Dubai Ski indoor télésiège POMA
United Arab Emirates – Dubai – 2005

Souk al Nakheel Chairlift

The Souk Al Nakheel fixed chairlift is the main installation of Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski centre of its kind in the Persian Gulf region, and the most famous in the world.

product range
Fixed grip chairlift • UNIFIX®
Application
Skiing area
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The project

The world's most famous ski dome is part of the “Mall Emirates” shopping centre along with over 400 shops, restaurants, a cinema, a hypermarket and a 5-star hotel. Ski Dubai's success was immediate.

At the heart of this skiing area, the Souk Al Nakheel fixed chairlift leads to the top of the slopes, and the unique feature is that it has a middle station situated on a tight angle, a first for POMA.

technical
specifications

Longueur

Length

260 m

Dénivelé

Elevation

57 m

Débit

Capacity

2400 pphpd

Date

Speed

1,5 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of seats

59

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

No. of passengers per chair

4

amplitude horaire

journey time

3 min

POMA, innovation

for the project

The first angled fixed chairlift

in the world

The POMA teams took on a major challenge: developing a ropeway system that can follow the 30° angle of the slope at mid-run. This ropeway is the first in the world with a middle station at the turning point in the slope to disembark skiers.

Pedestrian chairlift

Ski Dubai offers a pedestrian fare for a trip on the chairlift without descending. An option that has become very popular with a clientele who want to discover the world of snow.

It is also for this reason, and given the large number of inexperienced skiers, that the loading conveyor belt initially installed to facilitate departures was removed.

Surface lifts

The arrival of the chairlift joins the Ski Dubai surface lift, also created by POMA in 2005.

Following the success of the Ski Dome, a second surface lift was installed in 2015, Ski Dubai 2 so that skiers can quickly go to the top of the slopes and quickly go back down again.

Souk al Nakheel Chairlift in pictures

Dubai Ski indoor télésiège POMA
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Dubai Ski indoor télésiège POMA
United Arab Emirates – Dubai – 2005

Souk al Nakheel Chairlift

The Souk Al Nakheel fixed chairlift is the main installation of Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski centre of its kind in the Persian Gulf region, and the most famous in the world.

product range
Observation Wheel
Application
tourist attraction
More about

The project

The world's most famous ski dome is part of the “Mall Emirates” shopping centre along with over 400 shops, restaurants, a cinema, a hypermarket and a 5-star hotel. Ski Dubai's success was immediate.

At the heart of this skiing area, the Souk Al Nakheel fixed chairlift leads to the top of the slopes, and the unique feature is that it has a middle station situated on a tight angle, a first for POMA.

technical
specifications

Longueur

Length

260 m

Dénivelé

Elevation

57 m

Débit

Capacity

2400 pphpd

Date

Speed

1,5 m/s

Nombre de Véhicules

Number of seats

59

Nombre de passagers par véhicules

No. of passengers per chair

4

amplitude horaire

journey time

3 min

POMA, innovation

for the project

The first angled fixed chairlift

in the world

The POMA teams took on a major challenge: developing a ropeway system that can follow the 30° angle of the slope at mid-run. This ropeway is the first in the world with a middle station at the turning point in the slope to disembark skiers.

Pedestrian chairlift

Ski Dubai offers a pedestrian fare for a trip on the chairlift without descending. An option that has become very popular with a clientele who want to discover the world of snow.

It is also for this reason, and given the large number of inexperienced skiers, that the loading conveyor belt initially installed to facilitate departures was removed.

Surface lifts

The arrival of the chairlift joins the Ski Dubai surface lift, also created by POMA in 2005.

Following the success of the Ski Dome, a second surface lift was installed in 2015, Ski Dubai 2 so that skiers can quickly go to the top of the slopes and quickly go back down again.

Ain Dubai capsules in pictures

They talk about it

Ain Dubai

POMA has been in the big wheel market for many years. The London Eye was the first to demonstrate our ability to carry out complex projects, thanks to our agile organisation and command of technology. We continued to apply our skills to smaller wheels on a regular basis: Baku (Azerbaijan), Chicago, Hong Kong and more. Today, the observation wheels of Dubai and Shenzhen confirm POMA’s place in the amusement park industry.

POMA project manager

Frederic Longeot
Ain Dubai Grande Roue POMA
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