Ski Dubai is Dubai’s offering for those who would like to enjoy a day or more of fun-filled winter activities in the snow. From skiing to snowboarding to adrenaline inducing Toboggan rides, Ski Dubai has it all and more. In Dubai, nothing is done in half measures, and this mind-blowing indoor ski center is certainly no exception. While you won’t see this venue featured in our existing range of Egypt and Dubai tours, it is certainly a fun place to visit if you have some free time during your stay.
One of the great things about Ski Dubai is the fact that like most other entertainment venues in Dubai, this one has also designed in such a way that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Even if you have no interest in skiing or snowboarding, you can still have the time of your life here.
Read on to find out more about one of the Middle East’s best indoor entertainment venues, and one of the top Dubai tourist attractions.
Ski Dubai – A Brief Overview
Ski Dubai is essentially a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the world’s largest shopping malls. Both the ski resort and the mall are owned and operated by a company called the Majid Al Futtaim Group. The company also owns numerous other malls, retail establishments, and entertainment venues throughout the Middle East, as well as in North Africa.
Ski Dubai officially opened in 2005. The resort covers an area of 22,500 square meters, and features an indoor mountain which is roughly 85 meters in height.
A Peek Inside Dubai’s Magical Indoor Ski Resort
The indoor mountain at Ski Dubai has 5 different slopes, with each offering a different level of steepness and difficulty. There is also a thrilling 400-meter-long Black Diamond run. Coincidentally, Ski Dubai was the first indoor ski resort in the world to feature a Black Diamond run. As a general rule, Black Diamond runs are typically among the most challenging slopes at ski resorts. They are mostly steep runs, and often un-groomed. The one at Ski Dubai is certainly not as challenging as some of the runs you will find on the mountains in places like Austria, but it is still challenging, nonetheless. There are also numerous kickers, rails and boxes along the way, all of which are frequently replaced and re-positioned.
Depending on which slopes you visit, you are taken to the summit either by means of a tow-lift or a quad-lift. Use of equipment such as skis, snowboards, snowboard boots and etc. is included in the price of the admission ticket. Those who would prefer to buy their own equipment can do so at a number of nearby shops.
The admission ticket at Ski Dubai is essentially an all-inclusive ticket, which basically means that you are free to enjoy yourself as you wish without having to pay any other fees once you are inside. However, things like food, snacks and beverages are not included. Skiing lessons and snowboarding lessons are available from qualified instructors, but lessons are not included in the entrance fee.
If you are planning on booking one of our Dubai and Egypt vacation packages, we will be happy to amend your preferred tour itinerary if you would like to spend a day on the slopes at Ski Dubai.
Ski Dubai – So Much More than a Ski Resort
If you have no desire to ski or snowboard, there is still plenty of fun to be had. In addition to the slopes, Ski Dubai also has a huge 3000-square-meter snow park where visitors can enjoy sled and toboggan runs, of even an exhilarating body slide. There are also a few giant snowballs, climbing towers, and an amazing ice cave within the Snow Park area at Ski Dubai.
And, just when you think you have seen it all, don’t be surprised if you suddenly see a bunch of penguins strolling about. Yes, Ski Dubai has penguins, and to make your time there even more special, the penguins are allowed out of their enclosure several times each day. For an additional fee, you can also book a special Penguin Experience which makes it possible for you to actually interact with the penguins.
Regardless of how young or how old you are, and regardless of whether you can ski or not, Ski Dubai is a great place to spend a day having fun out of the sun.
Visiting Ski Dubai with Egypt Tours Plus
There is simply no denying the fact that Ski Dubai is an amazing entertainment venue which is well-suited for people of all ages. When the relentless heat in Dubai starts to get the better of you, what could possibly be better than spending some time in the wonderful coolness of a world-class indoor ski resort?
If you are contemplating booking one of our tours and you would like to visit Ski Dubai during your stay in the city, please inform us in advance. As a general rule, entertainment venues such as Ski Dubai are not featured in our regular Egypt and Dubai Packages.
However, all of our tour packages can be customized and tailored according to your own personal preferences.
Simply let us know that you would like to visit Ski Dubai during your stay, and one of our travel specialists will be happy to make any necessary changes to your preferred itinerary. It is your vacation, and we are committed to ensuring that it will be all you want it to be, and more.