The Best and Worst Of Dubai

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I recently had a chance to visit Dubai, somewhere I never imagined I would get to go. If you’ve ever added it to your list of places to see or if it’s on your bucket list, read these suggestions below first.

Where to stay: There really wasn’t an area that I found that I didn’t like. There were a few places I looked at that felt more like Vegas than Dubai, though. We lucked out with this trip with our friend picking a spot that was like no other. The Madinat Jumeirah was like nothing I had ever experienced before, from perfect beach setting to food to the fact that it’s on the water and you can take the boat from the lobby to your room. Pictures don’t do it justice. If all you do when you get to Dubai is experience this hotel, you won’t be disappointed.

Is it safe? This was the first question people seemed to ask. Answer is yes, very safe and the people were all beyond friendly.

What to eat: The food is good all around and if you don’t like to go off the beaten path, they have everything that you would find in the states. In most places I thought the food actually tasted better.

What to do: This one is easy. There’s more to do than we have enough time to do it in. I heard from a few people over there ask us why we were in Dubai and we would ask why not? From visiting the tallest building in the world to duning in the desert to hitting the beach, we only hit a fraction of what they have which is really everything.

The downside: Ok guys, you’re probably wondering what’s the worst of Dubai and honestly it’s hard to say. If you’re coming from the states its’s a longer flight and can be somewhat exhausting with the time change. The only thing I would really suggest (and wish we had done differently) was stay an extra day or two. Make sure when traveling there that you stay 5 to 6 night minimum to give your body time to adjust to the time change. Other than that, the dollar goes a long way over there, and I for sure would visit again.

5 Tips to Creating The Ultimate Guys’ Weekend

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Some of the best ways to experience new or old destinations is with a core group of guys. We checked out LA with the guys a couple weekends ago and it was one for the books. Below are 5 tips to create the ultimate guys’ weekend.

  1. Make sure you have a good group of 3 to 4 guys going who mesh well together and enjoy similar things. When it comes down to it, the group is always more important than the destination.
  2. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I’m not saying every detail needs to be worked out, especially with a group of guys, but if you don’t plan certain activities you could end up waisting a lot of  time asking each other, “What should we do?”.
  3. Stay central. There’s nothing worse than planning a cool guys weekend and skimping on a hotel that ends up being an hour from all the best restaurants, nightlife, etc. We stayed at the Beverly Hills Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel which was right in the heart of Beverly Hills so we never had to go far to get to where we were going.
  4. Knock one off the bucket list. For me, it’s all about driving cool cars. Every time I go to LA I check out a new car at Mcar to be able to cross another nice car off my drive list.
  5. Do something you never get to do at home. Utah doesn’t have an NFL team, so it was cool to be able to get the guys together to catch a game. Had a chance to knock one off my bucket list with a private yacht ride with @RockyMountainOaks on the #LeightStarYacht –  another thing you can’t find in landlocked Utah.

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