If you want to experience snow in the desert, in Dubai, you will have the opportunity to go to Ski Dubai. The attraction is located inside the Mall of the Emirates (not the Dubai Mall, although many confuse it). There are different tickets for the tour that range from AED 220 ($60). The price increases depending on the attractions you want to visit.
Since 2005, the largest indoor ski resort has opened, and its name is, simply, Ski Dubai. With 400 meters of snow-covered slope, Ski Dubai guarantees hours of skiing to its customers, in conditions that are necessarily optimal, since they are fully controlled. Located in the middle of the desert, the Ski Dubai indoor resort is a real technological feat. While the average temperature outside is 40°, the Ski Dubai slope is maintained at a constant temperature of -1°. Many ski enthusiasts hope one day to have the chance to ski Dubai’s slope.
The technical specifications of Ski Dubai are an avalanche of figures, each more surprising than the last: 25,000 m2 of interior surface, 30 tons of snow made every day, 250 million dollars for construction costs, capacity for 1500 people, and 1 meter thick insulating walls…
But to ski in Dubai, you can also stay outside… Because, it is a specialty of the region, sand skiing is one of the favorite sports. To ski in Dubai, in the desert sand, the technique is no longer, this time, on the side of contractors, but those who practice it!
The different activities
It offers a range of activities such as tubing run (descent on an inflatable structure), luge, climbing and bobsleigh. Includes a giant ball ride (you get into a giant ball and then go down a steep hill).
Meet the Penguins
Forget about penguins seen from behind a glass. You can interact with them and hug them. There are several tickets available.
How to get to the ski area
Days and hours of operation:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Ball prices according to packages from AED 220 (€54, $60), AED 275 (€67, $75)
Sheikh Zayed Rd – Al Barsha – Al Barsha 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates