Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was developed by Majid Al Futtaim Group, which also operates the Mall of the Emirates.
Ski Dubai has 5 runs that vary in difficulty, height and steepness. The longest run being 400 meters with a fall of over 60 meters, making it the world’s first indoor black run. Skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will enjoy these various slopes and snowboarders can also practice their stunts on the 90-metre long quarter pipe. Kids and parents aswell will have fun in the interactive Snow Park which is the largest indoor snow park in the world with 3000 square meters.
You don’t have to worry about ski clothing or equipment because Ski Dubai offers guests with winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment. Your skis will carry you down the slope, and the quad-chairlift and tow lift will promptly carry you back to the top for another run.
You will also enjoy themed restaurants like the St Moritz Café at the entrance to Ski Dubai, and the Avalanche Café at mid-station with views of the slope. An exclusive retail shop; Snow Pro, has expert staff to advise you on your equipment needs and the team of professional instructors will guide you through the simple and fun process of learning to ski or snowboard.
Ski Dubai Snow Park
The worlds largest Snow Park is nowhere but at Ski Dubai. Lying on 3000 square meters of snow, the park is a one of a kind attraction that leaves you breathless.
At the Snow Park there is no room for boredom; go crazy in the tobogganing hills, or in a twin track bobsled ride. Also explore the snow cavern filled with interactive experiences where amazing sights and sounds await you for an unforgettable journey. A large observation tower offers a perfect view of the Ski Dubai main slope. Parents can engage in recreation with their children while playing on the hills.
To complete this magical setting, regular snowfalls will surprise you to add more excitement to this fun-filled snow experience.
Ski Dubai Penguins
Snow Penguins have invaded Ski Dubai and waiting for your visit. Make new friends with these intriguing 60 to 90 centimeter little birds and get as close as you can.
Dad, mom and the whole family will be entertained by either booking one of the 3 proposed encounters to play with the penguins, or simply waiting for the free daily march available to all mall visitors (everyday at 2, 5 and 8pm and on week-ends at 2, 4, 6 and 8 pm).
- 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
- Permanent: 1/4 pipe snowboard area
- 3,000m² Snow Park with a snow cavern
- Quad chairlift, tow lift and flying carpets
- Mountain resort theme
Snow is made using a simple procedure similar to how snow is artificially made at outdoor ski resorts. Pure water, with no chemicals added, is put through a chiller to cool. It is then sent through pipes to the snow guns which are on the ceiling. When the cooled water is blown out into a freezing cold environment it crystallizes and makes snow. The temperature during the time when snow is made is -7c to -8c. The final product is real snow, as if it came from nature! Click here to learn more about snow making
Maintaining the Temperature
The Ski Dubai facility is specially designed as a massive cold box. The walls have numerous levels of insulation and the roof is 5 meters higher than the ceiling providing very efficient insulation. This makes Ski Dubai one of the best refrigerators in the world! There are 23 blast coolers (air conditioner type machines) that chill the air and maintain a temperature of -1c during operating hours. There are also kilometers of glycol tubing running through the floor (similar to the back of your refrigerator) that chills the snow keeping the base of the snow solid and 30 tons of fresh snow is made daily to cover the base.