Our first visit to Dubai was a mixed affair for so many reasons. This wasn’t a holiday. Amanda had a business conference and food exhibition to attend, so I tagged along for the 6-day trip. It wasn’t planned that I join Amanda when the trip was first booked. However, after lots of research about the do’s and don’ts in Dubai culture, especially as a single woman, we agreed a chaperone was not a bad idea. Amanda can get herself into trouble easily in the UK, so Dubai was definitely a ‘red’ zone! Don’t drink alcohol, don’t show affection in public, don’t swear, don’t do anything with your left hand… The list goes on and on. Locked up by lunchtime on day one???
No, not really.