Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dreamland Aqua Park

I am not actually done with my previous blog post but since it took me several weeks to finish that, I prefer to post another entry for the continuation of our weekend getaway. The deal consist of a drive to another hotel in RAK where we enjoyed a bigger and better swimming pool

and the beach.

Aside from that, we were also given 2 complimentary tickets to Dreamland Aqua Park. Our plan was to go there right after we check out of the hotel but we were already exhausted and just wanted to go home and rest instead. We decided to postpone it a week after.

That was a good idea because the water park was a great new experience that took all our energy as well. From the inside, there was an locker area where you can put all your things for safekeeping. A changing and shower rooms.

There was a mini Zoo inside the water park were you can see few animals:





and bodies. Upps!
The rest are water parks.

This area is the Jacuzzi, where you can relax. I prefer this while the sun is burning hot.

This is one of there many slides

Far-ouT and my Mini-me bravely tried the blackhole.

and so did I

These are the ones for the kids.

The Hippo land

and the ...sorry, the name slip my mind.

You are not allowed to bring food inside the water park. Nevetheless, there are a lot of food choices, buffet type, your own type of dishes and of course, fast foods. We had Pizza, chicken, and fries.

This is probably the highlight of my day - I tried the Kamikaze, something you would think twice before taking the plunge.

The slide was quick and fast. I actually took in some water already from the nose before I could scream, so I just waited for myself to drop unto the pool. If I happen to try it again, I know better than open my mouth and breathe during the sliding process.

My mini-ME was lucky enough to meet Nemo

and Sponge Bob too.

Thank you dreamland.

 All the best,

Friday, June 8, 2012

RAK rocks!

Believe it or not, it took me like a week or so to compose this particular entry. Its not a piece that would win an award but I've been lost for words and my blog is becoming more of a photo blog now. That made me sad. I'm really not an expert in writing and although posting one photo can speak a thousand words, I also wanted to minimize the silence of my voice and avoid having a photo album. I wish to have a better blog entry soon, but for now, this will do.

Just like what we did on my birthday, we decided to have a simple dinner at home on my Mini-Me's 3rd Birthday and spent a weekend getaway away from all the hassle and bustle of Dubai A-Living. We have chosen a very good deal at groupon and roadtrip to Ras Al Khaimah. It was an easy one however, I missed to bring the one essential part of our trip, our swimsuits. My bad. Thank goodness! Far-ouT is a patient driver, otherwise, it would not be a nice long drive. 

It was a one hour and a half with no traffic from Dubai. A stress-free travel. The outside of the hotel was nothing special.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with a very familiar sight in most places - Filipino staff, which is always a good thing as you get the most out of everything. Hehehe.

Yes, he is a Filipino. He immediately gave us complimentary drinks and offered arabic tea and dates.

On top of the round table is a nice, simple and yet elegant chandelier.

This area is a cafe restaurant. We weren't able to try any thing from their menu though. As you know, most of hotel cafe and restaurant prices are extremely expensive so we'd rather dine out.

This is the reception area on the right, opposite the cafe. Of course, the Filipina receptionist was accommodating and gave us unlimited wifi internet access in our room. It wasn't that long before we were given the keys to our room. Say, less than 15 minutes?

Off to our room 1207

We were given a really nice room, although I would have preferred a king or a queen size bed instead of 2 singles beds. (If you just told me, I would have requested for that).

but I so love this bathroom.

Complimentary coffee and water.

These are the views from outside our room. Nice...right?

and during the night,

I get to roam around the place after our swim and I would recommend the place if ever you would pass by.

They have a small pool area

and a mini pool bar

They have a gym as well

and shower rooms

and the best part of it, is the buffet breakfast.

Just a gentle reminder - if you wish to roam around public areas of Ras Al Khaimah, It is not recommended to wear shorts short or sleeveless tops, wear something that would not show too much of your skin. Also, if you are travelling on a Friday, make sure you have something to eat over lunch, as most of the restaurants and malls are closed between 11:00 - 2:00 PM. Hope that helps!

All the best,