If you saw the Amazing Race yesterday night, you’re probably asking yourself “what WAS that resort with the insane water slide that runs through shark-infested waters” and maybe, if you’re somewhat more adventurous than Amazing Race Contestant, Mika, “Can I try it?”
Yesterday’s episode of the hit series kept the action hot in Dubai. The seven teams had to navigate a series of challenges that included rowing a rubber dinghy out to a yacht, using a watch to find the combination for a locked briefcase, assembling a hookah and measuring out $500,000 in gold pieces.
The final challenge, of course was taking a very wet “leap of faith” down a six-story water slide found at the über luxurious Dubai resort: the Atlantis Resort in Dubai. This is where things went wrong for Mika and Canaan.
Mika (who was wearing water wings couldn’t get over her fear of heights in time to take the plunge) and, after Canaan tried everything from coaxing her to physically trying to push her down the slide, she and Canaan were eliminated.
Too bad for Mika, because it looked like a whole lot of fun.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, has sunken aquatic chambers, a shark tank and 1539 rooms. Think huge, and over the top, and you’re just beginning to realize the entity that is this luxury Dubai resort!
This resort has no fewer than 17 restaurants, and a gorgeous spa with 27 treatment rooms. Guests will love the aquarium views from their rooms. And, depending on what room you stay in, a night here can cost you anywhere from $299 to $35,119. Wow.
Check out some photos below, or read our article about the Madinat Jumeirah on the Amazing Race: