My name is Andrea Martinez-Bustamante, and I will be participating in the study abroad trip this year to Dubai. From the presentations to the attractions we will visit, Dubai will be a cultural experience as well as a glimpse into some of the most luxurious aspects of the hospitality industry.
To better understand the standards set for service in Dubai, I am looking forward to the presentation from the Jumeirah Group. They have created the world’s only 7 star hotel: the Burj Al Arab. I’m interested in learning what experiences guests can look forward to, and if it’s those expectations that keep the company motivated.
One attraction that I am looking forward to is the visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Not only is the architecture beautiful, but religion is a central part of the culture in the Middle East. By visiting a place of worship I would be getting an insight into what people believe.
We leave in 3 days and I’m excited to experience all that Dubai has to offer.