World's Largest Indoor Snowpark To Open Next Year in Abu Dhabi
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 23-Nov-2020
J2SkiNews posted 23-Nov
One of the longest planned indoor snow centres in the Middle East will open in 2021, the company behind it says.
Snow Park Abu Dhabi will be a 'destination snow park attraction' covering 11,600 square metres (125,000 sq ft park) with less of an onus on skiing and snowboarding, it is understood, but more on multi-snow fun activities including sledging and zorbing. There will be 13 different snow fun activities and rides available.
The malls developers say it will be "the world's largest indoor snow park" however 11,600 square metres places it around 29th ion the world by indoor snow area – but all of the larger centres are predominantly ski and snowboarding centres. Ski Dubai is more than double the size at nearly 28,000 square metres and is ow the eighth largest in the world by slope area.
Work on Abu Dhabi's $1.2bn Reem Mall where the park is located, which will feature the Snow Park, is reported to have been ongoing through the pandemic, and it will open next year investors Agility say, although an exact opening date has not yet been set.
After many years of planning work on Reem Mall, located in the Najmat District on Reem Island and which will contain 450 shops, restaurants and a cinema, got underway in 2017. http://www.reemmall.ae
According to IndoorSnowNews.com more than 130 indoor snow centres have now been built in around 35 countries on six continents over the past 30 years. More than 100 are currently operational (including those temporarily closed due to COVID restrictions in the countries where they are located).