Ski Dubai (Mall of the Emirates – off of Sheikh Zayed Road at the 4th interchange towards Al Barsha, Dubai) — opened in 2005, Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East (a 22,500 square meter facility) and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, or just playing in the snow. It also has the third largest indoor ski slope. Ski Dubai is also home to a number of penguins who come out to play several times a day. Penguin encounters can be booked, allowing the public to interact directly with the penguins. Winter clothing, ski and snowboard equipment are provided to its patrons. Ski Dubai appeared on the famed American TV travel contest show “The Amazing Race”.