Daytona Bike Week was ending when I met old friend Chris a.k.a. Sheriff (Sheriff Media Group). To my knowledge he is the only Swedish reporter covering the main motorcycle rallies in the US. I asked him where he was going next. He said:”Dubai”. “Dubai to do what?” I answered. “To cover Dubai Bike Week”. Well, I didn’t know about this one. Nor you I guess. Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates in the south eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. I was intrigued, so Sheriff put me in touch with Sara who is in charge of the organization. A few emails back and forth later I learned a few interesting things. It’s going to be the 3rd edition, from April 5 to 7 (it’s not 1 week!). It’s full of rich German bikers because Dubai is one of their favorite tourist destinations. They expect about 10,000 people (but of course no beer tub girls in bikinis). They are going to do a few rides (it can be only in the desert but gas, as you can imagine, is widely available). They have a bike show (no, it’s not called the Rat’s Oil Show), and the rest of the time they are going to party in the luxury hotels of Dubai City. Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) and Puddle Of Mudd (great band) do the trip to entertain the crowds. Only negative, helmet is mandatory. Despite of this, I would really like to go to taste the difference with our rallies. Maybe next year if the God of customs is with me during the next 12 months. Dubai Bike Week .