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Ski Dubai: winter sports in summer time

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A ski area in the desert? Only in Dubai could one dream up such infrastructure, in a shopping centre no less.

Upon its opening at the famous Mall of the Emirates in 2005, this ski area was taken as an ephemeral delirium. And yet it continues to attract thousands of people every day, who come to enjoy the artificial snow for downhill skiing, snowboarding, or bobsledding. The 22,500 square meters of snow on five trails enable skiers of all levels to satisfy their desires for ‘coolness'. For small children, a snow park of 3,000 square metres, with caves and tobogganing, is available. Like any self-respecting ski area, its mountaintop chalet, the Avalanche café, allows you to stop for a hot chocolate.

And for some other frosted sensations, head to Snow Bullet, a 16-metre-high zip-line, which will propel you above the trails. Apart from hats and gloves, all equipment is included in the entry price.

Prepare to give the best of yourself, as a large bay window allows visitors to observe your performance and also admire the little penguin colony.

Ski Dubai
Mall of the Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 60811, Dubai
Al Barsha South 1

+971 (0)440 94090

www.theplaymania.com/skidubai

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