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Sunday, 01 May 2016

The Emirates Experience - Page 2

Written by Meredith Chait
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A few months later, on the return trip, I was excited to get on the Emirates plane and relax. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my time in Tanzania, but it was nice to be with Emirates again after spending a few months in the beautiful and unique country that is Tanzania.    

 

In Dubai, I went through the express customs check this time. There was no person there; it was a gate that opens when you scan your passport. 

 

Again, in Dubai, I had a free hotel, shuttle, and food. However, this time the hotel I stayed at previously was booked. 

 

After waiting at the airport for about 30-minutes, which seemed longer at 12:30 in the morning, we drove to Emirates’ hotel. This hotel did have free Wi-Fi, and nicer rooms than the hotel I stayed at on my way to Tanzania. 

 

I got to the airport a little early the next morning to explore it. It had everything necessary. I saw a Starbucks and a Le Pain Quotidien. I also shopped for a mini jar of Nutella. However, if you do not like chocolate, you could go for the caviar that they also sold. Or, you could buy some fake gold or the famous hats the women flight attendants on Emirates wear. 

 

One lesson I learned while traveling from Chicago to Dubai to Dar es Salaam and back is that if you are in need of directions or are unsure, ask for help. People are usually very nice and helpful. There is nothing to be ashamed of if you are lost and need to ask for directions. It is easier than walking around in circles. 

 

Overall, I was very impressed with my Emirates experience. If Emirates is an option to get me to my destination, I would definitely fly it again. 

 

 

©Meredith Chait

 

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