18.00 With bags packed, make your escape and go directly to the airport for your 45-minute flight to Dubai.
21.00 Take a cab to your hotel, there are a plethora of options from budget to baller, but the St. Regis Hotel (stregisdubai.com) and the majestic Palazzo Versace (palazzoversace.ae) are especially nice options, then order room service and relax in room before going to bed.
08.00 Have a quick breakfast in your hotel, then work up an appetite walking through The Dubai Miracle Garden (dubaimiraclegarden.com ) one of the world’s most beautiful flower gardens.
12.00 Savour a three-course Peruvian lunch at Tesoro (+971 4 438 3100 ) at the Taj Dubai while enjoying a view of the Burj Khalifa. Then spend the afternoon walking off your lunch at the nearby Dubai Mall or having a spa treatment at your hotel.
17.00 Listen to live music while you check out the best homegrown restaurants in the region who will be showcasing their creative menus at Etisalat Beach Canteen (+971 600 555 559 ) at Kite Beach. Try Moshi, a local sushi-inspired restaurant or Jambo’s Grill for authentic, modern East African delicacies.
20.00 End your evening at the Night Bazzar (streetnights.ae) to watch street artists create and nibble on streetfoods late into the night.
10.00 Rise and shine, check-out of the hotel (leave your bags with reception), and take a cab to old downtown Dubai to visit the spice and gold souqs. Then cross the Deira creek on an Abra boat and take photos of the colourful Iranian trade ships.
12.00 Have your lunch at The One & Only, The Palm – the most stylish resort in Dubai. Zest Restaurant (+971 4440 1030) serves a great seafood risotto, and the ambience is to die for.
15.00 Head to the Century Village Street Carnival (centuryvillage.ae ) at Al Garhoud Road where flavours of different world cuisines will be on offer at a gastronomical street party. Make a few rounds to plan your pre-flight snacking.
18.00 Pickup your bags and head to the airport to catch your flight home to Muscat. The gym can wait until tomorrow.