Monday, 16 January 2012

Real snow in 50º Celsius, is this possible? Ski Dubai.

In the Mall of the Emirates, you find Ski Dubai, an indoor ski slope of 85m high and 400m long. There are five different slopes with various difficulty levels. What we find amazing is that around the Indoor Ski hall, you have several restaurants, enjoy dinner while watching people ski. We took our pictures from the Salmontini restaurant through the window. This reduces the quality of the pictures but there was no other option. We particularly liked the snow park with bobsleds, tubes and snow caverns. The temperature in the ski hall is just below zero, we can not imagine how powerful the cooling system must be when it is extremely hot outside. This article must be a nightmare for people who are worried about the environment but the kids love Dubai Ski. By the way, how do you like the Arab guy with his long green winter coat?

Ski Dubai, vind je terug in de Mall of the Emirates. Het indoor park heeft een afdaling van 85m hoog en 400m lang. Er zijn vijf verschillende bergjes met elk hun moeilijkheidsgraad. We vinden het fantastisch dat er rond de skipiste goede restaurants gevestigd zijn, van waar je een uitstekend zicht hebt op de sneeuwpret. We namen onze foto’s van uit het restaurant Salmontini. Wel van achter het venster waardoor de kwaliteit van de foto’s iets minder is. In het bijzonder hielden we van het sneeuwpark met zijn bobsleeën, banden, ballen en sneeuw grotten. De temperatuur in de hal is juist onder het vriespunt. We kunnen ons niet inbeelden hoe sterk de koelingsinstallatie moet zijn om de extreem hete temperaturen te kunnen overwinnen. Dit artikel moet echt een nachtmerrie zijn voor milieu bewuste mensen onder ons, maar de kinderen houden van Dubai Ski. Tussen haakjes, wat vinden jullie van de Arabische man in zijn lange groene winterjas.?

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17 comments:

  1. This is wild, I have never heard of such a thing! And what good pictures! I would not have believed it if you had not shown me! That guy in the green coat does not look like he has skiing on his mind!!

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  2. Wow - funny pictures from the surprise snow in Dubai. Great capture !
    Have a nice and warm evening. Kind regards, Synnöve

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  3. Pretty amazing !! Unimaginable really.. Geweldig deze beelden, het toont ons eens iets anders.

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  4. That's something I certainly wouldn't expect to see in Dubai. Very cool! :)

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  5. I love it! it is minus 5 C here and snowing. The fellow has a winter coat?in Dubai?isn't that strange!

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  6. money can buy anything but heart!


    Aloha from Waikiki
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  7. Agree with Cloudia, moeny can buy almost anything ! Good travel photos !

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  8. Wow, what a tremendous place....we have indoor water parks, (almost too many) but this would be so awesome! Especially since this year we haven't really had much snow! These are excellent photos! :)

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  9. I thought I was going to see you and Kristel on skis! My nephew taught in Dubai and skied there for a lark.

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  10. I have heard of snow indoor there. Must be expensive to keep it working, proberly a nightmare if not.
    Photos are excellent.
    The Arab man certainly looks out of place :)
    Regards,
    Margaret

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  11. Wow...in Dubai ist also alles möglich....Schnee im Sommer !!!....fantastische Fotos...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  12. Awesome !!!chill and ski inside and then go outside and enjoy the warm weather !

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  13. everything is possible nowadays when its for making money...as skiing in the low lands:-)

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  14. Interesting! this looks very much like an ice show that is done in Dallas every year for about a month before Christmas. Last year the had a team of four full sized horses and a huge sleigh that a whole family could sit in, all carved from ice. Gorgeous. I also see a slide in your photos that looks very familiar from the Dallas show. Must cost alot to make this happen.

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  15. Very interesant! They have to come to Finland, we have snow, under the sky :D Your fotos are super.
    Regards
    orvokki

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  16. Well I guess in a country with so much money, anything is possible!!

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  17. Visiting Dubai has been in my mind for quite some time now. It can still wait though.


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