We, the Foursquare team of Pat Moore, Eddie Wall, Jake Welch, Jake Blauvelt, Peter Line and crew, have made our way to Dubai, one of the UAEs seven emirates located right on the Persian Gulf. Temp’s are in the triple digits, and yes, this is a snowboard trip. Well mostly, the team’s here filming for its upcoming film release due out this fall. We arrived last night after about twenty-seven hours of travel, including stopping through Frankfurt, Germany for a couple of beers.

Dubai is a desert oasis like no other; it’s like Las Vegas and New York combined—and then some. We’re posted up at a posh hotel attached to the Mall of the Emirates, the largest mall in the region. The mall houses all the upscale shops, Gucci, Louie, Prada—all that and it boasts the very thing we trekked half way around the world for, Ski Dubai. Ski Dubai is one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, sporting a four-man chair, jumps, jibs, and even chalets. Tomorrow we’ll be hitting the beach to soak up some sun, and then it’s off to the local ‘boarding hill to make some turns. Check back for more updates on the best snowboard trip ever with the Foursquare team. Next up snowboarding, sandboarding, swimming with jellyfish, sweating, and more.

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