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25 Agustus 2011

Ski Dubai - A Snowy Paradise in the Middle of the Desert!

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An oasis in the Middle Eastern desert, the emirate of Dubai has been the epicenter of the tremendous growth and development the region has witnessed over the last decade or so. In fact, Dubai has become a truly global city attracting thousands of business and leisure travellers from all across the world.

Located to the south of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is home to the UAE’s largest population and is second in size only to Abu Dhabi. Like all Middle Eastern countries, Dubai’s economy mainly revolves around its vast oil reserves. But since of late, Dubai has shown a significant increase in revenues from tourism, real estate, and financial services. Dubai also hosts some of the most iconic man-made developments in the world.

One of these man-made phenomena includes the 22,500 square metre indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai. Opened to the public in 2005, Ski Dubai is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the world’s largest shopping malls. The indoor ski resort features an 85-meter high snow mountain which consists of 5 slopes with different levels of difficulty and steepness. A 400 m long run, a 90 m long quarter pipe for snow boarding and a quad lift and a tow lift to carry the ski enthusiasts up to the mountain are also available here.

Next to the mountain is the Snow Park, a 3,000 square metre play area that consists of climbing towers, sled and toboggan runs, an ice cave, a 3 dimensional theatre, an icy body slide and a snowball shooting gallery. This is literally the perfect ‘icing on the cake’ for those visiting this desert paradise.

Located in Deira’s Port Saeed a short walk away from the Deira City Centre entertainment complex and a short drive away from the Dubai International Airport, the Copthorne Hotel Dubai presents 188 luxury rooms and suites designed to suit even the most discerning of travellers. Being a Dubai City Centre hotel, the Copthorne Hotel Dubai provides guests with convenient access to Dubai’s commercial district as well as the Dubai Creek Golf Course. The convenient location, the star class accommodation facilities and the unparalleled levels of service definitely makes this a preferred Dubai hotel among business and leisure travellers.