Middle East

Dubai too hot for you? Stay overnight on its snowy slopes

  • FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2005 file photo, Younis Al Mulla, General manager of Mall of the Emirates & Ski Dubai stands (with back to camera) viewing the snow covered slope at Ski Dubai complex as they have started to make real snow to prepare for the launch of first ski season in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer. The company behind the city’s indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made snow on Fridays starting from July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2005 file photo, Younis Al Mulla, General manager of Mall of the Emirates & Ski Dubai stands (with back to camera) viewing the snow covered slope at Ski Dubai complex as they have started to make real snow to prepare for the launch of first ski season in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer. The company behind the city’s indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made snow on Fridays starting from July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, people dine at a Lebanese restaurant overlooking to indoor ski slope in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It costs at least $49 to tackle the manufactured snow-covered slopes of indoor Ski Dubai. Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer. The company behind the city’s indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made snow on Fridays starting from July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

    FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, people dine at a Lebanese restaurant overlooking to indoor ski slope in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It costs at least $49 to tackle the manufactured snow-covered slopes of indoor Ski Dubai. Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer. The company behind the city’s indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made snow on Fridays starting from July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)  (The Associated Press)

Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer.

The company behind the city's indoor ski slope plans to let guests stay overnight in tents on the man-made snow on Fridays starting from July 29.

For 750 dirhams ($204) a person, campers will get after-hours access to the slopes and refreshments including hot chocolate before bedding down in tents and sleeping bags to keep out the artificial chill. Breakfast is in an adjacent Alpine-themed cafe.

The man-made Ski Dubai attraction opened in 2005 in the Mall of the Emirates shopping complex.

Its operator says overnight visitors can expect temperatures of -4 degrees Celsius (25 F). Weather outside Monday was a fairly typical 43 C (109 F).