Ski in the desert
Dubai might be in the middle of the Arabian desert– but that doesn’t mean you can’t frolic in the snow. Try winter sports inside a shopping mall - The Mall of the Emirates, home to Ski Dubai, the perfect place for both wobbly beginners and experienced skiers to hit the slopes (if you’re game, there’s even a black run). The Dubai Ice Rink can be found inside The Dubai Mall. The city is a year-round playground for sports enthusiasts, with indoor running and cycling tracks and a wide variety of other venues.