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Ski Dubai

Indoor skiing, Dubai © Timo Tervo
Indoor skiing, Dubai © Timo Tervo

One of the city's newest and most interesting attractions is the region's first indoor ski resort, with real snow and five runs catering to both beginner and expert skiers and snowboarders. The monumental indoor snowdome can host up to 1,500 people. The longest run is 1,312 feet (400m), dropping 197 feet (60m), while a freestyle zone and quarter pipe cater specifically for snowboarders. Ski lifts, snow patrols and professional instructors help to create an authentic environment. A Snow Park at the bottom is ideal for children to play in the snow. Slope passes include all equipment and ski clothing except hats and gloves. Guests need to pass a minimum skills test to access the main slopes, and those who don't pass can take lessons.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Mall of the Emirates

Website: www.skidxb.com

Telephone: +971 04 409 4000

Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 10am-11pm, closes midnight Thursday and Friday, and 11pm Saturday.

Admission: Various ski packages are available. Check the website for details.