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Dubai Ski Resort

Monday, July 28th, 2008

22,500 square metres covered with real snow all year round. Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and gradient, the longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters. Test your skills on the world’s first indoor black run or practice your turns on the gentle beginner slopes. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts in the Freestyle Zone. Kids and parents alike will have fun in the huge interactive Snow Park, which at 3000 square meters is the largest indoor snow park in the world.

Features of Dubai Ski Resort:
22,500m² covered with real snow all year round – (equivalent to 3 football fields)
Temperature maintained at a comfortable -1º to -2º
85 meters high (approximately 25 stories) and 80 meters wide
5 different runs of varying difficulty and length, longest run of 400 meters
Full capacity of 1500 guests
Freestyle zone


Corporate and group bookings
3,000m² Snow Park with a snow cavern
Quad chairlift, tow lift and flying carpets
Mountain resort theme
Rental of quality equipment and clothing included in the ticket price
Qualified professional instructors
State of the art ticketing system

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Ski in Dubai – Dubai Indoor Skiing Resort

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Skiing is now a very popular sport in Dubai. In the earlier times, skiing is played by those who are more “brave at heart” or those individuals who are more into sports. The popularity of skiing is such that it is played not only in temperate areas of the world, such as in North America and most of the European countries with pronounced ice formation. Today, skiing in hotter countries, such as Dubai is now possible, with the help of technology.

Basic characteristics
The second largest of the seven emirates of the more liberal United Arab Emirates, Dubai is strategically situated in the southern most shore of the Arabian Gulf. It has a total area of 3,900 square kilometers, which is large enough for a commercial development. The population however, is almost concentrated in the city proper. Latest population is approximately at 1.68 million, and is expected to increase to 3.5 million in 2010. More than 70 percent of the city’s population is expatriates, which is composed of Arab, Asians, European, and considerable number coming from Asia and Africa. Outside of the city, the population of the Emirate is sparsely distributed.

Dubai has a sub-tropical, dry climate. Most of the year, blue skies can be expected outdoor. Dubai as a whole is characterized by desert vegetation, and rainfall is infrequent and irregular. It normally falls during winter.