Two reasons why we chose Atlantis The Palm for short summer break: hotel guests receive unlimited free access to The Lost Chamber and to the world famous water park, Aquaventure. Normally, you have to pay 250 AED per person to access these attractions (plus 30 AED for towel and 50 AED for locker). When the hotel opened in 2008, it was "the place to be" in Dubai. But I found the entrance fee too pricey so we decided to wait. And oh boy, we were glad we had patience!
Aquaventure is set in 42 acres beside the Atlantis.The center piece is the Zigurrat and perched on top is the daddy of all water slides - The Leap of Faith.
It is 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.
Hubby and I took turns because somebody has to stay with our son on the grounds. I went ahead and there was a short que. But some ladies backed out so my turn came quickly before Hubby can take photos lolzz...Boy, you wouldn't know what hit you! I was okay at the start...and when I slid down I wondered why I ever dared myself to try such leap hahahaaa. When I landed in the wading pool, my heart was pumping soo fast and loud but I felt better than ever!! When I went back to my boys, Hubby was like, "You're done?"
I got a good view of the whole are so I was able to take lovely photos of Hubby while taking the 'plunge' of his life!
Really, there's nothing like the I'm-about-to-die adrenaline rush ((^_^))
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