Dubai has always been in news with its extravagant projects that set a mark or niche for future technological and architectural development. Anything that is unbelievable is sure to be a fun project for the people of Dubai. Following this trend, the largest ski resort was built in Dubai named Ski Dubai in the year 2005. The resort is located inside “Mall of the Emirates” and holds an undefeated tag of being one of the largest indoor ski resort in the world. The place boasts a slope of 400 meters which runs all year long except the summers when the temperature in the city can rise as high as 45 degrees in Celsius scale.
This ski resort is actually a part of the largest scheme that has been dubbed as Meydan One which includes other marvels such as tallest tower in the world for residence purpose that is present at a height of 711 meters, a big shopping centre, dancing fountain with height of 420 meters and hotel with 350 room along with marina. The project’s cost estimation was around 25 Billion Dirhams which is roughly $6.8 Billion in US currency.
The vertical length of the resort is around 85 meters which is roughly 279 feet. The developer of this ski resort was Majid Al Futtaim Group. The indoor mountain of the ski resort has 5 different slopes with varying steepness as well as difficulty including 400 meter run, indoor Black Diamond run as well as boxes, kickers and rails which are frequently changed from time to time. With the help of tow lift or quad lift, the skiers or snowboarders can go up in the mountain. The ticket provides you with all the necessary equipments required for the fun time snow adventure. You can also opt to buy your personal equipments as per requirement.
The slope is closely followed by a play area spread around 3000 meter square. It houses toboggan and sled with icy slide, giant snowballs, climbing towers, and one ice cave. Ski Dubai flaunts numerous penguins that are often sent out amidst the skiers to provide a feel of being in the continent down south that is the Antarctica. One can also book these penguin encounters at a time of their choosing. be it snowboarding or snow fight, you can invest in a fun time with your family with money well spent as you enjoy the chilled snow in the hot temperature of Dubai. You can enjoy the sky view of the ski resort with a ride over the chair lift.
You can have some hot chocolate high up in the Avalanche Cafe. You can either opt to hike to this shop or take a ride via chair lift. If you are a newbie who wants to learn skiing to enjoy the snow to its fullest, the resort also offers lessons in snowboard or skiing. The quick methods helps you learn the basics of the art within no time as you enjoy your time inside the ski resort in Dubai.