|Sheikh Zayed Road|
Everyone was advised to avoid going out because the sandstorm was expected to last the entire weekend. This was a bummer because Hubby’s friend and her family were arriving that night and we had planned to take them out on Saturday. It was a good thing though that the weather and skies cleared, so we managed to push through with our plans.
And what a good time we all had…especially our eldest girls!
Even though it was their first time to meet, Caila and Esy instantly got along. As we headed from their hotel in Sheikh Zayed Road to Deira, they practically talked non-stop. And by the time we reached Al Ghurair Rayhaan, they were already buddies.
I was abstaining from rice the entire Holy Week, but when I saw their selection of maki and sushi, I was tempted to fill my plate with them…thinking “it’s just a few pieces.” However, I stuck my ground and managed to stay away from the bar after this shot. Hurray!
Ski Dubai. On the way, the girls kept chanting “Snow park! Snow park! Snow park!” and asking “Are we there yet?” over and over. Finally, when I think our ears couldn’t take it any longer, we arrived at the Mall of Emirates.
Making use of the Entertainer voucher and an Emirates ID, I purchased the tickets for me, Hubby and Caila while Janice collected theirs which they had booked online. Since Sophie was under 3 years old, she couldn’t enter and had to stay with her nanny. However, when we had checked the website previously, it said kids under 2 years old weren’t permitted inside. Oh well. Zac, on the other hand, didn’t want to wear the outfit so Mike had to take care of him while the rest of us explored Ski Dubai.
|dragon ice sculpture|
|Attempting to build a snowman|
Finally, I could see that Caila’s nose was starting to run, it had become pink, and I almost couldn’t feel my fingers from the cold, so we left and headed out. It was a pity though because I really wanted to walk across the hanging bridge, try the Chairlift Ride, and the Snow Bullet (so I could cross off ziplining from my Bucket List). Oh well.
|Hubby getting into the ball. |
This was taken by Janice because Caila and I had already left
• Bring woolly hats, our own socks, and gloves or mittens. Although gloves and socks were provided, they were too thin.
• Wear thicker clothes. The outfits provided are ok, but thicker clothes will ensure that we’ll be able to bear the cold longer.
• It’s also advisable to bring/wear earmuffs
• Go early to take advantage of the Super Pass benefits and try all the rides. We arrived at Ski Dubai a little before 4pm, and considering it was a weekend, there were already so many people there…which resulted to queues and long waiting times.
• Bring our Emirates IDs to take advantage of the Resident’s Rate (Dhs160 per person) or use an Entertainer Voucher (Buy 1-Take 1 deal for Dhs225). Good thing we did this!
Oh, and before actually leaving Ski Dubai, make sure to return the cards at the machine to get the Dhs20 refund.
And last but definitely not the least...enjoy!
|You could practically see the happiness on the kids' faces after a couple of hours in Ski Dubai|