Monday 23 September 2013

Day 13 - Aquaventure

There was no pool stop this morning for us, instead we packed our bags and headed on over to the man made island , The Palm Jumeirah.

Getting there involved taking the metro to Internet city, taking a taxi to the Palm Monorail and riding that down to meet the Atlantis hotel and Aquaventure at the end of the palm itself. 

We did visit this Waterpark before but we had to come back as it only expanded over the weekend to include a new set of slides. It's expensive to get in, €50 each. No food is allowed in, they do search your bags (but not your pockets). 

On our first slide we somehow found ourselves on the one we didn't want to ride. Six of us inside a tube going up wards and falling with a weightless feeling mid air. It was horrendous but amazing. 

We remained in the park until closing which is sunset (6pm). We took a taxi back to the hotel and enjoy a massive dinner at Wagamama which is in our hotel. 

We walked off the dinner by taking a stroll around the gold souk area near Deira and the Creek. We were the only tourists. There where no malls or big brand stores. This area was very local and immigrant heavy. Great to see. 

We rounded he evening off with a dance at the hotel nightclub. It was "ladies" night and featured a guy planing the drums in time to the dance music.  

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