Time to check in for our annual ski report and this year’s winter season was very sad. Not once were we able to make a trip to the mountains when there was snow. However, we were able to take a vacation and in March we ended our trip in the UAE. And, YES, we were able to get some snow time in there! Crazy, but it made for a very fun and different experience snowbarding in Dubai.
Several years ago we took our first overseas trip together and we stayed in Dubai. They offered “Ski Dubai” which was a slope inside one of the malls! It looked awesome but we had only snowboarded once before. At this point we didn’t feel confident enough to give it a try. Knowing what we know now, we should have! With your purchase you not only get the equipment rental and lift pass, but they provide you with the ski pants, jacket and socks. There are shops in the resort-like set up to purchase gloves and hats. The checkout and return process is efficient and very easy. It makes it an effortless trip to enjoy a little hill time!
This time we took advantage of the Ski Dubai experience and went snowboarding in the mall! The hill has a chairlift with 2 stops and a rope tow off to the sides for more experience skiers. There is a jump park, obstacles and bunny hill. The café on the hill and ground level offer traditional slope treats like nachos, hot chocolates, etc. Additional, activities include ziplining, sledding, a penguin march and so much more! Of course, if you are going to compare this to a real resort it wouldn’t be fair, but the fact that this is all offered in a mall and so well setup made it impressive. Mall watchers can lookin through big glass windows and some restaurants have window views looking in on the slope, too!
Here’s are a few pics from this cool outing. Sorry not the best of quality. I didn’t take my camera in, and just snapped a few on my phone real quick! It’s snow time! ❄️
I’d going to give the 5 out of 5 snowflakes ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
Obviously, this is not amazing resort with unbelievable views, but it is was a very cool experience. There are too many activities to list but there is something for the entire family. Ski Dubai was very efficient, clean, friendly, and overall an enjoyable time!