23
Mar

We are back from Dubai!

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Hi friends! We were in Dubai for a week and now we are back in Hong Kong. We have so many pictures and videos that we took and I’m trying to find the time to organize them all. Plus my in laws are also in Hong Kong so I’m busy with them as well. :)

First, I just have to say how much we loved Dubai. A big “thank you” to my hubby who organized all the places we visited, along with planning the day by day. Couldn’t have done it without him! 

Second… 

I absolutely love Emirates Airlines! I hope to only fly with them from this day forward because of how wonderful our experience was with them going to and from Dubai. The flight attendants were so professional, sweet and especially kind to us. I was asked multiple times if I needed anything, they even played with Ollie (many times) and gave him a bunch of toys, books, backpacks and other goodies. (We have two coolers, a backpack and toys with blankets)

The food was delicious, the seats were comfortable and we had an amazing flight that even Ollie was happy! (99.9% of the time) The only thing I suggest is to research which aircraft is flying because the older models have seats that are not as wide, so it’s hard to hold a child or have them in the ergo while seated. We had to stand most of the way back from Dubai since our airplane was a very old one. The flight TO Dubai was a brand new Boeing, seats were wide and the arm rests could go up in the bassinet aisle. 

The Dubai Airport is extremely clean, well organized and people are so wonderful. A little tip: If you had your stroller checked, you can find it nicely wrapped up NEXT to your baggage claim. They also have strollers you can borrow throughout the airport as well. 

I leave on this note:

I was asked by several friends why Ollie and I tagged along on my husband’s business trip. The general concern was that traveling with a baby is hard work, his schedule will get messed up and that it’s actually harder for me, since I’m in a different country.

To us, exposing Ollie to many different countries and cultures is something we always want. We want him to see many different things, to learn, to grow and to understand. We need to have open minds and hearts to truly understanding one another and what better way to do that than to travel there. I don’t know when we will ever get an opportunity to go to the Middle East again so we had to take this opportunity to go. I have to say, I loved the locals (and they LOVED Ollie, more on that later) and we loved learning about the religion, food and customs. 

Has anyone else been to the Middle East/Dubai? (I know one of my readers lives there! I wish I had time to see you!!!)

 

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7 Comments

  1. Shwe
    March 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Hey hi . Glad u njoyed ur dubai trip. I was not in town as i flew to india last week itself. Nyways may be will visit hongkong sometime…u never know!! Lol. … Tc

    • March 27, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Awww! Yes please let me know if you ever visit :) hope you had a lovely time back home.

  2. Yin
    March 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Happy to hear that your trip went well. Ollie is a great traveler! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip. Hope Ollie is adjusting well back at home.

    • March 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Thanks yin! I hope you and the boys are doing well!!

  3. Sarah
    March 26, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Annie! Glad you enjoyed your trip and that everything went so well with Ollie.
    Funny that you gave a brief review on Emirates, because lately everywhere I go, I see TONS of advertisement on Emirates Airline.
    I agree with you about exposing to our kid(s) to different countries and cultures. Their little brain can take in so much! I am amazed everyday at how quickly my daughter is learning. And just soooo awesome she found her own way to tell us what she wants. We initially taught her the sign for milk when she wants to nurse, ever since she started on whole milk she now makes her own way to tell us if she wants milk from bottle or boobies haha. Milk sign for bottle milk and she’ll drag me upstairs to the bedroom and vigorousvigorously point at the area where I sit to nurse her. Just wanted to share all the upcoming cute things you are going to see!

    • March 27, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Your story about your daughter made me smile! How adorable! I can’t believe how smart she is. :) (and funny!!) I can hardly believe one day Ollie will be like that too. He is already starting to show signs up being a bit older (like wanting to eat himself and cuddling). It’s a wonderful feeling but makes me realize he’s growing too fast! :)

  4. March 29, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Wow. Emirates was so nice. I would love to fly with them. I hear they’re wonderful.

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