18 Hours in Dubai

In my most recent travel where I headed to the USA, we stopped over in Dubai and had a lay over of 18 hours.  I heard the airport was good enough to rest but the traveler in me did not let this opportunity of visiting another country pass.  I just had to get out.  A friend of ours processed our visa for a fee. We got it in a jiffy.

Our first stop, Dubai’s man made beach, where we could get a good view of the only seven star hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab.

The tallest man made structure was also on our list.  The Burj Khalifa was just adjacent to the Dubai Mall, which is btw one of the nicest malls I’ve been to. They have a huge aquarium and even offer diving experiences. wow.

Burj Khalifa

We also booked sand dune crashing! Now that was really awesome.  We rode on a Landcruiser and crashed some dunes in the desert. Totally worth every penny and second. It’s not for everyone, but it’s definitely for me.  I would rate the experience 9 out of 10.


The dune crashing came with a dinner banquet with entertainment like belly dancing, fire dancing and some more traditional dances.  It also came with a camel ride. It was really fun.  The food was on the traditional UAE side.  It was definitely an emulsion into the place’s culture.

And just like that, we were back at the airport finding ourselves in disbelief of what had just transpired in the last 18 hours.

I cannot believe I went from this view:


To this view


In just 18 hours.


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