This had been on my list for some time, as it’s one of the most famous things to do in the “only in Dubai” category. Ski Dubai is a full indoor ski resort with almost 250k square feet of ski area. The thing is attached to one of the area’s biggest malls, Mall of the Emirates. It looks really out of place from outside:
Leaving work, I was in the mood for some sushi. A coworker advised me that there was a great place down the road in an area called “Masdar City.” Note: Abu Dhabi is one of the seven “emirates" of the United Arab Emirates, and consists of smaller cities and areas. That took me a while to understand. Anyway, I google map the place and find that it’s located in “Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.” That’s strange…I think to myself. Sounds like a science lab that happens to have a food court?