The best part about road trips used to be the unlimited McDonalds and sleeping in the back seat of our sweet mini-van for way too many hours as my parents drove around the east coast of North America . I'm sure my brother @nmerwin, Marsha and Noah can vouch for that. So many memories!!
The best parts about road tripping in undeveloped areas around Dubai is that it is definitely less gluttinous and more adventurous. We get to stop at small little fruit and vegetable vendors for fresh coconut water and oranges #nom.
The worst part about road tripping in undeveloped areas around Dubai? Try crossing the Oman-UAE border. I will never complain about the niagara region border patrol ever again. These guys are a joke in comparison. 1) you dont even get to stay in ur car - u have to get out and LINE UP INDIVIDUALLY 2) nobody speaks english 3) the kid in front of you may throw up his breakfast.
The UAE-OMAN border, looks like a war zone and refugees right? .. well, it felt like it too.
Buying fruits and coconut to go from untrustworthy sources.