I once slept next to a desert oasis during a midnight sandstorm, but that’s a long story. Suffice it to say, sand and sun have always ranked high on my list. So I jumped at the chance to stopover in Abu Dhabi on our way back from Australia.
Squeezing in adventure between flights, we went dune bashing, drank gold leaf coffee, swam in the Persian Gulf, took in the grandness of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and then collapsed in the comfort of an Etihad Airways first class sleep cabin home. Ahhhhhh!