Sunday, March 27, 2011
I have arrived!
After my 15 plane ride, I have arrived! Several other students were on my flight from Atlanta to Dubai including some students from Mexico. The city is great! It's like Las Vegas but better. Everything is in Arabic and English and everyone has been so welcoming. The other students seem great as well and I am eager to meet more of them. I am in an apartment style hotel room that accommodates two but I currently don't have a roommate. We shall see if one arrives tomorrow. I haven't been able to see much of the city only what I've seen from my bus ride to the hotel but the sites are amazing. We passed by the Burj Khalifa, the highest building in the world, I saw the famous sailboat looking hotel from afar and the purple light up replicates of the chrysler building. I have a great view from my apartment on the 36th floor. Tomorrow will be an early morning full of orientations and opening ceremonies. I have a special orientation of where I will present and such. The opening ceremony will be towards the evening tomorrow at the Burj Park. There may be a little free time tomorrow afternoon to explore the city a little. I shall keep everyone posted.