Chillout — U.A.E. from 13 Cool Ice Hotels and Restaurants (Slideshow)

13 Cool Ice Hotels and Restaurants (Slideshow)

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Chillout — U.A.E.

Dubai is known for doing everything in lavish fashion, so of course the city would have an extraordinary ice lounge — the first of its kind in the Middle East. The ambiance is opulent and modern, combining ice, glass, and steel architecture with blue, red, and purple lighting to give guests an arctic experience amid the desert heat. Designer parkas, shoes, and gloves are provided along with a mocktail when you enter (there’s a $17 cover), and the website advises staying inside in increments of 40 minutes.