Visitors are surprised at how good Dubai's beaches are.
Dubai's Terminal 2 is not pretty, but it does the job.
It's all about big here: the world's biggest artificial island has one of the world's biggest hotel-resorts.
A positive experience in economy inspires renewed loyalty from a frequent flyer.
This is the only way to travel – if only one could do so all the time.
They say if you want to avoid jet lag, don't drink. Hand me that martini any day...
Born and raised in Melbourne to Mauritian parents, Kat Lebrasse moved to Dubai 14 years ago as a flight attendant.
Dubai is fast changing its economic focus away from oil to tourism while positioning itself as one of the world's major air travel hubs. Incredible architecture (including the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa) and amazing experiences await. For those seeking something beyond the glitz and glamour of the modern city, there's also the traditional souks and outdoor adventures of the surrounding desert.