Head to the slopes (or Ski Dubai) in style

Even in the UAE you can almost smell the snow as the time of year to travel off in search of powder approaches, writes Scott Armstrong.

To get you set Vans and Timberland have a new range that should see you right in colder climes, even if you just brushing up your skills on the skis or the board at SkiDubai.


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Dh1,495 – Bolton Mountain Down vest, warm, insulated vests that look more polished and city-ready than athletic and puffy.

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Dh845 – Britton Hill 6-inch warm-lined leather/fabric boot, made in full-grain leather and Harris Tweed wool fabri hand-woven by islanders at their homes the Outer Hebrides


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Dh295 – LS Pleasant River Oxford shirt – pack this button-down shirt on vacation, wear it to the office, or throw it on open over a tee for a casually layered look.

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Dh495 – New Original 32l waterproof backpack, made to be as resilient in the city safeguarding your laptop as it is packing up for camping trips and hikes

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Dh825 – Icon 6-inch premium boot (rust orange), Timberland’s original waterproof boot designed more than 40 years ago.

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Dh1,445 – Shrewsbury Peak Waterproof Duffle Coat, with quilted lining, designed to keep the rain off in more elegant winter style.


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Dh115 – Avery Snapback cap, the debossed Vans patch is vegan leather to cement your hipster credentials.

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Dh65 – Janelle Hipster classic white sunglasses, for when the sun hits the slopes.

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Dh115 – On the Wall black & white tee-shirt, we’re not sure this needs any more explanation

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Dh295 – Taper Borrego pants, a tapered fit that is comfortable through the hip and thigh with a narrow taper through the ankle. 100 per cent cotton.