Ski Dubai is one of the most unique attractions in the Middle East, offering a snowy winter experience in the heart of the desert city. Located within the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, Ski Dubai provides a variety of winter activities and is a testament to Dubai’s penchant for creating the extraordinary.
Here’s what you can expect from Ski Dubai:
- Indoor Ski Slopes: Ski Dubai boasts an 85-meter high indoor mountain with five slopes of varying difficulty and steepness, including a 400-meter long run, which is the world’s first indoor black diamond run.
- Snowboarding: Apart from skiing, there’s a dedicated area for snowboarding with jumps and rails suitable for all skill levels.
- Snow Play Area: If you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, there’s a large snow play area where you can enjoy tobogganing, build snowmen, or engage in snowball fights.
- Penguins: One of the main attractions is the March of the Penguins, which happens several times a day. Ski Dubai is home to a group of Gentoo and King Penguins that you can watch and, with specific packages, even interact with up-close.
- Snow Bullet: Adventure-seekers can try the Snow Bullet, a 150-meter long zip line that allows you to soar above the slopes and the people below.
- Snow Cavern: Explore an interactive snow cavern filled with sculptures and a combination of play and climbing areas.
- Equipment and Clothing: Don’t have winter clothing? No problem. Your entry fee includes rental of all necessary equipment (except gloves and hats for hygiene reasons) and winter clothing. Just remember to bring your own gloves or purchase them onsite.
- Academy: If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding or want to brush up on your skills, Ski Dubai offers lessons for all ages and levels.
- Mountain-Themed Restaurant: After a tiring day on the slopes, you can warm up with hot chocolate or a meal at the Avalanche Café, located halfway up the ski hill, offering a view of the slopes.
- Temperature: The temperature is maintained at a chilly -1°C to -2°C, ensuring the snow remains in good condition.
- Expansion and Innovation: Ski Dubai has continued to expand and innovate over the years. They frequently add new features and attractions to enhance the experience for visitors.
For many residents and tourists, especially those from warmer climates who’ve never experienced snow, Ski Dubai offers an unforgettable snowy adventure. It’s a remarkable achievement to maintain such a facility in a desert environment, and it stands as a testament to Dubai’s commitment to offering diverse and unique experiences for its visitors.