Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Ski Dubai

Bigger than three football stadiums, with ski trails inside giant metal tubes 35 feet wide, it is the world's largest indoor ski park. The $272 million Ski Dubai will open on December 14th, with room enough for 1,500 skiiers.


Blogger ziz said...

Don't hold yer breath. There are what we heating and ventilating engineers call technical problems. The opneing has been what we publicists call "pre - announced" several times already.

One thing the Dubai boosters are good at is publicity - Palm islands with no houses, Arabian Ranches housing development that you wouldn't keep a dog in - of course any local criticism is curiously absent.

2:50 PM  
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