We are back from Dubai!
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!
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!!!)