Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mall of the Emirates

Dubai has a host of super malls. The two that I have been to, the Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall, are just two examples. Malls, here, serve other practical purposes beside shopping. It is one of the more convenient places to meet. It is also a popular place to cool off when the temperature outside hovers 100+ degrees consistently.

To cool off even more, you can go skiing inside one of these malls. The Mall of the Emirates is home to Ski Dubai. The following is a description lifted from wikipedia:

"Opened in November 2005, the indoor resort features an 85-meter high indoor mountain with 5 slopes of varying steepness and difficulty, including a 400-meter-long run, the world's first indoor black run, and a 90-meter-long quarter pipe for snowboarders. A quad lift and a tow lift carry skiers and snowboarders up the mountain. Adjoining the slopes is a 3,000-square-meter Snow Park play area comprising sled and toboggan runs, an icy body slide, climbing towers, a snowball shooting gallery, an ice cave and a 3D theater. Other attractions include a mirror maze and a snowman-making area. Winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment are included in the price of admission."

The Ski Dubai portion of the mall from the outside.

Ski Dubai from the inside.

Other parts of the Mall of the Emirates.

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