United Arab Emirates

Visiting the UAE is like visiting another world. From the massive cityscapes of Dubai, the dazzling white marble of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, and the surrounding desert landscape, a vacation in UAE can be as varied as you want to make it. If you have time, be sure to escape the cities for a desert retreat. A swim in the Persian Gulf is also a must.

One Day in Abu Dhabi: The Perfect Itinerary

One Day in Abu Dhabi: The Perfect Itinerary

A lot of people visit the UAE and only stop in Dubai. If you have an extra day, it’s worth popping over to Abu Dhabi located about 90 minutes away by car. Having just come from Dubai, Abu Dhabi felt a lot smaller but was definitely still worth a visit. Here’s the perfect itinerary for… ...
Hotel Review: St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Hotel Review: St. Regis Abu Dhabi

After four days in Dubai, we headed to Abu Dhabi for the last full day of our epic France and UAE trip. We decided to stay at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, our first St. Regis stay to date! With its beautiful decor, full-service beach club, and amazing views, we were happy with our choice.… ...
A Four Day Dubai Itinerary

A Four Day Dubai Itinerary

After nine amazing days in France and the best flight in Etihad First Class Apartments, we arrived in the UAE tired but ready for more adventures. The first four days of our UAE trip started in Dubai with two nights at Al Maha Desert Resort and two days in the city. Here are the details… ...
Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Dubai

Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Dubai

We started our time in Dubai at Al Maha Desert Resort which I knew would be a tough act to follow. Dubai has a ton of luxury hotels to choose from. I ultimately picked the Ritz-Carlton Dubai because of its large beach and the fact that I could book it at a lower points rate… ...
Hotel Review: Al Maha Desert Resort Dubai Bedouin Suite

Hotel Review: Al Maha Desert Resort Dubai Bedouin Suite

Narrowing down the location of our last big vacation was tough. My husband wanted to go to France while I wanted to go to UAE for two reasons. First, I wanted to fly Etihad First Class Apartments. Second, I wanted to stay at Al Maha Desert Resort in Dubai before Marriott increased the points value.… ...
Impressions of Etihad A380 First Class Apartments

Impressions of Etihad A380 First Class Apartments

After nine amazing days in France, we headed to Charles de Gaulle to continue the rest of our two week trip in the United Arab Emirates. We flew Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartments twice on this trip: from Paris to Abu Dhabi and from Abu Dhabi to New York. This isn’t going to be… ...