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.

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