It was an amazing day
I can’t remember if I said in the previous post that I hadn’t been in a water park since I was a kid. I’m having a ton of fun here with Syd; floating down the lazy river, riding slides and people watching.
Seriously this room is awesome! We have breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening snacks. There is no need to pay for anything other than getting your ass out here and booking a room.
The aquarium here is a stand alone attraction, it doesn’t have as much variety as other aquariums I’ve been to, but the way it’s designed is amazing. It looks like we’re underwater in an air pocket and peering into the lost city of Atlantis. There is a spot where they have cushions on the floor and you can sit down and gaze upon their MASSIVE tank that holds over 20 different species of fish and I’m guessing thousands of fish. It’s cool sitting down and feeling like you’re a part of the tank
Chilling by the pool
This really is a nice break from all the traveling we’ve been doing. Staying at a luxury resort where we’ve been pampered and cared for is what we needed. I now understand better what it means when people say they need a vacation from their vacation. But man was it HOT today… It was 108 degrees with humidity… I seriously can’t wait to get back to dry heat.
I can’t say this enough that this room pays for itself. At happy hour you get UNLIMITED drinks and snacks. That’s dangerous.
Rest of the night
Spent in bed watching TV and relaxing.
It’s Ramadan here in the Middle East and there are restrictions on not only people that observe the holiday, but for us as well. While we were in the lobby I had my arms around Syd’s waist and kissing her forehead when an employee told us to stop and to respect the holiday. Ummm…. Sure thing dude it’s not like I was ALL over her and acting inappropriately and if you want me to observe the holiday respectively then put up some signs, I’ll be more than happy to comply. Then on the way back from the water park Syd was told she was dressed inappropriately as well. They felt that she wasn’t covered up enough in observance of Ramadan. She had a sarong on and it covered EVERYTHING, but they were still on her. At one point in the afternoon our room received a call from guest services to ask how our stay here has been. We told them about the incidences and they apologized profusely because they don’t allow their employees to do that. The Atlantis recognizes that they’re catering to foreigners that may not know or care to observe Muslim holidays. Apparently we weren’t the only ones that have been picked on by the staff and the person over the phone said that they’ll be having a staff meeting to remind them that they need to back off.
I can’t remember if I already mentioned this, but my middle name is F. Literally just one letter. I don’t know if my parents misread the form and thought it was just an initial or something, but that’s my middle name, F. Well Syd couldn’t properly check me into the flight because my middle name doesn’t meet the minimum letter requirement for the log in page…. I’ve also been stopped multiple times at the airport to confirm that F is indeed my middle name. Thanks fam!
This hotel is beautiful and has some really nice flower pieces.
First I want to wish my dad, Ralphie, and Michael a happy father’s day! Hope you guys had a great day!!! Sending love from Dubai.
Woke up and my back finally was not hurting as bad. Man, whatever I did to it killed me yesterday. I am glad I can actually sit up on my own without Wally having to carry me/help me do everything. We got dressed and headed to breakfast. We stopped again and looked at all the fish. It is so beautiful and such a nice sight to see while going to breakfast.
Breakfast was amazing and even better than yesterday because I could actually enjoy it instead of being half asleep while eating! I finally was able to eat a salad and could trust eating it. It was beautiful.
After breakfast we came back and got ready to hit the pool. We wanted to hit the other slides and relax this morning before it gets too hot and we are forced to be inside. The thing that sucks is that us being here just the 2 of us is that some of rides you need minimum 3 people so we had to wait until other people came and rode the rides with us. We had such a great time. We lazed about and dried off then came back up to the hotel. We came back up to our room for a little in order to get more sunscreen and clean up and head back to the pool. The pool was great even though it was 108 degrees outside.
Today has been so relaxing and I am so happy we are here. Booking this room at the Atlantis pays for itself. There is so many perks and it is just amazing!!!! When we went in I was wearing a sarong and they told me to cover up more because it is Ramadan, there is no sign anywhere about covering up! I have a sarong wrapped like a dress and unless you see the slit on the side it is for all intents and purposes a dress. I have no problem being respectful but give me a little explanation and why is it that I have worn this all day and now someone is telling me something. You are a beachfront resort, you are lucky I have a sarong on walking back to my room. This happened 3 more times throughout the day, I changed into a romper and it did not happen after that. I found out that the reason someone said something was because my sarong was too see through (it was white). So strange. Also, the sarong covered more then the low cut tank top and jean shorts I was wearing earlier did. How is it no one said anything in the morning about covering up and now all of a sudden in my sarong people are telling me that it is inappropriate.
After we were done being in the heat we came back up to the room to pack up a little and cool off. We went to the afternoon tea that is included and we ate and drank for about 2 hours. We went to see The Lost Chambers and walk around and see the aquarium and take a look at the albino alligators.
We also saw some of the photos that they hotel took when we were going down the slides at the water park.
We came back to the room and chilled until the evening cocktails and snacks were available. I am so sad that we are leaving tomorrow. I am having such a good time. The evening cocktails was amazing! We got fed again and I got 6 free cocktails. I got a nice buzz on and it was all free!! Awesome! I love the Atlantis and being an Imperial Club member.
We came back to the room and chilled the rest of the night. Dubai has been great and I am so glad we were able to come. I cannot wait to come back here.