Housed in one of the biggest malls in the world, Ski Dubai is home to the world’s first indoor black run and the world’s largest indoor snow park. You can also try out a toboggan and sled runs, scale the climbing tower, and head inside the ice cave. Oh, and there’s king and gentoo penguins too, who pop out from their enclosure several times a day.
Opened in November 2005, the indoor ski resort has five slopes of varying difficulties, lengths, and gradients. For beginners there are small slopes, and you can also hire your own ski instructor. More practiced snowboarders can make the most of Ski Dubai’s Freestyle Zone, where snowboarders work on their stunts and tricks.
The first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, you’ll be skiing on real snow here, which means the the temperature is kept to a slightly chilly -4 degrees C. Winter clothes are included with your ski pass, so you don’t have to worry about the temperature, especially as you can order a hot chocolate.