Friday, July 7, 2017

Sea plane!

A special rate came up for an opportunity to get on a sea plane with Seawings Dubai a couple of months ago and we jumped on it!  Figured this might be our only chance to do so.  We were planning on making it some sort of staycation last week in Dubai but an unforeseen expense of renewing our Emirates IDs ruined those plans. So it is just a day-trip then to Dubai!

We start out the day with a scrape in between the eyes. Hopefully this will teach Charlie not to mess with his brother:
And we're off on our little road trip!  Charlie is being cheeky and yet very sophisticated with his legs crossed during the car ride:
Graham also has his legs crossed but is shoving cheerios into his mouth:
A bit of a hazy day today in Dubai:
We arrive at Dubai Creek Golf Club.  Time for some lunch first.  Thankfully the kids' menus keep the boys busy:
We spot a sea plane coming in for landing by the golf club:
A glimpse of what our landing will be.  Pretty smooth!
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After lunch, it is time to check in for our flight.  Looks like we will be taking the BLUE route - down the creek towards the open water, then make a left to fly along the coast towards the Burj Al Arab hotel, turn right to get to the tip of Jumeirah Palm, where we will make a U-turn to come back around:
Graham and Charlie are reviewing the Safety Video:
Time to get to our plane!
Waiting at the jeti:
Family photo op!  Can't believe the lady only took one photo, so thank goodness this one turned out decent.  But Charlie seems to be looking a bit scared???
Okay, everyone gets situated in the tiny plane:
One of the passengers sitting behind me locks up the door:
And the push off:
We were go...!!!!
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A view of Dubai city. Too bad about the haze!
Who knew cruise ships docked here??!?
A view of the port with the city in the backdrop. Spectacular!!!
A peek at The World Islands, which consist of man-made islands in the rough shape of a world map. Unfortunately, construction has been halted:
The iconic Burj al Arab hotel:
And of course, the Palm Jumeirah.  Quite the sight!
Graham and Charlie having a great view of the Palm as well:
Happy Graham!
Charlie has somehow decided to look through the safety instructions:
One last look at the coastline along the Persian Gulf:
Spotted this fancy hotel just before landing in Dubai Creek.  Wow...!
Great flight!  Thanks captain!
One more thing to check off our to-do list in the UAE :-)

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