Dubai Life Issue 02, July 2006, Old and New A Tale of Two Cities
* Publisher: The Dubai Life
* Number Of Pages: 11
* Publication Date: July 2006
* Binding: PDF
The Old & The New : A Tale of Two Cities

Not c o n t e n t with building the biggest constructions, the tallest skyscrapers or just creating the largest man made islands in the world, Dubai went one better this year. It brought snow to this sun-baked desert oasis. Ski Dubai boasts a 400-metre indoor ski slope, which holds more than 6,000 tonnes of snow and was built at a cost of $US272m.

However, does anyone wishing to indulge in a bit of snowboarding and the like really feel that Dubai is the destination for them? What's more as Dubai's sprawling metropolis threatens to engulf the old parts of the city, is the new city in danger of forsaking its past for the future