Published: July 26th 2006July 10th 2006
Brendan - Wild Wadi's
Check out the slide behind!
After some much needed sleep, we managed top get down stairs in time to have our breakfast at the hotel’s café by 10am. Just.
We got ready and headed off for an adventurous day at Wild Wadi’s Water Park, which was situation next to the infamous seven star hotel. ‘Burj Al Arab’.
I arrived with quite high expectations from what I had heard of the place. However, I think at this point I’d have to say that Wild Wadi’s is quite easily the best water park I’ve ever been to. I guess it’s not that hard to bet the likes of Waiwera or Paraki back home, but this place was amazing.
After a quick dip in a relaxing pool, and a float around its river system, Brendan was ready for some thing a little more harrowing. We headed off to the far end of the complex and climbed into a tube for a ride that was said to go around the circumference of the park. This time we were in for quite a thrill. Large jets of water pushed us up what can only be described as up-hill water slides. We were quick to learn that the combination of
Hannah - Wave Pool
Check out that Hotel!
the angle of the jet, plus the position of our backsides through the bottom of the tube required re-adjustment of our togs rather quickly!
The complex had a number of rides, including a static wave, which neither of us were game enough to try and a large speed slide. Brendan dragged me up to the top of quite a large tower, only to hurdle down an extremely narrow slide with water splashing in your face, hence you could not see where you were going, only received a considerably large wedgy at by the time you got to the bottom. Oh , and a small crowd of people laughing at your screams the whole way down. We decided not to go on that ride again, and instead hang out at the large wave pool and on some of the more placid, but fun rides.
It was such a nice change to be able to go from ride to ride without feeling even the slightest bit cold, as opposed to running from pool to pool at Waiwera in the middle of winter. Somewhere around 6 or 7pm we decided to head off, even though the heat and the sun still
made it feel like about 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
We walked about 10 minutes up the road to find a ‘public’ beach, which was surprising nice plus the water was warm. The sun was setting so we decided to go back to our hotel for a nap. We found a little authentic restaurant on a street corner, for dinner at about 10pm. Incredibly, the temperatures outside didn’t seem to vary all that much between night and day.
We decided to go for a ‘short’ walk down to the river, as I wanted to look at the city lights across the harbour. To be honest, there were far fewer lights that I had expected, but it still a nice outlook.
Glad to be off our feet, we went to bed and after another exhausting day.
For tomorrow we leave!
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