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World’s Largest Indoor Slope Being Constructed in Dubai

mount Jebel Hafeet in Dubai
mount Jebel Hafeet in Dubai

A team of more than a hundred German engineers performs Jebel Hafeet Glacier Hafeet, second highest mountain in UAE, an Abu Dhabi’s newspaper The National reported.

The new slope is planned to be 2.6km (1.7 miles) long, which makes it the longest development of this kind in the whole world. It will be about five times longer than existing indoor slopes in Holland and Germany and more than six times longer than Ski Dubai slope situated nearby.

According to some sources, some sections of the slope will be made movable which will allow altering of slope configuration in search of better variants. The Jebel Hafeet Glacier complex besides the indoor slope will also consist of a theme park, golf courses, two hotels and shopping molls.

Construction works are scheduled to get started in full force in October this year. Demand of energy needed for development will be partially satisfied by a solar energy farm built near the mount Jebel Hafeet. The works are hoped to be completed by 2013 so the Jebel Hafeet Glacier could host International Ski Federation competitions.

Photo: Claude Francis Fernandes/ Trekearth

Date: 13/08/2008

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