Tiyaanah and I felt “trapped” in Al Ain, so we took to the road. The outdoor temperatures are finally starting to cool down, but we weren’t ready to endure another hot day outside. Therefore, we committed to a 90-minute drive so the boys could have some fun at the Dubai Aquarium.
Honestly, I thought this would be a bad day. We left the house around 10:30 a.m. We tried feeding him in the car, but he decided to forego a nap and his snack. That’s generally a darn good recipe for a three year old’s tantrum. But I must say, Kairo managed well. He has been maturing at a frightening rate (I’ll write about that later).
Somehow, Kairo didn’t have a single outburst. He patiently waited for his food while we ordered lunch a little AFTER 12:30 p.m.
This kid is the best!
The Dubai Aquarium is inside of a colossal mall. However, the aquarium feels relatively small, especially the underwater exhibit. It was a very short and sweet walk with lots of sharks.
Again, this isn’t a very large or long display, but we did get to see something fascinating. The scuba divers were feeding the sharks!
After leaving the tunnel, we ventured back to the second floor and saw quite a few exotic animals. Some guy was throwing macaws (seriously, he throws them, and they fly up to the trees). There were also sea otters.
THAT’S NOT AN OTTER. IT’S A WATER RAT. I’m serious. Very. Very. Serious. It’s called a water rat. I didn’t know they were real. They were the size of my children. I now fear water.
And I sincerely thought the rats were scary until we saw a dinosaur.
The image above does this creature no justice. It was longer than Tiyaanah and I combined (though we’re not long at all), it looked like a tree floating underwater, and its teeth were the size of small knives. And I’m talking about the smaller one. You should see its homeboy chillin’ in the back. #dinosaursarereal #hideyokidshideyowife #truethugsweargreen
This was an excellent experience for the wife and me. The kids were exhausted by the time we made it to the aquarium. They had fun, but their little eyes were fighting to stay open.