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Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort of its kind in the Middle East, has retained its prestigious title after winning the votes of industry professionals and consumers around the world.
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping center development and management company in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced that Ski Dubai has once again won the award for the best indoor ski resort in the world. This year’s award is the latest in a record seven-year winning streak that began in 2015 when Ski Dubai was first recognized by the World Ski Awards, which showcase the highest standards of excellence in the ski tourism industry. Ski Dubai, together with its sister brand Ski Egypt, was nominated among ten internationally renowned indoor ski resorts, from Egypt, Germany, China, Spain, Scotland, New Zealand and the Netherlands. And “Ski Egypt” won among the first three places, during the tough competitions that took place in this year’s edition.
Mohammed Al-Atari, Vice President of Operations and Global Snow Projects at Majid Al Futtaim Leisure, Entertainment and Cinema, said: “I am very proud of the results achieved by Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt and that they took the first three places in the world achieved. Ski Awards this year. This victory is recognized by the large number of audience votes we received from our customers. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our success along with our vision to create wonderful moments for everyone every day. We look forward to expanding our footprint in the coming months. to expand and offer unrivaled snow resorts in Oman and Abu Dhabi.
He added, “Ski Dubai, in addition to its status and location as a popular destination for residents and tourists, plays a prominent role in achieving the tremendous growth in the field of sports tourism in the region and promoting the culture of winter sports in the region. UAE. In line with Dubai’s ambitious vision, we offer Help the next generation of snow sports athletes realize their dreams of participating in the Winter Olympics and representing this beautiful country on the world stage.”
For his part, Sion Rapson, general manager of the World Ski Awards, said: “This year saw a record number of votes from top ski tourism professionals, as well as hundreds of thousands of skiers from around the world. We congratulate Ski Dubai on the receiving the award Awarded “Best Indoor Ski Resort in the World” by the ski industry and the public The World Ski Awards winners represent the pinnacle of excellence
Excellence, and Ski Dubai managed to achieve excellence and win this award for the seventh consecutive year. This win embodies our values of inspiring innovation, local growth and prosperity, and I look forward to Ski Dubai’s successes in the coming year, based on its continued commitment to innovation and exceeding expectations.”
This victory comes one week after Ski Dubai hosted 12 national and international snow sports events, with the participation of 146 snowboarders, including 65 professional athletes from 23 countries. Of the 12 events, 11 were FIS-level events sanctioned by the global governing body for Olympic qualifying skiing and snowboarding. These achievements come after the ratification of the UAE’s membership of the International Ski Federation at this year’s International Ski Conference.
Earlier this year, Ski Dubai caught the attention of one of the world’s leading snowboarders, Shaun White, who hosted a training session with the Sponsored Athletes, a diverse group of talented skiers and snowboarders from the region. Since 2017, the Supported Athletes program has offered talented skiers in the region a host of benefits, including unlimited access to the slopes and more than 90 hours of training with expert coaches who have trained many elite athletes. This year’s diverse group consists of 31 highly qualified male and female athletes from eight different nationalities, including 18 Emiratis, aged 11-25 years.
Ski Dubai was launched in 2005 as the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. Over the course of 15 years, Ski Dubai has succeeded in strengthening its position as one of the most prominent attractions in the region and raising its position as a lifestyle brand that provides world-class experiences to the local community, snow sports enthusiasts and tourists from all offer. around the world. Ski Dubai has maintained its commitment to provide a unique visitor experience and drive innovation through five ski slopes, a family snow park, with a range of fun activities and a special space inhabited by the famous penguins “King” and ” Gento”, in addition to a full range of activities throughout the year, such as snow yoga sessions, snow races and the snow warrior challenge.
Founded in 2017 by Majid Al Futtaim, Global Snow Ventures is the leading global brand that designs, consults, manages and operates indoor snow entertainment facilities. The global snow projects consist of two globally recognized brands Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt which were also finalists in this year’s World Ski Awards. In the coming months, Global Snow Enterprises will launch two more indoor snow resorts, Snow Oman at Mall of Oman in Muscat and Snow Abu Dhabi at Al Reem Mall.
Launched in 2013, the World Ski Awards aim to improve quality standards in the ski industry, and are the only global initiative dedicated to recognising, rewarding and celebrating excellence in ski tourism. The votes are cast by world-class ski industry professionals, including high-level managers, travel agents, tour operators and agents, the media, as well as ski tourism customers.
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