Dubai is another city that makes for a fantastic layover experience. Eight hours or so is enough to check out some of the sights this historic parcel of land has to offer. Catch the Dubai Metro from the airport and you'll be somewhere in the city in a matter of twenty minutes or so. The internet is replete with information on the glitzy shiny new Dubai which just sprang up in the last decade and if that's what you are seeking, be it a selfie at Burj Khalifa, (window) shopping at the magnificent malls and other such new wonders, the Dubai Metro remains a viable and quick mode of transport.
I was seeking an experience in the other Dubai, where ancient tribes settled and established trade routes across the Arabian Sea, and enterprising divers hunt for pearls in the shallow warm waters of the creek.Read More