Ski Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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Dubai Summary:

Summit: 255ft
Vertical: 180ft
Ski area: 22,500 sq meters
Trails: 5
Longest run: 1200ft
Lifts: 1 quad
Terrain Parks: 1


Beginner: 100%
Intermediate: 0%
Advanced: 0%

Resort Services:

  • ski rental
  • ski instruction
  • food
  • lockers
  • ski shop

Trail Map:

trail map
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Dubai Weather:

Dubai UAE Forecast

Ski Dubai Description:
Ski Dubai structure
Aft view of Ski Dubai structure

Located in the Dubai Emirates Mall, the Ski Dubai structure is the worlds third largest indoor ski slope. This structure was open to the public on December 2005 using 6000 tons of snow. (3000 tons of fresh snow produced nightly)

The temperature is held at a constant -1 degree Celsius to -2 degrees Celsius except when making snow where they take the temperature down to -7 degree Celsius to -8 degrees Celsius (at night).

There is also a snow park winter playground for the kids to ride carpet sleds, play in the tunnel and even take a toboggan down the luge like run. The price of admission includes equipment and clothing rental.

Toboggan run at Ski Dubai Toboggan run at Ski Dubai Toboggan run at Ski Dubai

There is also an insane plans to construct a much larger "Ski Dome".

The current facility offers a ski school with lessons for beginners and for those wanting to improve their skills. For non-skiers there are fun distractions including a zip line, a climbing tower, interaction with Gentoo and King Penguins, tubing and sledding. Of course there is dining and shopping in the mall.

Interior view of Ski Dubai


There is no terrain resembling a chute. Take the chair to the top and go left. This run has the steepest section on the "Mountain". The run to your right maintains a constant grade.


You will find Dubai's finest mogul run to be the one you create with a shovel. Please don't mistaken a fallen skier with a white turban and dishdasha as a mogul. Remember that moguls do not scream when you ski over them.

Trees and powder:

Yes they do have a few plastic fir trees but not enough to ski around and no powder.
Interior view of Ski Dubai

Out of Bounds Areas:

Out of bounds areas are without snow which ruins the allure of the out of bounds area many seek in the Rockies.

Beginners and Intermediates:

Dubai is kind to beginners with plenty of gently sloped terrain. With 100% of the trails dedicated to beginners, you can't fall prey to a dangerous double black diamond. Bummer eh. They claim a single black diamond run (upper skier right). You are most likely to fall if pushed in the lift line.

Interior view of Ski Dubai

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Initial construction of Ski Dubai and Mall of the Emirates

Resort Overview:
Ski Dubai video:
YouTube video of skiing in the Dubai ski structure.
Terrain Parks:

There is one terrain park with a 90 meter quarter pipe (11ft/3.5m radius).

Dubai Apres Ski:

Apres Ski Bar recommendations: Try the "St. Moritz Cafe", complete with fireplace or the "Avalanche Cafe" at mid-station.

Where To Eat:

This "resort" has two themed restaurants: St. Moritz Cafe (entrance) and Avalanche Cafe (mid-station) There are also 65 restaurants in the adjacent and ginormous "Mall of the Emirates".

Ski Town & Dubai Shopping:

Unlike most ski areas this is located in a city, the city of Dubai. The "Ski Dubai" structure is attached to a shopping mall. You really don't have to travel very far for good shopping. The "Mall of the Emirates" has 425 stores, 65 restaurants and a 14 screen cinema!.

Map of Dubai:

Dubai Ski Dome:
Dubai United Arab Emirates
Latitude: 25.11801
Longitude: 55.198874

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