Dubai: A Holiday Guide

One question I get asked a lot either by friends, passengers or via messages on Instagram is ‘I’m coming on holiday to Dubai, what should I do?’. To me, Dubai is a perfect holiday destination. It has so much to offer with pretty much perfect weather all year round. With its optimal geographical location on…

Peaceful Phuket

A late night departure out of Dubai. Itโ€™s very rare for me to depart at 11pm which made a change but it was a short five hours and twenty minutes over to Phuket International Airport. Landing in the early morning, we made our way across to the hotel and I slept for a few hours…

Adventures In Auckland

Ready for a super long day at work, it was time to venture to Auckland in New Zealand which is the longest direct flight that Emirates operates in its network. Leaving Dubai Tuesday morning, we landed into Auckland on Wednesday at 10:30am. What was a very pleasant surprise was my friend from home, Joe, was…

The Glorious Gold Coast

A swap from London Gatwick and Oslo to a long layover in Brisbane. We departed Dubai at 08:30am and it was 13 hours and 51 minutes over to Brisbane International Airport in Australia. Landing in the early hours it was straight to the hotel, and I ordered some room service for breakfast and slept for…

March 2019 Roster

Rosters are here once more, and sadly nothing I bid for again. So after many hours on the swaps page, my updated March will be… KWI – Kuwait City, Kuwait Turn Around DAC – Dhaka, Bangladesh Layover HKT – Phuket, Thailand Layover DMM – Dammam, Saudi Arabia Turn Around ZRH – Zurich, Switzerland Layover MAN…

Seoul Searching

An early morning departure from Dubai at 3:30am, and this time I was heading to Seoul in South Korea. A while since I last visited back in 2016, and I was excited to explore the city which I didn’t manage to do last time despite it being winter and VERY cold. We landed late afternoon…

Saddling Up In South Africa

As I previously mentioned in my February Roster I was given two back to back turn arounds to Muscat which I was trying to swap for ANY layover. As I always prefer getting to visit somewhere and the two short 45 minute flights didn’t rack up many flying hours. It honestly takes me longer to…

February 2019 Roster

That time of the month again, and despite it being my bottom bid month it’s not actually too bad! In February I shall be going to… MCT – Muscat, Oman Turn Around MCT – Muscat, Oman Turn Around LGW – London Gatwick, Layover ICN – Seoul, South Korea Layover MAA – Chennai, India Turn Around…

Tea Tasting In Taiwan

Another early morning start out of Dubai at 4:50am and it was 7 hours and 10 minutes over to Taipei in Taiwan. Last time I was here it was over two and a half years ago, so I was excited to be heading back and exploring more of what Taiwan has to offer. Landing around…

Shimmering Shanghai

Iโ€™m always happy to see Shanghai on my roster and this was the early morning departure from Dubai at 3:15am which meant I would finally be able to see the Shanghai skyline lit up at night! A nice and easy 7 hours over to Dubai where the majority of passengers slept, we landed into Shanghai…