Abu Dhabi has announced it will add another incredible attraction offering to its already impressive locker as it is on track to open the ‘world’s largest snow park’ later this year. Dubai has Ski Dubai, now Abu Dhabi will have an enchanted-forest themed park dubbed Snow Abu Dhabi. And the clue is in the name – this will be a park, filled with snow, in the desert.
The development is in conjunction with the USD 1.2 billion Reem Mall project, on Reem Island. Construction is making good progress and both attractions are hoped to be opening their doors around the same time in the final quarter of this year.
Sprawling across an impressive 125,000 sqft, the site has been developed into various distinctively themed whimsical zones to capture the imagination. With names such as Snowflake Garden, Crystal Carousel, Blizzards’ Bazaar, and Flurries’ Mountain these are already conjuring up a veritable winter wonderland.
We are talking 13 thrilling rides and attractions co-conceived by Al Farwaniya Property Developers, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, and Thinkwell. Shane Eldstrom, CEO of Al Farwaniya Property Developers said: “With an incredible story and stunning visual attractions, Snow Abu Dhabi will deliver truly enchanting experiences for the whole family,”
“The activities and environments will work together, allowing guests to make new discoveries and experience shared memories while creating a destination to which they wish to return again and again.”
Maintaining a chilly -2ºC all year round with an impressive covering of 500mm of snow, and a snow depth of 20 inches, visitors can expect perfect conditions all day and year-round, despite the weather outside. So your dreams of traveling to snowy climes for sleighing and sliding may not be dashed after all this year as it will all be available on your doorstep. Move over, Alps.