Top 10 Dubai Attractions–No.10, Mall of the Emirates & Ski Dubai

Mall of the Emirates & Ski Dubai

The final place of interest on my list of Top 10 Dubai Attractions is yet another mall, though this is special as it contains a 22,500 square metre indoor ski slope covered with real snow all year round.

Ski DubaiSki Dubai

Here you can ski, snowboard, encounter penguins or just mess around in the frigid conditions. For snow-starved Emiratis this place is quite a novelty. No doubt some of the locals are becoming accomplished skiers and snowboarders though I note there is no UAE team competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics which get under way today.

Ski Dubai

Elsewhere in the mall, apart from the usual shops (about 560 of them!) there are two adjoining 5 star hotels, 14 cinema screens, kiddies indoor amusement park and the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC). Worth a visit.

Mall of the EmiratesCollectors World was once located here.