I had a half-day off from work while I was living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I didn’t just want to spend it on my company’s compound or in the city having a drink. I was looking for other things to do in the city. I came across a webpage for the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. My favorite birds are falcons and eagles. I checked my watch and picked up my phone. I crossed my fingers and called them hoping they had space on their 2:00 pm hospital tour.
After ten long weeks of training in the United Arab Emirates, I should have been sick of the desert and the heat. I had six days of vacation and could go anywhere in the world. I selected to stay in the UAE and finish exploring the country. Originally, I had planned to spend all six days in Dubai. But after a weekend in Dubai during my training, I had done most everything on the Dubai to-do list. I started looking for something else to do in the UAE. I came across the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort.