Chillout in Dubai

Ever thought of relaxing in a refreshing icy ambience while in the desert city of Dubai? Or have you ever eaten popcorn that blows out nitrogen? Visit the Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai that is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

About Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai

With cutting-edge engineering and state-of-the-art technology, Dubai has pushed the envelope of architecture and entertainment. Be it the world’s tallest building or the largest natural garden, there are jaw-dropping attractions in Dubai that keep you on the edge of your seat. One of such extraordinary attractions is Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai, the first ice lounge in the Middle East.

Located in the Times Square Center Dubai at Sheikh Zayed Road, Chillout Ice Lounge is the most happening dining spot in the region, spread across 2500 square meters area. It combines the below-freezing temperature with an unusual interior. The landmark is exclusively known for its jaw-dropping sculptures, seats, tables and renditions, all made out of real ice. Conceptualised by the Sharaf Group venture, this unique attraction in Dubai has been startling its guests since June 2007. In 2014, it reopened following a major renovation.

Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai is beautifully lit and well-maintained at subzero temperatures. In a jiffy, you will go from a sweltering 45°C outdoors to -6°C inside! Both locals and tourists flock to the place to beat the heat and unwind in its arctic-like setting. The illuminations and hues change at intervals creating a curiosity of what is going to happen next. Visitors are offered warm clothes,along with the chance to relish complimentary drinks at the bar.


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Here is a rundown of cool experiences that you can look forward to enjoy at Chillout Ice Lounge.

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Things to do in Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai

  1. Escape the Scorching Heat of Dubai

Out of all the summer places to visit in Dubai, Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai is a true winter wonderland that looks like a miracle in the emirate scaling a maximum temperature of 50 Celsius during the summer months. The lounge maintains a freezing -6°C. With option like this, you don’t have to struggle with the heat during the daytime. The unparalleled experience and spellbinding interior will sweep you off the floor.

  1. Feel Warm and Cozy

The ticket includes thermal clothes so that you can snug as a bug in a rug. Once you reach the lounge, you’ll be provided with thermal gear to keep yourselves warm. It comprises a parka (a heavy hooded jacket), disposable woolen gloves and a pair of socks and shoes (if required). Long pants can come in handy. Then, you can sit in the car and perch on the chair carved out of ice while remaining toasty and comfy in these warm clothes.

  1. Check out theLobby, Lounge and Buffer Areas

Chillout has a lobby and lounge area that has a buffer zone in between. The buffer zone is maintained at 5 Celsius, where the visitors are expected to spend a few minutes. This gives the body enough time to adapt to the low temperature in the dining area.

  1. Admire the Stunning Interior 

With the mind-blowing innovation in refrigeration, illumination, and architecture, the place creates a fantastic decoration. It displaysa fascinating combination of ice, glass and steel. There are several elements used to add a touch of realism, like ice splinters, stalactites and stalagmites. Another interesting feature is the dispersed lighting. After a certain period, it changes its shades and penetrates through the ice crystal blocks. It is visible as vibrant hues making varying patterns. All of this has been strategically engineered to create one of the best ice lounges in the world.

  1. Take Pictures with the Camel in Snow

It is a delight to catch the camels sauntering in the golden sand of Dubai. However, Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai takes it up a notch. It has a camel of ice sitting in a crisp ambience. There are other sculptures of animals, hearts, king-size chairs, an igloo and a lot more that make a picturesque background.

  1. Savour Delicious Drinks and Desserts in the Lounge

The idea is to take a break from the outdoor heat and dine in a polar environment that transports you to Iceland. Each guest receives a complimentary welcome drink here. The lounge offers a well-crafted menu including hot soups, barbecues, sandwiches, juices, hot chocolates, cakes, coffee, tea and a variety of desserts, mocktails and confectionery. The signature hot chocolate and nitrogen-cooled popcorn are highly recommended as they give you the feel of the Alps. As a result, Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai is the first of its kind in the world to serve hot food and beverages.

  1. Arrange Events and Shows

This ice lounge is also a great place to organise corporate events, film shoots and even private hire. That means you can relive the fun together by throwing a party on your birthday, anniversary or any other special occasions. It gives a twist to your regular Dubai events,thanks to its plummeting temperatures below zero degrees.

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Quick Facts about Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai

Opening hours: Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm | Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 midnight

The average cost for two: AED 100

Location: Ground Floor, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Industrial Area 1, Al Quoz, Dubai

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How to reach Chillout Ice Lounge?

Take the Red Line Metro and get off at First Abu Dhabi Bank Metro Station. From there, get a bus to reach the destination. You can hire a private taxi for a hassle-free journey.

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Other Things to Do in Times Square Center Dubai

Times Square Center Dubai is a buzzing mall that features a palm-filled atrium, a range of stores, restaurants, salons and other fun-induced attractions. You can shop your favourite items, such as furniture, electronics and toys from famous shops like Ripe Market, Biorganic, DG+, Ankita and Threads. There are spas, gaming zones and fitness centres that will pack your day with action. Refuel your energy as you devour delicious food at Culture, Caribou Coffee and other cafes at the mall. You can also find an amazing menu of things to do in Dubai Mall, from skiing to playing VR games.


Chillout Ice Lounge Dubai is an icy escape and a perfect getaway for all types of travellers. This cosy subzero place to lounge, drink and chill must be on your things to do in Dubai.

Shaheen Taj is a freelance travel writer by profession. She is particularly fond of traveling and loves to jot down her experiences and cultural diversities of different countries.

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