A few weeks ago, with a desire to leave the unbearably hot and humid Gulf for a few days in honor of our anniversary, McLean and I set our eyes on Cyprus. But, after waiting to buy plane tickets until the prices were no longer reasonable, we were forced to look elsewhere. Knowing that we had to go at some point during our time in the region, we decided on Dubai because, for a small amount of time and money, we could easily make it a quick weekend getaway without using leave. What we thought would be a quick, cheap trip, however, turned out to be a wildly expensive foray. Welcome to Dubai.