Right now I am 35,998 feet above the ground and flying at 571 mph towards Dubai from Sydney. The flight is 14 hours nonstop and there is still 6 hours and 30 minutes to reach Dubai.
When I am work, eight hours seems so long sometimes but sitting in one place for 14 hours is proving to be a challenge for me right now. In the last seven and a half hours, I have watched 2 movies had 2 meals and wrote 2 articles but time still seems to crawl. I know I am going on a holiday but the air time seems to make me a bit tired.
One of the reasons why I feel so tired is because I boarded the flight at 6am which means we needed to be at the airport at 4 am and consequently we woke up at 3 am. I always tend to forget that when i book an early morning flight, like 6 am, i need to wake up really really early. We slept a bit late last night as well so I had only 5 hours of sleep.
Our baggage check and boarding went smoothly and after the night of packing, I have only 20 kilos in my luggage :), Emirates allows 30kg for this trip but our tour allows only 23 kgs. I think I deserve a pat in the back either way :). I just hope I won’t regret taking out most of my summer dresses.
We are going to land in Dubai at 2pm local time. We have arranged an airport transfer so I hope to be in the hotel by 3 pm. Then one of my friends is going to pick us up for some sightseeing and shopping. I really need to make sure that I have the energy for all that as he has made a special effort to organize all this for us. Then at 10 pm tonight I am going to be on top of the world, I am serious. We have booked a trip to the top of Burj Kalifa, the tallest building in the world. I am waiting to be mesmerized by the view.
I have a million things in my mind right now about Dubai. I recently watched mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and almost half the movie was shot in Dubai.
Dubai, as you all may know is an amazing city and I am looking forward to being amazed by her. From the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa to the only 7 start hotel, from manmade islands like the Palm and the Map of the World to indoor ski resorts to Ferrari World. I want to see the musical fountains and to go on a dessert safari. It seems like there is so much to do there and we have such limited time.
Ohoo and how can I forget the amazing shopping experience I am going to have.
I will report some more as I experience it and as I can. Wish me luck and hope the trip will go as planned without any mishap.
This post was written on the way to Dubai and published after 2 days.