What’s a self-respecting Arab ski bum (or ski bunny) to do when baba takes the keys to the Gulfstream away, and he’s stuck in Dubai for the weekend? He goes skiing in Dubai, of course!
I hadn’t heard about this place until a friend forwarded a message with photos about it, and sure enough, it’s real. I can’t even imagine what it would take to create and maintain a 6,000 ton snow base and an indoor temperature of -1°C to -2°C when the temperature outside is nearing 50°C, but they do it, year-round.
Surprisingly, the cost isn’t terribly high; I priced two adults for a full day pass on my birthday (as if that’s gonna happen!) and it’s only US$75.50. That’s comparable to the same day passes Terry Peak. While Terry Peak isn’t open year round, it’s much, much easier to get to.