Get from Dubai Airport to the Sheikh Zayad Mosque (Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi) Cheaply & Quickly on the Free Emirates Bus

It’s totally perfect if you’re willing to put up with it being a complete nightmare This blog contains the following: Required reading if you’re taking the free Emirates bus / shuttle from Dubai to Abu Dhabi (or vice versa) – especially during a long layover A illustrative story of my running around like an idiot A case study for Emirates Airlines operations people Backstory I was looking for ways to cheaply travel to Abu Dhabi…

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Dune Bashing and a Desert Safari in Dubai

Dubai being my first EVER solo-traveling adventure, I was a bit nervous about the usual things my mother warns me about when she finds out I’m going to any new place: Mainly I’m going to “get taken.” (Also, my mother is peak worried because she routinely watches shows with horrific murders and other atrocities). I was like “oh, Mom I’ll be fine – it’s Dubai,” but this is the woman who made me check in…

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One Fancy-Ass Tea at the Burj Al Arab Skyview Bar

How is it possible that I came away from a tea thinking “that was worth the $200 price tag?” This post isn’t so much about the Skyview Bar tea as it is of the entire experience visiting the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and it isn’t so much a thoughtful review as it is an expression of my emotional attachment to this hotel. If you’re interested in visiting, you can send an email to the…

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