“Uh, Mom…this says ‘Economy Class’”...

Abu Dhabi Travel Blog

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Kyle passes time at the Dubai Airport at 1:00 A.M.

...Kyle announces loudly as we enter the walkway to the 777 that will take us away from this land where we have been thoroughly spoiled for the last three weeks.  Conveniently, we were escorted through security from curbside directly to gate 22, saving us more than an hour in waiting lines (we’ve been joking all through the trip about how to become an Emirati VIP) and now we finally find ourselves waiting to board the plane…in a que with other “travelers with small children.  This experience of a lifetime is hard to describe, because it has been more than just a vacation for relaxing or sight-seeing.  Having been invited into intimate family dinner settings, henna salons filled with abaya-clad women primping for Eid, and sharing handshakes, kisses, and discussions about dogs with royalty, we depart UAE with a bittersweet feeling of not wanting to leave this incredible place, but wanting to return home to share our funny stories and amazing adventures with our family and friends.  A lot of you (more than 3000 total hits) have been following us around our vacation, so you’ve likely already read some of the memories we’ll be sharing, but there are still a few stories that I couldn’t put on the site, so if you’re willing to indulge us in person next time we’re together feel free to ask us about…

The spy camera in the hotel

No paparazzi

Arabish

Henna Salon

Sheikh, Sheikh, Sheikh•the prince and His sons

Kisses and more kisses

Creative Memories would go broke

Eat the goat

“I think we are not in the right place”

“our kids never go to bed after 10 P.

Mianna doesn't want to leave...or she's just plain tired of Mommy snapping pics.
M.”

The arranged marriages

No headband for you

Sons and guns

The Chinese Treasure Store

Perfumed pajamas

Mianna, the Dubai Airport Hospitality Girl

The (almost) $500 tip
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photo by: JP-NED