When you live in a city where it's 40 plus during the day, you really want the air con to work. Really.
So when we were sweating by 7am, we knew we had to do something. What else do you do when you're in the desert and need to cool off? Hit the snow of course! Yes, that's right, the heat hasn't gone to my head. A shopping mall just 5 minutes from our home has an indoor ski slope and snow park. Dubai at it's craziest!
We were the first people there Skip and the girls pulled on ski suits, poor old Darbs wasn't allowed in and had to watch the snow bunny activities through a glassed viewing area. Skip and I took it turns to go sledding and tobogganing. The girls had never seen snow before, and I still don't know if this really qualifies... Whatever, they had an absolute ball. To tell you the truth, this is my kind of way to do the snow. You go in, they give you all the gear, you hand it back when you finish, no freezing cold winds, not driving through snow, no cold wet gear.
This afternoon I plan on swimming and making a few sand castles with the kids. Where else than in Dubai can you ski in the morning and sunbake in the afternoon?!