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.
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.