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Dubai’s Getting an Even Bigger Indoor Ski Resort

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Ski Dubai, set inside the sprawling Mall of the Emirates, is currently the largest indoor ski resort in the world, but the UAE will soon be home to a yet another winter-sports complex — one that will make the current facility look positively puny in comparison.

According to The Guardian, the new indoor ski resort in Dubai will be part of the recently announced Meydan One residential and entertainment complex. The facility will include a 1.2km run (about 0.75 mile), which should provide seasoned skiers more of a challenge than Ski Dubai’s 400-meter (about 0.25 mile) slope.

The new indoor ski resort will big — really big. Photo courtesy of Meydan City Corporation.
The new indoor ski resort will big — really big. Photo courtesy of Meydan City Corporation.

With the world’s largest indoor skiing facilities, tallest apartment building, highest restaurant, highest 360-degree observation deck and largest dancing fountain all planned as part of the project, Meydan One will set several new Guinness records while raising the bar for extravagance in Dubai. There will also be a water park and, naturally, another huge mall.

Construction of the new ski resort and other Meydan One attractions should be completed by 2020, when Dubai will host the World Expo. If your travels take you to the emirate before then, Ski Dubai is still worth a visit — as a complete skiing newbie, I had a great time.

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