A night in the dunes, ancient bazaars, refreshing oases, countless cute camels and an ocean of smiles will make a trip to Oman a special event.
The flight, one of the least expensive ways of getting from Sydney to London with an interesting stopover during the pre-Christmas peak season when I'd booked, was worth every dollar.
Everything else in the emirate is world-leading – surely the airport will be?
It's slick and modern, with stunning design, plenty of space and air. This is not an airport you should regret visiting.
"Jerusalem prays, Tel Aviv plays," locals in Israel's modern metropolis will tell you.
When they were first introduced in 2014, the orange pinafore-clad crew members were dedicated to children. Now they perform regular flight duties as well.
Iran has been largely overlooked by tourists but now its dazzling ancient treasures and physical beauty is attracting a record number of visitors.
This seat's extreme comfort allows a seven-hour sleep – possibly my long-haul record.