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Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf

From desert skiing in Saudi Arabia to Ski Dubai snowdome at Mall of the Emirates, skiing and snowboarding are popular across the Gulf.

Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
A Saudi man falls off a sledge in the desert of Tabuk region, some 1500 kilometres northwest of the capital Riyadh, on April 4, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
A Saudi man stands on a sledge attached to a car in the desert of Tabuk region, some 1500 kilometres northwest of the Saudi capital Riyadh, on April 4, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
Tourists enjoy sandboarding in Vina del Mar, Chile on February 24, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
A general view is seen at the press launch of Ski Dubai, the world’s largest snowdome, at Mall of the Emirates on December 1, 2005 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
A young boy toboggans down an ice run at Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates on December 1, 2005 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The snowdome is billed as the 'world's largest snowdome.' (Getty Images)
Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
A general view is seen at the press launch of Ski Dubai, the world’s largest snowdome, at the Mall of the Emirates on December 1, 2005 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
Shoppers peer through a glass barrier at skiers testing the snow at Ski Dubai, inside the brand-new, gigantic Mall of the Emirates 25 November 2005, in Dubai. The desert kingdom's indoor slopes contain 6,000 tonnes of real snow and are scheduled to be completely operational next month. (AFP/Getty Images)
Skiing and snowboarding across the Gulf
A gentleman wearing a traditional Emirati Dish Dash looks through a glass window at the Ski Dubai snowdome at Mall of the Emirates on December 1, 2005 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The snowdome is billed as the 'world's largest snowdome.' (Getty Images)