Indoor Skiing In The Desert? You Betcha!: Ski Dubai


My pal Alex Russell has written about indoor skiing and snowboarding at BigAir Fukuoka in Japan. And I’ve told you about the Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark in Michigan.

But now, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East is making news with its real snow, year-round desert snowdome known as Ski Dubai. It opened last November at the Mall of the Emirates, one of the world’s largest malls.

It’s big. How big? Three football fields big, with:
• Five slopes in varying degrees of difficulty;
• The world’s first indoor Black Diamond advanced ski run;
• A ¼ pipe run for snowboarders;
• Two themed restaurants; and
• A pro shop.

Ski Dubai
A: Shiekh Zayed Road, exit 39 towards Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE
T: 04 409 4000

[Via TrendCentral]

Posted by Gil Zeimer on January 19, 2006 in Travel

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