This is the second in a six-part series about a trip my wife Sara and I recently took around the world in first class. On our way to Thailand, we stopped in Dubai for a brief stopover/stay. Check out the photo gallery at the bottom of the post! The easiest way to fly first-class on Emirates is Read full post »
It is not uncommon to find cheap economy class fares to the Middle East. However, Emirates is currently running a promotion for travel to Dubai from the cities they fly to in the U.S. for fares as low I have ever seen outside of mistake fares. Through this promotion, two passengers can travel to Dubai Read full post »
Can too many luxury hotels be a bad thing? Apparently so, according to Dubai’s government. Dubai, known for iconic properties, has been seeing a decline in occupancy and profitability at its hotels as more are constructed. At the moment, more than 50% of Dubai’s hotels are five-star hotels. As a result, Dubai’s government has undertaken Read full post »
Whenever I travel, I always try to seek out quality local products that are a particularly good deal. I’m always thrilled when I find a special deal on beauty products allowing me to bring a little piece of that country home with me. Here are some of my favorite finds. 1. Soaps from Turkey Turkey Read full post »
It was February 2012. I was planning a trip to Istanbul and Dubai and had just purchased an open-jaw reservation that would start in Istanbul and end in Dubai. I still needed to find a way to get from Istanbul to Dubai. I then realized that I could possibly squeeze in a two-day visit to Read full post »
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and considered sacred by all three of the major religions. Today, it is a tourism hotspot with over three million visitors each year, yet it remains incredibly frugal. Whether you’re a history buff, a lover of architecture, or even a foodie, Jerusalem will not disappoint. Read full post »
Anything is possible in Dubai. Money flows like water and if something can be built, bought, eaten, or experienced, you’ll find the best of it, more of it, and accessibility to it there. All this excess can be a bit overwhelming but if you take the time to dig beneath the surface of all this Read full post »
Although they are pretty ugly, potentially nasty, and a hassle to ride, I love camels. So, imagine my delight when our driver pulled into The Royal Camel Farm. There they were, hundreds of camels for me to meet. Young and old, curious and docile, you could walk right up to them – if you were Read full post »
Spending a weekend on an island in the Persian Gulf might not be on the top of your travel list but it made for a very interesting diversion and after all, who wouldn’t want to explore a Kingdom? Bahrain was historically known for its pearl industry but fast forward and the oil and gas industry Read full post »
Dubai is a great example of a destination that is all glitz and glamour, yet affordable. There are certain aspects of a Dubai vacation that will cost more than others. Regardless of whether you are traveling in the high or low season, here are a few ways you can do it cheaply: 1. Low Season. Low Read full post »
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