We woke up very early and skipped breakfast to take the earliest shuttle at 6.45am.. It was really challenging to wake the kids up so it was a mad rush!
Luckily, we got to the hotel lobby before 6.40am and the bus had not arrived. I brought the kids to the washroom and just as we were done, hubby said the bus was here.. We rushed to the bus and showed him the receipt from the Disneyland hotel booking only to be told we needed to show him the official ticket from VEA! There was no one to ask at the hotel lobby and the bus driver didn’t want to wait so we had no choice but to pay him again as we didn’t want to wait for the next shuttle at 8.45am as our flight is scheduled at 11.20am.. it was very frustrating! We’ll see if we can get a refund from VEA or Disneyland.. My advice to all is to not book the shuttle through Disneyland. Just pay when you board the shuttle lest you get a heart attack!
The ride to the airport was about 1.5h as the shuttle picked up other passengers from other hotels. We reached the airport before 8.15am..
The tax refund was rather straightforward and was done within 5 min but I’m not sure how long the refund would take..
Even though we set off very early, we were not able to enjoy a leisure breakfast as we had to walk quite a bit to the gate so we bought some cake and sandwiches to munch near the gate while waiting to board the plane..
We made a transit at Dubai again and this time, the wait was about 7 hours. We shopped around the airport and had Mac again for dinner.. but it’s good for me that they had vege burger.. The kids were happy to get their toys from the happy meals..
We even got them to do their Kumon homework while waiting got time to pass.. haha..
We walked around some more and came to this Giraffe cafe cos there was wifi! We got some drinks and made use of the wifi to entertain ourselves and even contacted the 2 ladies who would be joining us..
While waiting to board the plane, we shared the last cup noodles we had as I was cold.. The kids definitely enjoyed the noodles!
Soon, we were finally able to board the plane! The kids didn’t last long and soon fell asleep.. They even skipped their breakfast!
Nic came to pick us and we packed some food back cos we didn’t have lunch or should we consider it lunch? The body clock had gone haywire! Haha..
We’re glad to be home!