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Ski Dubai

  • Sheikh Zayed Rd., Al Barsha Map It
  • Burj Dubai
  • Sports Venue
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/19/2017

Fodor's Review

Ski Dubai caused a wave of excitement to spread through the Gulf region when it opened in 2005. It's a mountain resort in miniature with two key runs and various spaces for learners and the more experienced who wish to do tricks. Entry includes all your ski or snowboard gear, and you can also book lessons. There's plenty to do if you don't ski; at the base is a snow park with toboggans, a giant ball run and some minirides for tots. Nonskiers may also take the chair lift for a spin to the top, or halfway to the "snow bullet," a fast-seated zip line. There are gentoo and king penguins living in the complex, and it's possible to see them on the hour, or book a meet-and-greet session. When you're ready for a break, relax at one of the two caf├ęs in the complex, and appreciate the irony of needing a warming hot chocolate in the middle of the Arabian desert.

Sight Information

Address:

Mall of the Emirates , Sheikh Zayed Rd., Al Barsha, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Map It

Phone:

800-386-bookings

Sight Details:

  • Prices start around 200 dirhams for snow park entry or 2 hrs skiing
  • Prebooking recommended at peak times

Published 04/19/2017

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