Sunday 8 July 2018

Ski Dubai

A couple of years ago, when I was foolish and didn't leave Dubai in the summer, I visited Ski Dubai with a friend for coffee. We didn't ski, we watched.

The temperature outside was 45c, inside it was -10c.

I carried ski boots and clothing from the car park to the ski dome, the extremes of temperature were astounding.

Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort, access is via the Mall of the Emirates on the ground floor of the mall. It opened in November 2005 and features an 85 meter high mountain, 5 slopes, a 400 meter long run. There's both a quad and a tow lift for skiers and snow boarders. All equipment and skis are included in your ticket price.

I've been documenting construction in Dubai for the past 4 years and also featuring buildings around the world that I find interesting, you can see more by clicking on the links below:

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
Week 181 Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 
Week 182 Dubai New Metro Station in Al Furjan 
Week 183 Dubai Cleaning the windows on the world's tallest building


  1. It still amazes me, that they have a ski resort there

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    1. I believe they're building a 2nd ski dome in Dubai and of course even bigger

  2. Oh wow! That looks like fantastic fun!
    It did make me chuckle that they have a ski resort in Dubai.

  3. Hi Suzanne, I'm sure I remember you writing about this at the time. Just the thought of skiing in Dubai tickled me... I'm not sure I would ever leave the place theough of the outside temperatures were so high!


  4. It's been 28 in Manchester recently, and I have been seriously considering visiting the Manchester one just for coffee too - purely to cool down! I Don't envy you and the 45 degree furnace! #MySundayPhoto

    1. since that day I've spent my summers in the UK

  5. Oh my what a wonderful way to escape the heat. It must cost so much to keep it to temperature!

    1. i dread to think how much the operation charges are

  6. Wow, that's amazing! I bet a visit there gives a welcome break from the heat! #MySundayPhoto

    1. standing in the frozen food aisle often has the same effect