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.