Dubai at Christmas time is definitely a unique experience, but if you’re used to the snow and feeling homesick for some winter weather, here’s where you need to go to fulfil that inner nostalgia:
The Chill Out Lounge in Dubai has officially been around since 2007 but underwent a massive renovation and upgrade in 2014, resulting in the current decor and ambience that you see when you enter. Inside you’ll find a lounge entirely filled from head to toe with ice, from the tables, seats, floor, etc. The best part about it if you haven’t been able to guess yet is the fact that the temperature is kept at a solid -6 degrees the whole time, which means the winter vibes are in full swing.
Chill Out Lounge isn’t purely there for aesthetic purposes, as they have a menu with options ranging from soup, sandwiches, etc. to a variety of drinks… you’ll be happy to know that you’re greeted with a complimentary drink of your choice, so make sure you try their signature hot chocolate to really feel like you’re in the mountains. For those of you that are interested in architecture, the design of this lounge is a combination of ice, glass, steel and multicoloured lights that shine through the blocks of ice to make them glisten with rainbow hues. Come and explore for yourself while we’re still in the holiday season, you might even get a cool pic for your instagram in the process.
Address: Times Square Centre Dubai, G Floor
Have a look at the video below to give you an idea of what to expect: