Snow Skiing in the Desert of Arabia (Mall of the Emirates)

Everybody knows that fantastic skiing can be found in places such as the Swiss Alps, Utah, and  the Colorado Rockies. Many of you though might be surprised to hear that great skiing can also be found in North Carolina, as well as a few other places in the Southern United States. But would you believe it if I told you that snow skiing could also be found in a Middle Eastern desert? It’s no Breckenridge, but if you ever find yourself in the United Arab Emirates, in the city of Dubai, look no further than the Mall of the Emirates for snowy fun on the slopes!

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Snow skiing inside  the Mall of the Emirates


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This mega-mall boasts the world’s largest indoor snow park, an amazing 3000 square meters of snowy playground right in the heart of Arabia. There are 5 slopes of various difficulty as well as chair lifts, toboggan  runs, and a snow cave for the kiddies. The resort is encased in glass so spectators can watch the action while eating and shopping in this city’s second largest mega-mall.

Scenic ski scene while dining inside the Mall of the Emirates.

Speaking from experience, it won’t take you very long to warm up after a day at the slopes. As soon as you walk out the doors of the mall you’ll have sunny skies and an average temperature of 113 degrees F to warm your chilled bones right back up.

The torrid desert heat is perfect weather for snow skiing at Ski Dubai.


Exterior view of the Mall of the Emirates 

The attached gray shell, pictured above, contains the entire indoor ski resort.



Big John chillin’ in Dubai, U.A.E.

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