My life in United Arab Emirates.
I think most amazing years of my life were those 3 years which I lived in Dubai. I remember how I arrived first time at Sharjah Airport (small airport in emirate (city) which is 15 miles away from Dubai). Everything seemed weird to me, because I wasn’t used to see guys wearing “white dresses” and women covering themselves from head to toes in black clothing. At the meantime I was very excited because I had to start studying at new university, so my dad, who saw me being very curious about school, asked me if I want to go and see my campus right from the airport. On what I replied “Yes, of course!” That’s how it started. I was brought to Preston University in Ajman. It wasn’t easy for me to study there, because of language barrier I had then. My English wasn’t fluent. It took me over a semester to start being “A” student, but I did it and was very proud of myself. After one month of living in UAE I started to look for a job, because I wanted to be independent. My first job was as an agent in a Travel Agency called Al-Wasl. It was interesting but not what I wanted, so while working there I kept on looking for another job. In 3 months I found the company who was looking for an office assistant in Logistic Company. I applied; went to interview and got hired. I started as an archive clerk, but was so curious about accounting that I couldn’t resist asking our accountant to teach me everything he does. He wasn’t sure in the beginning, but when he saw how responsible I was with given tasks he started teaching me. That’s when I decided on my major! Accounting, definitely Accounting!:) I worked in that company till the day I left that country. I have a lot of things to share about Dubai, but I think 1 or 2 days won’t be enough for that.
Check out this video – Dance Attack in Dubai International Airport terminal 1
Dubai is a city-state in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located southeast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country.
Dubai has been in the limelight and world media time and again for its record-breaking achievements and landmarks or events. From the ‘world’s biggest, to world’s highest, and world’s first and so on. Most of these recognized by the Guinness Book of records. Here are some of them:
- Burj Al Arab: The world’s first 7-star hotel
- Burj Khalifa: Formerly known as Burj Dubai – the worlds tallest tower
- Dubai Mall: The world’s biggest shopping mall
- Dubai Metro: The longest driverless network
- Ski Dubai: The first INDOOR ski resort in the Middle East
- Deira Gold Souq: The largest gold bazaar in the world
- Wild Wadi: Has the highest and fastest water slide outside of North America
- Atlantis, the Palm: One of the largest open air marine habitats in the world
- Dubai World Cup: The world’s richest horse race
- Free Zones: The first free zones in the world for IT, Outsourcing, Media, Biotechnology among others
- Sheikh Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali: Will be the world’s largest cargo and passenger hub with an annual cargo capacity of 12 million tons and a passenger capacity of 120-150 million passengers per year.
- Floating Bridge: The longest floating bridge in the world
- Largest Flag: One of the world’s largest flag at Union house