Riyadh Winter Land, Snow City Visit
Saudi Arabia is known for their strict and conservative culture. Not to mention the extreme weather that could rise up to 50 degrees down to negative degrees. Although there are many malls and parks that are available, still the activities are very limiting. So it’s not surprising that some may think that life here is tedious.
But July this year, Al Othaim Mall in Rabwa had opened a new exciting recreation. It gives a different impression about the country both from locals and expatriates. Thank goodness! Snow City has come all the way in the midst of the desert city of Riyadh.
Like many others, this was my first time to have this wonderful winter land experience along with my son. I was so fascinated with the ambiance since it gives a notion of being in a country where real snow does exist. My son had a really great time too playing in the snow and taking the rides.
I know the photos and videos I posted are not so impressive to showcase the true charm of the place. It was because I was so preoccupied playing with my son. If only I can just leave him in a corner and be a child once more.
So better be with somebody who could capture all the best angles of yours and of your kiddos while exploring the whole land of snow.
Below are the rules and regulations that the management has imposed for all the visitors.
The changing room for the female is located at the first floor. There is also locker available inside the room. But during my visit, it doesn’t close properly. Good thing I had a small bag hung on me to keep my valuables safe. While the changing room for men is situated at the ground floor near the counter.
After putting on the winter apparel, better go to the snow play area immediately. The temperature inside the changing room will just make you perspire if you stay longer. But if you have a low tolerance to cold, you better wear additional clothes. The snow room has a freezing sensation of 2 degrees.
You also have to be very careful when you have to return after you have finished your session. The person who gets ahead of you made the floor wet and slippery especially if you are to use the stairs. So be on guard especially for your kids.
Ticket prices are 120 and 140 riyals for kids and for adults, respectively. For more information you may visit their website @ www.snowcityme.com and you may contact them @ 920008331. Please check the location and coordinates below.