United Arab Emirates Travel Guide

The best 36-hour layover ever

The opulence of the desert on a backpacker budget

On my flight back to India from Colombia, I managed to work in a 36-hour layover in Abu Dhabi. I met up with one of my UNESCO contacts from my time living in Kyrgyzstan who now lives in Dubai. Together, we explored Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including a trip to Ski Dubai and a drive-by tour of the world’s most impressive modern architecture.

Dubai Is The Billionaire's Oasis In the Middle East
Dubai Is The Billionaire's Oasis In the Middle East

Dubai is the playground of billionaires, royalty and me (for a day)! I've studied the architecture and dreamed of skiing...

Abu Dhabi - Making the Best of a 36-Hour Layover in the UAE
Abu Dhabi - Making the Best of a 36-Hour Layover in the UAE

A 36-hour layover in Abu Dhabi became one of the most interesting and spontaneous adventures of my life! Check out...