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Skiing in the Middle of the Desert

Updated on August 19, 2009

Europe is the beautiful and the famous place for skiing. Because there are four season over there. Like in United States or another country which have four season. But can you imagine skiing in the middle on the desert. We all know the temperature in the desert, in the hottest day the temperature in the dessert up to 56 Celsius. Now. we can enjoy and skiing in Dubai. This is an Emirate (a city) in the United Arab Emirates. We can find the biggest indoor ski places over the world.

This place was build on December 2005. There are six thousand tons snow in this building. Every night this building produce up to three thousand snow. The cost to create this technology using billion dollar. The temperature keep on 0 Celsius degree. Except when the new snow produce, the temperature is derived until 7 Celsius degree. But,I want you to know the temperature outside is 50 Celsius degree.

courtesy of www.blog.hotelclub.com
courtesy of www.blog.hotelclub.com

This place can be used start from beginner until professional. Located in the Mall of Emirates with 22,500 m2 wide. The Mall of Emirates is the biggest Mall in Dubai. Don't worry about the equipment for skiing. Because just bring $80 for ticket. We can use all the facilities over there.  And we can visit the restaurant like in the outdoor ski. And to complete like the atmosphere of ski resort they also provide a hanging train to carrying the visitor who want skiing from the top.

courtesy of www.blog.statravel.com
courtesy of www.blog.statravel.com
courtesy of www.guide2dubai.com
courtesy of www.guide2dubai.com

We know that we can't replace the natural skiing place like in the mountain. But it can be new adventures for us who traveling around the Middle East. Try to visit this place and find the new experience on skiing. I hope you enjoy this hub and the pictures also. The comment is also welcome and always open.

courtesy of www.flashydubai.com
courtesy of www.flashydubai.com
courtesy of www.flashydubai.com
courtesy of www.flashydubai.com

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      Sioux Ramos 7 years ago from South Carolina

      this is absoultely incredible! I have been there many many years ago and realize how fantastic and complex this had to be to build and produce. Truly amazing technology and awesome pics...thanks for sharing this information!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks emohealer for comment. I hope through this hub you can memorize about this place you had ever visited.

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      Balinese 7 years ago from Ireland

      i was watching this on TV program- its was a great program

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Balinese. It is great indoor ski. I hope you enjoy this hub.

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      jiberish 7 years ago from florida

      I love your Hubs. Thank you so much for showing us incredible places. Keep Hubbing.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      This just fascinates me. It is so well put together, it is great exercise - but I like that I can return to the heat outdoors - which I love.

      This would also be a great place to get together with friends and just...well just hang out.

      Thanks for these great pictures!

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      Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

      This is an amazing entertainment complex. Thanks for sharing.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      This is amazing. I can't believe that this exists. It must be great to get out of the desert and ski here as it will cool you off in a jiffy. Fun stuff, prasetio30!

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      judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Wow! Skiing in the middle of a desert! Who knew? Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      That was just the greatest. Thanks for sharing those pics.

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      sggdwi 7 years ago from Indonesia

      Information on holiday for a good family. I am very interested. Thanks this info. I like this Hub

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      Carla Soho 7 years ago

      This is incredible! Great hub!

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      Barbara 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      I live near Vail. Guess seeding clouds to produce snow takes on entirely new meaning in Dubai!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for all who interesting with my hub. I hope this hub give information for us. There is a great skiing place in the Middle East. We can visit there for another option for traveling.

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      nj2k9_8 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Certainly an incredible structure, but I cant stop thinking about the money wasted each and everyday to keep the building below freezing and the man-made snow. After looking at the pictures the run/s looks like a bunny hill. I'd have to be really desperate to ski there. Very interesting hub nonetheless

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      MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      I suppose this is what you do when there is too much money and too little water? Can't compare with Tahoe or Snowbird or Aspen. But it is pretty cool to look at.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks nj2k9_8 and mike for comment and sharing about this topic. I know maybe many different perspective. But this skiing place was build because the people for away from the natural skiing place. like Tahoe, Snowbird or Aspen. As you know the people in the middle of desert want another tourism place like this. So with "BIG" money they spend to build this skiing place. I know it's kind waste the money. But Dubai is one of the rich country.

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      Purple Perl 7 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Thanks prasetio30 for this wonderful hub. Yes, it is a destination for travellers to visit and enjoy skiing in the desert.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Purple for coming and comment. I hope you enjoy this hub.

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      swathin2 7 years ago

      these are the kind of places that are to be must visited. they will show us the fine artistic work and the engineering skills. i never had been there but like to be there atleast once and will do that definitely in near future.

      i recommend this place for my friends who are on a trip. so that they can enjoy as well see the place. like to see some more photos of this place

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Glad to know that you want to tell to your friend about this place. thanks for share.

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      Moomilkin 7 years ago

      Omg! I want to go there! Thatd be so cool!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Moomilkin. I hope you like this hub.

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      mecheshier 7 years ago

      Now where else can one go skiing in the middle of the desert? These are some fantastic photos and amazing architecture. I am an avid Xcountry skiier who climbs high peaks.... but that is comparing oranges and apples.

      Thanks for a great hub

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks mecheshier for visiting my hub. I hope you can go there. and try the new skiing experience.

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      javanx3d 7 years ago from Memphis, TN

      Great hub! I've been to Dubai over 10 times but never went...now this is top of my list for my next trip!

      Cheers,

      James

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      I have visited this skii Dubai many times. It is in the Mall of the Emirates, and it is indeed a miracle... Great Topic.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks javanx and shamelabboush for comment, Wow...for javenx you go to Dubai but never go to this place, unfortunately you never go there. I hope this is become your next schedule.

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      jlswenson 7 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA

      Amazing place and more of your great photos. You've been to many interesting places and can't wait to see more.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share your comment

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      I think it's great that this gives people the chance to experience snow. (it's something that, in February here in the US, I'm pretty ready to be rid of though). Enjoyed reading this and seeing the pictures.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Mulberry for sharing about snow in US.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      These guys are way ahead of their time - nice Hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Suzie. There is unusual skiing place located in the middle of the desert.

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      Kebennett1 7 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      Isn't it amazing what money can do? It looks like a beautiful place. Your Hub is very Good. The pictures are wonderful and the Hub is informative.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share. I hope you can go there someday.

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      Whitstable Views 7 years ago from Whitstable, UK

      Have you ever heard the word "hubris"? I think it applies in this case.

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      Tesa Adams 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

      At least you wouldn't have to worry about a blizzard while you were skiing. Nice hub and great photos.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Whitstable and Tesa for coming. There is no snow in the middle of the desert. So this facility provided for the people over there. It is not a big problem for the rich country.

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      Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

      This is amazing!!! I use to take for granted the snow in my country (I was an avid skier) until I moved to a country that had only one temperature: hot. Seeing this, I feel even more lucky to live in a country that has four seasons!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Beth. I hope you could enjoy with new place.

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Hi

      It is an amazing hub. I enjoyed it through your nice presentation and beautiful pictures. But simultaneously it surprises me with the modern technology apart from the expenditure of money matter and the art of maintenance. You are great to write such a fantasting hub.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks,I hope you enjoy this hub. I just bring this hub and describe about the place,in order we can imagine what happen in that place. I am glad you like this hub.

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      kraji 7 years ago from Slovenia

      very interesting!!!

      hope i will visit that some day too

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks kraji for visiting this hub. nice comment.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Now I can injure myself skiing all year round! No - let's be careful!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good morning, uncle. Thanks for coming and give your opinion about this place. Actually I never skiing before. I hope I can try this someday....amen. God bless you!

      Prasetio

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