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A snowy evening in the desert

A fun and memorable experience at the Ski Dubai Snow Park yesterday.

I wouldn’t exactly call it a “fun” experience, but more of a “different” experience. About 8 in 10 people I talk to about Ski Dubai tell me it is like the “real thing”, but let me inform you, it is not… but that’s not what Ski Dubai was all about in the first place. If it were, it would be very evident with the way they promote the concept. It really bothers me that people who visit this gigantic freezer compare it to the real thing. I’ll probably save that rant for a different post.

Let me run you down on my experience of my first time visit to the Snow Park in Ski Dubai. As soon as we sported our mandatory gears, we headed in, which kind of made me feel like a packed pile of meat entering a freezer. The chills set in real quick, but we get used to it quicker. More than snow, you really see more of ice once you are in, from huge sculptures of dragons to chairs made of ice you can sit on while giving the mechanics of your digital camera something to work on in the -4C environment. I did not bother carrying my camera in, in fear of damaging it while indulging in any of the activities later on.

After scavenging the area for something to do, I realised, there wasn’t much to do in there. There were a few slopes to run the bobsleds which kicked up our adrenaline rush a bit, but we grew out of it after a few runs. You can’t really pick up some snow, make a few snowballs and indulge in a little fun snowball fight either because it goes against the rules and there really isn’t too much snow you can gather up in the first place. But that’s what we paid for. I’m sure having a go at the ski slope would have been a different experience all together, but I wasn’t really prepared to take on that mammoth ski slope and I didn’t really have the time to cut out a good hour or two getting trained for that… maybe next time.

A recommended chilling experience to forget about the scorching heat outside.

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  1. elementaryteacher
    23 July 2008 at 2:15 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience! You are the first person I’ve known of who actually visited the place, and I’m very interested in how you found it (especially since I’m originally from Colorado)!

    Dedicated Elementary Teacher Overseas (in the Middle East)

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