Sunday, 10 November 2013

Palm jumeirah

This weekend we had a fantastic morning catching the monorail to the palm in Dubai. It is one of the most famous places in Dubai and we had to show grandma and grandad! So we boarded the monorail from the 'trunk' of the palm (hodge as well!). 

As the monorail travels fairly high up above the roads you get an amazing view and can actually see the posh houses and beaches. 

At the top of the palm, where the monorail ends is the very commanding Atlantis hotel. 

- it opened in 2008
- it was featured on the X factor a few years back when contestants were flewn out for judges houses with dani minogue
- price per night starts at around £450

Also at Atlantis is the adventure waterpark. We have been here before when on holiday about 5 years ago. It was a lot of fun! William is probably still too young to go here as the slides and rides are a bit extreme for him. Older children love it and it was pretty special going on the water slides that go through the shark tank!

You will have to forgive my slightly dodgey, fuzzy and reflective photos! They were taken with my phone through the monorail windows! 

In the picture below you can just about make out the road that goes down the center of each fond wihh houses either side that back onto the beaches. 

It was a great morning out. Once we got to Atlantis we had a drink and something to eat at Starbucks and had a wonder around. There is also a brilliant aquarium there with wonderful fish and rays but we are saving this for another day! There are shops and restaurants there to check out and obviously if you have more time (and money) the water park is great. 

We caught the monorail back down the park and it didn't take long before William was asleep in the car!

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