Have you ever, in your wildest dreams, imagined skiing (in real snow) in a land of deserts? Well, the wildest of dreams is a reality in the exotic land of sands, Dubai.
With 22,500 km of ski area and a plethora of other attractions that it boasts of, Ski Dubai is one of the most iconic spots in The Mall of Emirates, Dubai.
About Ski Dubai
The indoor ski destination boasts of the world’s first indoor black diamond run and five slopes of varying steepness and difficulty for people to learn, practice, and compete. Besides skiing, it also has facilities for snowboarders.
The indoor skiing spot also has a quad tow lift that carries skiers and snowboards right to the top of the 85-feet-tall mountain.
Next to the skiing slopes is a 3000 square meter Snow Park that has a whole new set of activities for people who can’t or don’t want to ski, but still want to be a part of the fun. Snow Park Dubai has sled and toboggan runs, an ice slide, an ice cave, and a play house with towers and corridors to explore.
The best part about Ski Dubai isn’t even the Ski slope or the Snow World, but the penguins that are let out several times in a day. This is a separate feature called Penguin Encounters where one can take pictures and get some penguin kisses. It is very popular among people of all ages.
The only thing you could say is missing is an ice rink to complete the icy experience. However, you can always head to The Dubai Mall as they have one of the biggest Dubai ice rinks.
Ski Dubai prices are 510 dirhams and the price for the Snow Fun is 285 dirhams – this includes Snow Fun, Chairlift ride, Giant Ball, and Fleece Glove Vouchers. For safety reasons, Ski Dubai doesn’t permit children below two years to enter the premises.
A ski slope day pass for experienced skiers only is priced and 310 dirhams for adults and 170 dirhams for children.
DAMAC Maison arranges a fun trip for your whole group to Ski Dubai at reasonable prices. Get a Super Pass from Damac’s concierge and pay only 250 dirhams each for both adults and children. With this package, take ski lessons and have a hot chocolate at the Avalanche Café! You also get ski clothes and other necessary equipment.
Besides Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates – where the icy land is located – is a shopper's destination. From exotic Athar and carpets to some of the most fashionable international brands, this mall has everything under its roof. It also has an arcade and rides centre called Magic Planet and a large food court to satisfy every foodie’s cravings.
Near the mall, you also have the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre where you can indulge in beautiful plays and music performances. Relax and splurge on yourself by getting an excellent spa at the SensAsia Urban Spa in the Mall of the Emirates.
There is also Vox cinemas, which 14-screen multiplex that runs all the latest Hollywood movies and regional films. This includes Imax, Vox 4-D, and even special cinemas for kids.