As the Glow Garden does not open until 4.00pm, we took the opportunity to spend some time to relax by the pool.
It is not a large area, but being on the roof, all areas receive excellent sun. The water in the pool was so still cold though.
Think we will stay out of it next time. It was nice to have a little rest as we have been on the go since we left home on 18th April.
The nearest metro station is about 15 minute walk from the Glow Garden. Unfortunately, we thought we saw a short cut and ended up walking around a company car park for a few minutes trying to get out.
Once on the right road, by the time we got there they had just opened.
We realised we had been so busy relaxing, we had forgotten to eat. That is not a good thing in this heat. So we stopped at one of the food vans and had a light snack to keep us going until we got our meal later.
The Glow Garden is made up of three areas. The Dinosaur park, the Ice Park and the
When we arrived, it was still light, so the lights of the Glow Park were not on. So we went on to the Ice Park.
We have done Ice Parks before in Dubai, but this was way better. Took us a good hour to get around. We were both very cold at the end even though they had given us thermal jackets as we went in.
After that, we went to the dinosaur park. This is really for kids, but we were happy to be big kids for the evening. A lot of time had been spent getting the models to look realistic. Most of them also moved and made realistic noises. Some of the very small children we a little scared when they moved and roared at them.
As darkness arrived, the lights on the Glow Park came on. It was not a sudden switch on, but the lights gradually lit up. This gave us a chance to walk around again and see it all lit up. A very impressive display, although you could tell it was showing signs of being in the sun a long while.
We took the metro back
to near our hotel and had planned to try our nearby Denny's. Instead we tried one of the local Indian restaurants. These have a good reputation and are really cheap.
We were ushered upstairs as there was more room there and given a menu. After trying to work out what was lunch and what was evening food, we settled on a chicken masala, butter chicken, egg fried rice and what they called pastry, but we know as chapatti. There was far too much for the two of us. Could have fed four with all the food. It was very delicious and very spicy. Being Westerners, we were provided with cutlery alongside the locals who eat with fingers.
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