On Friday, July 27th, we rented a car and drove to the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Many of the hotels in the UAE have great deals in the summer because tourism is down and a lot of expats head to their country of origin for the summer holiday season so we decided to take advantage of the good rates.
After we arrived at the hotel, we headed down to the 42 acre water park and spent the afternoon on the lazy river tube ride, rapids, and the more adventuresome slide rides. I even tried the Leap of Faith, similar to West Edmonton Mall’s Sky Screamer. That evening, our hotel package included a dinner at the Ossiano restaurant so we made our way there around 8 pm. The restaurant was very nice and one entire wall of glass is built against the Ambassador Lagoon Aquarium so you can enjoy while dining. We ordered the Ossiano Experience 6 course meal and were there for 4 hours. Delicious! The aquarium is huge holding 11.5 million litres of sea water and is home to over 65,000 animals.
The next day, we had a buffet breakfast then went back to the water park for a couple hours. Later, we spent some time touring the aquarium. Before we knew it, it was time to head back to Abu Dhabi. It was a fabulous time and a great place to spend our anniversary.