I was rewatching an old season of The Amazing Race a few weeks ago and got to one of my all time most frustrating episodes – it's the one in season 15 where Mika and Canaan are eliminated after she refuses to go down the leap of faith waterslide. Surely if you go on The Amazing Race you know you are going to be faced with both water and heights at some point?
It made me look up where exactly that waterslide is in Dubai though as I have seen it on TV before and thought it looked awesome, I love that it goes through a shark tank at the bottom. Turns out that the slide is in the large Auquapark in the Atlantis Hotel that is at the centre of the glorious man-made Palm Island, The Palm is a luxury hotel with an oceanic theme and it sounds and looks absolutely amazing.
As well as one of the world's biggest Auquaparks for fun and thrills there is also a huge range of marine wildlife to be seen and even interacted with, gorgeous themed rooms and stunning white sandy beaches for relaxing, restaurants run by world renowned chefs to dine in, salons and treatment rooms to pamper yourself in and lovely little boutiques and shops to splash the cash in. There is something for everyone at The Palm and due to it's unique theme even if you are a seasoned traveller you will find yourself in awe
If you aren't lucky enough to be able to visit then fear not, they have a neat interactive video on their site where you can add your photo and feel like you were there, just connect to your Facebook, choose a few friends to come along for the ride with you and then sit back and enjoy. You can make your video at SpottedInAtlantis.com and if you do be sure to share it with us in the comments section