72 Hours in Dubai: Desert Decadence in Just 3 Days
As a habitual red-eye-flight nonsleeper and notorious plane germophobe, traveling 45 hours to spend just three days in Dubai felt daunting at best and insane at worst; as with many other Americans, traveling outside of North America for under a week can often seem difficult to justify. But due to the difficulty of navigating not one but two freelance work schedules, four years of destination ADD (yes, four years of planning went into this father-daughter 21st birthday trip I took at age 25), and an abundance of excuse-making, we had to commit: we agreed on Dubai, found a time slot that worked for us both, and booked it before we thought too much about the trip length.
Turns out, the trip of a lifetime requires just three days in the Middle East's Versailles and some careful planning. Read through the slideshow to find out how to rack up every bit of this oasis's legendary desert decadence in just 72 hours.