• Ski resort in the Dubai


    By Free Online News

    PUBLISHED: May 17, 2013 3:18 pm


    A ski resort in the Dubai desert

    Source: Yahoo News   Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

    More than seven years since it opened, Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai remains one of the most unusual attractions in the UAE. Billed the world’s largest Snow Park, it sprawls over 3000 square meters of artificial snow. Temperatures here are set at -1°C (about 45 to 48 degrees lower than the desert heat outside). There are tobogganing hills, a twin track bobsled ride, a snowball-throwing gallery and a snow cavern filled with interactive experiences. An observation tower offers a view of the Ski Dubai main slope. Children can build a snowman and play on the hills. Refreshments are available at two cafes — St Moritz Cafe at the entrance to Ski Dubai, and Avalanche Cafe at mid-station. A full-day pass sets you back by AED 140 (US$ 38, INR 2,088) for adults and AED 130 ($35, INR 1939) for children under 13. Kids under three are not charged. A wintercoat, boots and disposable socks are included with the ticket. Ski Dubai has a full capacity of 1,500 guests. These archival photographs from 2005 reminisce upon the opening of the world’s largest snowdome, seven years later.

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    A general view of Ski Dubai, the world’s largest snow dome, at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    A gentleman wearing a traditional Emirati Dish Dasha looks through a glass window at the Ski Dubai snow dome at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    A tree lies near a staircase at the Ski Dubai snow dome.

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    An Emirati gentleman takes pictures through a glass window of the Ski Dubai snow dome at Mall of the Emirates.

    5An Emirati gentleman uses the ski lift at Ski Dubai snowdome at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    6People prepare to get onto the ski lift at the Ski Dubai snowdome.

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    Gentlemen wearing traditional Emirati attire Dish look through a glass window at the Ski Dubai snow dome at Mall of the Emirates.

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    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 01: Ladies in traditional middle eastern clothing gaze through a glass window at Ski Dubai, the world?s largest snow dome, at Mall of the Emirates.

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    A general view of Ski Dubai snow dome.

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    A young boy gazes through glass into Ski Dubai, the world’s largest snow dome, at Mall of the Emirates.

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    A general view of the 2005 press launch of Ski Dubai, the world’€™s largest snow dome, at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    A view of the under-construction Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates is seen in this December 17, 2005 archival photo.

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    A general view of Ski Dubai.


    8 Responses to Ski resort in the Dubai

    1. cindy knoke says:

      Can the women ski? What must they wear?

    2. cindy knoke says:

      Don’t you think Jackson Hole Wyomming would be better? Or Cstaad? Or anywhere????? LOL!

    3. CarolMaeWY says:

      Jackson Hole WY is the most beautiful. Can’t go wrong with Mother Nature. ;)

      • Well natural ski resorts will always be the first choice if u are in Europe, Japan or North America but when you are in Dubai and want to get a feel of home, then this is the place to be to get respite from the sweltering heat outside. Its indeed an engineering marvel and an attempt to match nature at its best. Its a must visit for all tourist.

    4. aliceny says:

      What a stupendous sink hole that — and the rest of the Dubai complex — will make when it is reclaimed by nature.
      Buried forever, just like the ancient Arabian civilization that was buried in the desert sands.

    5. swabby429 says:

      Self-indulgent excess and energy wastage so immense that it’s breathtaking. Counterfeit skil lodges on the desert are as packaged as the tropical rainforest in Omaha. Interesting, but unnatural.


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