Do you dream of visiting Dubai but want to avoid the heat and sunburns? Ever wanted to go skiing in the middle of a 100-degree summer afternoon? Head to Ski Dubai Snow Park, one of the most surreal places on the planet. This 22,500-square-meter snow park is completely indoors and open year-round.
Ski or snowboard down 400-meter runs, do tricks on the quarter pipe, ride the ski lift, sled down hills, race around the bobsledding track, or throw snowballs in the "snowball throwing gallery." You'll never have to worry about the weather being too bad for sledding or there not being enough snow for skiing here, although you may want to worry about the environmental impact this place has on the earth.
Where is it? South Dubai.
Where to stay? Right next door at the five-star Kempinski Hotel, which offers Ski Dubai packages.
What else should I know? The Snow Park is surprisingly cheap, with admission starting around $30 for adults.
Who's it for? Winter sports enthusiasts, heat-haters, surrealists.