Stay in a luxury hotel in Dubai
It's not the most luxurious hotel in Dubai, but Atlantis the Palm is easily the poshest I've ever stayed in. Epic views of the palm and an aquarium in the hotel (not to mention one of the best steaks I've ever had) made it a great experience.
It was also very relaxing to arrive in such a nice room having been stuck on a runway at the old Dubai airport in searing heat for a couple of hours - I was due to land at DXB shortly after another plane crash landed and they had to close the airport.
DONE: August 2016