View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ski the Snow Slopes at a Dubai Shopping Mall

When some of your family want to shop and other family members loathe shopping what do you do? Go to Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates where some can ski the slopes while the others can shop the shelves.

To ski in a shopping mall seems incongruous. To ski on powdery snow in the middle of the desert when it is minus 2 degrees inside and 45 degrees outside is absolutely bizarre.

When my brother came to visit us I thought it was a timely opportunity to make my debut on the Dubai snow. I was pleasantly surprised at how exhilarating it was, how long the runs were and how steep were the challenging parts of the course. It didn’t seem to be as hard a slog as when skiing at New Zealand’s Ruapehu or Coronet Peak.

From this new video footage it seems that Ski Dubai is improving its facility all the time especially with the ski jumps and the cushions that some may wish to use for landing.

This video is part of the attractive Emirates Airline channel. Sure, they are advertisements but they inform, whet the appetite and communicate persuasively why Dubai is a great tourist destination.

See For Yourself

On Related Sites
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Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates.