Skiing - Ski Dubai
One of the most enjoyable things i've ever done was skiing in Ski Dubai! It was so much fun, i kept laughing the whole time, well actually laughing and screaming! my cousin wanted to make me a surprise so she booked for us in a beginner lesson. I thought we'll be playing with the snow and sliding on the slopes with the kids, but i got the first shock when a day earlier i was told that we'll do the real thing... skiing down a slope. Im not born in Switzerland and never skied before! As we we bought gloves and got our shoes and changed, i was telling my cousin to please change her mind and forget about it. Telling her i will make a disastrous scene and with the loud voice i have there will be lots of screaming!
And she kept saying we should go for it because no one really knows us and we won't get to see those people again in our whole life... so no one would really pay attention!
As I had the shoes on, it was even hard for me to walk with them or to carry them, they were just too heavy!
We had a Lebanese instructor, who was extremely patient. But i doubt he'll give another lesson ever after that one... :)
My heart was beating so fast, and i thought of changing my mind so many times, but then i thought fine, i'll just go inside and take pictures! No harm done! We started with the stretching exercises, as the instructor said without them falling down might be painful and harmful! And this is when I got really scared!!!
Watching people skiing on TV made me always think that it's a peace of cake! You just let your body relax and everything would be OK! Never thought that IT'S REALLY HARD! Needs lots of skills and muscles.
As we started our first moves, I couldn't even move, i moved my legs but it was useless... as if im walking in the same place, without moving forward, up or down.
I can't remember all the times i fell down, but luckily it was not painful. Whenever i felt like falling down, i'd cling to anyone near me... and make them lose balance... This was all exposed to everyone who was having dinner in a restaurant with a view on Ski Dubai! So with every fall you can see all the people laughing and smiling... We had to go up the slope, and go down all alone, but in my case, i didn't only have the instructor holding me, I also made him promise not to leave...
It was so much fun, one of the most adventurous things i've done beside kayaking, caving and canoeing! If you happen to be in Dubai, you have to try it... It's something you don't want to miss! I kept my gloves with her... I know this will be something I definitely want to do again.
* Thank you Linda*
Skiing and falling pictures will be posted after scanning!