Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Power visit

Our friends Thomas and Signe came down from Denmark this weekend with four of their kids. It was quite a power visit - only 72 hours in the UAE! Power in more ways than one, as the prime reason for the visit was the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

We certainly crammed a lot into those 72 hours though! We started out with all of us visiting Ferrari World on Friday. The kids tried the newest of the roller coasters, Turbo Trax. It's the one that rides through the theme park in 120 km/h to then take you up through the roof to the highest point on Yas Island, and back down again...

Konrad, Mikkeline and Vera also tried the Flying Aces with the highest (52m) loop in the world! Very brave!

They also had to get on the Formula Rossa of course, the world's fastest roller coaster. Lots of boxes ticked off here at Ferrari World!

They also did karting:

And more roller coasters:

On the Saturday morning we all went to Yas Waterworld:

And when the Dads took off to enjoy the F1, us girls and kids stayed behind for the afternoon.

We were lucky enough to be able see most of the Al Fursan Aerobatic Team fly-over even from the waterpark:

We even had time for a spot of shopping, and had dinner and ice cream at Yas Mall:

On the Sunday I took our visitors to see the Grand Mosque. This was actually Thomas' 4th visit here, and since he hadn't made it there yet, it was a must:

After we had done the drive-by sightseeing along the Corniche, Signe and the girls even had time for a quick stop at the Louvre; while the Dads hit the F1 track again, for the final race:

Signe and I watched it all from the comfort of our sofa. That worked too!

And just as fast as they had arrived, they were gone again early Monday morning before the kids went to school - like their visit had all been just a dream!
Thank you for coming to see us!

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