If you like being outdoors, Dubai is an amazing city to visit. You can play golf, go kite-surfing, scuba dive, and go “dune-bashing” in the desert.
Or you can just sit on the beach.
But Dubai has a problem. For about five months of the year, being outdoors during the day can be a miserable experience. It’s hot and humid, easily over 100 degrees and sometimes closer to 110.
The city — which is big on tourism — has an answer to that: Shopping malls. Dubai has the biggest, flashiest, most over-the-top shopping malls in the world.
But I hate shopping malls. They’re exhausting and even when you have something you need to buy, the crowds, parking, and long walks are a pain. Unless maybe you’re a teenager.
I travel to Dubai a lot, and I try to stay away from the malls. But when I was there last month, I decided I would make one exception … because I wanted to do something touristy and write about it for Business Insider. And yes, it was 100 degrees during the day so I was not about to hop on a boat or drive into the desert.
I spent a couple of hours at Ski Dubai, an indoor mountainside-themed snow park in the Mall of the Emirates. Ski Dubai has been around for just over a decade, but it’s still not the kind of place you come across just anywhere in the world. And, for less than $100, it is an amazing way to stay out of the sun for a few hours on a Saturday.
Author – Mohammed Hadi
Source – businessinsider.com