One of the best places for kids in Dubai is Ski Dubai, especially if they have not seen snow before like Varun!
Located in Mall of Emirates, its the largest indoor ski and snow park of its kind. Varun was reluctant to go and wanted to instead go to the pool in the hotel. We somehow managed to convince him that throwing snow at mamma will be more fun. We reached there, bought our tickets ( again Explorer has a 2 for 1 deal on adult tickets) and changed in shoes and snow suits ( included in ticket price). We had carried our skiing gloves and hats but there is an option to buy them there.
Varun was so excited once we reached the place, he barely had the patience to change into snowsuit and wear hat and mittens.
Once inside he just wanted to scoop up the snow, form a ball and throw it at me and Vipul.
And the other thing he loved was tubing. He took so many turns going up the slope with the tandem tubing tires in tow and flying down the slope. He especially loved when it turned and twisted.
And then he had fun pulling Vipul on the sled!
Slightly older kids loved the toboggan slides. And their parents had a hard time taking them away from the slides. We didn’t try skiing or Zorbing but even those are available inside the park at an additional cost.
The only weird part was that as the ski dome has a glass wall shared with restaurants and the mall, it was funny watching people in shorts and dresses outside while you are in frigid temperature. It felt a bit like we were in a zoo with others watching us while we played in snow.
Even we had to drag Varun out of the park after a few hours. He was tired but didn’t want to stop playing.
Albeit expensive, it was the best part of Dubai trip for Varun. The smiles and giggles were totally worth it!! Don’t miss it especially of you are from tropical parts of the world.
Psst: Read more about our Dubai adventures here!