I was at the Mall of Emirates last January 5, 2009 with my best friend Lewis. We went there just to eat Thai food which he was bragging about for some time. So, he took me there to try their mouth watering food (Oh I love Thai food, hmm) but unfortunately I can’t really enjoy the food because of my braces which I just had 2 weeks before that day. Darn!!!! I had to order a softer Thai food instead.
It was my first time in the Mall of Emirates, a huge mall in Dubai, UAE. And that was the first time I saw the only Indoor Ski Resort in the Middle East – The Ski Dubai Resort. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to try Skiing but I took some photos while we were at the restaurant. What fascinated me was the view of the restaurant. While eating you can view the inside of the resort and the people playing on the fake snow. The next time I will be in Dubai, I’ll make sure that I will try to learn how to ski before I head to Aspen, Colorado. Lewis might take me there! hahaha….
To see more photos of Ski Dubai, click here.
Rates are in
|Ski pass (2 hours)||180||150|
|Full day pass||300||240|
Included in the price:
– Disposable socks
– Helmet for children up to 13
– Skis, poles and boots or Snowboard and boots
Here are some more information about Ski Dubai Resort in Dubai, UAE.
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing or just playing in the snow. The construction covers an amazing 22,500 square meters covered with real snow all year round. Ski Dubai is related to the Mall of the Emirates and is part of Majid Al Futtaim Group of Companies.
Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and steepness. The longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters, making it the world’s first indoor black run. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts on the 90-metre long quarter pipe. Kids and parents alike will have fun in the interactive Snow Park which is the largest indoor snow park in the world with 3000 square meters.
You don’t have to worry about ski clothing or equipment either. Ski Dubai has thought of it all and offers guests the use of winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment. Your skis will carry you down the slope, and the quad-chairlift and tow lift will promptly carry you back to the top for another run.
You will enjoy themed restaurants; the St Moritz Café at the entrance to Ski Dubai, and the Avalanche Café at mid-station, with views of the slope. An exclusive retail shop, Snow Pro, has expert staff to advise you on your equipment needs and the team of professional instructors will guide you through the simple, fun process of learning to ski or snowboard.
At Ski Dubai you will enjoy:
– Use of quality equipment and clothing included in the ticket price
– Qualified professional instructors
– State of the art ticketing system
– Changing areas with locker rental
– Private kids party rooms
– Exclusive retail shop – Snow Pro
– St Moritz Café and Avalanche Café
Ski Dubai Getting There
The Ski Dubai – Mall of the Emirates is located south of Dubai on the Sheikh Zayed Road. Take Exit 39 on the 4th interchange and follow the indications towards Al Barsha zone.