Touch down in Dubai, I cannot believe I’m finally here. I left my house around 10:30am on Friday after a mad stress of packing, re packing, weighing and re-weighing cases, having to quickly dash up to River Island to buy something to wear on the flight and making sure I had absolutely everything I needed.
I met the other girls flying out of Manchester in a bar in the airport where we were busily chatting and talking about how quickly this had come round and then before we knew it, it was time to get on the flight.
I don’t even know where to begin with how insane the plane was. I have never seen anything like it, it’s HUGE!! Everything Emirates does there is so much attention to detail and everything is so high quality. For example you had silverware rather than plastic cutlery, and the napkins were made of cotton rather than paper. The food was amazing, I could have easily kept on eating and the unlimited drinks were brilliant.
Next we were given a little tour of the plane and were chatting with the cabin crew and asking them lots of questions. They were really helpful and SO welcoming. Although, I suddenly started to get really really warm and thought it was best that I go sit down in my seat. But on the way up the aisle I went really funny and before I knew it I had fainted and was laid on the floor of the aisle in front of everyone – what a way to make a first impression ey?
Anyway, all was fine and it was soon time to finally land in Dubai!! On the in flight entertainment system you are able to view three different cameras on the plane. One on the tail of the plane, one on the underneath of the plane and a cockpit view. Watching this when the plane was coming in to land was amazing!
When we had been met by the Marahba we went through immigration and collected our belongings and joined the other new cabin crew members whose flights had also landed around the same time. It was now gettintg towards 2am and we were waiting to be taken to our different accommodations that were scattered around Dubai. We were taken on little mini buses and dropped off at our door and from there you were on your own. My apartment is quite big but upon arrival it didn’t look very lived in. I found a note on my door from my room mate called Maria that said she would be back the next evening but she is also new, hence why the apartment doesn’t look lived in. When I finally got into bed it was 4:30am and I was exhausted and went to sleep straight away.
Today I have woken up and I am now sat in the Dubai Mall having a Starbucks where I am finally reconnected to the world by wifi. Because I had no internet I couldn’t get a hold of anyone else so thought I would venture out to see where everyone is. We’re meeting for food later this evening so for now I am going to go and explore a little before my induction week at Emirates HQ starts tomorrow!
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Glad to hear that you’ve arrived and are settling in (despite the fainting episode – will you stop at nothing for attention!). The airline sounds fantastic … I think you’re going to have such a wonderful time. It’s an amazing world now, with so many ways to make immediate contact and so reassuring for your mum and dad. When Juliette and Miranda went off, for 8 months and 1 year respectively, we had to wait for postcards to turn up – and they were weeks out of date by then. I don’t know what Instagram is, but I’m happy to be able to read the blog. Keep well, keep safe, Wendy xxx
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Congrats on your 2nd anniversary. Your blog deserves fully being into the Top 50 cabin crew blog and sure will climb up even higher. Keep conquering the world one city at a time.Happy globetrotting.
Thank you Ken, another day another city! 🙂
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine
Congrats on your third anniversary with Emirates. I see your posts are getting better and better with wonderful pictures, vivid descriptions of places to visit, tidbits of history and occasional British humo(u)r sprayed around. As a world traveler myself, I always pick up a few words in the local language and love to see the smile on the faces of the locals. Language is the key that instantly connects with people like a magnet. I see you dabble with your Mandarin too. Nice. I could see you publish a travel book or two in a few years. Keep up the amazing journey. Best wishes.