EXCLUSIVE FLOW BOARDING SESSION at Wild Wadi

A week ago, we visited the Wild Wadi WaterparkTM  to experience a day in the life of a professional flowboarder.

For those of you who don’t know, flowboard is a surf like sport, in which basically you surf on artificial waves.

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Under the supervision of the professional flowboarder Alfian Affandi, we were introduced to the technical aspects of flow surf.

Alfian is a professional flowboarder, sponsored by Billabong, with numerous achievements in his biography.

Mostly, he is quite remarkable for being the first Asian flowboarder to be sponsored.

Except participating in international contests, Alfian is also “wave manager”, coaching flowboard enthusiasts all over the world.

The experience was exceptional, with high levels of adrenaline and a huge effort to balance yourself and stay steady on the board without make others laugh (the last one was not successful).

In the highlights was of course the free pass to Wild Wadi WaterparkTM  for the rest of the day!

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Wild Wadi WaterparkTM is conveniently located on Jumeirah Beach Road and it offers breath-taking views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah.

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With over 30 rides and attractions, we had plenty of choices to choose and endless fun.

Don’t forget to visit the exciting Tantrum Alley and the Burj Surj with your whole family, and the Flood River for unceasing relaxation.Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 8.42.39 PM

For the bravest, Jumeirah Sceirah offers the ultimate adrenaline rush, with a race down the slide at 80km per hour!!Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 8.42.28 PM

After long hours of fun, you can enjoy a well-deserved meal at one of the many restaurants included in the theme park.

We don’t know about you, but Dubai Cat seemed to enjoy herself at Wild Wadi WaterparkTM, even if she rode a camel instead of the waves XD.

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An article by George Dimakis from WhereInDubai


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Morning Swimming Session with Olympic Athlete Stephanie Proud

Coming from a family who loves swimming, Stephanie couldn’t run away from this. 

She started swimming at the early age of 3 although she thinks that she should have started even earlier. 

Olympic Swimmer, beautiful girl full of life and Speedo’s International Brand Ambassador are some of the phrases someone would use to describe her. 

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She started competing when she was 9 years old. Her first major competition was for the Great Britain junior team when she was 12, this lead to many international meets and 9 medals at the European Junior championships. Stephanie’s senior team accomplishments include 2010 Commonwealth Games finalist and 2011 World Championships semifinalist. Stephanie also competed in the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade where she won the gold medal.

At the age of 18, Stephanie moved to the United States where she trained at the University of Florida for the 2012 London Olympics, at which she proudly achieved 9th place in front of a home crowd.

Somewhere between her preparations for Rio’s Olympic Games for 2016 she made a quick stop to Dubai and gave a swimming session to a number of Editors and Bloggers who love sports. 

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Her guidance and patience made us all glad for waking up so early to go meet her! 

The swimming session ended with an amazing and super healthy breakfast at Talise Fitness Center Coffee Shop. Highly recommended!

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Meet IGER of the Month – April 2015

For April, we had the pleasure to interview a talented IGER named Oleg Sherstyachenko. His impressive Instagram feed grabbed our attention (see for yourself why www.instagram.com/olegcricket ) and we had the pleasure to have a small talk with him. Let’s get to meet him:

  1. What’s your source of inspiration?

I don’t have a specific source of inspiration, it just comes naturally. But if I had to choose something I guess I would say I’m inspired by big cities.

  1. What do you love the most about Dubai?

Two things: Sunshine and Architecture. That’s Dubai for me. I also have to say that I love the fact that I met the most polite and not over reacting security guys every time they caught me in a building’s roof photo shooting.

  1. Landscapes or portraits and why? 

Definitely Landscapes. There’s something so fascinating about Nature. The fact that it existed far before I got born and it will exist even after I’ll be gone it’s just so inspiring.

  1. Favorite quote in your life.

“Do today what others don’t and tomorrow you’ll prosper as others can’t.”

  1. Pick 10 of your favorite photos.

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#DubaiLoving thanks Oleg for being so cooperative and happy to be part of our community! 🙂 Follow him on Instagram: @olegcricket And tumblr: http://olegcricket.tumblr.com


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Best of Street Nights JBR

The street-culture event returned with home-grown food concepts, live painting, airbrush performances, DJs and live urban music.

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