Magic in the Middle East: Quick Trip Via Etihad First Apartments

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What could be cooler than traveling like a Sheikh in Etihad’s newest First Class Apartments, riding a camel, eating under the stars while watching belly dancers and exploring an ancient spice souk?

I concluded a business trip in London recently, and had to continue on to the Middle East for a few days. While I wouldn’t be going to Saudi Arabia like Muslim Travel Girl, the warm sands of Abu Dhabi and Dubai beckoned to me.

IMG_1961Etihad Apartments

Here are some of the highlights of this trip report –

Getting there – Etihad First Apartments
Hotel Review: St Regis Abu Dhabi
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Dubai
Day in Dubai

SpicesDubai Spice Market

Come join me on my quick trip to an oasis in the desert!

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  1. Charlie

    Glad you got to try it out – that was my all-time favorite flight! Looking forward to reading the review!
    I am also looking forward to your review and thoughts about the St. Regis. I am headed back over there next month and that hotel is one I am considering. Thanks!

    • Melinda

      I still can’t believe that flight was only 40,000 AAdvantage miles. What a steal, it was amazing. Thanks for following along!

  2. Zh

    Question… if travelling get as a couple, which seats in apartment should I select?


    • Melinda

      Zh, I would choose row 3 and 4 if traveling as a couple, since the set up is ideal. Either 3K and 4K or 3A and 4A. Thanks for reading!

  3. Tyler

    An entire post consisting of two paragraphs talking about future posts? Sorry but this has to be the most empty post ever.

    • Melinda

      Tyler, I know this one seemed very slim. However, I wanted to give a quick introduction for the trip report before jumping in so people knew what to expect. I hope you will follow along for the next posts, which I think you’ll find to be much longer and more detailed. 🙂

  4. Elena-MuslimTravelGirl

    Aww I saw wanted to book this from London or Abu Dhabi but there was no availability. I had to settle for the business class. Though I am still excited to try it out before I head to Saudi Arabia again :). That will be way too hot for my liking though. Glad you enjoyed