Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

After a quick 60 hours in Manila, it was time to head back to Venice. But first, I had several stopovers. Next stop, Dubai! My routing would take me Manila to Bangkok and then to Dubai via Thai Airways, my favorite airline. The flight to Bangkok was uneventful as I slept most of the way, upon landing, a Thai Airways representative was waiting for me as I had a tight connection for my next flight to Dubai.

Ready to go.

Ready to go.

Long line at MNL immigration.

Long line at MNL immigration.

Thai Airways MNL lounge.

Thai Airways MNL lounge.

MNL-BKK seat.

MNL-BKK seat.

PDB

PDB

Lunch.

Lunch.

Meh.

Meh.

Dessert.

Dessert.

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Thai representative escorted me to my next flight.

Thai representative escorted me to my next flight.

Too bad I wasn't able to visit the BKK lounge.

Too bad I wasn’t able to visit the BKK lounge.

It was about a 5-hour flight to Dubai.Again, I slept most of the way.

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BKK-DXB

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Upon landing, I headed straight to immigrations. The line was pretty long and I waited for about 30 minutes for my turn. I then deposited my checked-in bags for about $10 so I don’t have to lug them around the city. Took a short 15-minute taxi ride to Capitol Hotel where some of my family members were waiting.

Bar at Capitol Hotel.

Bar at Capitol Hotel.

After dinner and drinks, they then took me to an abbreviated Dubai tour where we visited the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab and The Beach (a shopping district in JBR) before dropping me back at the airport.

Definitely enjoyed my short stay in Dubai. It was nice to catch up with family and see the sights of this amazing city.

The village.

The village.

Dubai Mall.

Dubai Mall.

Burj Khalifa with family.

Burj Khalifa with family.

World's tallest building.

World’s tallest building.

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There was no shortage of nice cars in this city.

There was no shortage of nice cars in this city.

The Beach.

The Beach.

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Amazing sand sculptures.

Amazing sand sculptures.

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Dubai.

Dubai.

Burj Al Arab.

Burj Al Arab.

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4 responses to “Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    • Yup, the Burj is really a sight to behold! Regarding Thai Airways, I just love how consistent they are especially their ground services in Bangkok. They really take care of their passengers especially the ones flying in premium cabins.

      • I have only experienced Thai in economy class, and only in their regional aircrafts to places such as Kuala Lumpur and Manila and Taipei and Seoul. I have a fondness of Singapore Airlines 😉

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