Ski Dubai

Dubai desert gives way to ski resort…

Ski Dubai is a formidable engineering feat, an incongruous 25-storey structure rising from the Gulf emirate’s sands as some 1000 labourers work round the clock building the Middle East’s only indoor ski resort and the world’s third largest.

The brainchild of Majid al-Futtaim, the mountain-themed resort is being built within his group’s billion-dollar Mall of the Emirates, partly to lure people to what will be the third largest shopping centre in the world, and to make it different.

[Source: Al Jazeera]

Man!! Dubai is becoming more and more like a wonderland / amazement park. Unbelievable projects are popping up there everyday, and although they’re all really exciting and wonderful, I wonder why they’re being done?
What is behind this obsession to always build bigger, higher, cooler stuff?
I guess it’s the urge to go the extra step and do things that have never been done before and the beautiful feelings that are felt when they are done.

But how far will this go?
What’s next I wonder?!

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

4 thoughts on “Ski Dubai”

  1. WOW! this is really shocking, ski in the middle of the desert 😀
    They never fail to impress me in Dubai, and well all I can say is: expect the unexpected, their creativity and courage has no limits 🙂

  2. “Expect the unexpected”, that has a good sound to it.

    Maybe you should try selling that as a slogan for a Dubai tourism campaign 😉

  3. That’s like an antidote to Dubai. It’s amazing how many projects they can come up with, all based on showing off. I think they should invest into industrial infrastrusture and maybe follow the South Korean example. Industry leads to lots of money, I doubt enterntainment can make as much as an established industry. Nevertheless, I think Dubai is one hell of a good city.

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