I wasn't about to pay 150 dirhams to go inside the Ski Dubai snow park, as I have more than enough cold and snow at home. I watched through the window as families slid about in their rented snowsuits, tobogganing, on the chair lift, sliding down the slopes, taking ski and snowboarding lessons. There were even penguins. Like live penguins.
And this wouldn't be Dubai without a world's first – there's an indoor subzero zipline.