mall of emirates
Our experience with the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East is a whole bunch of fun yet scary but full of excitement! Ski Dubai is located at the Mall of Emirates – an amazing 22,500 square meters covered with real snow all year round. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I bumped in one day in my email the Cobone deal for the Ski Dubai Experience @ the Mall of Emirates. I immediately bbm’ed my bestmates – darwin and kris to try it this weekend. Voila! They both answered with a big YES! So, I immediately bought the deal for the three of us.
We started driving from Abu Dhabi around 11:00 o’clock on a sunny quirky friday morning – 6th September, 2013. It took us an hour and a half to reach Mall of the Emirates (MOE) in Dubai. For those who are planning to try it, it is a must that you make your reservation by calling 800-386 (Ski-Dubai helpdesk) a day before so that you would have a reserved class for your group. For first timers like us, we were booked for the “Discovery” class. It was also reminded to us that we must be at Ski-Dubai an hour before our reserved time. Good for us and we arrived 30-mins before our reserved time. We were at the parking area around 12:30 P.M. and headed towards the inside area of MOE. While on our way, we spotted nice sceneries and we can’t help it but to take some photos, taking turns, among us to take each other’s angle. Please spare a few minutes… Hahaha! LOL 😀 😀 😀
*** Darwin (photographer); Kris (posing) ***
Darwin (photographer); Me (posing…lol :-D)
*** Me (photographer) ; Kris & Darwin (posing) ***
*** Assorted Photos ***
*** More Photos @ Mall of Emirates ***
Before I forgot to share our experience at Ski-Dubai, let me now proceed with my blog… Haha! LOL 🙂
Around past 1:00 P.M., we headed towards Ski Dubai located and at once I have presented our Cobone vouchers and proceed with the registration. It took us 15 minutes only to confirm our booking and fortunately, a fellow filipino assisted me and the procedure went smoothly. Aside from the voucher, we also paid an additional of 20Dhs (per person) for the access card which is reimbursible at the machine once you finished the ski dubai experience. 🙂 Also, an additional charge of 20Dhs for each locker you are going to rent for your belongings. In our case, we needed only one (1) for all our things coz most of it are left in the car. 🙂
Hey, remember that ski jackets and pants are provided at the resort and included in your ticket price so you don’t have to worry about clothing. Gloves and headwear are available at the ski shop facing the entrance of the indoors snow zone.
*** Photos during our Effortful Outfit Changing 😀 ***
It tooks us 60 minutes for the Discovery Class. We were taught about the basic safety procedures and techniques on how you should do skiing. It was really an informative yet enjoying experience. Photos are not really prohibited to be taken while inside the skiing area but the thing is that, we decided to focus on the lesson so that it will be definitely a worthwhile and learning experience. After our class, we returned all the accessories + outfits to the designated booths/docks.
Earlier, I have mentioned about the reimbursible 20Dhs from the access card. Excitedly, we quickly lined up at the atm look-alike machine and inserted our access cards. Boom! Our instant 20Dhs… Hahaha! LMAO 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
*** Yipeeeeee!!! Got back my 20Dhs!!! Hahaha! LOL 😛 ***
From now on, I shall be rating my experience between 1 to 5, being 5 as the highest, using the symbol of “weighing scale” (as my Libran symbol… 🙂 )
For this Ski-Dubai experience, my rating is (3-Scales); this is because I would like to come back again and try more classes and I find the discovery class a bit short. They should have offered an additional 30-mins. more so that the one hour is for the class only and the last 30-mins is just by ourselves.
Feel free please to give your comments below and if there’s some queries, please don’t hesitate. 😉
I am going to share soon my weekend escapade @ Comfort Inn Emirates Hotel and Karaoke Videoke Bar Early Saturday Night-Out w/ Abu Dhabi Friends @ the Buzz, Al Diar Regency Hotel.
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