I made a Trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai from Nov. 29th - Dec. 06th. I had some rest days off work and have to take these days in this time. At first I thought I will do a journey to the lovely british Lou, but she had already planed a trip to some of you american guys, so that no german has a chance I had to find another beauty and thought, Ferraris, Pasta and oriental heat aren´t really comparable, but would fill the gap and there are other things I ever wanted to discover!
So I decided to visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai. When my mom did hear about that, she said - joking - I would like to join this Trip, but never believed that she will I hadn´t been on a journey with her since I was a child and knew what a joy I would make her with this Trip, so I invited her to come with me. That´s a thing I ever planed to do, but put on hold for later in my life, but I won´t do the mistake again and miss the chance for that, like with my dad! I thought I will try to make this journey unforgetable for us and invited her to all activities we´ll do (Ferrari World, Wild Wadi, Aquaventure, Malls, Dubai Fountains and Burji Khalifa - and don´t think she wasn´t interested in that by herself).
Finally it was a great journey and we both had an unforgetable time, but that wasn´t the first cheap planed Trip for me
- - Wild Wadi Update on page 3
- Aquaventure Update on page 6
- Helikopter Tour and extra Credit on Page 7
We arrived on Monday Nov. 29th, so lets start:
There it is...
At this evenig the park made tests with some video projections and made sound tests for a show they will present on the next day. I talked to a security staff member, while I watched parts of the show while I stand at an opened door at a side entrance and he told me that this show is a special one for tomorrow, but he didn´t told me what really will happen on the next day...
Whohoo, today I hopefully will ride Formula Rossa! Can´t wait for that. let´s have a walk to Ferrari World...
Nooooo! At the entrance, the security staff told me, that today the Park is closed for the Grand Opening of Ferrari World in the evening!
I was very excited about this news, because they told me there will be a big party and a big firework show with the president of VAE, Ferrari CEOs, the Formula 1 Team of Ferrari and so on. Sadly I didn´t have any invitation On the other side, it killed my plans to drive to Dubai on the next day.
Luckily I planed only to change my location on the next day and informed the hotel in Dubai, that I will arrive in the late evening, so I can visit Ferrari World again.
But at first, let us see what happened the rest of the day...
And here is the fireworkshow of the Grand Opening Party:
Day 3 (Wednesday Dec. 1st):
I finally get into the park...
and listen to the sound...
Here is an offride video of Fiorano GT:
I had really great luck to ride Formula Rossa on that day, it breakes often, but they fixed it soon. In the evening I had my last ride including a roll back after the launch and they made a new start. That was exactly the ride, with my mum doing it the first time At first she got a bit afraid, but after it works and we had the ride, she was very excited and loves the ride. Her comment was, that it wasn´t that hard for her, than Troy at Toverland She loved the launch! Hey, and she´s 63!
While we leave the park, we could see, that the coaster wasn´t running anymore and it seems that they have problems again. After our holiday I heard, that it was closed for weeks, so it could be that I had the last lucky day to ride it in December