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Ski in Dubai

Skiing is now a very popular sport. In the earlier times, skiing is played by those who are more "brave at heart" or those individuals who are more into sports. The popularity of skiing is such that it is played not only in temperate areas of the world, such as in North America and most of the European countries with pronounced ice formation. Today, skiing in hotter countries, such as Dubai is now possible.

Basic characteristics
The second largest of the seven emirates of the more liberal United Arab Emirates, Dubai is strategically situated in the southern most shore of the Arabian Gulf. It has a total area of 3,900 square kilometers, which is large enough for a commercial development. The population however, is almost concentrated in the city proper. Latest population is approximately at 1.68 million, and is expected to increase to 3.5 million in 2010. More than 70 percent of the city's population is expatriates, which is composed of Arab, Asians, European, and considerable number coming from Asia and Africa. Outside of the city, the population of the Emirate is sparsely distributed.

Dubai has a sub-tropical, dry climate. Most of the year, blue skies can be expected outdoor. Dubai as a whole is characterized by desert vegetation, and rainfall is infrequent and irregular. It normally falls during winter.

But why ski in Dubai?
Skiing in Dubai has been made possible in 2005, after the opening of the Dubai Emirates Mall. It has a ski slope, which is the third largest indoor ski slope in the world. With a ski slope measuring 400 meters, consuming 6000 tons of snow, making it one of the most comfortable skiing places in Pan Arabica.

Another Dubai indoor ski slope is the Dubai Sunny Mountain Ski Dome, which started operation recently. It features, among other things, a revolving ski slope, a made-made mountain range. Added to this is an artificial ice bridge, a cable lift and a snow maze. To complete the pleasure and reason why to ski in Dubai is like—to ski in other more temperate regions of the world but without the hassles—is the presence of polar bears, cold-water aquarium and other man-made special effects.

Aside form the novelty of skiing in a pleasantly warm country; to ski in Dubai is also to find almost unlimited business and working opportunities. Dubai is not only great for skiing but for a holiday tour in general. Tourists can experience everything from huge residential projects to awe inspiring rugged mountains and hauntingly beautiful sand dunes, sandy beaches, lush and full garden parks.

The dusty and residential villages are crusted with ancient houses and homes with towers together with state-of-the-art shopping mall. Restaurants are full of foods that combine the Mediterranean and European cuisines. Spas and other health-related centers are also available, making vacation a once in a lifetime experience. Interactions with staffs who make up many hotels and shopping malls are relatively easy because Dubai employs many foreign workers who are normally educated and skilled. While Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken. Want to ski in Dubai? You wont regret it, just be sure that the chosen Dubai travel deal is including this great skiing opportunity.