7 Emirates 24 Hours: Itinerary (would be nice if were that easy!)

Friday: DL 8 ATL-DXB 21:35-19:40 (+1)

Saturday: Arrive, get rental car, try to stay awake, drive 2 hours to Abu Dhabi  to shave 100 miles off the loop for Sunday. Hotel on outskirts to avoid city traffic when exhausted: Yas Island with the F1 Yas Marina Circuit and nothing else has some cool, lonely hotels for bargain rates.  I choose Crowne Plaza.

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Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Sunday: Bound out of bed, cruise across the desert to the Gulf of Oman (resist temptation and violation of rental car policies to dip a toe in Oman), complete the 350-mile loop with the cluster of Emirates in the north. Enjoy the sunset in Dubai.  Leisurely cruise into Dubai Airport, fly back on DL 7 22:30-05:45 (+1).

Monday: Go home, shower, stroll into the office at 8 am.

The 7 Emirates:

UAE en-map

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