Emirates offers one of the easiest ways to get to Cancun, the nearest international airport in Mexico. Take the Emirates flight to New York and then a connecting flight on JetBlue to Cancun for around Dh5,650, return. Sumak Travel (sumak-travel.org) promotes local community tours and initiatives. A 10-day overland tour, including accommodation, transfers, excursions and most meals costs around Dh9,000 (based on twin sharing). If a comfy bed rather than a hammock is what you prefer, Cancun has global hotels including CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort. Room rates start at around Dh1,140 per night.