Ski Dubai announces 6th annual Ice Warrior Challenge

Enjoyed the Desert Warrior Challenge ? This then might be something for you! Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, is pleased to announce the return of Ski Dubai’s annual Ice Warrior Challenge. The charity event will take place inside of Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

For the sixth consecutive year, the entire facility will be transformed into a snowy obstacle course, challenging participants to push the boundaries of their physical fitness in -4 degrees. The commando assault course will feature around 15 obstacles, including a cargo net crawl, zorb mall maze, monkey bar swings, tire course and black run climb, which have all been custom designed specifically for the event.

All proceeds including all registration fees for the Ice Warrior Challenge will go to the Dubai Center for Special Needs, a non-profit organization founded in 1993. The Center is dedicated to providing the highest standards of service in specialized education and therapy to children with various disabilities.

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Speaking about the Ice Warrior Challenge, Omar El Banna, Marketing & Business Development Director at Majid Al Futtaim – Leisure & Entertainment, said: “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. 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.”

The Ice Warrior Challenge will crown one male and one female participant as first place winners. These winning warriors will each receive 3 nights stay at the Cristallo Hotel in Italy, a main sponsor of the event. Thanks to Ski Dubai’s airline sponsor, Air France/KLM, roundtrip economy tickets to the Italian resort will also be included. The first place prize also includes ground transfers to and from the airport as well as Ski Lessons at the resort.

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There will also be dinner and spa vouchers, gym memberships and various other exciting prizes for runner up participants.

If you prefer enjoying the excitement from a distance, there will be specific areas to watch the event from inside the Mall of the Emirates. There will also be an option to watch from inside of Ski Dubai at the Snow Bullet Cafe for AED 50.

The Challenge is open to group or individual participants of all fitness levels, 16 years old and up and will cost AED 250 per entry. Registration must be completed by 27th September 2015 and the event will occur on Friday, 2nd October 2015.

Participants will be sent their start time and group 24 hours before the event.

To help you prepare for the Ice Warrior Challenge and build up your fitness levels, Ski Dubai is bringing back its much loved Snowrobics. The training classes are held in Subzero temperatures and ensure to get your heart rate pumping. Classes will begin on September 6th and will be held on Sundays and Tuesdays at 7:00pm throughout September. One session will cost you AED80 each, or AED600 for a package of 8 sessions.

For more information and to register for The Challenge, please visit

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