Skiing Jobs in Dubai
A few eyebrows may rise at the title above but it shouldn't really surprise anyone. Having mastered the art of building artificial islands and flogging bits of them off to Premier League footballers, a ski resort is no trouble at all.
Bored with fountains - the hotels are full of them - architects in this part of the United Arab Emirates instead solved the dilemma of creating a focal point for the new shopping mall by filling it with 22,500 square metres of snow. With a capacity of 1500 guests, a snow castle and ice caverns, the indoor resort has four slopes, up to 400 metres, for all levels of ability, chairlifts and a snowboard stunt park.
Opened in September 2005, the Mall of the Emirates offers a number of ski positions alongside the usual compliment of retail roles. These include ski and snowboard instructors, lift operators, looking after children, equipment hire and snow groomers.
Ski Dubai, who take care of the ski side activities of the Mall, believe that "professionalism, quality and diversity are the foundation for success and are always looking for energetic, professional and dedicated people to join their team." If you are interested to pursue a career with them send your CV or resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit www.skidubai.com
Other Indoor Ski Resorts
A second faux winter resort, due to open in 2006, is the Dubai Sunny Mountain Ski Dome. While in Spain, the Madrid Xanadu Mall hosts the 24,000 square metres of snow that makes up the Parque de Nieve (both websites are in Spanish).
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