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Celebrate with snow in July

How Desert Snow can help create a unique party this summer

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What is Desert Snow?
Desert Snow is the region’s pioneering and leading specialists in winter effects. We bring a wealth of expertise to the industry offering expert services in real, artificial and technical snowmaking systems for event agencies, film and TV, retailers, developers and private clients.

How long has Desert Snow been in Dubai?
We are three years old this July.

How did you get started?
As a trainee hot air balloon pilot, I was familiar with a company called Snow Business back in the UK, as they have a few hot air balloons which fly around Bath, my home town. We were working in events back in 2011 in Dubai and rented a few of the machines for a NYE event. The reaction was very positive, and eventually we secured the exclusive dealership for the Middle East.

What type of snow can you provide for parties?
We have over 200 different kinds of artificial snow and ice products, anything to acrylic icicles to fireproof settled snow for displays. We also make real snow either in our factory for delivery across the UAE in insulated containers, or we can make it on-site on practically any scale if required. 

How do you stop the real snow from melting?
Our real snow is just that, snow made from water and air. It melts quickly in the heat, so we make lots of it. Our promise is that in temperatures of up to 35°C we can make enough snow to last the whole day, regardless of the purpose. If it’s hotter than that, we can still make it, but it won’t last all day.

Can you provide snow for a party in our villa?
Of course! We do private events such as birthdays, weddings and snow theme parties all the time. We have artificial snow suitable for display or for interaction, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. We also rent falling snow machines and wintry décor, such as snowmen, wintry trees and lamp posts to create a winter wonderland setting. Some customers also order boxes of real snow for snowman building and snow fights.

Can I use it to make snowmen?
With real snow, yes. If you bring the carrot noses we can bring the rest!

How much does it cost?
We have private event packages with artificial snow starting from Dhs3500 including snow machines, décor and a 5x5m area of snow for playing in. A cubic metre box of real snow costs Dhs2400.

Apart from party organisers, who else orders your snow?
We provide many of the UAE event companies with snow for seasonal events every year, as well as many hotels and malls across the region. We provide decoration for the many end-of-year office parties throughout November and December. We also provide snow for visual merchandisers for their window displays and film, TV and production companies for their shoots when required.

Any future plans for Desert Snow?
Through our new partnership with TechnoAlpin, we now sell snow rooms for health clubs, spas and private residents, and can also design, install and maintain large scale snowmaking systems similar to the type and scale found in facilities like Ski Dubai.

Golf club parties

Allow those at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club to transform your child’s birthday party into an unforgettable celebration. Watch as their lifestyle events team convert the venue into one of your child’s wildest dreams, making this party their best one yet. Lots of fun party ideas available.
Prices start at Dhs170 per child. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road. For more information visit www.arabianranchesgolfdubai.com (04 366 4700).

Tickles and Giggles

Kids will love the excitement that awaits at a Tickles and Giggles party. Various packages are available for little ones to choose from. From invites, party food, games, a party organizer, fun characters and more, there will be something every child will love.
Tickles and Giggles, Sadaf 1, The Walk, JBR, visit www.ticklesandgiggles.com (04 432 8681).

Party fun

If you’re looking to plan the perfect party for your child, look no further – Fun City offers customised packages to make sure your child gets the best experience possible. From the invitations to the party bags, Fun City has it covered. Fun City is open daily and can be found in many locations across the city. Prices depend on the package and day of your choice.
For more information visit www.funcity.ae (04 501 4699).

By Time Out Dubai Kids staff
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