One of the Emirates! – ستة

20 Dec

The Atlantis!

The Lost Chambers

Look at the stingray! I dont know why i like it so much, maybe it has to do with the fact that my secondary school nick name was pari-pari(stingray). And it has nothing, i repeat, NOTHING to do with my shape but my name. No one calls me that anymore 🙂 

Oh and looking at stingrays also reminds me of this scary story of a little boy who did ‘stuff’ with the stingray. Its eeky!!! (ask me for the story if you’re interested)

This fish was the topic of discussion between my mum and grandma – that this fish looks ugly and old that is why he is lonely and doesnt have friends or bodyguard like the big fish – supposedly the king of the underwater aquarium.  

No idea what this is BUT i know it moves very gracefully.

Aquaventure

Right before we all changed into our swimming gears and headed down to the water:)

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First we went through the normal ‘river’ from which we could enter the river rides like the rapids! Its cool because…WE DONT HAVE TO CLIMB STAIRS WITH OUR HEAVY FLOATS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A CONVEYOR BELT/ A INCLINING TRAVELLATOR. All we do is sit on the float and someone will push us onto it where we can relax and enjoy the crisp air. There was also a beach which we didnt have time to visit 😦

A portion of the normal ‘river’ was fun with really ‘painful’ waterfalls and big waves!

The rapids

This high octane river takes riders on a white water journey through caverns with many twists and turns.

Shark attack

Journey to the mysterious core of the Ziggurat through dark twisting tunnels before emerging slowly into the lagoon at a leisurely shark viewing pace.

The Leap of Faith

The Leap of Faith 27.5m tall and 61m long, from the top of the Ziggurat the Leap of Faith catapults riders into a transparent tunnel and through a shark-filled lagoon, where guitar sharks, bow mouth sharks, white tip, black tip and grey reef sharks all reside.

I went for the ride but missed the shark-filled tunnel! I maybe appear fearless (or people called me the brave girl later because i went for that scary slide) but this was different. I was yearning for the adrenaline rush and it came my way.

 Thought i was fearless but i guess not 😦

Guess what i was wearing, a diving type top with tights and my Fila track pants over it plus a norma balck tudung clasp with brooch.  The reason for my fear was that i would be stuck (or terbalik even!) due to friction from the amount of fabric on me. Alhamdulilah all was well. No one said anything. That is the benefit of visiting water theme parks in Muslim majority countries. I saw mainly foreigners though and only one other Arab female with her husband maybe.

My dad went for the ride twice and he said its just like you’re falling!

Fun-filled definitely! I just checked out the price for the Lost Chambers and Aquaventure Jumeirah Beach was 250Dhs. Around $100!

All information and the above photo is adapted from http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/marineandwaterpark/aquaventure.aspx

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We had nutella crepe, hot hot! Delicious 😉 It was Rachel who introduced me to crepe which she said was French food. Kind of similar to pancake. My mum said it was similar to thosai. Who knows – the French says its theirs, the Emiratain (hehe) says its theirs and the Indian says its theirs.

Goodbye Atlantis!

Presenting to you the aircon bustops in all of Dubai! ~~

When one opens the door, there will be air con when you close the door the air con stops. We didnt stay in there long enough to find out how it works and whether it works differently in winter and summer. Summer can be as hot as 40-50 degrees whereas winter like around the time i went was a little colder than Singapore 24-25 degrees celsius.

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3 Responses to “One of the Emirates! – ستة”

  1. ad December 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    i believe it’s call JELLY FISH?

  2. iq December 21, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    i think so too…

  3. parv~.~ December 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    i saw something else which i thought was a jellyfish that’s why i wasnt sure this was a jellyfish too…maybe 🙂 different types of jellyfish!

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