Location: Dubai, UAE
Big-ass malls are ripe territory for putting outside shit inside. Ski Dubai, the Middle East's first indoor ski slope, is a part of the Mall of the Emirates (our No. 3 pick for coolest mall in the world). The slope first welcomed snow bunnies in 2005, initially opening with five different slopes and a large general snow-related fun area. This is arguably the most famous indoor ski slope, partially because it's located in Dubai, which is known as a hot-bed of architectural ridiculousness. Now, we know what everyone is thinking—do they expect me to bring appropriate clothing? No! Any necessary gear, even appropriate winter clothing, is included the price of admission. Swagger.