Atlantis Aquaventure: is it worth it? Parque acuatico Atlantis: vale la pena?

aquaparkI’ve been living in UAE for the past 8 years and I’ve never really tried spending so much on trying to make myself experience the “cool” stuff or the “fancy” stuff in life.

So this year, a sudden pop-up caught my attention, a so-called “birthday present” from Atlantis Aquaventure that would actually let me access the aqua park for free. So I signed up for it, I mean, who wouldn’t for something for free right?

Went there, had to park a bit farther than the entrance where there will be a shuttle bus waiting to transfer us back to the aquapark. We had to pay of course for my plus 1, which is AED345.00 and AED50.00 for one small locker. We had fun, on the simple aspects. We enjoyed about 2 slides I guess and perhaps letting ourselves enjoy getting washed out by the water. We also enjoyed looking at the dolphins from afar where you can actually book for an activity with them with as much as AED800.00 (I think) and you’re not allowed to take your own cameras with you because they have their own professional photographers where you will be charged separately. Oh good Lord.  I know.

The same actually goes with the sea lions. So we just enjoyed watching them from outside their isolated swimming area.

Well, I couldn’t really complain cause though we paid for the entrance of my partner, it was more of a buy-1 take-1 kind of deal cause mine was free. But come to think about it, I don’t think I would be paying for AED345.00 entrance fee if I know I would do all the slides they have inside.

Don’t get me wrong, it was an experience of a lifetime, but not on my price range.

Nonetheless, thank you Atlantis Aquaventure for the birthday gift.

 

He estado viviendo en EAU por 8 años ya y nunca me dedique a hacer de mi experiencia la mas divertida o lujosa de mi vida

Entonces este año, repentinamente algo llama mi atención, yo lo llamo regalo de cumpleaños de Atlantis Aquaventure que me dejo disfrutar del parque acuatico gratis. Entonces fui por el, es decir, quien no iria de gratis?

Una vez ahi, tuve que parquear un poco lejos de la entrada donde una buseta espera para llevarnos al parque acuatico. Tuvimos que pagar desde luego por mi acompañante la suma de 345 dirhams y 50 dirhams por un guardaropa pequeño. Nos divertimos en los pequeños detalles. Disfrutamos de dos toboganes y tambien dejandonos mojar en las piscinas. Tambien disfrutamos viendo los Delfines desde lejos donde puedes reservar para estar con ellos, que cuesta alrededor de 800 dirhams creo, y no esta permitido usar tus propias camaras, porque ellos tienen sus propios fotografos, eso es un Pago adicional. Oh Dios ! Yo se

Lo mismo ocurre con los leones marinos, entonces solo disfrutamos viendolos desde afuera de sus estanques.

Bueno no podria quejarme ya que solo Pagamos la entrada de mi acompañante, fue mas un trato de compre uno y obtenga uno gratis, Pero pensemoslo, yo no creo que pagaria 345 dirhams de entrada si se que no voy a utilizar todos los toboganes que tienen.

No me malinterpretes fue una experiencia muy buena, pero no en mi rango de precio.

Muchísimas gracias Atlantis por el regalo de cumpleaños

VlogMas: Santa on the Zipline (The Making)

 

It was that productive day that we had to go with Santa on the Zipline.

The Middle East’s first commercial Via Ferrata is located at Jebel Jais Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the UAE’s highest mountain. Professional instructors will guide you along our spectacular route. Enjoy 3 thrilling zip lines as you traverse more than 1km along the mountain route. With morning and afternoon start times available.

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2018

 

Can’t help but feel so excited for this event.

I’ve always had an eye for arts and creativity.

Got a glimpse of some trailers and masterpieces of the artists for 2018 and may I just say, they’re worth the time to see and appreciate.

The Festival opens with a networking reception allowing visitors and artists to connect and interact in an extraordinary atmosphere of the evening during which an awarding ceremony for Visual Arts and Photography categories will take place.

Venue

Ras Al Khaimah National Museum

Date

Friday, February 16, 2018

Time

Red carpet: 7:00 P.M.
Ceremony start: 8:00 P.M.

Dress Code

National dress or Cocktail dress / Lounge suit

 

For more info: http://rakfinearts.ae/

 

When I fell in love under the sea

 

​​​I’ve always been the type of person who never gets tired of the water. I sometimes take a day off from work when I feel exhausted and you’d find me by the beach. 2017 has been so great to me, giving way to new experiences and adventure. This year marked the very first time I have properly explored the water. This as well marked the time I have decided to take diving lessons and eventually aim for diving license, and I mean PADI thing.

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Diving meant seeing the hidden beauty you can never see from the surface.

Before this experience, I thought of diving as purely something part of my bucket list, but I ended up knowing it is so much more than that. It was more than just getting into the water and seeing all sorts of fish pass-by you. Discovering that such type of fish or creature is silently beautifying beyond the surface.

I have found my type of luxury in life. We call it, EXPERIENCE. As I grow older, I aim more to forget my fears and embrace chances. The moment I ended my very first diving experience, I knew I left my heart underneath. I knew as well that I’ll be coming back for more.

 

Purchase Experience in Holiday Factory

Holiday factorySo, I’ve been hearing and seeing a lot of fuzz about Armenia and its beauty. I have decided to look for the cheapest way to get there. Been searching left and right then I found several options including Holiday Factory

I wasn’t really the cheapest I guess cause the 999AED was no longer available plus, I preferred to stay in a 4-star hotel so there was like about 400AED price difference. The way it actually work is that once you purchase the travel voucher, you are suppose to submit an online request for your travel date through their website. Now, I have indicated my first name and last name on the online form and submitted hoping that they can inform me when I can travel. 3 days later, I received a voucher and invoice confirming that my alternative travel date has been approve. Mind you, it was all find with me. I later realize that it was only my first name and last name which was on the ticket which kind of freaked me out. I tried getting in touch with the holiday factory team to get hold of the situation, but the conversation started to heat up when Sally from their team called me up to say that I have to pay AED 500 to add my 2nd name which appears on my passport and said that I may not be allowed to travel because the name on the ticket is a different person. Guess what, IT’S NOT! It is the exact same first name and exact same last name that is in my passport. I have decided to get hold of the Fly Dubai social media team to have much better assistance and better understanding as you can see below.

As you can see on the image, Fly Dubai has confirmed that first name and last name are the mosunnamedt critical information. What I don’t understand is why Holiday Factory did not even manage to inform me about this (which I am pretty sure they already know) instead, tried to make me pay the amount of AED 500 just to add my freaking 2nd name on my ticket?

I just hope nobody falls into this kind of trap. As a consumer, I sort of felt as if I was attempted to be robbed. Considering that it was my first experience purchasing a holiday with them, I might be 200% extra careful next time. I hope you are too.

Adventure of the Amateurs

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Canyoning at Challenging Adventure Ras Al Khaimah UAE

We all had our own experience of being excited to do something, which you thought would take some more time or years for you to do.

I’ve always been the adventure seeker kind of person. Not that I am very keen on adrenalin rush, because really, I have my own fears and restrictions on my definition of adventure.

Anyway, I have living about 4 years now and Ras Al Khaimah and believe me, it’s only now-a-days do I get to discover most of the active things you can do in this northern emirates of UAE.

March 4, 2016 my colleagues and I had a chance to experience one of the countless awesome things you can actually scrap out of your bucket list. One on my list is canyoning. Man, was I excited, really excited to the point that I woke up at around 5am despite the fact that we had to meet at around 8:30am. Challenging Adventure‘s headquarters is situated at Wadi Al Beih, Ras Al Khaimah, this is just about the same way as going to Jebel Jais (Tallest Mountain in the whole UAE).

The have a lot of professionals who will be able to guide you on your experience and ensure your safety. Before we went for our adventure, we were oriented and properly briefed. Then out we go to the starting point and then again, we were taught of how we can be the support for each other to ensure that no one gets hurt and for us to be cautious of what we should be avoiding.

Up we go, our group was mostly girls and of course, it didn’t stop our group to have fun, share laughters and enjoy the experience. We all started having our own set of fears but as we went on, we get to take turns and realize we don’t have to be scared but rather enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the nature. At the end, we were all very proud of each other that we all did it from start till the end of the journey.