The Amazing Race Wiki
Advertisement
The Amazing Race Wiki

Speed Dating Is the Worst is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 23.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Gloriette are as follows:

  1. Nicole & Travis (12:03 pm)
  2. Nicky & Kim (12:09 pm)
  3. Leo & Jamal (12:10 pm)
  4. Tim & Marie (12:23 pm)
  5. Jason & Amy (12:28 pm)
  6. Ally & Ashley (1:00 pm)

Teams must fly to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where they would find their next clue. All women were required to don an abaya prior to entering the mosque as per religious customs.

Teams must make their way to the Irani Souk, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Sort It Out
Teams must make their way to the Abu Dhabi Vegetable Market, where they must search through several types of dates to prepare an elaborate display tray. Once their display tray has matched a provided example, they would receive their next clue.

Ally & Ashley, Leo & Jamal, Nicky & Kim, and Tim & Marie chose this task.


Choice B: Sew It Up
Teams must make their way to Zayed Port, where they must put together a traditional fishing net. Once the fishing boat captain is satisfied with their work, they would receive their next clue.

Jason & Amy and Nicole & Travis chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the Al Bandar Marina and take one of several marked luxury yachts departing every 15 minutes to Yas Island. At the Yas Marina, teams would find their next clue.

"Who wants to drop in on a hot lap?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must take a 200-foot drop from the top of the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel, rappelling down to the ground. They would then get into a Le Mans Prototype race car and ride along on a lap of the Yas Marina Circuit. While in the car, they must look among signs on the track with drivers' names and lap times logged in during the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the then-circuit record of 1:40.279 set by Sebastian Vettel. Once they return to the pit lane, they must tell the pit crew chief the correct time and driver to receive their next clue. If incorrect, they must make another lap around the track.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way on foot to the Yas Marina Circuit Champions' Podium to check in.

For coming in first, Leo & Jamal won a trip for two to Paris, France, provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, Nicky & Kim will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Leo & Jamal
 1st place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
Jason & Amy
 2nd place 
Jason & Amy
Dating
Nicole & Travis
 3rd place 
Nicole & Travis
Married ER Doctors
Tim & Marie
 4th place 
Tim & Marie
Exes
Ally & Ashley
 5th place 
Ally & Ashley
NHL Ice Crew
Nicky & Kim
 6th place 
Nicky & Kim
Baseball Wives

Trivia

References

The Amazing Race 23 Episodes

"We're Not in Oklahoma No More" · "Zip It, Bingo" · "King Arthur Style" · "Beards in the Wind" · "Get Our Groove On" · "Choir Boy at Heart" · "Speed Dating Is the Worst" · "One Hot Camel" · "Part Like the Red Sea" · "Cobra in My Teeth" · "Amazing Crazy Race"

Advertisement