Only in Dubai... Maybachs at Duty Free!
‘You’re in luck, Mr. Brotherton’, the Safi Airways (The International Airlines of Afghanistan) agent declared on check-in. ‘Today we are using our really big aircraft. Usually the plane is much smaller.’ Why I didn’t feel as lucky as he encouraged me to, I don’t know. Another on-time departure, leaving the gate 45 minutes late, to wait on the tarmac for 45 more. Leaving Dubai during the day was a treat in that it afforded me the opportunity to see this amazing place from the air. It is literally a city crawling out into the sea, a la Amsterdam or Venice, without the old world charm but with better weather. I look forward to returning to swim in the gulf and marvel at the architecture.