Desert Ski Chalet
A ski chalet in the desert? Of course it's in Dubai. And despite what you might initially think - it's pretty darn cool.
Located at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai the Kempinski hotel is one of the chains top properties. For those that don’t know Mall of the Emirates is home to Ski Dubai – the indoor ski slope that boasts a four man chair lift and a small restaurant at the midway point of the piste. Fully taking advantage of this fact, Kempinski have fifteen ski chalet suites. Each “ski chalet ” has a living room that overlooks the ski slope and bedrooms that have views to the ocean and seafront buildings such as the famous Burj Al Arab hotel.
The chalets are incredibly popular, especially amongst Middle Eastern guests and visitors from Africa. The Alps it isn’t but you easily get drawn into watching the ski action while relaxing with friends by fireplace (yes fireplace in Dubai – don’t worry the air conditioning will be on simultaneously).