Travel To This Hot Hotel Destination To Go Skiing In The Desert

When you think of the best places in the world to ski, you might initially think of destinations like Aspen or the Swiss Alps — essentially somewhere mountainous and snowy. And while it's true these do make for magical ski trips, one place that isn't likely on your radar is the desert. Dubai is probably the last place you'd think of for a skiing adventure, yet Ski Dubai exists for just that: a skiing experience in the desert.

The ski resort is located in the 25-story Kempinski Hotel. You won't find views of mountain ranges, but rather, an enclosed ski area filled with people enjoying a winter activity in a place that's typically scorching hot. The dome where the skiing takes place is kept at an average temperature of 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit, which varies drastically from the high temperatures just right outside. To create an unforgettable skiing experience, Ski Dubai produces a remarkable 50,000 pounds of fake snow daily. This snow covers five exciting mountainous trails, each featuring an impressive 200-foot drop.

So, if you find yourself in Dubai looking for an unconventional place to cool off or are an avid skier who wants to hit the slopes while seeing the world, head over to Ski Dubai for a frosty adventure in an otherwise arid climate.

Winter fun in a desert

The ski resort has several snowy paths, many of which are kid-friendly. You can stick to the easier routes, challenge yourself to a difficult one, or find an option that serves as an in-between. If you want to brush up on your skills or learn some techniques, you can sign up for a skiing or snowboarding lesson. Children must be at least three years old to enter and must be accompanied by an adult between ages three and 14. Plan your visit right, and you can come for a Ladies' Night, Student Night, or Youth Night.

In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can spend time with waddling friends — penguins! The ski resort cares for king penguins and gentoo penguins and creates opportunities for people to interact with the birds. You can get different packages that allow for entry to the snow park. The packages range from 230 (about $63) AED to 450 AED (about $123).

Costs and extras

You can get family packages that range from 1,000 to 1,500 AED (between $272 and $408). Customize your package by adding ski or snowboarding lessons, a locker to store your stuff, and other features to improve your experience. In addition to a place to snowboard and ski, Ski Dubai has a café. You can pause and have a nice, cozy cup of hot chocolate or refuel with coffee at the café before hitting the slopes again. If you've had enough skiing or snowboarding for the day but aren't ready to return to the outside heat, you can admire ice sculptures in the ice cave.

If you're looking for a unique, exciting, family-friendly adventure, add Dubai Ski to your destinations to visit in Dubai. You will have access to the luxuries of Dubai and the opportunity to do cold weather activities in a desert — it's a win for everyone.