Ski Dubai is one of the largest indoor ski and snow dome in the world. The stats say everything. The snow park covers 22,500 square meters with the height of the building at 25 storeys high. The construction covers an amazing 22,500 square meters covered with real snow all year round from the in house snow machine which makes 30 tons of snow each day by the process of putting pure 100% water, through a chiller to cool and then sent through a pipe system to the snow blowing guns located on the ceiling. When cooled water is mixed by blowing into a freezing cold area the water then turns to real snow, the same real snow you get in winter around the world. The constant temperature of the complex remains at a regular -1º to -4º Celsius.
The slope is built similar to an upside “L” shape, taking the dimensions of the slope to 400 meters long and the width varying to a maximum of 80 meters and is covered in at least 3 feet of snow. You will be reminded that the longest stretch of the ski slope is reserved for advanced skiers as this will be the fastest section available. Beginners will not be allowed access to the ski slope until they have satisfied the instructors of the minimum capabilities.
It is the perfect place to take the children with you, as there is more than enough to relieve any boredom that may have set in, and to cool the family down with its snow sports consisting of skiing, tobogganing , twin bobsled ride, a snowball throwing gallery and a snow “cavern” containing interactive experiences. There is the chance to build snowmen or just enjoy messing about on the snow hills away from the skiing activities. If you are lucky enough to be in the right place you will be snowed on during the snowfalls that tops the amount of snow up.
As snow is something you would not expect in Dubai, all equipment is provided including a winter coat, boots, disposable socks, skis and snowboards. Hats and gloves are not provided due to health and hygiene however they are available to buy at a small cost. Lockers are available to rent. Short breaks are inevitable but you cannot leave the ski centre only then to return.
There are five runs which vary in difficulty by height and angle with the longest ski run being a whopping 400 metres in length and plunging over 60 metres. Snowboarding is also catered for with all manner of levels being available with stunts being able to be performed on the quarter pipe that is nearly 100 meters long.
You can even meet some of Dubai’s newest and coolest residents The Snow Penguins!
For those too tired and excited to make their way to up to do the next run there is a quad-chairlift and tow lift that will transport you back to the top for your next run.
There are some themed restaurants in the centre to grab a bite to eat and a hot drink to refresh you. The St Moritz Café is at the entrance to Ski Dubai, the Avalanche Café is half way at mid-station which offers great views of the slopes and will prompt you to go somewhere you haven’t yet been or simply to keep an eye on the kids.
There is a retail shop, Snow Pro, which can advise you on your activities needs and the ski instructors will be able to offer a bit of advice or tuition to introduce you to both skiing and snowboarding.
- 22,500m2 covered with real snow all year round – (equivalent to 3 football fields)
- Temperature maintained at a comfortable -1 o to – 2o
- 85 meters high (approximately 25 stories) and 80 meters wide
- 5 different runs of varying difficulty and length, longest run of 400 meters
- Full capacity of 1500 guests
- Freestyle zone
- Corporate and group bookings
- 3,000m2 Snow Park with a snow cavern
- Quad chairlift, tow lift and flying carpets
- Mountain resort theme
- Rental of quality equipment and clothing included in the ticket price
- Qualified professional instructors
- State of the art ticketing system
- Changing areas with locker rental
- Private kids party rooms
- Exclusive retail shop – Snow Pro
- St Moritz Cafe and Avalanche Cafe