Don’t you DARE try to check in at 6 pm

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After a great afternoon at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (in my Traveling Dad shirt!)

we decided we would just head over to the Dubai Airport to hang out in the Emirates First Class lounge before our flight. Our flight from Dubai to New York was scheduled to leave at 2:35 a.m. from Dubai (ugh!).

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As such, we had decided not to book a hotel for Tuesday night and just hang out in the lounge until our flight boarded.  Although the Radisson Blu Dubai did give us a late (3 pm) checkout – one of the only good things about our stay there!), we didn’t really have anywhere else to go, so we arrived at the airport…

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