- Type: Skiing
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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"Surreal" is one way to describe Ski Dubai; "amazing" is another. Even when the city is enveloped by sizzling triple-digit temperatures, this massive indoor winter wonderland is never without fresh powder. Boasting five ski runs (the longest of which spans more than 1,300 feet with 197 feet of vertical drop), a quarter-pipe freestyle snowboard zone, and a chairlift, Ski Dubai still has room for toboggan runs and snowball fights.
Recent travelers loved the idea of skiing in Dubai, but warn that avid snow-bunnies may lose interest. According to one TripAdvisor user, "Once you've done a few runs it can get a little boring, but worth it at least to say you've been skiing on real snow in the desert!"
Ski Dubai is connected to the Mall of Emirates southwest of the Burj Al Arab and Wild Wadi Waterpark; you can easily reach the slopes from the Mall of the Emirates metro station. Ski Dubai is open every day from 9 or 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight, depending on the day. A day pass will cost 300 AED (just over $80 USD) for adults and 275 AED (roughly $75 USD) for children; the entrance cost covers winter clothing and equipment rentals. You can find more information on Ski Dubai's website.