Its desert locale hasn't stopped the Hyatt Regency Dubai from bringing the magic of winter to special events. Located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the 400-room hotel stages a dazzling "Evening on Ice" theme party around its ice rink, the first built in the Middle East.

Tables are set up bordering the rink, at the center of which is a stage for a pianist. Magnificently costumed skaters perform for participants in the area between the stage and the tables.

The ice rink can accommodate up to 400, with a maximum of 160 for sit-down dinners. The only caveat: Events should not last more than an hour and a half because it does get chilly.