A Ski Resort Rises from the Sands

Here’s something which will make your either shake your head or pack your skis. There’s a place in the Dubai desert where you will soon be able to seek indoor skiing. Called Ski Dubai, this 25-story mountain-themed resort is set to open this September, according to Yahoo/AFP. It will boast a slope with an overall length of 400 metres, five trails of different grades and full time falling snowflakes. It is being built as part of the Mall of the Emirates, which the AFP says will be the world’s third largest shopping center when completed.