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.
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: