubai, there’re taxi ranks where you can get a taxi. At the airport, these ranks can be found at the airport’s Terminals (1, 2 and 3). To get to a rank, follow the signs to the official taxi rank (You may go to Terminal1). If you can’t follow the signs, asking a member of the “May I Help You” team may help. There’re always taxis at the ranks waiting to serve you.
There’s the AED 25 flat charge getting run in a taxi from the airport. Further, each kilometer you travel in the taxi will cost you AED 1.96. So, the total kilometers you covered times AED 1.96 plus AED 25 will be your total fare (total kilometers covered x AED 1.96 + AED 25). And your journey should take about 30 minutes, if the taxi were fast enough.
Getting to Your Destination
When you get into the taxi, tell the driver your destination. That’d serve. If you’re a woman and would have a problem being conveyed by a man, you may sit at the back seat of the taxi or take the Ladies’ Taxi driven by a woman. You should learn more about Dubai taxi. It’s requisite.
Where your driver doesn’t know exactly where you’re going, you could help with some map, if they don’t have one. While Google Map is reliable, RTA.ae offers some. Here. You could also call your host for help. Would you mind if the host has to speak to the driver? That was just saying, by the way, because the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall are very popular not to be known by the Dubai taxi drivers.
Your journey in the taxi should take about 13 – 18 minutes.
Keep right at the fork and merge onto Casablanca St/D70
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for E11/Jebel Ali/Abu Dhabi and merge onto Sheikh Rashid Rd/E11
Keep left to continue on E11
Take exit 50B for D71 E/Financial Center St toward DXB Airport/Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa/E66/E44
Keep left at the fork to continue toward Financial Center Rd/D71
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for The Dubai Mall/Za’abeel/Burj Khalifa/D71 and merge onto Financial Center Rd/D71
Turn right onto Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd (signs for D921/Burj Khalifa)
Turn left and you should be at the Burj Khalifa. Adjacent to it is the Dubai Mall.
Your journey should take about 13 – 18 minutes.
With the RTA’s transportation apps, the foregoing instructions could be much more understandable, graphical, and easier.
Getting to Burj Khalifa or Dubai Mall from DXB by Dubai Metro
This, first up, may be the most inexpensive way to get to the world’s tallest building and the Dubai Mall from DXB. The Metro boasts two lines which culminate in its routes, the Red and the Green lines. The Red line runs from Al Rashidiya along Sheikh Zayed Road, passing Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, the link to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, to UAE Exchange. In two terminals of the Airport, Terminal 1 and 3, the metro has two stations. From these, you could board the metro to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station.
At the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station, you could take the Dubai Feeder Bus (Bus number, F13) which goes to the Dubai Mall. Even though you’re going to Burj Khalifa, you could still take the bus in that both the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa are very close. Here’s how to pay for the metro. Since you probably have used the metro, your feeder bus trip should be free. For the metro’s fare from DXB to the given destinations, please see the Nol Card. Your total journey should take about 29 minutes.
Conclusion — How To Get to The Airport’s Terminals
We’ve talked about how to get from DXB to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. But how do you locate the airport’s terminals? To get to the terminals, follow the signs to either Terminal 1 or 3. If the signs were difficult to follow, asking a member of the “May I Help You” team may help. Read about Dubai metro’s timing information. Note; the metro’s stations at DXB Terminal 1 and 3 are on the Red Metro Line. That should all. Stay guided!
You would now learn about how to get a taxi from Dubai International Airport (DXB). There are different ways to get a cab in Dubai such as gesticulating to one on the road, calling the designated number (especially for the Hala Taxi) and at the official taxi rank. Of these, the last is the choice option from the Airport. And it’s the crux of the article.
The Dubai Taxi
Run by Dubai Taxi Corporation, the Dubai taxis boast cream-painted bodies and different roof colors including green, blue, red, orange, yellow, pink and black. While Dubai Taxi Corporation directly operates the taxis with red roof colors, other taxi companies they’ve franchised taxi operation boast the other roof colors except for pink and black. The taxis with pink roof colors are dedicated to women, while those with black roof colors are called the Hala Taxi, a special taxi service for speed and convenience. Note; the Hala taxi boasts a white-painted body.
How To Get A Taxi From DXB
Assuming you just arrived in Dubai International Airport, the place for you
to get a cab is the taxi rank. Taxi ranks are in all the airport’s terminals, of
the three it has, as there are in major shopping malls, for example. To get to any of the ranks at DXB, follow the relevant signs.
If you can’t follow the signs, asking a member of the “May I Help You” team
may help. There’re always taxis at the ranks waiting to serve.
Here’s how to reach Atlantis, The Palm from Dubai International Airport (DXB).
Dubai authorities have put many things such as transport means (the metro, the tram, the bus and the taxi) as well as transport apps in place to see that both commuters and visitors get around Dubai with relative ease. There’re different ways one can get to Atlantis from the Dubai International Airport and these are the crux of these article. Before we lurch in, you should know that, as Rome2Rio.com puts it, the distance between Dubai Airport (DXB) and Atlantis, The Palm is 28 km, while the road distance is 36.8 km.
Getting to Atlantis from DXB by The Taxi
Taxi is run in Dubai by a corporation called Dubai Taxi. All legal taxis in Dubai have the cream-painted body, their roofs boasting different colors (green, blue, red, orange, yellow, pink and black). Getting to Atlantis from the airport is quite easy given that the Atlantis, The Palm is notable. How is that? When traveling in Dubai, your destination is determined by a nearby landmark. So that if you’re not sure of the exact location, you may need your host to guide the driver. But in this case, your destination itself is a landmark.
So, how do you get to Atlantis, The Palm from Dubai International Airport? At the airport as with other notable places such as major shopping malls in Dubai, there’re taxi ranks where you can get a taxi. At the airport, these ranks can be found at the airport’s Terminals (1, 2 and 3). To get to a rank, follow the signs to the official taxi rank (You may go to Terminal1).
If you can’t follow the signs, asking a member of the “May I Help You” team may help. There’re always taxis at the ranks waiting to serve you. There’s the AED 25 flat charge getting run in a taxi from the airport. Further, each kilometer you travel in the taxi will cost you AED 1.96. So, the total kilometers you covered times AED 1.96 plus AED 25 will be your total fare (total kilometers covered x AED 1.96 + AED 25). And your journey should take about 30 minutes, if the taxi were fast enough.
When you get into the taxi, tell the driver your destination. That’d be it. If you’re a woman and would have a problem being conveyed by a man, you may sit at the back seat or take the Ladies’ Taxi. You should learn more about Dubai taxi. It’s requisite.
Getting to Atlantis from DXB by A Self-drive Car
First up traveling in Dubai in a self-drive car requires an international driving license for non-residents. If you have this requirement, follow the instructions below.
If you’ve never gone through this route before, before hitting the road in following the instructions below, you should consider using the RTA Smart Drive and Wojhati to help you. See them on this list.
According to Google Map
Head southeast on Airport Rd/D89 from the airport.
Turn right to merge onto Nad Al Hamar Rd/D62 toward Ras Al Khor/Hatta.
Take the Business Bay Crossing exit toward D71/City Center/Bur Dubai.
Continue onto Al Khail Rd/Business Bay Bridge/D68.
Continue to follow Al Khail Rd/D68.
Merge onto Sheikh Zayed Rd/E11 via the ramp to Abu Dhabi.
Take exit 34 toward Nakhlat Jumeira St/Jumeira.
Go right at the fork, follow signs for Palm Jumeirah.
Continue straight onto Crescent Rd.
You should see the glorious Atlantis, The Palm.
Note; your journey is expected to take 30 minutes. And the instructions is best for planning only, without the recommended transport apps.
Getting to Atlantis from DXB by The Metro and The Tram
First up, the Dubai Metro and Tram may serve as one means of transportation — even if they’re different types of trains serving different routes — in that you can transfer from one of them to the other and be charged the fare of one journey. This is significant in that Dubai’s fare is billed on the basis of zones you traveled on your journey.
On the transfer basis plus that the fare of the metro and the tram is inexpensive, using the metro and the tram to get to the Atlantis may be the most inexpensive way to get there. So, how do you get to Atlantis from Dubai International Airport by The Metro and The Tram?
Follow the signs to either Terminal 1 or 3, where the Metro has stations. If the signs were difficult to follow, asking a member of the “May I Help You” team may help. Read about Dubai metro’s timing information. Note, the metro’s stations at DXB Terminal 1 and 3 are on the Red Metro Line.
Board the metro to DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro station. Remember to check in with your Nol Card.
Study the map against the following text for ease of understanding. Image is meant to make information graphical.
From the DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro station, head to the Dubai Marina Tram Station which is the closest tram station to the DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro station. This distance may suck up more or less than 15 minutes if covered by leg, depending on the individual and how they walk. You may cover this by walking or by the taxi. Note; if you want your transfer from the metro to the tram to count, you must board the tram in 30 minutes. Even though you’re transferring, you still have to check out and it.
Board the Tram to Palm Jumeirah Tram Station. From there, head to the the Gateway Monorail Station. Getting to the Gateway Monorail Station from there by foot can suck up 5 – 10 minutes.
Board the Dubai monorail with a single trip ticket to Atlantis Aquaventure Station at AED 20 or a round (to-and-fro) trip ticket to the given station at AED 30. It takes the monorail about 15 minutes to transit the length of the journey. This is where the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is.
To the left of the Aquaventure Waterpark is the Atlantis. This journey is estimated to take about 1 hour, and 19 minutes.
You should note that you can also get to Atlantis from The Gateway via the taxi at a higher fare, although tourists say visiting the Atlantis by the Dubai monorail gives you a better view of the Palm Jumeirah island than the taxi does, in that the monorail is elevated.
Here’s all about the Dubai Ice Rink for one who plans to
visit it or simply wants to know what’s happening there.
It’s no news Dubai’s a desert city. But step into the Dubai Ice Rink and you’d quickly forget this. With genuine ice, a frigid atmosphere, snowfall, cosy clothing everywhere, the assertion can’t be truer. One thing is evident in the video below; namely the Dubai snow park is an exuberant destination for an electrical moment. Are you vacationing in Dubai? Consider visiting the imperative attraction of the Dubai Ice Rink and enjoy the ecstasy it offers in true insouciance.
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Dubai Ice Rink
Located on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall next to The Souk, Dubai Ice Rink is oval-shaped, 60 meters long and 30 meters wide. The Rink’s ice is generally between 1.5 inches and 2 inches thick. And underneath it is a cooled concrete slab.
You should see how frenetic the park can get. Given this ecstatic aura, it’s a good fit of rendezvous for get-togethers, among other things. It should be mentioned here that the park has welcomed over 2,000 pairs of skates from Italy. It’s little wonder it’s dubbed one of the most significant diversion in the Dubai Mall.
Indeed, it has hosted a variety of weighty events and activities including the telecast of the FIFA World Cup matches (thanks to its big-screen television) and serves as the venue for the Dubai tournaments of the Emirates Hockey League Cup and also hosts Broomball games for Corporate team building. Its high-end technology and courteous staff shouldn’t be glossed over.
Whether you’re visiting as
an adult for your own delectation or with your children for theirs, Dubai Ice
Rink would serve. And whether you’re a pro in ice skating or naïve in it like
my humble self, Dubai Ice Rink is a good fit.
The D.J. nights at the Ice Rink’s magical and its snowfall session’s stunning. Frolicking in the Ice Rink is, clearly, one of the top exciting things to do in Downtown Dubai with kids. But if you choose not to ice-skate but watch, with AED 16, you can achieve this. The charge is the result of limited space.
Family needs can easily be catered for at the Dubai Ice Rink in that it boasts relevant cafes.
The Dubai Ice Rink Offerings — Things To Do & Some Amenities
The Dubai Ice Rink renders a couple of offerings including but not limited to ice skating lessons and certification, Public Ice Skating Sessions, Freestyle Ice Skating Sessions, Snowfall Sessions, Ice Golf, Birthday Packages, IceBykes and skating aids.
Dubai Ice Rick for Children
Are you visiting with kids? How do you want them to explore the rink? You want them to have an assisted ice skating, solo ice skating or even an ice skating lesson? All of these can be achieved in the Dubai Ice Rink. If your child has started walking and you feel they should ice-skate, then they may go ahead. As regards learning how to ice-skate, children learn by virtue of Dubai Ice Rink Skating Academy (DIRSA).
DIRSA offers a full program of coaching on basic ice skating through advanced figure skating. For the ice skating lessons, a child must be at least 3 years old while for the hockey lessons, they must be within the ages of 5 and 12.
The ice skating program admits only 10 students in a class and runs for four weeks. Students may decide to take the program once or twice in a week. Registration is done at DIR reception. If students pass the required level, they get certified.
The Freestyle Ice-Skating Session
The freestyle session allows ice skaters to perform figure skating. Figure skating has to do with a skater performing unpremeditated moves such as jumps, spins, lifts and footwork gracefully ice skating. This session is for the more advanced ice skaters, although one could book to have freestyle lessons with a coach. The session lends advanced ice skaters the opportunity to perfect their moves. The freestyle lesson can at the moment not be booked online, but only at the Dubai Ice Rink reception desk.
In Dubai Ice Rink, you don’t only get to glide on genuine ice; you also see the snowfall. It is needless to stress that the snowfall is artificial. Here’s how it is brought about. A special snow fluid is pumped up to the roof space of the rink by a tank located at the ground level of it, and in every snowfall session, up to four liters of the fluid are pumped by trusses holding four snow machines. The fluid turns into flakes that fall and disappear on contact with any surface, including noses and woolly jumpers.
There can be up to four sessions of snowfall in a day.
The dynamic Ice Rink offers mini golf for family and friends. Get on the rink and get to test your aim, accuracy and putting skills! Compete with your company to see who’s better. The fun that’ll come along’s certain. A Golf session costs AED 40 for an individual.
Dubai Ice Rink boasts room for birthday celebrants. If you would like to have your birthday in glides and slides, visit the Dubai Ice Rink with your friends and family.
There’re three packages for celebrants and they’re the Silver, the Gold and the VIP. The Silver is carried out during public session and costs AED 130 for an individual. And the least of 10 persons is required. The Gold is done during any Disco or Snowfall session. It costs AED 150 per individual and requires the minimum of 10 individuals. You get a 30-minute session of coach supervision in both packages.
In the case of the VIP, you get one-third of the whole rink, whatever the session, a full session of coach supervision, the option of Broomball or IceByke, 15 minutes Mascot appearance and Penguins. Pricing is dependent on the day and time. This implies that the pricing would be what the management demands at any time. To inquire, kindly dial 800 38224 6255.
Whichever package of the three you go for, you enjoy the benefits of the announcement of your birthday and the playing the song.
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Really interestingly, IceBykes are allowed and are available in the Dubai Ice Rink. Having their dedicated area, IceByke riders can safely circle on the rink without crashing into skaters. With AED 80, you can enjoy 30 minutes of icebiking. Whether the guest is a child or an adult, once they’re as much as 120-centimeter tall, they’re qualified to take a ride on the IceByke.
You necessarily need to wear firm pants (trousers) and fully enclosed sports shoes. Long or hanging clothing aren’t allowed. For example, scarves, long coats or trailing items.
The Rink boasts penguin
skating aids and doubled-bladed skates (Bob Skates) for kids. Both allow of
stability while they ice skate. And for persons at least 12 years old (which
include adults), it boasts the snowman skating aid. This costs AED 40.
Is The Dubai Ice Rink Safe
for Ice Skating etc?
Security is paramount. Emaar which owns the Dubai Ice Rink and which has been awarded the ISO 28000:2007 certification for Security Supply Chain Management System seems to recognize this. The certification it’s awarded implies that the holder will demonstrate to customers, suppliers and stakeholders their commitment and compliance to global best practices for Security Supply Chain Management.
Given Emaar’s recognition that security is paramount, it has the following in place at the Dubai Ice Rink: first aid, nurses, ice marshals and ice resurfacing machine.
The first aid room is located near the management office. And the nurse is always available during peak periods. Where first aid is needed, which should be really rare, informing the staff will suffice. The ice marshals are always available during public skating hours to see that guests are safe. And the ice resurfacing machine, called Zamboni, is deployed across the rink every couple of hours to maintain the consistency of the ice.
Dubai Ice Rink Recommended
Warm clothing is recommended. If you’ve been to a natural ice rink or have been in a snowy area, wear the clothes you’d normally wear in these places such as the cardigan, thick socks and gloves. These make your stay at the Ice Rink comfortable, especially for young children. To use IceBykes or eBykes, you perforce need to wear pants and fully enclosed sports shoes — your pants mustn’t be loose. Long or hanging clothing aren’t allowed. For example, scarves, long coats or trailing items.
Thoughts About Dubai Ice Rink
anushree95 My first experience of Ice skating! I had an excellent time at the Dubai Ice Rink. As this was my first time at ice skating, I decided to get a coach to guide me.
Coach Jude, I can’t thank him enough for the lessons he
taught me. Jude was extremely patient and very encouraging throughout the
session. His experience and expertise showed very clearly. I can’t wait to go
back to the rink again!
Wambui E Dubai ice rink visit My visit to Dubai Ice rink in Dubai mall early April this year was too good to be expressed in words. The staff was extremely courteous and kind. They went out of [their] way to accommodate some requests as per the need of the time. Especially Martha she was so kind and supportive to us. I will definitely visit the place again.
Charif Lafqir It is amazing how you can skate in an Ice Rink while outdoor you have a hot summer temperature. This is one of the nice activities you can have in Dubai all year long. It is suited to both beginners and more professional ice skaters. If you are a professional and you want to enjoy the experience more, try to avoid the weekend afternoons where the ring is more crowded. Definitely a very nice experience.
Priyadarshini Vijayan A very nice place for ice skating and one of the biggest Ice rinks it is. From children to elders all of them enjoy a lot if they love skating on the ice… Sometimes there will also be snow sessions where snow will fall from the roof, although it was not felt like real snow, at least, when we went… But still the kids enjoyed a lot.
Sherif Shafie Cool Olympic-size rink to ice-skate whether you’re an adult, teenager or a kid. Good exercise that offers a welcome respite from the heat… or shopping. Great for families, couples or if you’re solo. Always have a blast when I visit.
They have these Disco sessions where they make it even more
fun with a DJ spinning various tunes with disco lighting and funky music…
definitely puts you in the mood to move to the groove!
Amalu Varghese Must try! I’m a beginner and was really not interested in this but now I’m actually glad I tried it. Friendly Staff and Amazing experience with friends. If you plan to go anytime soon look for the Ramadan offers.
967kau (London, United Kingdom) Wonderful coach Jude for teaching young children to skate! My 5-year-old has recently started ice-skating lessons at the Dubai Ice Rink. She is a quiet, shy child but her instructor, Jude, is wonderful in bringing out her confidence on the ice and she is enjoying skating immensely. Would recommend him to anyone looking for lessons for their young children.
I also have a 1-year-old who I have to bring with me. There’re places for park stroller and baby changing area.
Public Session A child under 100cm — AED 40.00 (Helmet included) An adult — AED 75.00
— N/A; inquire at 800 38224 6255
Snowfall Session A child under 100cm — AED 40.00 (Helmet included) An adult — AED 95.00
The snowfall-session timings are tentative and so to see when to visit and how to book, please click here.
Ice Golf An individual — AED 40. To book online, please click here.
Birthday Package The Silver Birthday Package — AED 130 for an individual. The least of 10 persons is required. The Gold Birthday Package — AED 150 per individual. The minimum of 10 individuals is required. The VIPBirthdayPackage — Varies. Kindly inquire at dial 800 38224 6255.
Ice Skating Lessons Once a week — AED 500 Twice a week — AED 840 For more information, please see the last two paragraphs of this section. For more information and registration, kindly email the Dubai Ice Rink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dubai is packed with things to do for vacationers. Whether you’re looking for what to do in the air, land or water, you’d get served in this Arabian city. What do you seek? Spectacular sights to see or adrenaline surging things to do? While we cover all of these and more, this article covers one of Dubai’s adrenaline surging activities — Atlantis Aquaventure in Dubai.
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A place to let the bother go; a place to let the soul soar, get electrified and insouciant: the Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis, The Palm.
Since its inception, Aquaventure, namesake of the water park in Bahamas, has been an exhilarating waterscape. Built on about 17 hectares (42 acres) of lush greenery, the Atlantis Water Park is designed to see that you slough stress and embrace ecstasy.
In short, it’s a tourist place for a perfect exuberant diversion. It’s small wonder thus that it’s bagged some awards to be reckoned with such as Best UAE Waterpark by Time Out Kid’s Awards in 2018, Sea TREK Operator of the Year by Sub Sea Systems Awards in 2018, Leading Waterpark in the Middle East by World Travel Awards in 2017, Best Waterpark in Dubai and The Middle East and Fourth Best in the World by Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2017.
Rides — The Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park Slides
The water park’s rides are subsumed under The Tower Of
Neptune and The Tower Of Poseidon.
Rides at The Tower Of Neptune
The Leap Of Faith
The Leap Of Faith is not popular for nothing. Though nine-story tall, it slides you down in about three seconds. That’s not all. You continue in a clear acrylic tube surrounded by numerous sharks and cownose rays. This plus sliding speedily down a nearly vertical path about 27.5 meters high and propelled through the tunnel surrounded by sharks is sure to get you thrilled. This explains why about six hundred thousand (600,000) guests take The Leap of Faith every year.
The Shark Attack
Whether you’re riding alone or with a company, the Shark Attack, by virtue of its for-one and for-two inner tubes, would serve. Your journey begins at the 13-meter high Ziggurat. From there, you plunge into the blackness of the cryptic core of the Mesopotamian-styled Tower of Neptune and then emerge in the middle of a shark-filled lagoon. In this journey you’d see have an exquisite view of spectacular fishes.
The Water Coasters
It’s time for true exuberance and veritable thrill. Are you ready? Hop on the water coaster ride that employs high-end technology. By virtue of this tech, you’re propelled up and down on jets of water. This ride takes you through the labyrinth of dark tunnels and finally to the lazy river.
Rides at The Tower Of Poseidon
The Tower Of Poseidon is quite a feat. Constructed in 2013 and sucking up $27 million, it features some
insane rides discussed below and its own zip line to help participants cover
some of the distance between slides.
First Aquaventure and now Aquaconda? You probably have an understanding of the word, anaconda. What then does aquaconda (‘aqua’ relating to water while ‘conda’ relating to the snake) communicate? The Aquaconda ride employs a path similar to the movement of a snake and catapults you through its dark and snaky tunnel to drop you in a fiber glass tube. This fiber glass tube’s billed as the largest in the world.
Up to six persons can take this ride. The Aquaventure management dubs the Aquaconda the world’s largest waterslide. Wanna see for yourself?
We’re in the business of thrill and the rush of adrenaline, right? Step into one of the two capsules of the Poseidon Revenge, where you’ll stand upright, hands crossed on your chest, waiting for your judgement. The trill is sure and the immersion no less.
The thrilling ride of the Poseidon Revenge in other words can admit two riders at a time. You enter into one of the capsules in which you’d stand upright and wait for your fate, getting dropped to slide through a 116-meter path. If you’re with a company, try to seethe your fear, because you can be seen through the capsule’s transparent doors.
Assuming you’re in the capsule, when everything is set, a button is pressed. Immediately, the floor gives way and you plummet from the height of 31 meters. Remember — at the speed of 60kph through a 116-meter path. Imagine the trill! You know a beautiful part of this? You’re propelled upside down along your journey. So, brace up.
The Slitherine is a dual waterslide within a waterslide. It lets you race with your companies to see who’s better. 31 meters high and 182 meters long, it boasts enough room for you to take on your companies in a frenzy of twists and turns, and a terrifying darkness. Lo. Far below you are riders of the Aquaconda slide.
At Zoomerango, gravity defiance is the norm rather than the exception. Get tossed, thrusted up and shoved down with thrilling bursts of ostensible weightlessness. Whatever stress you may have in you can’t hold through this frenetic activity.
The Atlantean Flyer Zip Line This is a zip line designed to take you from one slide to another. It offers a stunning treetop view of the park, beach and The Palm Island below.
Done with the slides? You probably want to take the complex
river ride with waves pushing you on your tube around the park.
Experience an electrical moment to the full through a 1.6 kilometer ride in a tube on The Rapids. Adequately named, The Rapids has multiple level rapids and propels you through the high intensity rapids, wave surges and waterfalls by means of 15 million liters of fresh water.
It lends you the opportunity to journey through all the major slides in the park. Ride taking about 45 minutes, this river is claimed to be one of the longest rivers in the region. Guests can dip in and out of various large pools with spacious sun decks along the river, as they please. These pools have no entry besides the access the ride lends you.
As the name suggests, The Torrent is capable of creating tidal swells along its course. As you journey through this 700-meter long river, you experience these surges that get as high as 1 meter. In all this, you’re propelled in your tube on the crests of the waves. Getting thrilled here’s quick.
The Neptune’s Retreat
The Aquaventure’s exuberant rides are great. But there comes a time when relaxation becomes requisite. The Neptune’s Retreat would be the solution in this time. It is a reserved seating area. Situated in lush tropical landscapes, plus being secluded and serene, it’s perfect for unwinding. The reserved seating area offers complimentary amenities and all-day cabana host service.
Pre-booking saves you the queue. To book, call +971 4 426 1169 or make this known via the email: email@example.com.
Splashers — Kid’s Dedicated Play Area
The Aquaventure recognizes the needs of
kids as much as it recognizes those of adults. Indubitably, kids need and love
excitement the most. So, where’re your children? Splashers is a dedicated area
boasting two remarkable play structures, the Splashers Mountain and the
The Splashers Mountain
The Splashers Mountain is a water playground which features elaborate water games and slides such as The Cyclone, The Wave and The Blaze. The Mountain boasts two enormous spinning tipping buckets. These release 1,400 liters of water at various intervals and effortlessly drench those who dare go under them. Children can try the Mountain’s interactive climbing frames or challenge one another across one of the five rope bridges interconnecting ten water slides.
The Mountain is not bereft of water jets and cannons. These can be used to heighten the diversion. Note that only children below the height of 1.2 meters with their parents are allowed in the Splashers Mountain.
The Splashers Island
Launched in April 2018 next to Splashers Mountain, Splashers Island offers seven thrilling water slides for kids. The Splashers Mountain is reasonably big but the Splashers Island is even bigger, almost three times the size of the former. The Island is designed specifically for children not more than 1.20 meters tall, although their parents are allowed in.
The Island features 20 thrilling water attractions, as well as a giant dry-play structure in the shape of a Dhow shipwreck. Added to the foregoing, it also has KIDZ Tornado and KIDZ Bowl. These are exact copies of the Aquaventure adult slides.
The Aquaventure Beach
Slides are normal existent in water parks. But beach? That’s really rare. The Aquaventure interestingly has a beach of a whole 700 meters of pristine white sand. The atmosphere is serene and great for relaxation and a stroll.
If you visit in the day and you please, you can enjoy this unique beach experience as part of your entry into the park. You can even take things further by booking the luxury and private cabanas which come with indulgences.
To pre-book the VIP Cabana call +971 4 426 1169 or make this known via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Availability is limited.
The Aquaventure’s Dining
The Aquaventure boasts 16 restaurants and kiosks. We touch upon some.
Barracudas is a sleek restaurant with different outlets such as TBJ, Shawafel, The Dosa Factory, Peetza, Asia Republic Express, and Rooster 66. These outlets are named according to what they offer. At Barracudas, you can get burgers, falafel, sharwana, tandoori, dosa, pizza, chinese noodles and fried chicken.
Shark Bites is another sleek restaurant
offering items suited to the family. It offers a variety of burgers, pizzas,
sandwiches, salads and traditional Arabic food. It also offers indoor and
outdoor dining options.
You can find kiosks around the Aquaventure where you can buy snacks including parathas, popcorn, sorbets and ice cream. Although, the beach has healthier options such as smoothies, fresh coconut, pineapple and watermelon.
Splashers offers burgers, hot dogs,
sandwiches, beverages among other things.
For something chill, the Lagoons have got
you. At the Lagoons, you can get soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes or other cold
Snappers offers a variety of coffees, teas,
cakes and pastries to all Aquaventure guests.
Traveling around Dubai is relatively easy by virtue of its various means of transportation. Recently, we covered some articles on how to get to Atlantis from Dubai mall etc. But in this one, the focus is how to reach Atlantis from Bur Dubai. If you’ve read the articles we’ve published on the Dubai Metro, the Dubai tram and the Dubai Monorail, you should be quite familiar with how you can get to Atlantis, The Palm by them.
The Distance Between Bur Dubai and Atlantis, The Palm
First up, the distance
between Bur Dubai and Atlantis, The Palm according to Rome2rio.com is 23 km,
although by road, it is 32 km.
Getting to Atlantis from
Bur Dubai by The Taxi
The quickest way to get to Atlantis from Bur Dubai is by the taxi, although this would be more expensive. The taxi is estimated to take about 26 minutes to cover this journey.
Getting to Atlantis from Bur
Dubai by A Self-drive Car
You can get to the Atlantis by a self-drive car, although if you’re not a resident of Dubai, you may need an international driving license to drive in Dubai. Assuming you had one, you’d need Dubai’s transportation apps to guide you through the journey. You can get the relevant apps here. A self-drive car is estimated to take about 26 minutes to cover this journey.
Getting to Atlantis from Bur Dubai by Public Transport — Metro and Tram
Since you’re in Bur Dubai, you probably would be starting your journey with the Dubai Metro if you’re close to any of the Metro’s stations in Bur Dubai— Al Ghubaiba, Al Fahidi and BurJuman (Transfer station). If you’re not close to any of these stations, you could get to them by the Dubai bus. Please see Dubai bus’s routes.
If you were at either Al Ghubaiba or Al Fahidi, get aboard the metro headed to the BurJuman transfer station. At the BurJuman station, board the Red line’s metro headed to DAMAC PROPERTIES Metro station.
Study the map against the following text for ease of understanding. Image is meant to make information graphical.
From the DAMAC
PROPERTIES Metro station,head
to theDubai Marina Tram Station which is the closest tram station to the DAMAC
PROPERTIES Metro station. This distance may suck up more or less than 15
minutes if covered by leg, depending on the individual and how they walk. You
may cover this by walking or by the taxi.
Board the Tram to Palm Jumeirah Tram Station. From there, head to the the Gateway Monorail Station. Getting to the Gateway Monorail Station from there by foot can suck up 5 – 10 minutes.
Dubai monorail with a single trip ticket to Atlantis Aquaventure Station
at AED 20 or a round (to-and-fro) trip ticket to the given station at AED 30.
It takes the monorail about 15 minutes to transit the length of the journey.
The is where the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark is.
the station to your left is the Atlantis’s entrance. You can’t miss it.
is estimated to take about 1 hour, and 19 minutes.
should note that you can also get to Atlantis from the gateway via the taxi at
a higher fare, although tourists say visiting the Atlantis by the monorail
gives you a better view of the Palm Jumeirah island than the taxi does, in that
the monorail is elevated.
explains how to get to Atlantis, The Palm from Bur Dubai. And we hope it
helped. If you think there’s a way to improve it, we be glad to hear from you
at email@example.com. Stay