Ski down a snowy mountain, in a shopping mall, in the desert!
In a country where temperatures can soar to over 40 degrees, skiing, snowboarding and err... hanging out with penguins are perhaps the last activities you would expect to find. But this is Dubai and anything is possible.
Our guide to Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is a wonderfully unique winter wonderland built on desert sands. The amazing real snow setting covers an area equivalent to three football pitches and comprises green, blue, red and black runs, chairlifts and snow patrols - just like any other ski resort.
The runs vary in difficulty, height and steepness, catering for everyone from the novice skier and snowboarder to the snow sports enthusiast. Here, you can test your abilities on the world’s first indoor black run or practise your turns on the gentle nursery slopes.
Snowboarders can also perfect their stunts on the 90-metre long quarter pipe. A brief respite from the slopes can be enjoyed at the St Moritz Café or the Avalanche Café at mid-station, with views of the slope.
What's more, Ski Dubai boasts a colony of Gentoo and King Penguins! By booking a Peng-friend Encounter ticket, you will get to spend 40-minutes meeting and learning all about these friendly penguins!
Ski Dubai is located at the Mall Of the Emirates.