We had an incredible long weekend in Dubai before Tatty left to head back to Houston. Dubai is more than pictures or words can describe. Its similar to NYC or Vegas...there's too much to do. You can always go back and do more or different things. Its is heavily influenced by the western world and everything is done BIG and expensive! We enjoyed downtime at the beach and pool plus seeing the famous sights of Dubai. This was actually the very first time Brooks and Barrett have ever stayed in a hotel, which turned out to be just as exciting as the indoor ski slope :) The malls were incredible. They were so huge...no chance for seeing all of them. We were thrilled to eat mexican food twice and it was just as good as we hoped it would be!! Ski Dubai was unreal...right in the middle of the mall. The ski resort had 5 runs including a "black". Hopefully we'll be back another time to experience it. We spent our last evening at Madinat in Dubai...absolutely incredible! Its a master planned development with hotels, shopping, restaurants, and the most amazing atmosphere. The architecture is reflective of the middle east and ambiance feels very traditional and authentic. We took a sunset boat ride that was dreamy. What a great weekend and getaway from Doha. Back to the real middle east, desert, tradition, etc. We needed a break and Dubai was perfect.