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Dubai, my happy place

By December 19, 2015December 22nd, 2015Dubai

Hey guys!

Sorry about how boring my first post was, I didn’t know exactly how to do the post.

So this is our 4th day in Dubai, and I am fascinated with the beauty of this city. Dubai is a city full of progress and ambition. Everywhere you look there is great architecture and great people. I love the atmosphere here and how businesses want to expand and make Dubai better.


Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 12.04.06 AMAtlantis

My favorite presentation so far was the Kerzner presentation of Atlantis. On Thursday morning I woke up thinking I was just gonna hear a simple presentation of a hotel chain, but we got to tour all of Atlantis and hear Kerzner’s amazing business proposals to expand.

The tour of Atlantis was fascinating. We got to see all the parts of Atlantis and their best room called the Royal Bridge Suite. The Bridge Suite was the best hotel room I have ever seen. The word that comes to mind when describing it is luxurious. Everything was high-end, and the best part about the room was its view of the city. We got the BEST pictures in that balcony. After, we toured the remaining parts of the hotel and then went into a conference room for the meeting with Kerzner.

The man directing the meeting told us about Kerzner’s expectations for expanding their hotels. I thought Atlantis was huge already, but with their new building being made, it’s going to be humongous. It was the most interesting meeting I have ever experienced. I was amazed at how beautiful every hotel they owned was. I also learned a lot about hotel companies and what they have to do to beat the competition. I found it amazing how they keep expanding and changing the themes of their hotels. I also learned a lot about the the people that visit their hotels and how they accommodate to them. Atlantis for example, is a family hotel; their theme is fast and productive, while other hotels are personal. I plan to use everything I have learned in this meeting when working for hotels in the future.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa_Currently the tallest building in the world

I can’t even face the fact that I visited the tallest building in the WORLD.

On the way up to the Burj Khalifa there was a lot of walking because we had to walk through the Dubai Mall, which just so happens to be the biggest shopping mall in the world. That’s two record breaker building that I saw in one day.

On the way up to the Burj Khalifa, there are sculptures of it and facts on why and how it was made. It’s hard to believe that such a huge building was completed in only six years while they are still buildings in Miami which are being built after 8 years.

Not only did we also take some amazing pictures, but I also saw how much this city has progressed in such a little amount of time. Nine years ago nobody knew what Dubai was, but now, everybody wants to come here and experience the magic of this city for themselves. While looking down you can still see how there is a lot of construction going on. By 2020, Dubai will be full of newer and better buildings.

This city has done so much in a few years and I admire how much Dubai has progressed. I learned a lot about the history of Dubai and their goal to be a known city. I’m pretty sad about this trip coming to an end because it feels as if I’ve only been here for a little bit. I wish this trip was never-ending and Mozhgan was our tour guide forever.

Goodnight Guys,
Can’t wait to enjoy the last few days we have to together.|
Dalila Pineda

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