Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22500 square metres of indoor ski area and is one of the largest in the world. When you walk to the entrance,...
How to Get There
Did you think that there's winter in Dubai? Of course not. As you know that Dubai is all desert, but where you can do ski? For the first, you have to know that everything is possible in Dubai. When I visited Dubai last year, I have opportunity to try this kind of magical thing. Why I called it magical? because there's snow in the dessert!
Anyway, this snow is indoor inside Mall Emirates which is one of the largest shopping mall in the world. This mall located at Sheikh Zayed Rd, to reach this place, you can take taxi for saving your time.
What to Do
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22500 square metres of indoor ski area and is one of the largest in the world. When you walk to the entrance, you'll get a glimpse through the windows at just how big this place is. There's a mountain with 85 metres high and has 5 slopes for every level of skier including the world's first indoor black run and a snow park for kids and non skiers.
Well, this is my first snow experience. So when I visit Dubai for the first time, I didn't bring any winter clothes because I don't have one. But thank God, I was provided with a jacket and pants that are clean and have good quality, so no need to carry your own clothing. Because this is my first snow, I never did ski before so I just follow my friends who ever did before.
First time step into a giant freezer with a sudden drop of more than -4 degree celcius in temperature. The snow provides almost the same sensation as on a natural slope, with one exception of being a bit sticky. If you are an expert skier, you'll nees to make additional efforts to rapidly gain speed or make perfect carving turns.
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Beside, you can go to snow park where you could imagine yourself at an alpine-themed winter wonderland. This snow park was very fun because so many activities to do such as playing snowballs, making snowman, getting pulled around the snow park on a sledge and making beautiful snow angels.
Moreover, you can watch the Penguins show where you can interact with these super cute penguins..
Tips and Trick
Well, interest to visit this place? If you are not, I still recommend you to visit this place when you travel in Dubai. Before that, here good to know:
- This Ski resort is open all yeard around from 10 am to 11 pm on Sunday - Wednesday, 10 am to 12 am on Thursday, 9 am to 12 am on Friday and 9 am to 11 pm on Saturday.
- Download Ski Resort Dubai app on Playstore and buy the ticket on that app, because you'll get extra discount.
- Bring gloves, beannies, socks and other winter clothes for saving your money, because inside the resort is very cold.
- Bring camera for taking picture with the penguins.
- Take your family and you loved ones.