Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 9 December 2019

You can go ice skating by the beach in Dubai this Christmas

The free-of-charge skating rink will be housed in a giant igloo

As well as the ice rink, festive characters will liven up The Walk at JBR this Christmas. Courtesy Dubai Retail
As well as the ice rink, festive characters will liven up The Walk at JBR this Christmas. Courtesy Dubai Retail

A white Christmas is a much-wanted weather phenomenon the world over, but it seems entirely out-of-reach in the UAE, but that doesn't mean that winter sports are totally off limits.

This December you can defy the elements and go ice skating by the beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence. An ice skating rink will be set up in JBR for the first time ever, meaning you can get your skate on wihle taking in views across to Ain Dubai, Dubai Marina and Bluewaters Island. The rink will be completely free for all visitors to enjoy.

A giant igloo with a winter forest backdrop will be set up to house the rink from Thursday, 5 December. As a synthetic ice rink, it is more environmentally friendly than conventional ice rinks.

The #WowJBR series of wintry events will also include a cast of familiar festive characters, putting on shows up and down the streets near JBR, including a breakdancing Santa and his little helpers, The Grinch, nutcrackers and The Sticky Bandits, the mischievous duo from the Home Alone movies.

There will also be arcade games to win prizes at and puzzles to beat scattered along The Walk.

The festivities will kick off from 6.30pm on Thursday, December 5 and will run every weekend until Friday, December 27. All activities on The Walk, JBR, are free of charge and suitable for all ages.

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Updated: November 25, 2019 11:02 AM

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