Lara Brunt Lonely Planet

This Olympic-sized ice rink inside Dubai Mall is ringed with cafes and restaurants and can even be converted into a concert arena. Sign up for a private or group class if you’re a little wobbly in the knees. There is a separate area to enjoy the half-hour Icebyke experience, basically a skating/cycling combo that promises to glide you seamlessly across the ice. There are DJ sessions for families in the afternoons; other cool activities include night-time discos.