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Over 100 engineers making plans for a 2.6 km indoor ski slope for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s National newspaper has reported that a team of 114 German engineers have setting the stage and preparing to build the largest indoor snow slope in the world. When the project at Jebil Hafeet is completed by 2013, a 2.6 km (1.7 mile) long slope capable of hosting International Ski Federation sanctioned events.

That is five times longer than the existing longest indoor slopes in Holland and Germany and six and a half times longer than neighbour Ski Dubai. The full area of the slope will be 337,000 square metres, about ten times the largest indoor slope area at present and is expected to leave a minimal impact on the environment.
Reports say that sections of the slope, although possibly not all, will be indoors, with movable sections to allow different slope configurations. Parts of the slope will also be supported by stilts and there will be an indoor ski jump.
The development, called Jebel Hafeet Glacier, will also include a theme park, golf courses, two hotels and a retail area at the base of the mountain called.
Full construction work on what is reported to be “A massive green community” is scheduled to begin in October at Jebel Hafeet, the best known of Abu Dhabi’s mountains. A solar energy farm at one corner of the mountain will provide an as yet undisclosed proportion of the energy requirements.
The is still waiting for government’s stamp of approval because the mountain has historic sites and a hot springs area set up by the late Sheikh Zayed. Jebel Hafeet rises about 1,240 metres; the highest mountain in the United Arad Emirates is Jabal Yibir, which is 1,527 metres.
The development is being implemented by Tamouh, part of the Royal Group, a holding company owned by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed al Nahyan. Mr Joe Ong, chief executive of Tamouh Investments , described it as the eighth wonder of the world. Temperatures at the base of the mountain are currently around 45°C at midday.

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    Ski Dubai appeal against skiing injury compensation

    Dubai: A court is looking into an appeal by Ski Dubai against a compensation award of Dh200,000 to a teenager who tripped over an iron protrusion while skiing and sustained a spine injury.

    The family of the 15-year-old teenager, who sustained a severe spine injury, sued Ski Dubai for Dh3 million in civil compensation after he tripped and hit a concrete wall while skiing down a slope.

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    Ski Dubai surpasses 2 million skier visits

    Two and a half-years after first opening its ski slope, Dubai’s iconic indoor ski slope welcomed its two millionth guest earlier this week.

    Abdul Aziz, a rare original United Arab Emirates ‘local’ resident was taken aback as he found himself being showered with confetti and applauded by members of the Ski Dubai staff as he entered the facility.
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    Ski Dubai owners to build ‘Entertainment City’ in Qatar

    The Abu Dhabi Investment House and Ski Dubai’s owners, the Majid Al Futtaim Group, have agreed to start work on Qatar Entertainment City, which has an estimated price tag of $1.5bn (US). The agreement allows for the two companies to complete half the project in Lusail.

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    666.78% more visitors come to SkiRebel Magazine in March

    With the end of March, SportsRebel Media Ventures (SMV) Ltd. is happy to announce that it broke an all time record for monthly unique visitors with a whopping 666.78 % to SkiRebel Magazine in March 2008 to the same period a year earlier. This staggering growth was led with incredible traffic increases of more than 2000 % on March 28th alone.

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    Dubailand Indoor Snow Centre Plan No More

    Plans for a giant indoor snow centre at the huge Dubailand theme park currently under construction in Dubai appear to have finally died. The ‘Duba Snowdome’ is no longer featured on the Dubailand website.

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    DreamWorks and Dubailand Team Up

    Dreamworks is the latest global corporation to join the Dubailand project which aims to be the world’s largest leisure destination.

    Plans for an indoor snow centre, the Dubailand Snowdome, have been on the cards for five years now, backed by the 32 Group with a rotating snowdeck design within the world’s largest freestanding dome, similar in design, apparently, to the patented Ski Trac and Snowvolution designs. It is believed that work on the snowdome has not yet begun and it appears to have currently fallen off the Dubailand website.

    DreamWorks joins Marvel Entertainment , Nickelodeon, Paramount and Universal Parks and Resorts in planning to build theme parks in Dubailand or elsewhere in Dubai or a neighbouring emirate.

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