Fodor's Expert Review Ski Dubai

World Trade Centre Area and Burj Dubai Sports Venue Fodor's Choice

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 cafés in the complex, and appreciate the irony of needing a warming hot chocolate in the middle of the Arabian desert.

Sports Venue Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

Sheikh Zayed Rd., Al Barsha
Dubai, Dubai  United Arab Emirates

800-386-bookings

www.theplaymania.com/skidubai

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Prices start around 200 dirhams for snow park entry or 2 hrs skiing, Prebooking recommended at peak times

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