After months of planning, the day is about to come! But to be completely honest, it does not feel like we are even leaving anywhere. My mind still cannot believe we are going to the other side of the world where everything is the most luxurious of everything, tallest of the world, biggest of the world, fanciest of the world, fastest of the world…
Dubai is in every tourism junkie’s bucket list and career goals! Nope, it still cannot sink in my mind. I am crazy excited to see the world expo! This is absolutely the first time I will be informed about one, and I cannot wait. I have never heard of this world expo, so learning about it will be pretty amazing. I searched their website and it looks like it will be a huge event where they will be presenting the global theme of Mobility, Sustainability & Opportunity. Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visits, 70 percent of which will be from overseas, so this will be a great informational session on how they have been preparing for this big event which will be held in just 4 more years.
I am very excited about all of the activities that we will be doing, but one that popped while searching for which to talk about was the Desert Safari and Dinner show. This is the #1 activity in trip advisor! What better way to learn from a new culture than actually living it, drinking it, and dining it. I am a very picky person, specially when it comes to unknown smells, so my mom actually asked me: “Are you really going to see camels up close?” My answer was “this is once in a lifetime opportunity, why not enjoy it to the fullest?” Smelly or not, I am willing to enjoy every single thing about this trip.
The experiences we will be having for the next 10 days are something that no one will take from us. It’s an experience to see the world in a completely different way; to understand tourism and the different cultures outside of what we see in our day to day basis. It will give us a new topic to talk about in adult conversations and have a voice in. All of what we are doing in this trip will be an experience to see everything in the tourist’s eyes and that, for sure, will help us in taking care of our guests. We will apply it to our day to day operations as hoteliers and provide more luxurious assistance to our guests.