ATLANTIS, Aquaventure

Atlantis, The palm is a billion-dollar waterpark hotel in Dubai which opened in September 2008, amidst the global financial crises. It was the first resort to open at The Palm Jumeirah, the revolutionary man-made island in UAE. Atlantis is composed of: a luxurious hotel, boutiques, dining facilities, a huge aquarium and  a waterpark.

If you are statying at ATLANTIS, you are given free access to AQUAVENTURE waterpark, or if you wish to just visit the park like we did, a AED 200 entrance fee for adult/165 (for children below 1.2 m) is good for the whole day.  I suggest that you bring your own towel if you do not want to pay 30 for towel rental. For the safety of your belongings, lockers are charged 40 per unit.  For the four of us, we rented only 1 locker and squeze everything there.

Things to Do at Aquaventure: Water Slides, Rides, Beach...

The Beach

Shark Bites Restaurant grab!
Snacks at Shark Bites: Hotdog sandwich 29, Cheeseburger 39 Softdrinks and coffee about 12 each

The Observatory Bar and Restaurant

Seated by the window overlooking Dubai Marina
MY boyfriend and I had our dinner anniversary here. Its was my first time to dine here although I have heard so much about this restaurant before. It offers a superb view of Dubai Jumeirah at 52nd floor! Romantic indeed, be sure to be seated by the window to enjoy the view. The waiters were friendly and restaurant supervisor as well as the chef came to our table to check on us. They explained each and every order that they served to us, being it our first time maybe? The ambiance was warm with a little lighting, it has two sides, the restaurant and the bar side. We came at about 7pm and there were just few people yet but according to the waiter they have a big group reserved for the night, so i think we were just on time to have the place not so crowded. Upon the suggestion of the waitress, we ordered rasberry mojito (vodka, rasberry with mint leaves) mocktail and it was great. Then they served us a basket of bread with cheese. For main course we had Giant prawns (4 prawns grillled per order), Seafood canolloni a pasta dish with white sauce rolled into two pieces and spread with seafood bits inside, really nice one. Mashed potato for side dish and salmon fillet with orange appetizer. The chef also served us another fresh salmon appetizer which I forgot the name but equally delicious.
Seafood Canalloni

Salmon Fillet with Orange Slice
Giant Prawns
Me at The Observatory

The Bill For Two:
  • Giant Prawns- 115
  • Seafood Canalloni- 65
  • Salmon Fillet Appetizer- 50
  • Raspberry Mojito Cocktail-
  • Basket of Bread and cheese- complimentary
Location:  Dubai Marriott Hotel, al sufouh rd. Dubai Marina, Jumeirah
Cuisine: International
Contact no: (+9714) 319 4000



It was 7:30 pm and yet the sun was still up.  We drove to watch a movie in the nearby Deira City Center and after lots of rounds looking  for a parking space, we gave up and decided to just eat out somewhere which is not inside a mall.  Friday, being a weekend in UAE means lots of people are out specially in the malls and since summer here can get up to 55+ degrees high, most people go out only when the sun is to set.


Located at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, the walk (JBR) strips of restaurants, i was almost put off as we had to take a very unlikely way up, (like a service elevator?) to the second floor of Amwaj. The place was very small, then I found out that it was more of a take out resto.

SOY serves chinese, mongolian and thai cuisine. The serving was good for two.  Like in most chinese restos, it serves you crackers while waiting for your order. Average price for an ala carte is 50 aed.

Prawn fried rice - 37.00
Hamour in black pepper sauce- 57
Chile Prawns- 68
Jasmine tea- 14

Me and My Itchy Feet :)

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