We knew we’d be likely to pass through the Middle East travelling from Asia to Africa so made plans to meet up with our good friend Paul, who lives in Saudi Arabia, in Dubai.
As luck would have it, his sister lives there too so we had a local to show us around.
We upped our budget and spent four decadent days in the city: shopping (camping supplies for Africa), eating and drinking.
It was brilliant to catch up with Paul and spend time with his sis.
Next stop: Zambia and Zimbabwe!