28 Oct 2015 AT 06:04 PM

World's biggest snow park set for Reem Mall Abu Dhabi

This is what the 1$ billion project looks like
28 Oct 2015 AT 06:04 PM
World's biggest snow park set for Reem Mall Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s new shopping centre, Reem Mall, will house the world’s largest indoor snow-play park, according to developers. The 1$ billion project, which will include shopping, dining and entertainment, is expected to open its doors in 2018.

Apparently the snow park will be 125,000 square foot, including activities like sledging, a luge slide and even zorbing. If the pictures are anything to go by, it looks like it’s going to be incredible. The mall is also expected to contain 450 stores and 85 cafes and restaurants.

“Reem Mall is one of the most ambitious and exciting retail and leisure projects ever undertaken in Abu Dhabi, and we are thrilled to announce the news of it becoming home to the world’s largest indoor snow-play park,” said Shane Eldstrom, chief operating officer for Reem Mall.

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“From the outset, Reem Mall has been designed as the ultimate family destination, and this fantastic new attraction will make it the place to meet, shop and play. We look forward to sharing more exciting details in the coming months.”

Ski Dubai is the current hub for all things icy in the UAE, with attractions such as skiing and penguin encounters drawing in hundreds of visitors a day. The demand for snow is obviously high, as Dubai has also announced plans for another sub-zero destination. The indoor ski slope being planned for Meydan One is reported to be three times the length of Ski Dubai.

We may have to wait a few years for these snow parks, but we have a feeling that they will be worth the wait.