Gold Coast Australia

Gold Coast Australia

Famed for its long stretch of beautiful sprawling sandy beaches, surfing, well arranged inland canal system and waterways, the tourist attractions of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia are exemplary for the tourists to explore in its beautiful surroundings.

SEA WORLD: A Theme Park located in the Gold Coast, Australia, which happens to be the largest marine park in Australia. The interesting shows at the Sea World highlighting the most endeared dolphin performances, sea lions and water-ski ballet which draws the maximum applause.

Dolphin Show

The Sea World in Gold Coast also has some interesting sea themed rides. You will also come across some of the favorite animals and sea species like penguins, polar bears, small sharks and tropical fish. Visitors can also hop on to a monorail for a great overview of the park.

WARNER BROS MOVIE WORLD: The only movie related park in Australia, the Warner Bros Movie World is a picturesque park which was opened on 3rd June 1991 on sprawling 415 acres of land.

With beautiful landscapes, various movie themed rides and friendly employees to help you. the Warner Bros Movie World takes you to a whole new level of fun and excitement. A perfect place to meet your favorite movie stars and super-heroes up front.

Warner Bros Movie World is an excellent place to enjoy exciting thrill rides, fun filled roller coaster rides and live stunt shows.

GOLD COAST SEAWAY: Built in the mid 1980’s, the Gold Coast Seaway is an engineered ocean channel and the main navigation entrance from the Pacific Ocean. Gold Coast Seaway is extremely popular for being one of the best fishing, diving and some of the most exciting water sports activities like water cycling, snorkeling, bush walking, 4 WD safari with an outstanding sea plane adventure. People also head for the spot for its captivating scenic beauty.

SKYPOINT OBSERVATION DECK: Located 230 meters (750 ft) off the ground at the top of the Q1 apartment on the 77 and 78 levels, the SkyPoint Observation Deck gives a 360 degree view of the stunning Gold Coast and the surrounding areas. Opened on 26th October 2005, the Q1 building is one of the world’s tallest residential towers.

View from Q1 Tower

The SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb which lasts 90 minutes from start to the end. SkyPoint has one of the fastest elevators in Australia which takes 42.7 seconds from ground to the 77 level

One of the most significant feature of the landmark structure is you get a splendid view of the Gold Coast region regardless of the weather.

SURFERS PARADISE BEACH: One of Australia’s most iconic beach, the Surfers Paradise Beach with its 3 kilometer stretch of golden sand with high rise apartments buildings at the back. Lying in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, the Surfers Paradise Beach is a perfect destination for a splashing beach holiday with loads of fun and entertainment.

Surfers Paradise Beach

The picturesque beach is the busiest beach in Gold Coast and welcomes joggers, swimmers, surfers and strollers to splurge in its fun filled activities and captivating surroundings.

A very clean and safe beach it is patrolled by Lifeguards throughout the year at any given time. The soul rejuvenating beach looks stunning at night when it is illuminated with beautiful lights to enjoy a evening stroll.

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9 best places to visit in Vietnam

9 best places to visit in Vietnam

Vietnam is one beautiful country that is squeezed in between the Laos and Cambodia borders and the South China Sea. This place is a home to a number of beautiful landscapes which are more than striking. Thus, Vietnam travel is a must for all the travel junkies who love to visit the most exotic places, trek there and relish on the local eateries.

Planning to visit Vietnam real soon? Here are the 9 best places that you must tour into.

  • Dalat: Dalat is all about cool weather, pine trees, misty valleys, colorful flowers and a number of other beautiful places. This place was once used by the French colonials and Vietnamese emperors as their summer retreat. Today, it has turned into one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country. You must visit to spot the beautiful French colonial architecture.
  • My Son: My Son is located near the DuyPhu village of the country and the same is considered to be the most important archaeological site. Thus, if you have a penchant of the ancient sites and beautiful architecture, this place is a must visit. This place has a number of temples built that are solely devoted to the worship of Lord Shiva.
  • Mekong Delta: Mekong Delta is known for a number of things such as fruit orchards, colorful floating markets, rice paddies, bird sanctuaries, sugarcane groves as well as quaint villages. Thus, this place gives you everything at a single place. Spot the wonders of the beauty or get indulged in an amazing shopping experience – the choice is all yours.
  • NhaTrang: Make your Vietnam travel worth cherishing but visiting this one of the most beautiful places of the country. This place is a home to exotic beaches, picturesque mountains as well as lush islands. The entire place is adorned with beautifully rested palm trees, resorts and good-looking promenade. You can also visit to amusement and water parks here.

  • Sapa: Located in the northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is a beautiful quiet town which serves as a paradise for all the trekkers who are seeking for some bone-chilling adventures in their monotonous life. This place has beautiful mountains to trek on. Besides, you can also tour into the rice paddies and various traditional villages around. Bump into some of the most beautiful waterfalls as you explore more of this region.
  • Hue: This place once served as the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty. Today, it has become a famous architectural spot. You can spot a number of beautiful buildings, know about the rich culture of the city and can relish upon some of the most delectable cuisines here. The most popular monument of the city Citadel, is a must visit.
  • Hoi An: Hoi An is located off the coast of the South China Sea in the Couth Central Vietnam and the same is considered to be one of the oldest cities of the country as it dates back 2,000 years ago. This city is mostly known for its beautiful historic architecture, textile as well as traditional culture. There are a hundred of tail shops here where you can spot some of the most intriguing clothes, bags, shoes and souvenirs.

  • Hanoi: Hanoi, the capital city of a reunified Vietnam is considered to be a must-visit place if you are touring to the country. This place has a number of beautiful spots to explore. The Old Quarter located at the heart of the city is an open-air museum of French colonial and historic Asian architecture is a must visit. The city is a blend to a cosmopolitan culture and scenic beauty. There are beautiful boulevards, quaint cafes and various other places to have a gala time.
  • Ha Long Bay: This place surely resembles a scene from a fantasy story as the unreal aqua-green waters, the rocky mountains and the greenery all around is no lesser than a dream. This bay features over 2,000 jungle-covered islands that are pitted with grottoes, intriguing caves, lakes and various sinkholes. You will certainly fall in love with this place.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and tour these beautiful cities and spots of Vietnam right away.

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Burj Al Arab Beach – One of Kinda Beach Where Day Stunning, Night Awesome!

Burj Al Arab Beach – One of Kinda Beach Where Day Stunning, Night Awesome!

When it comes to Beaches in Dubai, Options are many and every beach has its own flavor, One of the beach, I always ready to rush, is Burj Al Arab Public Beach. The charisma of this beach is close view of Burj Al Arab. For Joggers and Runners, nothing can be better than this place. When you run along one of the most iconic strips of Dubai coastline, you realize the beauty of this place.

Just across the road, Umm Suqeim Park is another attraction which is specially meant for Families and Children. For snacks also, there are few options.

Morning View –

View from Umm Suqeim Park –

A Quick Video Tour –

 At night also, this place gives an immense pleasure. Far away from crowd, sitting there in silence, watching sea waves are just another reasons you will fall in love with this place.

Burj Al Arab Close View at Night –

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Yacht tour – Dubai Marina to Burj Al Arab!

Yacht tour – Dubai Marina to Burj Al Arab!

Dubai as it’s known for its skyscrapers, beaches, shopping and lot more comes with variety of options for travellers. If you want to get into more deeper love with this place, you must go for a yacht experience. To add this amazing experience into our travel plan, we booked a personal 31 feet yacht for a Friday evening. The boat was hired for 2 hours for evening slot of 6-8 PM. This time was specially selected to ensure we could enjoy sunset and then glittering lights effect on skyscrapers buildings in the night.

We booked this yacht tour with ‘Andiamo Passenger Yachts & Boat Rentals LLC’ and I must say that they proved to be a professional and customer oriented company. Our trip was cancelled first because of bad weather conditions and then it was reschedule as per our choice. Andiamo kept their promise and made full cooperation to ensure we return as happy customer.

Mr. John, the captain of yacht was an amazing personality and have been very interactive throughout the trip. We booked this trip with a very competitive price of AED 500 and I must say this was the best deal I got after many calls with other tour operators.Overall, a great experience and my family enjoyed it a lot. A must option if you are planning Dubai trip.

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JBR Open Beach Dubai – Eat, Shop & Relax

JBR Open Beach Dubai – Eat, Shop & Relax

Being in Dubai, one thing I never want to miss is beaches. Dubai more known for its skyscraper buildings and transformation over the years also owns some of the best beaches in the region. JBR (Jumeriah Beach Residence) open beach is one of the beach which attracts millions of tourists every year. This clean beach equipped with plenty of facilities, including changing rooms, showers and toilets. For kids, it has a separate splash zone or better we can call it offshore water park. Plenty of restaurants around makes it more attractive and friendly. But to mention here that alcohol is available only in the hotels.

How to reach

Going by a personal Car or Taxi is the easiest thing you can pick since its quite famous place. Though it is also accessible by metro easily. If you are travelling by metro, you need to get down at Jumeriah Lake Towers metro station and take the marina exit. Here you need to take a walk of around 1 Km to access the beach. The walk is pleasant and scenic.

Dining Options

The Counter, Sushi Art, The Steak Bar, House of Curry, Eat Greek are just some of the names to count. There are plenty of other well-known options you definitely can try.

Cinemas

If you are a movie lover, Reel Cinemas is just at the beach to entertain you with the latest releases.

Shopping

If you are shopaholic, there are plenty of retail outlets also to treat you.

Events

On a regular basis, JBR authority organizes events near to the beach. Beach sport, Night Street for Shopping and Eat, Music Nights are some of the names to count. You need to have a tracking of JBR calendar. You can like JBR FB page to be updated; https://www.facebook.com/thewalkatjbr

Ratings

A free access, popular restaurants, lot to shop, a cinema to entertain, a family & free environment, a clean beach equipped with necessary facilities and easy to reach; all makes it a wonderful place to be. I give 4.5/5 rating to this must visit beach.

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Dolphin Show – Dubai

Dolphin Show – Dubai

In continuation of our blogs on Dubai tourist destination, now we bring you details of Dolphin shows in Dubai. There are two destinations where Dolphin shows are conducted; Dubai Creek Park and The Atlantis. In this blog, we will detail about Dubai Creek Park Dolphin Show.

The nearest metro station to access Creek Park is Dubai Health Care City Metro Station. It’s a huge lush green park and many families come here for picnic and refreshments. It is a well maintained park and come with small area dedicated for Children’s play. Dubai dolphinarium is situated within the park and tickets can be booked on the counter or online.

How to Reach

It is accessible by Metro Station and nearest station is Dubai Health Care City Metro Station. However, it takes around 10-15 minutes walking to reach to the park. Other mode of transport is RTA taxi which will cost you minimum of AED 12 from the nearest metro station. There is a must entry fees of AED 5 to the park and no visitor is allowed inside without paying this fee.

Entry Ticket

One can book tickets online at http://tickets.dubaidolphinarium.ae or can buy ticket at counter also. Booking online benefits you to decide seats of your choice. If you are Dubai residence and hold a local bank credit card, you may avail a handsome discount of Upto 30%. Please check your bank credit card policy for the same. Ticket prices depend on the nature of show you will be enjoying. The minimum ticket price is AED 100-120. For Dolphin and Seal Show.

Shows

There are 3 categories of dolphin show; swimming with Dolphin, Dolphin and Seal Show, Illusion & Dolphin and Seal Show. Each show is on different timings and schedule can be checked at http://tickets.dubaidolphinarium.ae. Show length is approximately 60 minutes to 80 minutes which depends on the type of show.

Other Attractions

Apart of Dolphin show, one can also enjoy Exotic Bird show which will cost AED 50 for adults and AED 30 for children. You can book ticket online at http://tickets.dubaidolphinarium.ae or can buy at counter also.

There are also other attractions like 5D screen cinema with your choice of experience and Mirror Maze to give you chance to lost in the world of mirrors. Each show may cost you around AED 30-35.

Ratings

I will recommend Dolphin show for the first time visitors and also for the ones living in Dubai. It’s worth to watch how beautifully Dolphins are trained. I will rate this place 3 out of 5.

Other attractions are mediocre in nature and do not come with wow factor.

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Wild Wadi Waterpark – Dubai

Wild Wadi Waterpark – Dubai

Dubai, one of the most favorite tourist destination in the World comes with a variety of tourist destinations. One of the most known tourist destination is Wild Wadi Waterpark. Situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, it offers 30+ rides and attractions for the family. It is a bundle of joy for children and definitely for adults as well. Wild Wadi is themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian legend.

It is a must-do attraction whilst in Dubai, a good way to keep you wet and fresh in the summer heat too. Its imaginative structures, great rides and slides with friendly staff and good facilities makes you feel great.

How to reach

Wild Wadi itself is a tourist landmark and the nearest Metro station is Mall of the Emirates metro station. From Metro station, you need to pick a taxi which will charge you around AED 20-25.

Entry Ticket

One can buy tickets online at http://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/wild-wadi/ or can buy at ticket counter also. The ticket price ranges from AED 250-300. Ticket price may vary based on the season. In winter season, generally prices are discounted. Authorities keep on coming with offers and promotions to attract the tourists. If you are Dubai based, there are many promotions on credit card, by using which you can get discounts Upto 30%.

Time to Visit

Waterpark is opened from February to December and generally closed during January 10th to Feb 10th for annual maintenance. For any queries, you can refer official website http://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/wild-wadi/ for timings and offers.

Locker Facility

Waterpark has its own locker facilities for which you need to pay on ticket counter itself. Locker rent vary based on the locker size. Smallest locker may cost you around AED 40. Renting a locker is a good decision to keep your mobile phones and cameras safe.

Rides

There are rides for all age of groups. For kids, it includes racing slides, water guns, Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon, Juha’s Journey and high waves Flood River. For adrenaline, it includes Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj. Along with, Jumeirah Sceirah, Wipeout and Riptide Flow rides add to the thrill.

Jumeirah Sceirah is most thrilled ride and should be taken only by the strong heart guys.

Precaution

There are several rides which are not suitable for guest with disabilities, pregnant guests and guests with heart and back problems. All rides have information boards at the entrance to rides containing the ride rules and who can and can’t take the ride due to its nature.

It is also to be noted that maximum weight limit on the Master Blaster for single tube is 120 kilograms (264 pounds) and for double tube is 180 kilograms (396 pounds) so you need to plan accordingly.

Refreshments

There is no free refreshments and you also cannot carry outside eatery with you. There’s variety of restaurants (mostly junk food stuff) available inside and options are ok if not great. Comparing outside, restaurants are expensive and for a small meal, you may have to spend AED 70-80 for two. Quality may not be as great but not bad either.

What to Wear Policy

There are guidelines for swimwear policy issued by the waterpark authority. Policy can be referred at http://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/wild-wadi/safety/swimwear-policy/.

By reading above guidelines, it looks strict guidelines, though you may see visitors breaching the swimwear policies on some occasions.

Crowd

I would say, crowd is decent, joyful and mostly comes from European, American and Locals nationalities. Indians and other Asian nationalities also add up to this lovely crowd.

 Shopping

There are inside shopping stores also where you can buy Swimwear, Shades, Mobile Accessories and other fashion stuff. Prices are high so better you equipped already with all necessary stuff.

One good advice for which you may thank to my blog is to buy mobile water resistant cover. There are many occasions you may want to capture a perfect picture or do not want to miss a call, this cover will prove to be a boon. Buying inside, this small necessity may cost you whopping AED 140 so better equipped with it already.

Overall Experience & Rating

Waterpark is not so big and ride options are limited. It is more a family waterpark and kids will definite going to love it. For adults, I would recommend not to have much expectations, though it will not disappoint too. Overall, I loved the place and recommend it with 3.5 rating out of 5.

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