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EGYPT'S SNOW CITY - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Monday July 8, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

An indoor ski centre has opened in Cairo as the city hits mid-summer heat. The centres are rather popular in the Middle East.

As temperatures reach above 40°C in Cairo, Eygpt's first indoor snow project has launched.

The cool snow centre is located in the City Stars mall.

It's the fifth leisure project carried out by the Abdullah Al-Othaim Leisure & Tourism Company in Egypt.

The Snow City investment hits 500 million Egyptian Pounds, which is more than £24m.

Snow City is covered with 750 pounds of snow - manufactured using pure water.

It's 60,000 square feet in size and its freezing temperatures reach -5°C.

Image taken from Egypttoday.comSnow City's opening ceremony

Snow City has taken French technology to create its real-snow environment.

The ski zone is also considered to be an environment friendly project.

Commenting on the launch of the project, the CEO and vice chairman of the company, Mr. Fahad Abdullah Al-Othaim, says:

"We are extremely happy to open our latest leisure project in Egypt.

"This opening comes under the framework of the new expansion of the leisure projects outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"We are increasing our investment in the leisure and tourism industry across different countries in the Arab region."

Perhaps the mosy famous ski centre in that part of the world is in Dubai.

Read here for when PlanetSKI editor James Cove visitied Dubai's huge indoor snow centre last summer:
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Expectations are high for a growing leisure and tourism industry in the Middle East.

Snow City is considered a family activity zone.

There is a ski school, family ticket discounts, as well as ice skating and other wintry activities on offer.

It is equipped with state of art games with the latest and advanced gaming machines in an arcade.

The company that has brought Snow City to life, specialises in creating indoor family entertainment centers, and there are more leisure projects planned for the near future.

As well as Snow City, Al-Othaim Leisure co. owns and operates a number of other brands, such as Xtreme Land, MyTown, SafforiLand, Fabyland, Xtreme Zone and Splash Water Park.

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