Wild Wadi Water World

Trip Start Oct 22, 2005
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Monday, July 10, 2006

We caught a bus out to the Wild Wadi Water World which we had seen on the Amazing Race a few seasons ago. Public transport in Dubai is seriously lacking as after two bus changes we finally arrived close to two hours later. There is a lot of traffic on the road here, with petrol being so inexpensive, so it takes forever to get from one place to another.

Eagerly we paid our entrance fee and entered the park with all out spending money on the waterproof watch like thing they give you so you don't have worry about anything getting wet. The park has a huge wave pool, a massive colourful children's wet play area, a speed slide, body boarding wave and a few other slides. The best thing about it is the jet propelled tube ride that loops around the entire park so that you don't have to walk anywhere. You can get on and off at the start and end of each of the other rides. No walking barefoot up the hot footpath to the top of the ride for 5 seconds of fun each time. The tube actually goes up hill in parts propelled by massive jets of water which, if you are not careful have the ability to push your bikini bottoms to around you knees and give you a forceful enema. This of course is known by observation only, not personal experience. The queues were short as well as most people are floating around the park, towards the rides which makes for a cooling and fun wait.

The park was a first for Megs as she actually went on the massive speed slide, as a kid she could never muster up the courage at Wet and Wild on the Gold Coast. She still didn't want to do it here either but after climbing the tall tower to check out the view she found herself in line being told to take her T-Shirt off and climb on. This was after the thought going through her head "I'll just climb the tower for the view and watch Rick slide down it". With a massive push from the life guard she found herself halfway down thinking "I wasn't going to go on this ride, what am I doing here.....AHHHHHhhh" Thankfully she survived. After saying good bye to our newfound friend Sam from Canberra we headed out of the park to check out the massive 7 star hotel well known by all, Burj Al Arab. Funnily enough they wouldn't let us in for a look but we headed to the local public beach to watch the sun set and the lights come on. It looks pretty amazing.

Exhausted we headed back to the hostel where we retired to our separate male and female dorm rooms, on separate floors of course. Megs was in the shower when Rick came up to her room to try to talk to her. He was chatting to another girl from the dorm asking her to pass on a message to Megs to meet him downstairs when he was roughly grabbed and man-handled down the stairs, receiving an earful about being up on the female floor. They kept repeating for him to talk to Megs downstairs but wouldn't allow him to pass a message on to her or contact her in any way. Thankfully it all worked out and Megs was able to come down and chat to him eventually.
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