Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mesmerized

Mesmerized.  Yes, I was totally hyponotized by the flowy movement while the orchestral music blared.  My heart jumps at every beat and I just can't take off the smile on my face as every scene unfolds of Snow White on Ice.

As part of Abu Dhabi's Summer Activities for the entire family especially the kids, Abu Dhab National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) hosted Summer in Abu Dhabi.  It would have been just one of those usual kids playground inside an airconditioned venue, except for one - the ice show.




I have always wanted to watch an ice show.  It's one of the 100 things I want to do before I die.  Hubby was a bit wary of going there.  The posters itself showed kids running around.  Its probably a children's affair.  After a few assurance from me, we head to ADNEC and decide for sure what the summer in Abu Dhabi is all about.



ADNEC was full of kids.  Unlike the first time we visited the place, the exhibit this time if full of running kids, all food stalls are open and loud music is playing, so it was not difficult to locate the hall where it is held, halls 8, 9,10 and 11.  Booths outside the hall are open for tickets.  The entrance fee is AED 40 for adults and AED 30 for children under 12 years old.  By the entrance of the hall, tags are available to put on to the kids with their names, in case you get separated.

Once inside, you'll be welcomed by the huge Ice Village, inspired by Ice Age movie. Plenty of rides and activity area swamped the halls.  There is even a hall where you can do contact sports.  On the other side, more booths for shooting hoops or tying a camel and carnival rides.  It was total chaos but it was an absolute heaven for the kids.  At the far east end, there is the sea lion show.  The last show was on 8:10 pm but that was not what we came for, opposite the sea lion's den is the cinema like lights blinking show world.














A long qeue is starting to build up. We headed there and joined the throng of kids and parents.  I guess we were the only couple there without screaming and jumping kids as companions.  We entered the venue and found a seat.  The ice rink was a bit small, not what I have expected.  The show started exactly 8:00 pm, hurrah for the organizers for opening right on the dot.  The show opened with the crow suspended doing ballet moves and finally touched the ice and the swish swish sound just took my breath away. 




The 30- minute show was very entertaining.  I didn't expect hubby would loved the show, but he did.  We were both like kids the entire show.  Smiling the whole time and clapping our hands vigorously if one of the dancers show jaw dropping stunts and maneuvers.  We were gushing so much about watching more ice shows and I even pointed out that those dancers were Russian.  Another good point in Russia.  More reason to visit the country. hurray!



The ice show will continue until 19 July 2012.  Visit www.summerinabudhabi.ae for more information of the activities.

36 comments:

  1. Wow, this seems a really lovely show.. :D I'd love to watch this for myself!

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  2. nice! the little girl loved watching the video :D

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    1. really? i have more clips. the thing is, its not as good as this quality. and besides video taking is prohibited. hehe.

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  3. It's a nice feeling to be like kids again. I'm glad you both enjoyed the show. Wonder if it's going to come here in the Philippines.

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  4. Me and my family would be happy on a simple show like this one. Especially if the performers are kids. Hopefully that Mindanao would also have this kind of show.

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    1. i sure hope Mindanao will have this kind of shows.

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  5. I haven't brought my son to shows like this but I'm sure he will definitely enjoyed it a lot. He is starting to overcome his fear of mascots and clowns.

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  6. wow! simply amazing...my son and niece would surely enjoy a show like this if only it's available in our city:)

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  7. Exciting. I want to watch Ice show too. I don't care if it's for kids only 'coz I am kid at heart. :-)

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  8. I am also a fan of visiting these places. The child in me never dissipates as I allow myself to be engrossed with my surroundings. I'm sure you had a grand time seeing all what has been showcased! :D

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  9. My daughter would love this but she doesn't really like loud places. There will be another Disney event in our area, hopefully we'll be able to bring her there.

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  10. never visited an ice show before and this post makes me curious! i wanna visit this place with my little boy when he's old enough :) love the pictures too! :D

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  11. I'm sure my son will enjoy that show if he's big enough to appreciate things..:)

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  12. Good for you. same here! it's also in my bucket list to watch an ice show..

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  13. My son will love this place for sure. I hope it will come here too.

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  14. I'm sure this will come in the Philippines..I hope. It's always a delight to see shows like this. It awakens the child in us. :-)

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  15. OMG! I wish I was there :c This show would definitely draw a huge smile on my face hehehe! Fascinated!

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  16. oh, one of my dreams to watch an ice show

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  17. Oh wow, I want to experience going to something like that.

    sigh. I'm like stuck in the house.

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  18. Hoooo my! I want to watch an ice show too! I even want to be in it! Hahaha!

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  19. Wow. I'd be mesmerized with that show, too.

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  20. wow! sounds like a lot of fun.. want to watch an ice show someday too :)

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  21. I really wish we have shows like this in our city. I'm sure my kids would enjoy them.

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  22. Wow, looks amazing! I'd love to bring my baby & husband there. I wonder if we can make it before the 19th.

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  23. Looks fun! I love watching ice shows too, esp'lly Disney on Ice every December :)

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  24. Awww! I also dreamed of watching Ice shows as well. Hope I do if given the opportunity! :D Looks fun!

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  25. This is a good for children and young at heart. The Ice Age facade is a nice touch.

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  26. Your summer seems to be really fun! I wish I have the luxury of time to enjoy shows like that. :)

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  27. I wish to go there. I only attend to some theater place. But this one? Ohh, it's all worth it.

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  28. All of us are still kids at heart. I know I would love to watch these shows once in a while. But it's more fun when you take kids with you. :-)

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  29. Too bad we were not able to see this show.

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  30. Now that's one nice place for kids!! Glad you all enjoyed. How I wish I could bring my sons in places like that.

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  31. That's so nice. I'd surely enjoy it with my little girl.

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