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
Telephone: (0)4 409 4000
Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 10am-11pm, closes midnight Thursday to Saturday.
Admission: Snow Park: AED 120 (adults) AED 110 (children). Ski slope: AED 180 (adults), AED 150 (children) for two hours (extensions possible), Ski slope day pass: AED 300 (adults), AED 275 (children).