While in Dubai recently, I checked out the famed Ski Dubai, which is the largest snow park in the world, conveniently located in the largest mall in the world. Heck, this is Dubai right? It has to be OTT. The skiing was a lot of fun.
The black diamond run is more a light shade of grey (unless my skiing has miraculously improved in the five years since I last went), and you can burn from top to tail in about 45 seconds along the giant dog-leg shaped course. It won’t stretch your limits, but it is really fun skiing – with the added bonus of no crowds or blizzards. Just perhaps the odd sand-storm on exiting the centre!
For those who’d hate to break out the goose pimples with the cold, the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has lovely lookout views of the snowy slopes.