Dubai 2012: Awestruck

(This is the third post in a series detailing my work trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.)

I’m in Dubai.

Please excuse me while I let that sink in for a minute. I still can’t believe that I’m over here.

I’m in Dubai.

I got the chance to experience a little bit of the city today with a few of the other trainers. The pictures I have taken at night so far don’t do any justice to the architecture here. I’m pretty sure the majority of the pictures I will take on this trip will be of the Burj Khalifa. I’m sorry I can’t help it, but that building is absolutely mesmerizing.

Things here haven’t been as expensive as people have made it out to be. First of all, the currency here in the UAE is the Dirham. One US dollar is worth 3.6 dirham. We had lunch today for 20 Dirham, and dinner at a Lebanese restaurant last night cost 35 Dirham ($10) with tip.

Well, I’m about to head out to dinner with the training team, the managers and the franchisee, so I will catch up with you later. I just wanted to give you an update.

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Postscript: On our way to dinner tonight, we drove by the Burj Al Arab, allegedly the world’s only 7-star hotel. I couldn’t get a good picture with my phone, and I’ll have to go through the pictures on my camera once I get to my computer. I’m hoping to get a picture of it during the day, but no guarantees! For the time being, however, this is what the Burj Al Arab looks like.

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