English learning recruitment in Dubai was such a great experience! Look at an aerial shot of Dubai taken 50 years ago and compare it to a new photo. The amount of development that has taken place in such a relatively small space of time is amazing. The city is expanding at an immense pace and continues to be a convenient stop-over for travellers heading to Europe or the East.
Dubai is all about Luxury
This was the first time I stopped off. And this time I got to spend some time in this modern metropolis in the desert. And wow, what an experience it was. Firstly, the absolute luxury and levels of service in the hotels are incredible. Five star here is very different to five star elsewhere in the world!
English learning recruitment in Dubai
As I was attending the ICEF Dubai Workshop to recruit agents for our schools, I can honestly say the treatment all attendees received was royal! The Jumeirah Emirates Towers are a sight from the outside and does not disappoint one bit from the inside either. English learning recruitment was lots of fun in Dubai!
Old Dubai is worth a Visit
However, Dubai is not all glitz and glamour, there is the old city as well. If you head down to the Dubai Creek you will find the abra boats, small motorised water taxis that can hold about twenty people at a time. This is by far the fastest and cheapest way of travelling across the creek to Bur Dubai along with the locals. A one-way ride costs only 1 dirham which is around 0.25 euro.
Around the four abra stations you will find also many other attractions. The Old Souk (a souk is an Arab marketplace), the Dubai Museum and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding are all worth a visit.
Dubai is Great for Shopping and Dining
However, let’s be honest, you want to see the bright lights and big city too! Do yourself a favour and head to the Dubai Mall at night. Firstly you’ll witness the fountain show which takes place every half an hour. The Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. Trust me that it is very impressive watching the water dance to the beat of music. Sometimes it reaches heights of 140m high. Furthermore, if you take into consideration that the backdrop of the show is the Burj Khalifah, which is the world’s tallest building, towering at 828m, 163 floors high, you really are in for a larger than life experience.
In retrospect, I must admit Dubai is a city which I did not expect to enjoy as much as I did. Next time I will definitely head out of the city and experience the dessert amongst other things. Not to mention the incredible cuisine there is on offer from all over the world! If you do have a long stop-over at the airport I would suggest two things. First head into the city. And then shop to your heart’s content!