I generally try to avoid posting too much about life in Dubai, seeing as most of the time when I’m there we tend to be winding down in front of the pool/ TV/ various laptops /stove trying to cook ourselves decent meals for fear of malnutrition 😉 after not having eaten a full meal, sitting down for more than three days. Story of our lives! Anyway, in anticipation for my upcoming trip to Whistler, Vancouver for my annual leave, I decided to attempt to remedy my chronic un-coordination and take snow boarding lessons so I could keep up with James and his sister, Liz.
This was my first (and possibly best?!) decision of the year. My lesson was on January 1st…I rung in the new year in the air and then closed the day on the slopes! After landing from Paris and heading to bed at stupid o’clock, I woke up at lunchtime to prepare for my flight. This involves ensuring my uniform is spick and span, packing my luggage and packing my lunch in an attempt to be healthy. After all this, I did some washing and more cooking, and then headed to the Mall of the Emirates for my snowboarding lesson at Ski Dubai.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised! After being kitted out in snow gear, I was given boots and a board, and sent off to the baby slope.
We learnt how to shuffle towards the magic carpet (special conveyer belt to take us up the slope) and then eventually slide down heel side and toe side. My instructor was great, and even though I was quite clumsy at first, he really helped me out!
The hour and a half lesson flew by, and I almost forgot that I was in a shopping mall in Dubai and not on a mountain somewhere exotic and chilly! There was even a snow machine to keep the snow “falling”! I highly recommend Ski Dubai to anyone living in or passing through Dubai as a fun activity. They have zip lining, skiing, boarding, penguin encounters and tobogganing as well…I’ll definitely be heading there with the girls soon 😀
Hope this has given you an insight into desert life!
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